Today's Features

  • When the late LaRue County resident Ivy Davenport appeared on the nationally televised game show “I’ve Got a Secret” in 1963, his secret was something that was almost unbelievable to the game show panel members and to the viewers watching.

    “I was the last person born in the same cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born,” was the “secret” displayed on the television screen.

  • U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Norman Dennis Copley Jr. is deployed with VMFA-122 at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been stationed there two months.

    Copley has served in the Marine Corps for three years and three months and he is a lance corporal/E3. He previously has been deployed to Okinawa, Japan; Thailand, and a day in Korea. In late March of 2009, Copley hopes to be back at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C.

  • Julian Shipp was honored as a “Champion of Champions” Oct. 6 at Evangel World Prayer Center in Louisville.

    Shipp earned this recognition by reading all 36 books in the Champions of Honor Curriculum since January 2006. In addition to a commemorative silver sword he earned last year, Shipp was presented a shield and figurine of a knight on horseback. The ceremony, which recognized 86 men, was officiated by the Rev. Charles A. Brewster, who founded Champions of Honor in January 2005.

  • Middle Creek bake sale

    The Middle Creek Baptist Women will have a bake sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec.13, at IGA in Hodgenville.



    Nov. 26-28 – Thanksgiving break


    Nov. 25 – Site-based decision-making council meeting 5 p.m.


    Dec. 1 – Professional Development/Comprehensive Improvement Plan Committee meets at 3:15 p.m. in the school library.

    Dec. 4 – LCMS boys' basketball vs. Adair County

    Dec. 6 – 6th grade Academic Showcase at Boston Elementary

    Dec. 7 – Kelly Dean Sanders dinner at LCHS cafeteria


    Wee Time

  • Sewing class

    A beginner’s 4-H sewing class will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Extension Service office. Call the Extension Service at 358-3401 to register. If you have your own sewing machine, bring it with you to the class.



    4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. Activities are for LaRue County youth ages 5-8.  Monthly meetings are held. New participants should register through the Extension office. Call 358-3401 for more information.

  • The sounds of Christmas come from everywhere – radio, television, the crowds in the stores, the traffic. Commercials tell us we have to buy certain products to have a merry Christmas. With certainty, the sounds will not get any better the closer we get to Christmas Day.


    It is possible to go through the motions and never really celebrate Christmas. We need to hear the Christmas sounds because they help us to understand much about life in general and about our personal lives.


  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that farmers in all 120 counties in Kentucky now are eligible for emergency loans due to drought and high winds that occurred in Kentucky in 2008.

    Gov. Steve Beshear sent a request Sept. 19 to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer requesting that USDA disaster assistance be made available to farmers across the Commonwealth because of crop losses resulting from widespread drought conditions which began in early 2008.

  • Biofuels have gained popularity in recent years and are becoming a more viable alternative fuel option for farmers, while at the same time helping them reduce their carbon footprint. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is offering a half-day conference in two locations to address current farm biofuels topics.

  • New federal legislation now allows farmers and landowners of farms with 10 or fewer base acres the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program. Originally, the 2008 Farm Bill prohibited DCP payments on farms with 10 acres of base or less, unless the farm is wholly owned by a socially disadvantaged farmer or limited resource farmers. The 2008 enrollment period for the DCP on farms with greater than 10 base acres ended Sept. 30.