Today's News

  • Take these steps to reduce mosquito populations

    Last week’s column covered some general aspects of mosquitoes, their development and general controls, especially larval control. Let’s review some practical, fairly simple, non-pesticide, environmentally friendly ways to reduce mosquito populations. Following the steps below will keep your property from becoming a prime mosquito breeding ground:

    • Since used tires are a primary mosquito breeding area, remove all discarded tires.

  • LaRue students getting to school and staying

    Non-academic data reports, released this month by the Kentucky Department of Education for school year 2008-09, show LaRue County Schools with over a 96 percent graduation rate, above 95 percent attendance rate and with zero dropouts.

    The data also includes results from retention and successful transition to adult life, which with dropout, attendance, and graduation rates, comprise the non-academic component of the Kentucky School Testing System and parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.

  • Farm calendar

    Home canning vegetables DVD demonstrations

    During the growing season, the Extension Office will show DVD segments demonstrating how-to techniques on home canning and freezing during farmers market hours. June 25 and 29 will show segment on canning vegetables like green beans. Drop in any time between 2 and 5:30 p.m. or call Abby Tate at 358-3401 if you want to view the DVD at other times.

    FSA loans available for farmers affected by flooding

  • Rape charge to be heard by grand jury

    Accusations that a LaRue County man made sexual contact with two children more than 20 years ago were heard Wednesday in District Court.

    In a preliminary hearing, LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause to send the case against Charlie Monroe Warren to a grand jury.

  • Community calendar

  • HES students fight the good fight against cancer

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School joined the battle against cancer last week as they held a Mini-Relay at the school. This was the second Mini Relay the school has hosted and it is growing each year. The Mini Relay was combined with field day to make a fun-filled day in the sun as a celebration of the hard work students and staff have done all year in raising money to fight cancer. This year the school went beyond the amount they raised last year to a whopping $7,588.81.

  • Honor all who served

    We are the 12 children of Allen and Louise Cooper – seven boys and five girls.

    Our grandfather, Herbert Brown served this country in the U.S. Army during World War I. Our father was in the army, serving in the European theater during World War II.

    Of the seven Cooper sons, five served this country in some branch of military service.

    I wish to speak to this council about our brother Spec. 4th Class Carl Dalton Cooper.

  • Campbellsville University awards 474 diplomas

    Campbellsville University awarded 474 diplomas to graduates in May commencement  ceremonies.

    Students include:

    Alan Scott Thomas of New Haven – master of arts in education;

    Christopher Lane Taylor of Hodgenville – bachelor of science in pastoral ministries with a minor in music. Taylor is a graduate of Muhlenberg North High School and is married to Mandy Taylor;

  • ALES students walk for a cure

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary followed in the steps of Hodgenville Elementary with its own Mini-Relay for Life this year. The school had participated in Relay for the past eight years, yet this was the first year that grade levels combined for friendly competition to raise money for the countywide event and to hold their own Mini-Relay complete with luminarias and banners. Held over a period of two days and in conjunction with field day events, the Mini-Relay was conducted in cooperation with Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels.

  • Careful planning makes for successful student garden

    Students in Debbie Taylor’s class at LaRue County High School have transformed what previously was a grass lawn into a “Secret Garden,” lush with vegetables and flowers.

    “This was probably the most successful project I have done in a long time,” Taylor said after holding a garden party to celebrate the class’s success.

    She and her students used shovels to dig a pond around which they placed plants, rock, and mulch. They added a concrete table and benches, plus other benches for sitting and relaxing.