Today's News

  • Wheat Profitability, Budgets, Varieties

    LaRue County farmers will soon be seeding wheat for fall cover crop, haylage, hay, and grain. While wheat prices are low (as are all grain prices), there will likely be several thousand acres of wheat planted over the next few weeks.

    Profitability for growing wheat for grain or a wheat/soybean double crop this year may be very challenging. UK Extension Economist Greg Halich discusses this in his annual Wheat Planting Decision publication, which is available at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Personnel changes at LaRue County Schools - September 30, 2015

    The LaRue County Board of Education reviewed several personnel recommendations at its September meeting.

    Employment of

    Monica Spencer as Instructional Assistant at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Bill Hawkins as Assistant Girls’ Soccer Coach for LCHS.

    Tony Hatmaker as Weight Room Coordinator for LCHS.

    Cindy Voltz as Food Service Assistant II at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Gary Goode as Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach for LCHS.

    Eric Cecil as Speech Coach for LCHS.

  • School Calendar - September 30, 2015



    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-3506.


    The LaRue County High School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the LCHS conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-2210.

    School board dates

  • Rep. Mills tours LCMS reading program

    During a visit to LaRue County Middle School September 25, State Representative Terry Mills saw first-hand how teachers, through a Reading Recovery program, are helping students greatly improve their reading skills.

    “With respect to educating our kids, I firmly believe that those who start early are better prepared for future education,” said Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon who represents the 24th House District that includes Green, LaRue, and Marion counties. “Our teachers should be commended for the caring they demonstrate.”

  • New Haven School Fall Festival
  • AP on the rise at LCHS

    According to College Board data released this month, more Kentucky students are taking Advanced Placement tests and scoring higher than five years ago.

    In the past five years, the number of Kentucky public high school students taking AP examinations is up 35 percent and the number of tests with a qualifying score of 3, 4, or 5, has increased by 40 percent.

  • Taking care of your treasures

    Most everyone will agree that death and taxes are two inevitable truisms.

    But, for home or apartment dwellers another inevitable maxim can be etched in stone, stuff accumulates.

    “That’s why we’re here,” acknowledged Judy McGee manager at the Hodgenville office of Treasure Chest Mini Storage located at 1270 Old E’town Road.

    The Hodgenville store is one of three offices, with the other offices located in Elizabethtown and Radcliff. They are owned by Debbie and Jerry Phillips and operated by Mike Phillips.

  • The ever-changing art of framing

    What keeps custom framing so intriguing for Herman and Betty Allen after doing it for 30 years is the uncertainty of what job will come next.

    “You never know what you’ll be asked to frame,” acknowledged Herman, who with his wife of 54 years owns Allen’s Custom Framing located behind their home on College Heights.

    The couple began the business inside their home in 1985.

    “Our showroom was in the house and the storage area was the back porch,” Herman shared. “I did the framing in my shop behind the house.”

  • From farming to agritourism

    One local farm has evolved into an agritourism fall season attraction farm.

    Crawford Farms is located on 3999 Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown near the LaRue/Hardin County line. The farm is open through November 1 Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. until dusk, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. until dusk.

  • Senior Calendar - September 30, 2015

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information call 270-358-4311 or email Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily activities