Today's News

  • Good test scores lead to a better economy

    By Terry Mills

    State Representative

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making.  These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.

  • School calendar - October 3, 2016

    KHIC Wee Time

    Preschool children ages 2-4 and their parents are invited to Wee Time, where preschool children can become familiar with the school they will attend. The event is October 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The color for the event is orange. For more information contact Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506 or Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.


  • 2017 LaRue ExCEL award participants nominated

    Each of LaRue County’s public schools has selected its recipient for the 2017 ExCEL Teacher of the Year Award.

    Those named and their schools include Penny Akers, Abraham Lincoln Elementary; Laura Evans, Hodgenville Elementary; Bryan Hurst, LaRue County Middle; and Houston Cruse, LaRue County High.

  • Congratulations! You have won!

    If you are receiving a message, “Congratulations you have been randomly selected to win” an iPad, iPhone, Samsung smartphone, $1000 gift card, and so forth, most likely, you haven’t! This latest scam is the “Congratulations-you-won.com-yourprize.com” pop up window.

  • Farm calendar - October 3, 2016

    LaRue County Beef Producers

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401. A meal will be served, but we do ask that you bring a dessert.

     Composting: Putting your waste to work

  • LaRue County FFA Wins Eastern Region Exposition Competition

    The LaRue County High School FFA Milk Quality and Products team recently competed at the Centennial Eastern States Exposition in Springfield Massachusetts.

    Team members Alexandra Shelton, Lindsey Shelton, Lexi Smith, and Alyssa Miller tested milk samples and different types of cheeses. This team was the very first Kentucky team to ever place first place overall in an FFA competition. Lindsey placed sixth individually, Alexandra placed fourth individually, and Alyssa placed first individually.

  • Watch of deer on the road this fall

    Over 3000 vehicle-deer collisions occur each year in Kentucky and autumn is the peak season.  

    According to the Kentucky State Police, almost half of all such collisions occur in October, November and December.  November is the peak month by far, averaging around 750 collisions annually.  Three people were killed in each of the past two years.

    This time of year corresponds to the whitetail deer breeding season, which results in deer being on the move.  

  • Southern Nelson Beagle Club news - October 3, 2016
  • WEDDING: Hornback - Tkachyova

    Cooking at the grill for the LaRue County Cattleman’s Association were Truman Edlin, Chris Thomas, Craig Thompson, David Owen, Dawson McDowell, Kelly Flanders, and Phillip Larue.

  • Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Farm vehicles on public roads are annually involved in thousands of injury accidents in the United States, and more than 200 collisions involving farm machinery on public roads occur in Kentucky every year. Thus, people driving farm machinery and those driving vehicles should be especially careful and watchful.