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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks take the title at Caverna

    A trio of middle schoolers led the LaRue County Lady Hawks to the championship of the Caverna Christmas Classic Dec. 23.

    Eighth-grade guard/forward Ivy Brown scored 13 points, seventh-grade guard/forward Alexis Brewer had 11 and sixth-grade guard Erin Boley scored eight as the Lady Hawks (6-3) rolled past tournament host and 18th District rival Caverna, 57-39.

    Brown also had three assists and team-highs in rebounds (five) and steals (three). Sophomore guard Nancy Howell added eight points, and junior forward Lyndsay Whitlock had six points and three rebounds.

  • Building a fence may be the easiest way to deter critters

    Building a fence to keep animals out of your garden is not something to be taken lightly, but it may be the only way to put an end to the feasting of marauding critters. One groundhog can make your broccoli patch disappear overnight. One deer can cut your perennials down to nubs in the same amount of time. A neighborhood cat can turn your garden into a litter box.

  • Updated local election filings

    Partisan candidates have until Jan. 26 to file for the General Election Nov. 2.

    In the May 18 primary, the top vote-getter in each race among Republicans and Democrats will square off in the November general election.

    Those who have filed include:

    LaRue County Judge/Executive

    Tommy Turner (D)

    County Clerk

    Linda Carter (D)

    County Attorney

    Dale Morris (D)

    Sheriff

    Bobby Shoffner (D)

    PVA

    James Q. Shaw (D)

    Jailer

  • Sports Shorts

    Silent auction for wrestling program

    The LaRue County Wrestling Boosters will hold a silent auction 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 9 in the gym lobby. Event occurs during regional duals. Proceeds benefit wrestling program. For more information or to make a donation, call 401-1369.

    Saddle Club awards banquet

    The LaRue County Saddle Club will hold an awards banquet 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Sportsman’s Lake clubhouse, Hodgenville. For more information, call Jennifer at 358-9695.

    LaRue County Youth Baseball Board to meet

  • LaRue County Schools K-12 Student Attendance Policy

    The LaRue County Public School District expects all students to attend school regularly and be in the assigned classroom on time. Regular attendance is necessary if students are to receive maximum benefit from the instructional program. We firmly believe that attendance is a student and parent/guardian responsibility.  However, every effort will be made to contact the parents of students having attendance-related problems.

  • Training offered for beginning farmers

    Backed by a nearly $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Cooperative Extension will offer a comprehensive training program for beginning farmers and those who are thinking about taking up farming.

    The Kentucky’s whole farm management education program, A Common Field, is a two-year course offered in 20 areas of the state. It will include face-to-face educational meetings at county extension offices, on-farm demonstrations and, in the second year, a mentor program that will connect beginning farmers with experienced producers.

  • Woman's Club designs new fundraiser

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will not host the Holiday Home Tour this winter due to a lack of participants. However, the club will depend on another fundraiser to assist with community projects and upkeep of its historic clubhouse.

    The club is selling a $5 calendar “A Calendar With Taste,” full of recipes from members and artwork by local artist Phyllis Blakeman. Six local businesses sponsored the calendar.

  • Farm meetings fill January

    January brings several farm-related state annual meetings and state programs important to LaRue County and Kentucky farmers.  

    The annual Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will be held in Lexington at the Embassy Suites Hotel Jan. 4 and 5. The event features the 154th annual meeting of the Kentucky State Horticulture Society, the 39th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Vegetable Grower’s Association, and the first meeting of the Organic Association of Kentucky.

  • Burglary suspects apprehended in Louisville

    Burglars hit a Hodgenville business for the second time in less than a week " netting about $20,000 in merchandise.

    The suspects, Tracy Shanklin and Kenneth Foster Sr., are in custody after being caught on surveillance cameras during a similar heist in Louisville. They have not been charged with the Hodgenville crime, however the investigation is ongoing.

    Smoketown II on South Lincoln Boulevard was broken into the first time about 10:45 p.m. Dec. 19, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

  • CAIP changes begin Jan. 1

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved changes to the County Agricultural Investment Program, during its monthly board meeting Dec. 18 in Lexington.

    CAIP was adopted in 2009 and was designed to provide farmers with incentives to encourage investments that improve current production practices and assist in diversifying farming operations.

    The most significant changes are related to fertilizer, labor, transport equipment and the annual producer maximum.