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Today's News

  • NRCS accepting applications for WHIP

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Nov. 15 will be evaluated and considered for the 2012 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Lincoln Memorial turns 100

    One hundred years ago, LaRue County became the proud owner of the first memorial building to honor the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
    The granite and marble shrine was intended to protect what was thought to be the birthplace cabin (now called the symbolic cabin).
    Three thousand people attended its opening on the birthplace farm. The occasion was capped by a visit and speech by President William Howard Taft on Nov. 9, 1911.
    The National Park Service is planning a centennial celebration for the memorial building at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

  • PHOTO: Flip Flops in Afghanistan
  • School Calendar updated 1108

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets until 4:15 p.m. after school every Wednesday in the library.

    Progress reports
    Progress reports go home Nov. 9.

    STLP meets
    The Student Technology Leadership Program meets 3:05-4:15 p.m. Nov. 10.

    HES

  • Schools plan Veterans Day ceremony for Nov. 11

    Jonathan Carl, South Fork Baptist Church pastor, West Point Military Academy graduate and Iraq War veteran, will be the featured speaker at LaRue County’s middle and high schools’ Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 11.
    The middle school program starts at 9 a.m. in the high school gym followed by the high school program at 12:45 p.m. The ceremony will include patriotic music performed by the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks.
    Veterans will be recognized for their service. About 60 attended last year’s program.

  • PHOTO: First hunting trip
  • Farm News: Updated 1108

    FSA ballots mailed
    Ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections were mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 5, 2011. The FSA county committee allows producers to make decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. Eligible voters who do not receive a ballot can obtain ballots at their local USDA Service Center or call 765-2702.

    Beef Producers meet

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1108

    Rabbit Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 14.
     
    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 14. The meeting will count for one hour toward the required educational hours of training needed to be eligible to show at county, district or state 4-H youth livestock shows.
     
    Poultry Club

  • SURE enrollment begins Nov. 14

    Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program enrollment for 2010 crop year losses begins Nov. 14.
    To qualify for a SURE payment, the producer’s operation must be located in a county that was declared a disaster, either as a primary or contiguous county, for 2010 and have at least a 10 percent production loss that affects one crop of economic significance. Producers with agricultural operations located outside a disaster county are eligible for SURE benefits if they had a production loss greater or equal to 50 percent of the normal production on the farm.

  • PHOTO: LaRue FFA competes in contest