Today's News

  • Sportsman’s Lake a haven for shareholders since 1947

    On Oct. 17, 1947, a group of LaRue County sports enthusiasts incorporated LaRue County Sportsman’s Lake on a parcel of land located off Highway 210 about three miles from Hodgenville.
    For several decades, the members of that privately-owned organization have enjoyed great fishing and other sporting activities in a place conveniently located for most of them.

  • Fair Events

    n The ATV and dirt bike rodeo will have signups 6 p.m. July 25 with classes for all ages. Events will begin about 7:30 p.m.
    n The tractor and truck pull will begin with tech starts 6 p.m. July 26. The pull starts at 7:30 p.m. Classes for farm stock, antique and trucks.
    n The demolition derby begins at 7:30 p.m. July 29. Divisions for big cars, little cars and lawnmowers.
    For more information, call Jimbo Skaggs at 324-3962.

  • Mud bog returns to LaRue Fair

    The LaRue County Fair is bringing back one of the dirtiest sports imaginable – the mud bog.
    Fair board member Jimbo Skaggs is organizing the event which features drivers attempting to maneuver their trucks across a deep mud pit. It will be about 4-feet-deep, about 20-feet-wide and about 180-feet-long.
    “We’re gonna get some trucks real muddy out there Thursday night,” said Skaggs. “The bog hasn’t been at the LaRue County Fair in 20 years. Fans want to see it.”

  • Back-to-school at HES

    Hodgenville Elementary School will have its back-to-school bash Aug. 2. Students can drop off school supplies and meet their teacher and new principal, Sue Osborne.
    Students with last names beginning with A through M may attend 5-6 p.m. Students with last names beginning with N through Z may attend 6-7 p.m.
    If students are unable to attend during their specified time, they can stop by any time between 5 and 7 p.m.
    Refreshments will be served.

  • Changes made to dismissal times

    LaRue County students return to classes Aug. 4 while opening day for teachers is Aug. 2.
    Start times are 7:45 a.m. for elementary school and 8 a.m. for middle and high schools.
    There will be a change in afternoon dismissal times. Buses will load at the LaRue County Middle School and High School campuses first at 3-3:07 p.m. Buses will travel to elementary schools for loading 3:10-3:15 p.m.
    Schools will continue to dismiss early on Fridays – 1:30 p.m. for the middle and high schools and about 1:35 p.m. for the elementary schools.

  • School Calendar: Updated 07/19

    First day of school – Aug. 4
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    July 28 – Kindergarten Launch, 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Aug. 1 – Parent Orientation Night 6-7:30 p.m. (This is a change on what was originally sent home with students.)
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Aug. 2 – Back-to-School Bash


  • No ‘gauges’ for middle school

    LaRue County Middle Schoolers will return to school Aug. 4 with an amendment to the dress code.
    On July 12, the site-based council added a “no open gauges” rule to the dress code policy.
    Gauges, a form of piercing, have not been an issue at the school, according to a school official.

  • Controversy over transportation funds tabled by council

    A LaRue County Middle School site based council meeting held in May led to a heated debate regarding the schools transportation funds.
    Eddie Paden, a teacher at LCMS, told the board that other schools in the district do not charge for transportation for field trips and several schools do not charge for the trips at all.

  • Camp Invention immerses students in creativity

    The Kentucky Association of School Administrators named Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, as the organization’s vice president Friday at the Galt House in Louisville.
    Mullins, last year’s KASA Administrator of the Year, was one of several local district administrators and teachers who presented programs during the conference.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/19

    Shooting Sports
    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 21 at the New Haven Gun Club.
    Dog Club Show
    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Club will hold its show 10:30 a.m. July 23 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The show is open to 4-H Dog Club members only.  Classes will include costume, obedience, showmanship and agility and will be divided by junior and senior age divisions.