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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Beef Association Field Day winners
  • Grants exceed $1 million for Kentucky Farmworker Programs

    The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1,210,852 grant to Kentucky Farmworker Programs Inc. to support training, employment and support services for migrants, seasonal farmworkers and their families.
    “This investment is important to Kentucky’s agriculture and rural economy,” said Roger Thomas, GOAP Executive Director. “The services provided through Kentucky Farmworker Programs Inc. will remove barriers so that eligible farmworkers can enter into or remain in training and help stabilize their employment.”

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/06

    Shooting Sports Club meets July 21
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will practice July 21.
     

  • Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange offers hands-on learning

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is partnering with Purdue University to offer the fourth annual Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange. The two-day meeting will give dairy producers an opportunity to visit other dairies and learn the latest from UK and Purdue specialists Aug. 2-3 in Fort Wayne, Ind. and the surrounding area.
    Dairy specialists from both universities believe Kentucky and Indiana producers share many common challenges and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

  • Farm News: Updated 07/06

    State Fair entry
    deadlines
    The Kentucky State Fair will be Aug. 18-28, but entry deadlines are as follows:  Open livestock entries must be postmarked by July 10. Open Show livestock may enter after July 10 by paying a double entry fee, but no open livestock entries will be accepted after July 25. Open show Poultry and Pigeon entries must be postmarked by July 10 and Rabbit entries by July 18. Most entries can be made at www.kystatefair.org.

  • Tips for rapid drying of hay

    Hay is a significant agricultural crop in LaRue County and is important to livestock producers of all types. Therefore, harvesting hay for higher and better yields is critical.
    Recent research from Wisconsin Extension gives ideas on how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality and reduce the chance for rain damage. Growers should consider the points below:
    • Mow to a proper height, which is between 2-4 inches for alfalfa and between 3-4 inches for most grasses.

  • School board hears personnel recommendations

    The following personnel recommendations were heard June 20 by the LaRue County School Board:
    EMPLOYMENT
    • Employment of Keshia Pitt as instructional monitor for Kid’s Crew.
    • Employment of Denise Rose as childcare director for Kid’s Crew effective May 23.
    • Employment of Brience Willian as evening custodian at Hodgenville Elementary School effective July 1.
    • Employment of Jamie Hines, Kristy Stillwell, Gladys Cissell and Shelia Skaggs as Cool School assistants for the Family Resource Center.

  • Hellman named to Dean’s List

    Rebekah A. Hellman of Hodgenville has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Georgetown College.
    She is the daughter of Roie and Karen Hellman, of Hodgenville.
    The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA.

  • Project Graduate recruits adult learners

    Adults interested in returning to college and completing a bachelor’s degree are getting an extra boost through Project Graduate, a statewide program designed to recruit and graduate former students with 90 or more credit hours. Through fall 2010, a total of 492 former students had completed a bachelor’s degree with the help of high-touch services and incentives offered through the program.
    Project Graduate is a collaborative effort between the Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public universities.

  • Helvey named to Dean’s List

    Marites Helvey was named to the Dean’s List at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the spring semester.
    She is working on an associate degree in accounting.
    She and her husband, Joe Helvey, live in Hodgenville.