• First day shows 2,412 students enrolled in LaRue County Schools

    A total of 2,412 students showed up for classes at LaRue County Schools for the first day on Aug. 7.

  • School Calendar -August 21, 2013


    ALES site-based council
    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES site-based council

  • LCHS offers new ACT prep program for students

    LaRue County High School is offering, without cost to students, an online ACT tutoring program that principal Kyle Goodlett believes will help all who use it both while they’re in high school and when they apply for college.

    The ACT is a component of Kentucky’s accountability system. The scores students make on it are used as criteria for scholarships and college admission.

  • School board sets tax rate

    For the seventh year in a row, the LaRue County School Board voted Monday to adopt the compensating rate or less for property taxes.

    The compensating rate, when applied to current year’s property assessment, produces an amount of revenue equal to that produced in the preceding year.

    The board could have levied as much as 4 percent more than the amount of revenue produced by the compensating rate. The 4 percent levy could be added after a hearing but is not subject to recall.

  • Young Achievers for 2013- LaRue County's DeVary, Grimes and Pearman recognized

    The International Leadership Network has announced that six students from the Lincoln Trail Young Achievers Program have been recognized as National Young Achievers 2013.

    They are:

  • Bookmobile Schedule -August 14, 2013

    Aug. 14 - Kingdom Kids, Senior Citizens Center, Taylor Mills Apartments, LaRue Trace Apartments, Morningside Apartments
    Aug. 15 - Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform
    Aug. 19 - Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Learning Tree, Hodgenville Elementary School
    Aug. 20 - Countrylane Road, Ford Road, Greensburg Road
    Aug. 21 – LaRue County Middle School, Ferrill Hill Road, Alvin Brooks Road, Buffalo School Apartments, Carter Brothers Road, Tonieville Road
    Aug. 22 – Williams Street

  • iPad winner
  • Cottrell earns $1,000 scholarship from LCCD
  • Login required for Kentucky Mesonet page

    If you’re accustomed to checking local weather via the Kentucky Mesonet, you may have noticed a change to the website.

    The site, created by the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University, provides current weather data and climatological observations as a service to people in communities throughout Kentucky.

    The website now requires a login and password be created “to better understand and serve the needs of our users,” according to the page.

  • Are your drink choices making you gain weight?

    Most of us realize the importance of keeping sugars and fats to a minimum in our diets, but often we only apply that to the foods we eat. The types of drinks we are consuming could be adding empty calories and causing us to gain extra pounds. Consider this: a medium full-fat mocha adds 400 calories to your diet while a 20-ounce soda, on average, contains 250 calories and a fruit drink adds 230 calories. Many times, these are extra calories we haven’t accounted for and they could easily push us over our daily calorie limit and cause us to gain weight.