Today's News

  • School Calendar updated 1-10

    Schools will be closed Jan. 16 and Feb. 17. Spring break is April 9-13.

    Stay and Read
    Students may stay after school and read every Tuesday until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

    Jan. 11-13 – PTO School Mall promotion
    Jan. 12  – BETA Club after school until 4 p.m. in McDowell’s classroom
    Jan. 13 – Report Cards sent home

  • ExCEL Award nominees named

    Four of LaRue County’s teachers have been nominated by their colleagues to be this year’s LaRue County Teacher of the Year Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award Winner.
    Nominees include: Tom McGovern of LaRue County High School; Jim B. Phelps of LaRue County Middle School; Heather Cline of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School; and David Edwards of Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • PHOTO: Marching toward spring
  • Farm News updated 1-10

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet
    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited.

    Ranking period ends for Conservation Stewardship

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1-10

    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Extension Office.
    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Extension Office.
     Dog Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Extension Office.  No dogs at this meeting.
    Shooting Sports

  • Farm Kids for College Scholarship offered by NFO

    The National Farmers Organization is offering Farm Kids for College scholarships to high school seniors.
    High school seniors planning to pursue an ag-related degree from an accredited college or university are eligible and must submit materials by March 12. Three winners of $1,000 scholarships will be announced April 16.
    For more information or an application, call Clara Wheatley at 270-358-8643 or write to her at 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, KY 40051 or email Helne Bergren at hbergren@nfo.org.

  • Armadillo expanding its range into Kentucky

    The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) has been expanding its range in the U.S. since the mid-1980s, steadily moving north and eastward.
    Armadillos first appeared in western Kentucky more than 20 years ago.
    “I recall the first report was a road kill in Aurora,” said Steve Bloemer, wildlife program manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
    Bloemer has worked as a biologist since 1982 on this area, bordered by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Aurora lies at the western entrance to LBL on U.S. 68 in Marshall County.

  • Set your grazing management calendar through June

     As we begin a new year, it is a good time for cattle, goat and sheep producers to review livestock and grazing management practices. Let’s consider some grazing suggestions for the first six months of 2012 (we will look at the later months in a future article) as producers attempt to feed cattle through grazing as many days as possible this year. Let’s begin with January, a month not suitable for grazing.


     Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader was sentenced to one year in jail Monday for providing narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

    Strader, 40, pleaded guilty in October to seven counts of first-degree promoting contraband; four counts of second-degree promoting contraband; three counts of second-degree sexual abuse; five counts of first-degree official misconduct; and one count of second-degree indecent exposure.

  • PHOTO: Cruising for a Cancer Cure