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Today's News

  • Students compete in SkillsUSA program

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will send 35 students to compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs.  The students were medal winners in the postsecondary category at the regional SkillsUSA competition at ECTC on March 4.
    Winners include:
    Architectural Drafting – Shawna Hall, New Haven, Gold
    Culinary Arts – Rick Willis, Hodgenville, Gold; Brent Ashley, New Haven, Silver
    Food and Beverage Service – Kristina Patterson, Hodgenville, Gold

  • Saturday's Extension Expo will offer 70 commercial and service booths

    Need a free tree? A blood pressure check?
    Have a craving for a pork burger?
    Those are only a few of the attractions at Saturday’s 29th annual Extension Expo. The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the LaRue County High School gym.
    Seventy commercial and service booths will offer an array of information and giveaways.

  • Two sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court

    The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial. Unless otherwise stated, all jail sentences are served concurrently.

  • Crain accepts post as business instructor for Campbellsville University

    Charles R. Crain has been hired as an instructor of business at Campbellsville University’s Hodgenville campus, the Brockman Center, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.
    Crain earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management from Campbellsville University in 2009. His undergraduate degree was also in business administration; he graduated in 1991 from McKendree University. Crain is a 1984 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • April 1 fundraiser planned for cancer patient

    A silent auction is being planned to assist with medical expenses for a Hodgenville Elementary School student.
    Eight-year-old Ashley Long, the daughter of Todd and Linda Long, suffers from acute myelogenous leukemia. She’s been battling the disease through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from her older brother Austin.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    June 2

    LCHS
    Prom
    The LCHS prom is April 16

    Senior photos

    Group senior photos will be taken May 4 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Graduation

    Graduation is June 3.

    Wee Time at ALES

  • County jails brace against financial fallout of HB 463

    A “landmark justice reform bill” designed to decrease the state’s prison population, reduce incarceration costs, reduce crime and increase public safety was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    That’s how the state describes House Bill 463 which reduces prison time for low-risk, non-violent drug offenders who possess small amounts of illegal drugs. HB 463 is estimated to save the state $422 million over the next decade.

  • Kristi Riggs crowned Mrs. Kentucky America

    Mrs. Kentucky America Kristi Gowen Riggs visited last week with the owners of My Gal Boutique and MAM Candy.
    Riggs was there – in gown and tiara – to film a promotion for Sunday’s benefit fashion show at LaRue County High School. The fashion show was sponsored in part by the businesses.
    Riggs, a LaRue County native and 1995 graduate of the high school, was unable to attend the event, which benefited the school’s Youth Service Center, but said she would “be there in spirit.”

  • 4-H Calendar

    Register now for 4-H Camp

  • Farm Calendar

    Farm Vehicle Regulations Meeting
    Officer Jamie Medley, Kentucky State Police, will conduct a meeting on Commercial Vehicle Enforcement at it relates to farm vehicles 7 p.m. April 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. All farmers should be aware of these regulations. For more information, contact Officer Medley at 502-4452-8983 or the Extension Office 358-3401.

    Beef Producers to meet April 12