Today's News

  • School board: Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Monday, April 21:

    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    • Jorge Venegas as assistant baseball coach at LaRue County High School

    • Jennifer Adams as community education computer instructor for family services

    Beverly Viers as interim cafeteria manager at LCHS

    • Ronald Waggoner as custodian at LCHS

    • Terry Caven as Tennis Camp sponsor for LaRue County Family Services

  • Sen. Carroll Gibson offers Frankfort update

    The 2014 legislative session adjourned on midnight April 15. The session produced measures that will affect economic development, appropriate funds for state government for the next two years, public health, safety and education. Of course, as with every session, there were measures that did not succeed, that from our perspective, would have benefited the state.

  • Snow and ice removal costly for state

    A winter season punctuated by a polar vortex, sub-zero temperatures, and nasty snow and crippling ice storms created more than a traveling nuisance for Kentucky residents. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million on snow and ice removal – about 1.5 times the cost of a typical Kentucky winter.

  • Scholarships: April 23, 2014

    Woman’s Club

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior attending school in LaRue County or an adult residing in LaRue County who plans to enroll or is enrolled in college or technical school for the fall semester. Application will be considered on the basis of grade point average, financial need, community and school involvement and completion of a short essay describing career goals and need.

  • Sunrise Volunteers take on fundraising

     This month Sunrise Volunteers were quite busy. Along with other activities we are involved in with residents, we donated items and helped with several fundraisers.

    On April 3, residents on the second floor had a combined bake and yard sale with proceeds going toward decorations in the resident hallways. On April 18, residents on the second floor had a bake sale that helped complete decorations for Easter.

  • Great Gatsby 5K Run/Walk

     Project Graduation Great Gatsby 5K Walk/Run Results

    April 19


    10 and under

    1. Cyrus Biven

    2. Ryan Brooke Puckett

    3. Cassi Thompson



    1. Madison Eads

    2. Kaylen Murphy

    3. Maddie Royalty



    1. Andrew Gray

    2. Erica Adkins

    3. Crystal Harman



  • FFA teams excel at Agriculture Field Day

     More than 1,300 students representing 47 schools from across the Commonwealth attended the 42nd annual University of Kentucky 4-H/FFA Agriculture Field Day. This event, hosted by the College of Agriculture and the Department of Community and Leadership Development, took place at Commonwealth Stadium. The field day events assessed students’ content knowledge in the areas of agriculture, food, and natural resources. Twenty-eight competitive events assessed students’ core academic knowledge in the area of agriculture.

  • You can download a book for free

     Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to check out a library book from anywhere – a free one that can’t be lost, stolen, overdue or eaten by the family dog?

    That opportunity is available right here in LaRue County through the LaRue County Public Library, according to Dana Jolly, LaRue County librarian.

  • PHOTO: Kosair donation

     Proceeds from the 49th annual Brotherhood Banquet for Kosair Charities were presented by members of the Riasok Shrine Club and the Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus in the amount of $22,000 to Randy Coe, CEO of Kosair Charities. The members of both organizations are preparing for the 50th anniversary celebration to be held Feb. 28, 2015.

  • Project Graduation provides a safe, fun-filled evening for graduates

    Project Graduation, observed at many high school campuses throughout the nation after Commencement exercises, gives the new alumni a drug-and-alcohol-free opportunity to celebrate, with several chances at cash prizes and valuable donated items.

    LaRue County High School’s event will be June 6 in LaRue County Middle School’s East Wing. Registration starts at 11 p.m. with activities from midnight until 5 Saturday morning. A law enforcement officer will be present to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening.