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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • J.C. Spalding completes Centre soccer season

    J.C. Spalding of New Haven, a student at Centre College in Danville, was a member of the college’s soccer team during the fall season.

    He is the son of Mike and Sandy Spalding of New Haven and a financial economics major.

    Spalding played goalkeeper, recording a shutout against Trine University.

    He was a member of the All-District and All-Region teams his junior and senior years at Nelson County High School and a member of the Academic All-State Team all four years.

  • Stroke symptoms should be treated quickly

    I was at my grandmother’s recently for my weekly visit when something strange happened. We were talking about how silly one of my dogs was acting, and I noticed Mamaw was having trouble saying the dog’s name. It’s Bree — not very difficult — so I knew something was wrong. I looked up at Mamaw and saw that the right side of her face was drooping. Her mouth formed a half frown and didn’t move on that side when she tried to speak.

  • Mat Hawks take fifth in Smoky Mountain Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks took fifth in the 18-team Smoky Mountain Duals Dec. 22-23.

    The team went 4-0 on the first day of competition, defeating Beech, Tenn. 65-5; Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. 36-25; All-Stars 84-0; and Gibbs, Tenn. 63-6. The Hawks lost to Gilmer, Ga. 43-14.

    Jefferson, Ga. (9-0) beat Gilmer 34-20 to win the title.

    Results from the first day of the Smoky Mountain Duals:

    LARUE COUNTY (4-1)

    103: Spencer Hines – 4-1

    112: Nick Paden – 5-0

    119: Raymundo Perez – 1-3

    125: Caleb Canter – 4-1

  • UK provides services for LaRue County

    When he became the University of Kentucky’s 11th president in 2001, Lee T. Todd Jr. said he envisioned UK’s campus “stretching from Pikeville to Paducah.”

    It’s a vision that UK has taken to heart, as evidenced by the fact that the university’s scientists are conducting research in every one of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

    That includes LaRue County, where the College of Agriculture is helping farmers become more productive through no-till methods.