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Today's News

  • Firefighters keep it 'all in the family'

    It’s often said that firefighters belong to a certain “brotherhood.” They work together for a common cause, share cookouts, family functions, business ventures and many other day-to-day activities.
    However, LaRue County/Hodgenville Fire Departments go a step further into the commonalities shared by these individuals.
    Of about 30-35 firefighters who make up the departments’ rosters, 14 of those men and women share the experience with their spouse and even more share it with their families.

  • FFA members can apply for Monty’s Plant Food Company Scholarships

    Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries, is now accepting applications for four, $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1213

    4-H candy sale
    The 4-H Candy Sale fundraiser will run through Dec. 14.  Members are encouraged to participate in the sale which serves as the main fundraiser for 4-H.  Members are selling candy bars for $1 each.  Prizes are available for sellers, depending on the number of cases sold.  For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.
     
    Pizza sale orders due Dec. 14

  • Farm News updated 1213

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Dead animal pickup
    For dead animal pickup, call Bluegrass Recycling at 1-888-744-1186. The cost is $87.50 and the LaRue County Conservation District will reimburse the landowner 75 percent of the cost with receipt. For more information, call the Conservation District office at 358-3132.

  • Be an effective farm manager by motivating, delegating

    Challenges occur on a regular basis for farm and agribusiness managers as they operate their agricultural related business. Effective managers utilize their knowledge and skills to alleviate or eliminate the effects of these challenges. While top managers possess several positive traits, good leadership and record-keeping skills are vital to their successful operations.

  • School Calendar updated 1213

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed Dec. 19-30.

    ALES
    ALES FRC Advisory Council meets
    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet 11 a.m. Dec. 14 in the ALES conference room. The public is invited to attend.  For more information call Machelle Durham at 358-4112.

    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary First Quarter Honor Roll

    ALES “A” Honor Roll First Quarter
    Dillon Carroll, Clay Cecil, Chloe Childress, Simon Coy, Addie Cundiff, Jacob Cundiff, Jacob Davis, Adara Dobson, Katelyn Eads, Tara Goodwin, Layne Gribbins, Alexis Grimes, Allison Hedge, Maddie Helm, Hunter Howell, Clair Keller, Sydney Lee, Alex Matherly, Gavin Milby, Sydney Miller, Aspin Moore, Bailey Rogers, Dylan Rowe, Gabby Sharrard, Bridget Southwood, Zoe VanRiper, Nick Vazquez, Jake Walters, Russell Young

    ALES “A/B” Honor Roll First Quarter

  • PHOTO: Experimenting with math
  • City's water, sewer rates to increase

    Hodgenville City Council held second reading of an ordinance Monday that will increase the cost of water and sewer service.
    The first reading was held Nov. 23 at a special meeting.
    Sewer rates will increase by 10 percent and the minimum water rate will increase by 7.5 percent in 2012. Annual increases through 2015 will go into effect with publication of the ordinance.
    Combined minimum water and sewer rates will be $8.94 higher by 2015 than current rates.
    Mayor Terry Cruse said the rates have not been increased since 2004.

  • LaRue schools prep for new test

    Test data produced from next spring’s statewide public schools’ assessment will, in many ways, be a great change from the past.
    The academic indices districts and schools received from the previous system, CATS (Commonwealth Accountability Testing System) will be replaced by percentages, meaning that in many cases the scores under the new Unbridled Learning system will be lower than previous results; some will be higher, but almost all will be different.