Today's News

  • Enjoy peaches now and later with these freezing tips

    Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.

  • Community calendar

    Family Resource Advisory Council to meet

    Hodgenville Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet noon July 20 in the HES library. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 358-3506.

    Facebook Q&A class

  • School calendar


    Aug. 5 – First day of school


    LCHS SBDM Meeting

    The LCHS Site Based Council will meet 4:30 p.m. July 14 in the conference room.


    Registration for all LCHS students is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22 at the LCHS media center. Be prepared to pay textbook fees of $60 and laptop fees of $20. Laptop fees may be paid up through fall break.

    Freshman orientation

    LCHS freshman orientation is 6-7:30 p.m. July 29 in the auditorium.

  • Sports Shorts

    Volleyball tryouts

    The LaRue County High School volleyball team will hold tryouts 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. July 15-16. Attendance is mandatory both days. Any girl entering grades 8-12 may try out. A current KHSAA physical is required before tryout. Physical forms can be picked up in the LCHS office. For more information, contact Coach Ben Schell at 358-2210 or ben.schell@larue.kyschools.us.

    Soccer yard sale and car wash

  • Reunion calendar

    Catlett Mather reunion

    The descendants of Edd and Cynthia Mather Catlett will have a reunion at noon July 17 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. A silent auction will be held for expenses of next year’s reunion. Bring anything you wish to donate. Bake-off contest for cakes, pies, cookies and candy. All relatives and friends are invited. For more information, call Lorena Catlett Russell at 358-3551.

  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Lady Hawks Basketball Camp

    LaRue County girls’ basketball will hold a camp for 1st-8th grade girls July 7-9. Camp fee is $30 per girl and includes a T-shirt and three days of instruction. The camp will run 10 a.m.-noon at LaRue County High School.

    Boys’ soccer camp

  • Floods don't keep mail carrier from his appointed rounds

    A local mail carrier recently received national recognition and honors for his simple, yet unexpected, acts of kindness.

    According to Magnolia Postmaster Michael Baldwin, Harold Webb was always a hard-working mail carrier. But during the May flooding, Baldwin said Webb went above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Edwards 'excited' to umpire at Little League Softball World Series

    John Edwards of Buffalo is one of 12 umpires who’ll work the 37th Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., Aug. 12-18.

    The Green County High School graduate who lives on South L&N Turnpike, said he was “pretty excited” upon hearing that he had been selected.

    Though this is his first World Series, Edwards is a post-season umpiring veteran, having worked a Little League softball regional in Missouri in 2007 and a baseball regional in 2008 at Indianapolis.

  • There's no need to live in fear

    Fear is a word which means alarm and agitation caused by expectation or realization of danger. Some people live in fear and feel frightened about circumstances. 

  • Fort Knox tour bus took a detour into writer's history

    During the last few years, I have wished more and more that I had written down all the stories my mom and dad told me when I was growing up.

    No matter how hard I try to remember, some of those details have slipped away. But every now and then, something will jolt a memory – like the jolt you get when the rickety bus you’re riding in hits a pothole.

    Two weeks ago, I had a chance to re-visit the story of how my parents met 60 years ago – on a bus bound for Fort Knox.