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Today's News

  • Changes for scheduled vaccines begin July 1

    Regulations governing the state’s immunization schedule for infants, toddlers and school-age children have been amended, adding or altering the types of certain vaccines required for school, day care, preschool and Head Start entry and changing the vaccination schedule for others, the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced today.

  • GED offers opportunity for successful future

    Among those receiving their General Education Development certificates this spring were two brothers, Michael and Patrick Hyde and their girlfriends Anna Anderson and Tearra Parker.
    Anderson, who with several others received her certificate in a cap-and-gown graduation ceremony June 20 at LaRue County High School, said the four decided in January that if they wanted to succeed and accomplish bigger and better things, they needed more education.

  • PHOTO: This is my fish
  • Grant approved for regional livestock facility

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, last week approved $4,522,098 in 30 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its June board meeting held at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office.
    Projects include $40,000 for a regional livestock facility. Tim and Wanda Quiggins were approved for up to $40,000 in county funds to construct a multi-purpose facility in Hart County to be available for livestock auctions and shows, youth agricultural organization meetings and clinics, and community events.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated 06/21

    FSA nominations
    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees ends Aug. 1. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. For more information, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or call the Hardin/LaRue FSA office at 765-2702.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 06/21

    Kentucky Youth Seminar
    The Kentucky Youth Seminar will be held June 22-24 in Lexington. Local eligible participants will be attending.
     
    Lice check for 4-H Camp
    The mandatory 4-H Camp head lice check will take place 4-5:30 p.m. June 27 at the Extension Office. Bring all medication that will be taken to camp at this time. Girls will need to pay the $2.00 craft fee and t-shits will be distributed.
     
    4-H Camp

  • Controlling insects in stored wheat

    Prior to harvest take the following steps: Clean all equipment and storage bins thoroughly to remove old grain, trash and debris that might contaminate the new crop. Remove spilled grain around pits/hoppers and storage bins to prevent contamination. Treat bin walls and flooring with an approved residual insecticide such as Tempo and Reldan. Treat the outside base of all bins with an approved residual insecticide. Mow, spray or remove weeds/grass/vegetation around storage bins.

  • PHOTO: Super soccer
  • Sports correspondents needed for fall

    The LaRue County Herald News is looking for freelancers to cover high school sports beginning in August. We’re looking for someone who likes sports and likes to write about sports.
    Good communication with coaches, players and newspaper staff is a must.
    The ideal candidate would have their own photography equipment and be able to provide photos with their stories. However, it is not a requirement.
    Payment will be on a per-story/per-photo basis.
    Some travel outside LaRue County may be required during tournament season.

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 06/21

    Rainchecks honored Saturday at Bluegrass Speedway
    Saturday’s June Jam at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown was rained out. The event will not be rescheduled. This is the sixth rainout that Bluegrass Speedway has had so far in the 2011 race season.
    June 25 is the final event that patrons and race teams can use rainchecks from the May 21 rainout event. For more information about Bluegrass Speedway, visit www.bluegrass-speedway.com.   

    LaRue County Park & Recreation pool open