Today's News

  • HES fifth graders plan to attend Leaders Conference

    Four Hodgenville Elementary School fifth graders will spend part of their summer vacation in our nation’s capital attending the Junior National Young Leaders Conference June 2-8.
    HES teacher Renee Wright nominated Emma Bell, Trey Ireland, Logan Rock and Kylee Thurman for the conference that she says will help them to enhance their leadership skills and to better utilize those skills upon their return.

  • Tennis Results

    April 3
    LaRue vs. Elizabethtown

    LaRue 2, E’town 3
    Ryan Abell (LC) def. Hassan Haider (E) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-8
    Keiren Bowen (LC) def. Griffin Davis (E) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
    Nathan Henson (E) def. Nicholas Chantharasinh (LC) 6-0, 6-0
    Daniel Crain/Faizan Movania (E) def. Zachary Lee/Trevor Sanders (LC) 7-5, 2-6, 11-9
    Faizan Bhatti/Ibrahim Siddiqui (E) def. Kyler Hart/Lucas Pepper (LC) 2-6, 6-4, 11-9

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Bardstown, Marion

    The LaRue County Hawks rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Bardstown Bethlehem at home April 3.
    The Eagles scored in the first inning after Jacob Browning singled, stole second and reached home on an error.
    Hawk senior Kyle Sheeran tied the game in the bottom of the first inning after hitting a single and advancing to third on senior Jesse Johnson’s single.
    The Eagles scored twice in the second inning and held the Hawks scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning.

  • SOFTBALL: Ladies hope for success at Beach Bash

    Three errors over the first eight innings didn’t hurt but two errors in the top of the ninth doomed the host Lady Hawks against the Lady Knights of Marion County. LaRue fell 2-0 in the April 3 game.
    LaRue County wasted an 11-strikeout night by sophomore Brigitte Skaggs, who allowed six hits, two walks and hit one batter in 8 2/3 innings.
    Sophomore Peyton Gardner went 2-for-4 while senior Brittany Enlow, Brigitte Skaggs and junior Kayla Skaggs each had one hit. Sophomore Courtney Johnson and eighth-grader Mallory Skaggs both stole a base.

  • Farm News updated 4-11-12

    Thistle spraying -
    April 12
    Kentucky Department of Agriculture personnel will be in LaRue County on April 12 to spray demonstration plots (pasture fields) for thistle control. Up to seven farmers may participate. The state will spray 10 acres for free (farmer must provide tractor and driver) and 10 more acres if the farmer has purchased additional 2,4-D. Call the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information or to make a request for spraying thistles.

    Pork Producers meet

  • 4-H Calendar updated 4-11-12

    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 11 at the Extension Office.

    The LaRue County 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. April 18 at the Extension Office. For more information, call 358-3401.
    Photography Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Photography Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 13 at the Extension Office. Any 4-H youth with an interest in photography is welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401.

  • Spring turkey season opens April 14

    Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season has been so successful the past 15 years in part because of the timing of opening day.
    “I think we’ve accomplished our goal of having a productive season in a relatively short time frame,” said Steven Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We’ve hit that window between the onset of breeding and nesting.”

  • 4-H Gardening Club starts back this Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back this Saturday, April 14, with its first meeting for the season.
    It will be held 10:30 a.m. at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children as well. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • Bees are essential for pollination

    While several species of insects pollinate plants, honey bees are the best pollinators and therefore the most essential. They are exceptionally efficient at collecting and transferring pollen among the flowers of a particular crop.

  • Division of Air Quality: 'Learn Before You Burn'

     Spring cleaning season has arrived and for many Kentuckians it means burning unwanted debris. The Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds you to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation.