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Today's News

  • Tips for rapid drying of hay

    Hay is a significant agricultural crop in LaRue County and is important to livestock producers of all types. Therefore, harvesting hay for higher and better yields is critical.
    Recent research from Wisconsin Extension gives ideas on how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality and reduce the chance for rain damage. Growers should consider the points below:
    • Mow to a proper height, which is between 2-4 inches for alfalfa and between 3-4 inches for most grasses.

  • School board hears personnel recommendations

    The following personnel recommendations were heard June 20 by the LaRue County School Board:
    EMPLOYMENT
    • Employment of Keshia Pitt as instructional monitor for Kid’s Crew.
    • Employment of Denise Rose as childcare director for Kid’s Crew effective May 23.
    • Employment of Brience Willian as evening custodian at Hodgenville Elementary School effective July 1.
    • Employment of Jamie Hines, Kristy Stillwell, Gladys Cissell and Shelia Skaggs as Cool School assistants for the Family Resource Center.

  • Hellman named to Dean’s List

    Rebekah A. Hellman of Hodgenville has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Georgetown College.
    She is the daughter of Roie and Karen Hellman, of Hodgenville.
    The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA.

  • Project Graduate recruits adult learners

    Adults interested in returning to college and completing a bachelor’s degree are getting an extra boost through Project Graduate, a statewide program designed to recruit and graduate former students with 90 or more credit hours. Through fall 2010, a total of 492 former students had completed a bachelor’s degree with the help of high-touch services and incentives offered through the program.
    Project Graduate is a collaborative effort between the Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public universities.

  • Helvey named to Dean’s List

    Marites Helvey was named to the Dean’s List at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the spring semester.
    She is working on an associate degree in accounting.
    She and her husband, Joe Helvey, live in Hodgenville.

  • School Calendar: Updated 07/06

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school – Aug. 4
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7
    No School – Nov. 7-8
    Thanksgiving break – Nov. 23-25
    Winter break – Dec. 19-30
    Students return after winter break- Jan. 2
    Martin Luther King Day- Jan. 16
    President’s Day- Feb. 17
    No school- March 5
    Spring break- April 9-13
    May 4- No School
    Last day for students- May 16

    ALES

  • School offers summer reading program, new program

    LaRue County Schools’ students can continue their reading pleasure and skills in July thanks to a summer reading program sponsored by Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln elementary schools’ family resource centers.
    “Statistics show that students who do not read during the summer, their reading level goes down,” said Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville FRC coordinator.  “This is a great opportunity for them to read some good books and see their friends, too.”

  • LaRue Baptist hosting 'Biker Sunday'

    LaRue Baptist Church will host “Biker Sunday” July 10.
    Charles Allen, a member of the church, said the event is a first for the congregation. If it’s a success, they’ll build on the idea next year.
    “We’re expecting in excess of 125 motorcycles,” Allen said.
    At least two bike clubs have committed to the event and the parking area in front of the church will be reserved for motorcycles.
    Allen and his daughter, Judy Bottoms, will open the church between 8 and 9 a.m. to greet early arrivals.

  • Patterson charged with burglary

    Adam Christopher Patterson, 36, of Magnolia, was charged June 29 with first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (firearm), possession of handgun by convicted felon, possession of marijuana, prescription or controlled substance not in original container, fleeing or evading police on foot and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    LaRue Deputy Brian Smith made the arrest.

    Patterson was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • COLUMN: Really, Miss Thang, these new Scrabble words have gone too far

    It’s very possible that I have dropped my last little wooden tile.
    Yes, I’m an avid Scrabble player, and it’s a game my family and I enjoy playing together, but some recent changes are just too much.