Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: 28 to graduate from GED program

     At 6 p.m. June 18 at LaRue County High School, LaRue County Board of Education and school personnel, relatives, and friends will celebrate the accomplishment of several students who have earned their GED (general education development) diplomas this year in LaRue's Adult Education Program.

    “We have 28 graduates,” said Sarah Hornback, director of family services. “We never know how many are actually going to participate in the GED ceremony.”

  • PHOTO: Trooper Island

  • Man receives suspended sentence after pleading guilty to wanton endangerment

     A Hodgenville man received a suspended sentence June 4 in LaRue Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count of wanton endangerment.

    Robert G. Skaggs Jr., 24, was charged last October with seven counts of wanton endangerment after discharging a weapon in a restaurant.

  • Early Childhood Council purchases literacy kits

     LaRue County Community Early Childhood Council recently purchased early childhood literacy kits for the LaRue County Public Library. 

    The kits are available for parents and early childhood providers to check out.  The Council originally purchased similar kits for the library in 2004. According to Katie Wheatley, children's librarian, the kits were utilized so much that they were worn out, had missing pieces or had been checked out and not returned.

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Public Library staff at Teddy Bear Picnic

     The LaRue County Public Library staff wore matching T-shirts in honor of the return of the popular Teddy Bear Picnic. From left, Liz Whitlock, Lisa Williams, Virginia Napier, Katie Wheatley, Dana Jolly, Sarah Graff, Kim Strange with grandaughter Bella and in back, retired bookmobile librarian Martha Stephens. Not pictured: Cathy Luttrell.

  • Courtney Pottinger graduates from Kentucky State

     Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was awarded a bachelor’s degree in chemistry during Kentucky State University’s 123rd Commencement Convocation on May 4 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Pottinger was on the Kentucky State University Cross Country team in fall 2009 and ran track in spring 2010. Pottinger plans to work as a chemistry sales representative. 

  • PHOTO: Wesley Kessinger signs with Lindsey Wilson College

     Recent LaRue County High School graduate Wesley Kessinger signed to play baseball at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. Front from left, Ricky Kessinger, father; Wesley Kessinger; Mary Kessinger, mother; back, Lindsey Wilson Assistant Coach Mike Mantooth.

  • Nolin RECC to hold annual business meeting

     The Nolin RECC annual meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. June 15 at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. Children's entertainment, health fair and exhibits are included.

    The business session is at 7 p.m. The Dove Brothers Band will perform at 8 p.m.  in the main gym. Prizes will be given throughout the evening to registering cooperative members. Local beef and pork producers will sell sandwiches and the dairy association will sell ice cream.

    For more information, call Patsy Whitehead, Nolin RECC at 270- 765-6153.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers

     Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient and family support and to work at the Hosparus Thrift Shoppe, 105 Diecks Dr., Elizabethtown. Training is available for the thrift shop 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 12. Pre-register by July 10.

    Training is available for patient and family support 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 26; lunch is provided. Pre-register by July 24

    To pre-register, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org.  Those unable to attend are encouraged to contact Jones about future training dates.

  • COLUMN: Foliar corn fungicides are best used at tasseling through silking

     Essentially all corn seed is treated with fungicides to help control seed rots and seedling diseases during germination and early growth.

    More recently, foliar applied corn fungicides is a practice some grain producers have utilized in efforts to control diseases, promote growth, and improve yields of their corn crop. According to UK research, benefits of this practice can vary depending on the circumstances.