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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Tracey Goldsmith and Bo Williams

    Tracey Goldsmith and Bo Williams would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The wedding will be 6 p.m. June 25, 2011, at their home, 8045 New Jackson Hwy., Hodgenville. There will be a reception directly after the ceremony.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

  • School Calendar: updated 5/11/11

    ALL SCHOOLS

    No school
    May 17 – Primary Election
    May 30 – Memorial Day
    Last day of school
    June 2

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    ALES
    May 18 – Final day for library checkouts
    May 19 – ALES singers concert, 1:30 p.m.; Community Concert, 6:30 p.m.
    May 25-26 – Field Day
    May 27 – Volunteer luncheon, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    June 1 – Kindergarten celebration
    June 2 – Awards Day

  • Johnson honored at Tech Day

    ConnectKentucky honored the Commonwealth’s technology leaders for the fifth time at its 2011 Tech Day on April 29 at The Great American Ball Park before the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Florida Marlins. The event was sponsored this year by CBTS and Humana.  
    A LaRue County High School student was among those honored by ConnectKentucky.

  • Scholarship available for early childhood development

    Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.
    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times annually for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Reed accepted to West Point

    LaRue County High School senior Spenser Reed has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
    Cadets who enter the academy must do so with a nomination from a U.S. Senator or Congressman, and after completion of the four-year program are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • LaRue teachers receive Excellence in Teaching award

    On May 21 Campbellsville University will recognize teachers Missy Flanders, David Noe and Chris Price as this year’s LaRue County recipients of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
    The university began the award program in 1987 to recognize quality teaching and learning taking place throughout Kentucky.
    Flanders learned that she was the latest recipient while preparing for national board teacher certification the last of March.

  • Farmers have 30 days to submit notice of livestock losses to LIP

    Farmers who suffered losses of livestock due to the recent storms and flooding in Kentucky are reminded that they have 30 days after the livestock loss was apparent to submit a notice of loss with their local Farm Service Agency office. The notice of loss is the first step toward applying for partial reimbursement under the Livestock Indemnity Program.

  • Farm News: updated 5/11/11

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. May 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
     
    Goat and Sheep Producers meet; guest speaker is Ken Andries

  • Tractor rollovers cause fatalitites

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, agriculture ranks as one of the most hazardous industries in the country. In fact, between 1992 and 2007, the CDC reports that 8,088 farm workers in the U.S. died from work-related injuries.
    The leading cause of death: tractor rollovers, accounting for an average of 96 deaths annually. Additionally, the Farm Safety Association declares that about half of all fatal tractor accidents are caused by rollovers.

  • 4-H Calendar: updated 5/11/11

    Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 2-4 p.m. May 13 at the Extension Office.
     
    Rally Day in Bardstown
    LaRue County 4-H champions will participate in the Area 4-H Rally Day May 14 in Bardstown.  The event includes speeches, demonstrations, talent show and fashion revue.
     
    Poultry Club
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 16 at the Extension Office.
     
    Livestock Club