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Today's News

  • School Calendar updated 1-31-12

    ALL SCHOOLS
    School is in session Feb. 17 as a make-up day. Spring break is April 9-13.

    ALES
    Weekly
    Stay After and Read every Tuesday after school until 4:15 p.m. with permission form
    Academic Team every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library
     
    Youth soccer registration
    Youth Soccer registration is 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 4 in the cafeteria.

    STLP meets

  • SeeMyPlate spills the milk about student lunch habits

    A picture is worth a thousand words.
    That’s the idea behind a new program, SeeMyPlate, being introduced for the first time this year in LaRue County Schools.
    “It is a fabulous feature that allows the parents to see their child’s actual lunch tray along with the transaction history,” said DeeAnne Sanders, LaRue County Schools’ coordinator of nutrition.   

  • Farm News updated 1-31-12

    Beef management calendars available
    The 2012 beef integrated resource management calendars are available at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.  These free wall-style calendars are useful for cow-calf producers. The 18-month calendar is designed for either a fall calving or spring calving herd and lists due dates for each breeding date and management suggestions for cattle, forages and records for each month. Supplies are limited.

    Big Tree Contest

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1-31-12

    Beginners sewing classes
    A beginners sewing class for ages 9-18 will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays in February at the Extension Office.  Class size is limited. To sign up, call 358-3401. If you have a sewing machine, bring it to the class. Students will be given a short list of supplies needed for the class.

    Cloverbuds
    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Feb. 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  This is for ages 5 to 8 years old or kindergarten-third grades.
     

    Shooting Sports

  • Hunters find challenge in sandhill cranes

    Larry Dreamis Hill failed in his quest to take a bird during Kentucky’s inaugural sandhill crane hunting season but says it wasn’t for lack of effort.
    “These birds were extremely challenging and seemed to change their patterns a little every day. I really enjoyed the challenge and look forward to future seasons of pursuing this bird. I remember when the first sandhill cranes showed up in Cecilia years ago now I have the opportunity to hunt them. It’s very exciting,” said Hill, Cecilia’s retired fire chief.

  • Meredith files bills for possible tax exemptions

    Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) announced Thursday he is filing two bills that if passed in the 2012 Legislative Session would provide tax exemptions to Kentucky’s equine and agricultural animal industries.
    House Bill 285 would extend sales tax exemptions to any horse farms and equine operations in the Commonwealth on feed, building supplies and other items.  Joining Rep. Meredith as primary co-sponsors on the bill are Rep. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, and Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown.

  • Deadline close for 4-H Poetry Contest

    The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.
    All poems must be submitted to the Extension Office by Feb. 17. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Horse College offered this spring

    For horse (equine) owners in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties, a four-session Horse College will be offered this spring. Each session will last two-to-three hours.
    The classes will meet at 6 p.m. for four consecutive Monday nights beginning March 12 with the first session at the LaRue County Extension Office. The focus of session one is nutrition.
    The second session is March 19 at the Hardin County Extension Center, the topic is equine health.

  • PHOTOS: All Cheer! They’re Statebound
  • Change coming for soccer, volleyball

    Beginning with the 2012 season, regional alignments for boys’ and girls’ soccer will resemble those of the other sanctioned team sports in a measure approved by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control.