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Today's News

  • Learning to Cook
  • WKU Forensics Team begins 2017-18 season as tournament host

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team kicked off its competitive season by hosting the Fall Forensic Tournament on WKU’s campus the weekend of September 22-24.

    Former LaRue County High School student Brian Anderson, a WKU junior from Hodgenville, top debate speaker and quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the WKU tournament; second debate speaker and third in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the round-robin; fourth in extemporaneous speaking at the Alumni tournament.

  • 4-H Calendar - October 4, 2017

    Cotton Candy

    LaRue County 4-H will be selling cotton candy during Lincoln Days on October 7-8. If you would like to volunteer to help at the booth, please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

    Country Ham Auction

    LaRue County 4-H Country Ham project participants will be auctioning off hams during Lincoln Days on Saturday, October 7 on the main stage immediately following the parade. Please come out to support this group of LaRue County 4-Hers.

  • Lincoln Days Dinner

    The LaRue County GOP held their annual Lincoln Dinner at Decades Restaurant in Magnolia on Saturday, September 30. Kentucky State Senator Steve Meredith, State Representative Brandon Reed, 2nd District Republican Party of Kentucky Chair Laura LaRue and Senator Mitch McConnell’s Field Representative Will Clark spoke of matters concerning the State of Kentucky, both locally and nationally.  

  • School calendar - October 4, 2017

    KHIC Wee Time

  • Grant helps provide parents with more learning tools

    Thanks to a $5,600 Metro United Way Born Learning Academy grant, LaRue County’s family resource centers are providing parents with tools and resources to turn everyday activities into early learning moments.

    FRC coordinators Melissa Pearman at Hodgenville Elementary School and Machelle Durham at Abraham Lincoln Elementary are coordinating six workshops, three during the daytime Wee Time and three in the evening.

  • Farm calendar - October 4, 2017

    Hay Testing Day

    The LaRue County Extension Office will be out all day testing hay with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hay Testing Van on Tuesday, October 10. Cost is $5 per sample for this day only. The cost is normally $10. Please contact the Extension Office at 270-358-3401 to participate.

    LaRue County Cattlemen’s meeting

  • Kentucky Knitwits
  • Fall harvest in LaRue County

    Boyd Farms of LaRue County is shown harvesting a ‘bumper crop’ of corn in the fields near Lincoln Parkway in Hodgenville on Friday, September 29. Darrell Boyd said the crop was above average and he expected yields to be over 200 bushels per acre. 

  • LaRue County Corn Variety Trial results

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2017 was Shady Rest Farms. Seed companies supply the seed, assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow the following years.