Today's News

  • Scholarships updated 2-28-12

    County Homemaker Scholarship
    The County Homemakers offer a $400 scholarship available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture or related fields; or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study. Application forms are available at the Extension Office (358-3401) or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Applications are due to the Extension Office by March 5.

    Conservation District

  • PHOTO: ALES students attend Jr. Beta Convention
  • ALES fifth graders honor grandparents

    Each year the students in Karlotta Cecil’s fifth grade class honor their grandparents by entering the AARP/Kentucky Retired Teacher Association Grandparent Essay Contest.
    This year the top three essays were written by Haley McDowell, who wrote about her adventures with grandmother Yvonne McDowell; Chloe Childress, who authored an essay on grandmother Shirley Childress; and Maddie Helm, who wrote a story about grandmother Zolon Helm.

  • School Calendar updated 2-28-12

    Spring break is April 9-13. Last day of school is May 16.

    Stay After and Read is every Tuesday after school until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.
    Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

  • Schools celebrate National School Breakfast Week through March 9

    As schools across the nation celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 5-9, Shelia Skaggs, food service manager at Hodgenville Elementary School, knows firsthand the importance of students’ eating a wholesome breakfast.
    “It’s the most important meal of the day,” Skaggs said. “A good breakfast gives them a jump start so that they can concentrate on learning instead of sitting in the classroom hungry.”

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-28-12

    Support your team
    Free “Go Hawks” banners are available at The LaRue County Herald News, Lincoln National Bank, Campbellsville University Brockman Center, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Edwards Recycling, Rust-Wright Funeral Home, Kerr Office Plus and Magnolia Bank.

    Youth Soccer League needs supplies and volunteers

  • State Wrestling Results

    Results from the KHSAA State Wrestling Championship
    (152 POINTS)

    106: Kyle Edlin (4-2, 7th Place)
    Beat Michael Beets of St. Xavier, 1:23
    Beat Tucker Hurst of Woodford County, 13-4
    Lost to Elijah Owens of Simon Kenton, 5-0
    Beat Cody Stephens of McCreary Central, 10-4
    Lost to Robb Dezember of Union County, 2-0
    Beat Jerimiah Kline of Trigg County, 6-4

    113: Tanner Mouser (1-2)
    Lost to Trae Blackwell of Union County, 16-1

  • New high school tennis coach enjoys the sport with ‘no time clock, no timeouts, no screaming fans’

    Roger Pierce, who is helping Allison McDowell coach LaRue County High School’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams this spring, hasn’t walked the traditional path to coaching that most coaches have trod.
    “I played football, basketball and baseball in high school, but was never on a tennis court until a friend of mine introduced me to the sport while we were in the military,” the 62-year-old Elizabethtown resident said.  
    Later, while working for the state government in Hart County, he resumed the sport recreationally.

  • Farm News updated 2-28-12

    Buy an emblem, support FFA
    Southern States is supporting the National FFA Organization by selling FFA emblems for $1 through March 18. Proceeds are split between the local FFA chapter, the state FFA association and the National FFA Foundation.

    Conservation Reserve Program

  • Pest Management School to be held March 7

    What has been a considerably mild winter thus far has many producers wondering if and how the warmer temperatures will affect diseases and insect pests in their fields in the upcoming growing season. The University of Kentucky’s Integrated Pest Management School can help producers get a jumpstart on their 2012 management strategies.
    The school is March 7 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.