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Today's News

  • Lincoln Days opening ceremony and baby contests are Sunday

       The Lincoln Days Festival begins Oct. 1. But there are several kickoff activities taking place Sunday.
    The Lincoln Days Art Show and opening ceremonies will start at 1:15 p.m. in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. A reception sponsored by LaRue Fiscal Court and catered by Crosstown Homemakers and music by the Heartland Dulcimer Club is included.
    Art Show entries may be viewed in the Community Room through Sunday, Oct. 2. There is no cost to attend the reception or art show.

  • Bonita Pendleton shares the painful reasons for hanging up her beloved dancing shoes

    Since the day she entered her first clogging class in 1990, dancing has been a way of providing, fun, fitness and fellowship for Bonita Pendleton.
    In the past three years, however, even her passion for clogging and the stress relief that was its partner have lost their luster as Pendleton has experienced the death of her husband and her two daughters.
    “I’m just trying to sort out my life right now,” she said. “I’m trying to put it all back together.”

  • Proposed ordinance may crack down on false alarms

    Local government is set to crack down on businesses whose security systems repeatedly send false alarms to emergency responders.
    Both Hodgenville City Council and LaRue County Fiscal Court discussed the issue in meetings last week. They’re considering penalties of up to $500 when police are called to investigate false alarms.

  • PHOTO: HES PTSO T-shirt design winner
  • School Calendar: Updated 09/21

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Sept. 24 – 4th District Choir Performance in Bardstown
    Sept. 27 – Picture Day
    Sept. 30 – First nine weeks ends
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Site-based council schedule
    LaRue County High School site-based council meetings will be held 4 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 11, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. For more information, contact Principal Paul Mullins at paul.mullins@larue.kyschools.us.

  • Nursery Rhymes Time

    Hodgenville Elementary School classes with Tracy Tharp, Kelly Ray, Mrs. Henderson, Nannette Lawler and Lauren Abbott, used nursery rhymes to teach shapes, rhyme, syllables and drama. Some of the nursery rhymes included Baa Baa Black Sheep, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Old Woman in the Shoe and Hickory Dickory Dock. As a culminating unit activity, Vicki Devers, dressed as Mother Goose, came to HES and shared many nursery rhymes with the students. Many students, teachers and assistants shared in the fun by dressing up as their favorite nursery rhyme characters.

  • Explore, PLAN and ACT help build for solid futures

    LaRue County School students take three tests – Explore (8th grade), PLAN (10th grade), and ACT (11th grade) - that are connected in their purpose.
    “Explore is a predictor of success in high school; PLAN is a predictor of success on ACT and ACT is a predictor of success in college,” said Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor. “All three tie to the same College and Career Readiness standards.”

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife looking for recruits

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is advertising for 28 conservation officer recruit positions.
    Applicants must create an account online through the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet website and apply to the posting.
    The size of the recruit class depends on the vacancies at the time, said Capt. Myra Minton, acting assistant director of the Law Enforcement Division of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. By the time the department hires this class, it will be almost two years since the last hiring.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 09/21

    4-H Council meets
    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Extension Office. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Crop insurance changes

    Barley and popcorn are no longer insurable through crop insurance for LaRue County. Producers are required to purchase noninsured crop disaster assistance insurance through Farm Service Agency to maintain eligibility for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE) purposes.
    Contact the FSA office at 765-2702 before Sept. 30 for barley and March 15, 2012 for popcorn.