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Today's News

  • Joy! Monty Justice films commercial at Lee's Garden Center

    Montrose “Monty” Justice, the 84-year-old co-founder of “Monty’s Plant Food” filmed a commercial for his unique plant booster and visited with customers Saturday at Lee’s Garden Center in Hodgenville.
    The LaRue County 4-H Garden Club was part of the program as Lee’s owners, Scotty and Robin Lee, shared gardening advice and provided free vegetable plants to the children. Justice added a sample bottle of “Monty’s Joy Juice” to each bag of tomato, okra and cantaloupe plants.

  • Magnolia school may see new life as mall

    The owners of Magnolia Elementary School have requested the property be rezoned from public usage to business district.
    According to records filed with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, Christine and Brent Shelton and Terry and Diane Shelton requested the rezoning of 5.2 acres to accommodate a business.
    The Sheltons, through their company Quarry Hill Monuments, paid $60,000 to the Board of Education through sealed bid for the school.

  • Attempted murder charge amended to wanton endangerment

    A Buffalo man charged with the attempted murder of his wife in June 2010 has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Gary Wayne Graham, 57, allegedly pulled a .38 pistol on the woman and fired a round “directly at her head” hitting the wall behind her, according to court documents.
    Graham pleaded guilty to a count of first-degree wanton endangerment. The Commonwealth Attorney recommends five years, probated for three years.

  • LaRue students participate in KFB leadership conference

    Summer vacation may be just starting up for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s emphasis on education is slowing down. Eighty-nine high school juniors from 57 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 26th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders), held in two locations later this month.
    Among the participants attending IFAL are Benjamin Tucker and Jamie Price, both of LaRue County High School.

  • Campbellsville University Dean’s List Spring 2011

    Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring 2011 semester.
    The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The spring 2011 academic honors’ list includes a total of 408 students, with 159 achieving a 4.0 grade point average and having been named to the President’s List. Others who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 are named to the Dean’s List; there are 249 named to that list.

  • Students celebrate unveiling of quilt designed from TIP Grant

    On May 31, students and their families from the second grade classes at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School celebrated the unveiling of the quilt, they designed and made from their Teacher Initiated Project (TIP) Grant. Students not only learned the art of tie-dying, but studied how quilts were forms of narrative functional art.

  • New Kids Crew director named

    New Kids Crew childcare director Denise Rose intends for activities at the center located at the LaRue County Board of Education site in Hodgenville to be “educational but fun” for children attending.
    In her second week as director, Rose, who hails from Green County, already has a full summer of activities lined up including field trips to LaRue County Parks and Recreation’s swimming pool, the county public library and Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven.

  • School Calendar: Updated 06/07/2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    OTHER
    Free GED testing
    The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that timeframe will not have to pay the usual $55 fee.  LaRue County Adult and Family Education plans to offer official practice testing, prerequisite to taking the GED, on Saturdays. There also will be some Saturday classes in addition to the regular schedule to help LaRue County citizens take advantage of this opportunity.

  • Farm calendar: updated 06/07/2011

    Beef Producers meet June 14
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 6 p.m. June 14 at Jerry Gaddie’s Farm. The field day program will feature cattle selection, hay harvest and handling, cattle handling and cattle health. Weather may cause changes in the program. Gaddie operates a backgrounding operation on Hall-Gaddie Road south of Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested producers are invited to attend.

    Rabies Clinics

  • Bullfrog season open

    The nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.
    People, who spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns, understand the allure of the bullfrog season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, running through Oct. 31.
    The daily limit is 15 bullfrogs. By regulation, each day of taking bullfrogs begins at noon and ends at noon the following day.