Today's News

  • Senior Menu

     Nov. 28 – Hamburger, relish, potato salad, pork and beans, banana and wheat bun.

    Nov. 29 – Baked boneless Italian chicken, pasta salad, green peas, grapes and wheat roll.

    Nov. 30 – Vegetable soup, beef sandwich with wheat bread, pimento cheese, mandarin oranges, yellow sheet cake and whipped topping.

    Dec. 3 – chicken cacciatore, noodles, green beans, whole wheat roll, mixed fruit

    Dec. 4 – chicken fried beef steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans, pear halves, whole wheat bread

  • Scammers pretend to work for LG&E

     Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company want to alert customers of a new telephone scam whereby a caller claims to be a utility  employee and asks for bill payment over the phone or in person, and threatens to disconnect electric or natural gas service if the targeted customer does not cooperate.

    The companies have alerted authorities and offer the following advice to residential and business customers in the wake of this new scam:

  • COLUMN: Pay attention to winter weather terminology

     It’s important to closely follow local weather forecasts and warnings and be familiar with seasonal weather terminology.

    An all-hazards weather radio is one way to monitor severe winter weather notices. These radios broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24/7. Most of these radios can be programmed to receive weather alerts for a specific county or counties.

  • LCMS holds pajama drive

     LaRue County Middle School is holding a pajama drive through Dec. 14. Bring pajamas for ages newborn through adult to the LCMS front office lobby.

    Pajamas must be new and a complete set – either a top and bottom, onesie or appropriate nightgown. Donated pajamas will be distributed to local children in need and those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

  • Library staff receive scholarships

     Virginia LaMuth, Lisa Jo Williams and Sarah Graff, employees of the LaRue County Public Library, have been named recipients of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.

    Each employee received a $500 scholarship and all three are attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

  • Comments sought about Cox Creek watershed

     The Energy and Environment Cabinet is seeking public comment until Dec. 21 on a draft report addressing bacteria impairments in nine stream segments within the Cox Creek watershed located in the Salt River Basin in Nelson, Bullitt and Spencer counties.

  • 4-H Calendar - Nov. 7

     Explorers meet

    The 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office.


    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Extension Office. No dogs at this meeting.


    Awards banquet

  • GED tests available at Brockman Center in December

     LaRue County students who are working on their GEDs can take the test in Hodgenville Dec. 19 and 20.

    Campbellsville University will offer the high school equivalency exams at the Brockman Center on Old E’town Road, according to Director of LaRue County Adult Education Sarah Hornback.

    Hornback announced the news to several adult education students last week.

  • LaRue's unemployment rate among lowest in state

     Unemployment rates fell in 101 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County - between October 2011 and October 2012, while 17 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s October rate was 6.5 percent, compared to 6.7 percent in September and 9 percent a year ago. Of a workforce of 6,913, only 452 were unemployed.

  • Students excel at KYA

     Fifteen LaRue County High School students attended the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Louisville and Frankfort Nov. 18-20.

    The students, advised by Kendrick Bryan and Ben Schell, were recognized as a Delegation of Excellence.