Today's News

  • ALES honors Distinguished and Proficient Students

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary faculty and staff recently honored 205 students for their outstanding achievement on the 2010-11 Kentucky Core Content Test. Former fifth, fourth and third grade students who scored distinguished in at least one category were awarded gold medals while proficient students were recognized with silver medals. In addition, three students, Jake Walters, Mary Gearon and Skyler Hornback were awarded trophies for distinguished scores in all testing categories. Interim ALES Principal Amanda Reed presided at the ceremony.

  • Student volunteers honored for service to community

    In addition to spending a quarter of each school day in the classroom, several LaRue County students also volunteer for various community projects.
    Their efforts haven’t gone unrecognized, however, as the district’s Youth Service Center and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union hosted a reception for them April 18 for the LCHS Community Volunteer Service Club.

  • PHOTO: Sharp shooter
  • 4-H Calendar updated 5-2-12

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 2 at the Extension Office.  Cloverbuds is open to youth ages 5 to 8 years old or Kindergarten through third grade.
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5:00 p.m. May 9 at the Extension Office.
    The 4-H Photography Club will meet 2:30 p.m. May 11 at the Extension Office.
    Dog Club

  • Farm News updated 5-2-12

    Farmers Market
    The LaRue County Farmers Market will open 2-5:30 p.m. May 4.

    Beef Producers meet
    The LaRue County Beef Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. May 8 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Tentatively scheduled to speak is local veterinarian Mike Keller, DVM. He will discuss current cow-calf health issues and respond to questions from the audience. A meal will be served and all interested producers are invited to attend.

    Forest Leadership Program

  • Learn before you burn, prevent fires and fines

    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.
    Smoke from open burning is a health problem that affects everyone but especially children, the elderly and those with existing ailments like asthma. Children also breathe 50 percent more oxygen per pound of body weight than adults do, so their lungs are exposed to more harmful pollutants.

  • Emerald ash borers starting to emerge

    The first case of emerald ash borers emerging this spring was found the week of April 16 in Jefferson County. Since the borers do not emerge all at once, owners of ash trees need to watch for signs of the pest during the next three to four weeks, said Lee Townsend, extension entomology professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
    The borer’s emergence is almost three weeks ahead of normal due to the mild winter and a very warm March, Townsend said.

  • Lexington area horse tour offered

    Some Hardin, LaRue and Meade county horse owners recently completed another successful four-session horse college featuring discussions on nutrition, health, hoof care, and facilities and horse behavior. The participants requested a tour of the horse industry in Lexington.
    In response to their request, Dr. Robert Coleman, University of Kentucky Extension equine specialist and coordinator of the Horse College has arranged a one-day motor coach tour to some interesting horse locations in the Lexington area.

  • Sports Shorts updated 5-2-12

    Spring Hoot 5K
    Barren River Lake State Resort Park will host the Spring Hoot 5K race on May 12. Awards will be presented for each division and overall male and female winners for the 5K run. Prizes will also be given and all participants are eligible.
    The registration fee is $15 run/ $10 walk if you register by May 11 and includes a T-shirt and goodie bag. Registration fee is $20 run/ $15 walk if paying the day of the race, and T-shirts and goodie bags are only available while supplies last.



    11. LaRue County, 33
    100-Meter Dash
    12. Shaila Winston, 14.57
    28. Logan Grant, 16.16
    200-Meter Dash
    18. Destinee Young, 31.27
    23. Kylah Massey, 34.08
    400-Meter Dash
    16. Delaina White, 1:14.53
    800-Meter Run
    5. Amarah Reed, 2:41.15
    19. Abby French, 3:10.43
    1,600-Meter Run