Today's Features

  • Cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests through Sept. 30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program. Applications are ranked statewide and approved for funding based on available funds. For more information, stop by the conservation district office at 606-A N Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 358-3132.

    Weather volunteers needed 

  • LaRue Fiscal Court approved " through an emergency order " the renaming of a county road Aug. 24.

    Howell Road, between Buffalo and Mount Sherman, was renamed LCPL Hanson USMC Road at the meeting in honor of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson, 20, who died of combat-related injuries Feb. 21 in Afghanistan.

    Hanson’s family lives on Howell Road and the young Marine is buried in Perkins Cemetery at the end of the road.

  • Enrollment open for 4-H

    It is time for current 4-H members to re-enroll and new members to join. 4-H is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. as of Jan. 1. Youth ages 5 to 8 may join 4-H as a Cloverbud. Various project clubs are available to join, or a child may join as a member at large. The 4th and 5th graders at HES and ALES will have a 4-H club meeting at school once a month. 4-H enrollment forms are available from the Extension Service office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment. 


    Poultry Club to meet

  • Bethlehem homecoming

    Bethlehem High School football homecoming will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lally Field. There will be an alumni hospitality tent with light refreshments. For more information, call 502-348-8594, ext. 214 or visit www.bethlehemhigh.org.

    Upton Days 5K Run

  • Creekfront Park is scheduled for another improvement.

    And to the many groups and individuals who hold events at the park, this one will provide much-needed relief. 

    The City of Hodgenville has received a $24,692 state grant to install restrooms at the site. The money is being awarded by the Department for Local Government.

    New lighting along the walking path was installed earlier this year.

  • Registration is open for the Oct. 23 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 17.

    The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college courses based on ACT College Readiness Standards.

  • Class of 2000

    The LaRue County High School Class of 2000 will have a 10-year reunion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Sportsman Lake, Hodgenville. Reservations are $20 each or $35 per couple. For more information or reservations, contact Krystal Riggs Williams at 766-7396 or riggs2williams@yahoo.com.


  • Do you have a serger machine at home, but don’t really know how to use it? Do you like sewing but want to find out how to use a serger before purchasing one? These upcoming classes will help you.

    Master Clothing Volunteer, Rosa Smith, is offering three classes at the Extension Service office on using a serger. The office is located at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road across from Magnolia Bank. Sept. 13 will be Serger 101; Oct. 4 will be Serger 102; and Nov. 15 will be Serger 103. All classes are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • When Eddie Bowen wants to refer to a map of the USA, he need look no farther than a stone wall in the basement of his log cabin home in Magnolia.

    Bowen created the 8x15-foot map of the contiguous 48 states by cutting various shaped rocks into recognizable individual states and adhering them to a concrete wall.

    “I really owe this idea to my fifth-grade teacher, Jesse Ruth Hunt, who imprinted in our minds the shapes of the states so we could name them if we saw them,” Bowen said.     

  • A change in federal law that became effective Feb. 22 allows people to possess firearms in Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The law applies to residents who can “legally possess firearms under federal, Kentucky, and local law,” according to a National Park Service release. Possession of firearms in national parks also subject to the firearms laws of the state and communities where the parks are located.