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Today's News

  • Adult Education at corrections facility

    Opal Howard has found a new way to use her 30 years’ experience as an elementary teacher to instruct others.

    “After being retired for 15 years, I was ready to get out of the house and try something different,” said Howard. “A friend told me how she enjoyed conducting a bible study at Hardin County’s corrections facility, and I thought that might be a possibility.”

    Her interest aroused, she applied to teach adult education at the LaRue County’s corrections facility, a position she has held since November.

  • Farm Calendar - July 8, 2015

    Dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin, the difference between the price of milk and feed costs, falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. Enrollment began July 1 and ends on Sept. 30, 2015, for coverage in 2016.

  • Margin Protection Program for dairy farmers

    From USDA

    Dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin, the difference between the price of milk and feed costs, falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. Enrollment began July 1 and ends on Sept. 30, 2015, for coverage in 2016.

  • Free home freezing and canning classes

    One way to store vegetables for later use is to freeze them. When doing this it is recommended to first blanch most vegetables. Blanching is where you steam with water or submerge the vegetable pieces into boiling water for a short amount of time to stop the ripening enzymes in the food. These enzymes can cause loss of flavor, color and texture.

  • Steps to reduce mosquito populations

    With the spring and summer rain comes mosquitoes. They can get to be a problem rapidly. Let’s consider some practical, fairly simple, nonpesticide, environmentally friendly ways to reduce mosquito populations.

    Following the steps below will keep your property from becoming a prime mosquito breeding ground:

    Since used tires a mosquito breeding area, remove all discarded tires.

  • FFA shares patio garden tips

    FFA students Morgan Durham and Felicia Hornback gave a presentation to the seniors showing them different ways to plant a patio garden and which vegetables are best to plant together as well as gave them ideas and answered any garden questions they may have had. We also let each senior plant their own vegetable plant in a pot to take home along with any other plants they wanted to take to make a patio garden. We also gave away 4 prizes after the activities.

  • Crady marker dedicated

    The Bridgewater Scouts SVR Company and the A Company of the First Capital Guards held a monument dedication ceremony on July 4 for Corporal Thomas Crady who served with the Union in the 26th Kentucky infantry during the Civil War. Crady was murdered by Confederate guerrillas while he was home on sick leave in 1864. A new tombstone was recently installed at what is believed by historians to be his gravesite in Castleman Cemetery. The event also featured a three-round firing salute in Crady’s honor.

  • Farmers to receive documentation of USDA services

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley reminds agricultural producers that FSA provides a receipt to customers who request or receive assistance or information on FSA programs.

    “If you visit our office, you’ll receive documentation of services requested and provided,” said McCauley. “It’s part of our mission to provide enhanced customer service for producers. From December through June, FSA issued more than 327,000 electronic receipts.”

  • LaRue FFA in state's top 15

    Submitted by LCHS FFA

    LaRue County FFA had a tremendous week at State FFA Convention June 7 - 11.

    The following teams placed 1st in the state contest and will now compete at National Convention:

    Ag Communications

    Nichole Thomas

    Chasity Bryant

    Morgan Durham

    Lindsey Shelton  - alternate

    Milk Quality and Products

    Chloe Owen - State High individual

    Cade Milby

    Cristine Shive

    Levi Goodin

    Food Science

  • Field fire put out quickly