• Program changes with the times

    Significant changes are coming to the way Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund items are distributed to students.

    “In the past, students who qualified received vouchers where they could obtain needed items at designated businesses in the area,” explained Rip Collins, LaRue County Schools’ director of pupil personnel who is in charge of the charitable program.

    “Now, students will receive a backpack filled with selected items they will need.”

  • Myrks names to Berea College Dean's List

    Buffalo resident Anthony Myrks has been named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

  • First train arrived in LaRue in 1888

    As published in the Larue County Herald, Thursday, March 15, 1888

    The First Regular Passenger Train Arrives in the Midst of Humanity and Beasts

    We Witness the Result of Labor.

  • School board approves some salary changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education has approved, in part, a recommendation to approve salary schedules and changes for the 2015/2016 school year.
    Originally, the proposed changes included: all principals would receive a minimum salary equivalent of Rank I, 15 year’s experience compensation; add up to 10 days to LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School technology resource teachers; move “highly structured” instructional assistants from IA to MD scale; and increase LCHS assistant principal supplement from $8,250 to $8,500.

  • LCHS Graduation is Friday, May 29

    Some 189 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas as LaRue County High School holds Commencement exercises May 29 at 8 p.m.

    The ceremony is scheduled to take place at Hawks’ Football Field. Gates open at 6 p.m.

    In case of bad weather, Kyle Goodlet, principal, said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium.


    A program that provides free breakfast and lunch to students will expand to all LaRue County Schools in the 2015-16 school year, helping to ensure students are ready to learn
    and cutting paperwork for parents.
    At its May 12 special meeting, the LaRue County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved free breakfast and lunch for every middle and high school student.
    Free breakfast and lunch already is provided at the district’s elementary

  • Local students graduate from McKendree

    McKendree University announces the following local students are among its Class of 2015 graduates:

    • Darin Crossno of Sonora, BBA in management.

    • Cynthia Morris of Hodgenville, MSN in nursing education.

    The Lebanon, Illinois, campus held its 175th commencement exercises during two ceremonies on May 9 for undergraduate and graduate students who completed their degree requirements in December 2014, May and July 2015. Graduates at the Louisville and Radcliff, Kentucky campuses receive their diplomas on June 6.

  • Students participate in Special Olympics
  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Summer activities planned by Kids' Crew

    Children in Kids Crews’ summer program need to look no further than into a mirror to find Super-Heroes.

    “Our summer program entitled ‘The Super Hero in Me’ begins June 1 and will include many different indoor and outdoor activities to help the children find the ‘super hero’ within themselves,” explained Janet Campbell.

    Learning opportunities abound each weekday. The children will do craft projects, learn good nutrition, music, dance, drama, yoga and even tae-kwon-do.

  • PHOTOS: HES Mother's Day

    Teacher Lauren Abbott and Molly Abbott, a kindergarten student at Hodgenville Elementary School, enjoyed coloring a butterfly to predict what color butterflies our caterpillars will make.