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Today's News

  • School board updated on hybrid bus, KOSSA

    Melissa Howell with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was on hand at the May 24 school board meeting to discuss the new hybrid school bus coming to LaRue County in August.

    Howell said 22 districts across Kentucky would receive the buses, which still will operate with a diesel engine but also utilize a battery pack.

    She said the bus would average 12.5 miles per gallon versus 7.5 mpg in a non-hybrid bus.

    The bus is scheduled to be delivered in August.

    “Kentucky will have the largest hybrid bus fleet in the nation,” Howell said.

  • Middle school's site-based council meets Tuesday

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  • Community calendar

    Chamber banquet

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards banquet June 17. For tickets, call the Chamber office at 358-3411.

    Sewing Service Project

  • LCHS students chosen for Farm Bureau project

    Abby Sullivan and Shelby Sullivan, juniors at LaRue County High School, have been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Firefighters contribute to Crusade for Children

    About 200 fire departments, hundreds of organizations and thousands of people contributed $5,301,182 to this year’s 57th annual Crusade for Children.

    Local groups contributing include:

    • Hodgenville/LaRue County Fire Department – $8,040.32

    • New Haven Fire Dept. – $8,086.93

    • Upton Fire Dept. – $3,000

    • Sonora Fire Dept. – $2,693.60

    • Valley Creek Fire Dept. – $16,073.58

    • Glendale - $4,514.57

     

  • Sports Shorts

    Let’s Get Physical Camp

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring a free “Let’s Get Physical” camp 10 a.m.-noon June 15-18 at the LaRue County Middle School gymnasium. Open to incoming 6th-9th graders. Pre-register by calling 358-9745. Participants receive a T-shirt.

    UK basketball camp

  • Sports Shorts

    Let’s Get Physical Camp

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring a free “Let’s Get Physical” camp 10 a.m.-noon June 15-18 at the LaRue County Middle School gymnasium. Open to incoming 6th-9th graders. Pre-register by calling 358-9745. Participants receive a T-shirt.

    UK basketball camp

  • Today is deadline to sign up for conservation program

    LaRue County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service office but the deadline for signing up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to NRCS District Conservationist Billy Finkbeiner, USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • Guthrie holds forum at ECTC

    Congressman Brett Guthrie made a stop in Elizabethtown last week to speak with residents of surrounding counties.

    Guthrie represents the Second Congressional District of Kentucky in the House of Representatives. His June 2 visit was part of an effort that he, along with several other members of Congress, is participating in known as America Speaking Out.

  • Fort Knox Federal to have ribbon cutting today

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union expands its branch network with the official opening of its newest facility at 299 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville. 

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be 11 a.m. June 11 at the new branch building.