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Today's News

  • Farm News: Updated 10-25

    Extension Council to meet
    LaRue County Extension Council will meet noon Nov. 1 at the Extension Office, 807 Old E’town Road. Future program planning will be discussed. The Extension District Board will meet immediately afterwards.

    Wildlife Habitat
    applications accepted

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-25

    Dog Club to meet
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Do not bring dogs to this meeting. New members are welcome to attend. The club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18 with an interest in dogs. Younger youth, ages 5 to 8 may join and attend meetings, but are not allowed to participate in competitive events. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 or attend the meeting. Membership forms may be completed at the meeting for anyone who is new to the club.

  • Modern gun season for deer opens Nov. 12

    Hunters often wonder about rules and regulations concerning deer hunting. Here are some frequently asked questions about Kentucky’s most popular big game hunting season:
    Q: Does modern gun season for deer open on Nov. 12 every year?
    A: No. It opens statewide on the second Saturday in November. The actual date changes annually due to calendar shift.
    Q: How long is modern gun season open?

  • Corn variety plots results announced

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator this year was Kevin McCubbin.
    Seed companies supply seed, assist at planting and harvest and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • PHOTO: Flying high

    LaRue County Middle School cheerleaders stunt during a recent game.

  • State college savings plan to give away $1,000

    The best time for a family to start saving for college is when a child is born. For that reason, the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust will award $1,000 college savings accounts to four lucky babies born in Kentucky.
    Parents, legal guardians or grandparents are invited to enter online at www.kysaves.com for a chance to win. One entry will be randomly selected at the end of each calendar quarter through Sept. 30, 2012. Babies born in the 12 months before each quarterly drawing are eligible.

  • Personnel Recommendations

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its regular meeting Oct. 17:
    -Accepted recommendation of employment of Alisha Willian as bus monitor at the LaRue County Bus Garage, effective Sept. 28.
    -Accepted resignation of Louis Payne, bus driver at the LaRue County Bus Garage, effective Oct. 12.
    - Accepted resignation of Rene Desjourdy as instructional monitor at Kid’s Crew, effective Oct. 14.

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-25

    ALES
    Teacher conferences
    Teacher conferences will be scheduled through Oct. 28. The child’s first report card will be given out during conference.

    Red Ribbon Week
    ALES will observe Red Ribbon Week through Oct. 28.

    Dome Theater presentation
    The Dome Theater presentation is Oct. 31. Check with your child’s teacher for more information.

    Site-based council schedule

  • New statewide assessment calls for student accountability

    The new statewide educational assessment will include student accountability in which a percentage of the students’ final grades will come from their scores on end-of-course assessments in English II, Algebra II, U.S. History, and biology.

  • PHOTO: Poisonous Pink