Today's News

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers scholarships

    Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 40-county coverage area. The deadline for applications is March 26.
    Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. This is the 11th year the company has recognized dedicated high school students through its scholarship program.   

  • PHOTO: Don’t make me come over there
  • TestGear prepares students for the ACT

    Every LaRue County High School student has access to a computer program designed not only to help that pupil to score better on the ACT but also on end-of-course assessments required by the new state testing system, Unbridled Learning.
    Named TestGear, the program produced by the Xap Corporation, guides students through up to 50 hours of instruction, practice and diagnostic testing.  LCHS has a site license that allows all its students to use the program.

  • School Calendar updated 1-10

    Schools will be closed Jan. 16 and Feb. 17. Spring break is April 9-13.

    Stay and Read
    Students may stay after school and read every Tuesday until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

    Jan. 11-13 – PTO School Mall promotion
    Jan. 12  – BETA Club after school until 4 p.m. in McDowell’s classroom
    Jan. 13 – Report Cards sent home

  • ExCEL Award nominees named

    Four of LaRue County’s teachers have been nominated by their colleagues to be this year’s LaRue County Teacher of the Year Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award Winner.
    Nominees include: Tom McGovern of LaRue County High School; Jim B. Phelps of LaRue County Middle School; Heather Cline of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School; and David Edwards of Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • PHOTO: Marching toward spring
  • Farm News updated 1-10

    Goat and Sheep Producers meet
    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited.

    Ranking period ends for Conservation Stewardship

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1-10

    Livestock Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Extension Office.
    Poultry Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Extension Office.
     Dog Club
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Extension Office.  No dogs at this meeting.
    Shooting Sports

  • Farm Kids for College Scholarship offered by NFO

    The National Farmers Organization is offering Farm Kids for College scholarships to high school seniors.
    High school seniors planning to pursue an ag-related degree from an accredited college or university are eligible and must submit materials by March 12. Three winners of $1,000 scholarships will be announced April 16.
    For more information or an application, call Clara Wheatley at 270-358-8643 or write to her at 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, KY 40051 or email Helne Bergren at hbergren@nfo.org.

  • Armadillo expanding its range into Kentucky

    The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) has been expanding its range in the U.S. since the mid-1980s, steadily moving north and eastward.
    Armadillos first appeared in western Kentucky more than 20 years ago.
    “I recall the first report was a road kill in Aurora,” said Steve Bloemer, wildlife program manager at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
    Bloemer has worked as a biologist since 1982 on this area, bordered by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Aurora lies at the western entrance to LBL on U.S. 68 in Marshall County.