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  • Schools receiving renovations

    As the new school year approaches, students and parents likely have noticed some construction in progress on LaRue County Schools campuses. Early in July, the district began work on its Guaranteed Energy Savings Project.

  • AG Stravaganza a success

    The focus was on Agriculture last week as LaRue County Farm Bureau held their annual AgStravaganza. Hundreds of people came out to see livestock shows, submit their entries in Floral Hall exhibits, see the KTPA truck and tractor pull and a family focused night of fun on Friday with petting zoo and barnyard games.

    “Once again, I think everyone was very impressed with the turn out for the week for all of the AGstravaganza events despite the extreme heat that Mother Nature placed on us,” AGstravaganza chair, Ryan Bivens said.

  • Camp Invention

    This year at Camp Invention students saw Science, Technology, Engineering and Math brought to life through hands-on activities.

    With 115 Campers, 10 Counselors in training, 11 interns, 5 volunteers and 8 staff, according to Kathy Ross, Camp director, this was the largest Camp Invention in the state of Kentucky.

    Kids explored in four different modules:

    Crickobot where campers got to build their own solar powered cricket and explore physics in teams that build bug sized gymnasiums.

  • Sanders receives good evaluation

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent received a good evaluation from the LaRue County School Board during their monthly meeting on Monday, July 18.

    The evaluation included seven categories that were graded on a scale of exemplary, which exceeds the standard; accomplished, which meets the standard; developing, making growth toward meeting the standard and growth required, which means the area or areas need to be addressed in the professional growth plan.

  • Gotta catch a what?

    A new game phenomenon is sweeping the nation and LaRue County is no exception.

  • Missing man arrested

    A man that was originally reported as missing has now been charged with auto theft and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Embry case goes to trial

    A LaRue County woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty has been scheduled for a bench trial later this year.

    Jane Embry 57, of Magnolia is charged with 102 counts of animal cruelty. She appeared in court last Wednesday for a pretrial conference and a bench trial has been set for December 6 in LaRue County District Court.

  • Gentry named Mother of the Year

    The 2016 Mother of the Year is Phyllis Gentry of Hodgenville.

    Gentry was announced as Mother of the Year before the beef show at the AGstravaganza event on Monday, July 18 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. The Mother of the Year is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization. Homemaker President Patsy Thomas presented Gentry with an engraved tray from the LaRue County Extension Homemakers.

  • AGstravaganza continues this week

    The annual LaRue County Farm Bureau AGstravaganza started on Monday and will continue throughout the rest of the week at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville.

    The beef shows took place on Monday and the goat shows continued on Tuesday. The events throughout the rest of the week include a wide variety of shows and contests. Wednesday events include the floral hall, 4-H exhibits, an agriculture display and open crop exhibits all starting at 10 a.m. The 4-H poultry show will take place at 4 p.m.

  • Birthplace Centennial

    Hundreds of people attended the Centennial Celebration last weekend for the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.

    Stacey Humphreys, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at the park, said they had more than 1,100 visitors to the park last weekend for the Centennial event.