Today's News

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau honored for program achievement

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Above, Misty Bivens, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the Dec. 2 recognition and awards program.

  • Farm Bureau wins Gold Star

  • Sierra Enlow wins discussion meet

    Sierra Enlow of LaRue County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the highlighted activities of the weekend’s general session during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • HCP: Suspect bites officer during arrest

    “You never know what you’re walking into when you’re called to a domestic.”
    Constable Tim Ford summed up a recent experience where he was dispatched to a home to investigate a possible domestic disturbance. The couple in question allegedly joined forces when he attempted to arrest the husband.
    Ford responded to the 911 call on Miller Road outside Hodgenville about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 30. According to the report, Farron Edward Sidebottom, 37, of Cruse Road, allegedly shoved his wife, Rebecca Mae Sidebottom, 38.

  • Georgetown man says his business was taken from him


    Kevin Carroll was once one of the top dealers for Clayton Home’s Hodgenville plant. He was selling $5 million in homes a year from his Georgetown location – Carroll’s Mobile Homes, Inc.
    Carroll said he was selling prefabricated homes in a 100-mile radius, and was going strong even during a slow economy. In fact, he said Clayton, which is based in Knoxville, Tenn., built the plant in Hodgenville to help supply his demand and to build homes with “a northern” look.

  • Donations down as Santa's Helpers struggle to 'make Christmas'

    A small group of Santa’s Helpers have been busy for several months, collecting toys and clothing, repairing and cleaning gently-used dolls and trucks and brainstorming ways to assist an ever-growing list of needy families.

  • School Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Monday:
    Accepted recommendation of employment of:
    • David Whitlock as 8th grade boys’ basketball coach for LaRue County Middle School
    • Alfredo Silva as 7th grade boys’ basketball coach for LCMS
    • James Howell as bus driver at the LaRue County Bus Garage
    • Elizabeth Marsh as science teacher at LaRue County High School
    • Jessica Blankenship as temporary instructional monitor for Kid’s Crew

  • School Calendar updated 1206

    Schools will be closed Dec. 19-30.

    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Holiday Choir
    The Holiday Choir will perform 9-10 a.m. Dec. 15 in the ALES gym.

    PTO meeting
    The PTO will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 15 in the ALES cafeteria.

    School board meeting

  • High school academic team preparing for January’s Governor’s Cup competition

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the Green River Regional Academic League this fall. This league includes LaRue County High School, Adair County High School, Green County High School and Taylor County High School.  
    The following students placed in Written Assessment part of the league’s fall competition:
    • Emily Farrar – second place in written composition
    • Bethany Lope – fourth place in written composition
    • Delaina White – fifth place in written composition

  • Schools not immune to surges in energy costs

    Skyrocketing energy costs are eating into the budgets of almost all businesses and organizations and schools aren’t immune. For example, U.S. EPA Energy Star states that “energy costs are the largest expense for school districts after salaries and benefits.”
    The 2011 fiscal year expenditures for LaRue County Schools showed $367,049.89 for electricity, $60,474.06 for natural gas, and $42,695.57 for water and sewage.