Today's News

  • Laptop fees may be paid through fall break

    LaRue County High School students will register for classes July 22.

    At that time, textbook and laptop fees will be taken 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the media center.

    The textbook fees are $60; laptop fees are $20. Lower fees apply for students on reduced pay or free lunch.

    Laptop fees for students can be paid through the day the computers are handed out, according to LCHS Principal Paul Mullins. Student will receive laptops after fall break.

  • CRP sign-ups continue

    General sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program continue through Aug. 27.

    CRP is a voluntary program that assists farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits.

    During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency office.

  • Grain field day will be Aug. 31

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Kevin McCubbin’s farm on Old Sonora Road, just south of KY 222. 

    After several years with the grower cooperator being Carlos Tucker, we have changed locations and are working with Kevin McCubbin with our variety plots and field day.

  • State to construct more barriers on I-65

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday a plan to extend median barriers along a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 65 in portions of Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties.

    “Our chief concern is saving lives,” Beshear said. “Additional barriers will help provide more protection against crossover crashes and make I-65 safer for the traveling public.”

    Barriers will be added from near the 67-mile marker, north of Munfordville, to the 80 mile marker, just north of the LaRue County line in Hardin County, where a stretch of cable barrier currently terminates.

  • Band working on third album

    If the band’s name – Hooker – has raised your eyebrows, it has done its job.

    “My dad always told me it was like putting ‘free beer’ on the marquee,” said Kyle Williamson, founding member of Hooker.

    Williamson, lead guitarist and vocalist, said the name was meant to draw attention and get people in the door. Once in the door, the reasoning went, the audience would stick around because of the band’s performance.

    The band plays a mix of cover songs and original material.

  • Wheat test results provide growers with useful fall planting tool

    As LaRue County wheat growers select their wheat varieties to seed this fall, they should consider results of the University of Kentucky Small Grain Variety Performance Test. In 2010, 83 wheat varieties from seed companies were evaluated in seven locations across Kentucky. The nearest location to LaRue County was the Stuecker Farm in Hardin County.

  • Bailey a 'cut-up' with knife-throwing ministry

    If you expect a run-of-the-mill sermon when Bro. John Bailey takes to the pulpit, think again.

    Some might even call the former U.S. Army Ranger, who held services at LaRue Baptist Church near Lincoln Farm last Sunday, quite a cut-up when he preaches.

  • New personnel bring fresh talent to LaRue schools

    Several new personnel have joined the ranks of LaRue County Schools’ employees as the 2010-11 year gets under way.

    LaRue County Middle School has a new principal, Bob Bright, and assistant principal, Bobby Hart. Also joining the LCMS staff are science teachers Kendall Cook, Deena Paden and Pamela Walters; language arts teachers Andrea Gribbins and Vicky Wright; food service assistant, Pam Dosier; and part-time custodian, Elizabeth Ramsey.

  • LaRue juniors pass state ACT average once again

    LaRue County High School juniors made a “three-peat” last spring when, for the third straight year, the school surpassed the state average on the ACT.


    “Credit goes to our staff who have intentionally put strategies in place to expose our students to ACT type questions and to our students and parents who value the importance of the ACT and its role in postsecondary education,” said Paul Mullins, LCHS principal.


  • Farm calendar

    Conservation Reserve Program signup

    Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program continues through Aug. 27. Farmers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Farm Service Agency. CRP removes land from agricultural production by entering into long-term contracts with producers. For more information, call FSA at 765-2702.

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