Today's News

  • Sports shorts - August 3, 2016

    Annual Boys in Blue Kickoff

    The second annual Boys in Blue Kickoff will take place at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at the LCHS football field in Hodgenville. The free event will include an alumni flag football game and interactive competitions. It will also include a pep rally by the LCHS cheerleaders as well as introductions of the little league, middle school and high school football players.

    Bluegrass Cell 5K walk/run

  • LaRue All-Star baseball teams finish well
  • LCHS season passes are now available

    Over the next ten months LaRue County High School’s 14 athletic programs will play host to nearly 150 regular season events at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels. This community is very fortunate to have such loyal Hawk fans. I have mentioned before that LaRue County Athletic events are typically well attended compared to other schools.

  • Farm Calendar - August 3, 2016

    LaRue Count Industrial Hemp Field Day

    An informational field day is scheduled for Thursday August 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at David Pepper’s Farm behind his shop at 4566 Glendale Road in Hodgenville. There will be signs posted. Representatives from UK, WKU, and Atalo Holdings are scheduled to speak on the basics of raising hemp. They will also be sharing experiences with raising this new crop. Come out and learn more about this new crop opportunity. For more information call Daniel Carpenter at the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401.

  • LaRue County Cattlemens Association at AGstravaganza
  • Establishing late-summer forages

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • Ribbon cutting held for Reed headquarters
  • Cooking Corner - August 3, 2016



    1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

    3 tbsp cocoa (unsweetened)

    1 cup sugar

    1 tsp baking soda

    1/2 tsp salt

    1 tsp white vinegar

    1 tsp pure vanilla extract

    5 tbsp vegetable oil

    1 cup water


  • Three nurses hired for LCS

    Three experienced registered nurses will meet the medical needs of LaRue County public school students this year.

    Cari Self

    Cari Self, at Abraham Elementary School, has worked as a registered nurse for 19 years, the past five years in LaRue County schools and before that a year with the Hardin County Schools.

    “I’ve worked for Jewish Hospital and Norton Hospital in Louisville and AcuteCare in Etown,” said Self.

  • The revolving door of teaching

    Almost every year as a new teacher opens the doors to her classroom of students for the first time, another enters retirement after a career in the profession.

    Lisa Hawkins, who retired in May after 27 years as a teacher and a curriculum specialist in LaRue County Schools, offered advice she acquired during those years as a help to the beginning teachers.

    “Be compassionate,” she began. “Show your students you really care about them as students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”