• Student Essay: Isabella Thurman

     LaRue County Middle School social studies teacher Jim B. Phelps submitted several articles written by his sixth grade students for possible publication. Those chosen for publication will appear as space allows in The LaRue County Herald News. Phelps stresses the importance of liberties promised in the First Amendment to his class. It is our hope that these students will realize their works appear because of those basic rights outlined in the First Amendment. 

  • Heritage Land Fund donates book to library

     The LaRue County Public Library received a donation last week from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. The KHLCF, founded in 1996, is dedicated to the preservation of land and areas significant to Kentucky’s history and natural beauty.

    Dr. Richie Kessler, a professor at Campbellsville University and chairman of the KHLCF, said they are the only real land conservation project in Kentucky. Their budget, he said, provides money for land purchases for cities and counties trying to preserve natural beauty throughout the state. 

  • Students could earn money for college through 'Dream Out Loud'

     Kentucky students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?” 

    The annual challenge, sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust, is intended to encourage Kentucky families to start saving and planning for higher education with their children. 

  • School Calendar – Jan. 14, 2015


    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.




    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.



    Advisory Council to meet

  • PHOTO: 1983 Concert Band of Hawks

  • Fraser, Thomas excel at Bradley swing

     Members of the Western Kentucky University Forensics Team traveled to Peoria, Illinois, to compete in two tournaments co-hosted by Bradley University and the University of Texas at Austin the weekend of Jan. 10-11.

    Individual results for the 16th Annual University of Texas at Austin and Bradley University “Hell Froze Over” Swing are as follows:

    • Ellis Fraser, a senior from Hodgenville, tournament champion in persuasive speaking and semifinalist in communication analysis at the UT tournament.

  • PHOTO: New school board member
  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Canceling school can be a tough decision

      LaRue County School District buses cover 1,986 miles along 37 routes every school day.

    In deciding whether or not to close school when bad winter weather threatens to make those roads dangerous to travel, Superintendent Sam Sanders ponders well before dawn the information coming in to him from bus garage personnel.

  • SPACE PLACE: Earth's impenetrable shield

    Sure, the sun is great. It’s nice to not live in a frozen wasteland, after all. But the sun is pretty terrifying, too. It sends a dangerous stream of fast-moving electrons, protons, and other even smaller particles, called photons, toward Earth.

  • PHOTO: Science in Agriculture