Today's News

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteers name officers

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers president Rita Smith announced officers for 2010 at the organization’s semi-annual meeting held in the activities center April 20.

    Elected by acclamation for two-year terms are Jim Kessler, secretary; Wanda West, treasurer; Juanita Sprowls, assistant treasurer; Tickle Ragland, historian.

  • ECTC honors banquet recognizes students

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Banquet recognized outstanding academic achievement  April 30 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:

    Honors Students

  • Summer annual grasses play important role for hay needs

    Summer annual grasses such as teff, sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrid and pearl millet can play an important role for pasture and hay needs. If managed properly, these grasses can provide high yields of good quality forage in a short amount of time.

  • Extension Homemakers are generous with time, donations

    Last week the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association held its annual state meeting in Lexington. Two local members, Patsy Thomas and Mary Lou Owen, attended as voting delegates for LaRue County.

    One project that Extension Homemaker members promote statewide is the UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program. Since 1977, Homemakers have donated over a million dollars for this cancer research program.

  • Students learn financial prudence at Reality Store

    Students participating in the Reality Store at LaRue County Middle School’s gym seemed to be more careful with their money than in previous years, according to Sue Ann McCandless, staff assistant with the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service that co-sponsors the day-long event with LaRue School’s Youth Service Center.

  • 4-H calendar

    Gardening Club

    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet 10 a.m. May 22 at Lee’s Garden Center. Members learn gardening tips and receive plants to grow in their gardens at home. The club is open to LaRue County youth of all ages.

    Livestock Club

  • Scholarship Calendar

    Woman’s Club

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior attending school in LaRue County or an adult residing in LaRue County who plans to enroll or is enrolled in college or technical school for fall semester 2010. Applications are available at the LaRue County High School guidance counselor’s office, the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville or by contacting Faye Puyear, Woman’s Club scholarship chairman, at 358-4749. Deadline is April 15.

    Class of 1968 Memorial

  • 4-H Talent Show winners announced

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  • Mouser’s response to residency

    Lisa Tolliver used 823 words in her article “Candidate’s Residency Questioned.” I am Phillip Mouser, the focus of that article. Three hundred words, that’s the maximum I’m allowed in my response to the article according to the publisher and editor of The Kentucky Standard where the article first appeared. Barely one-third the space allotted for a response. Fair?

  • ALES receives TIP grant

    Second graders at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School recently experienced a week-long residency constructing their own pop-up book with Kentucky Arts Council artist Jane McTeigue.

    Each book had four-page spreads highlighting the “top spots” in LaRue County, ways in which the children could be responsible community members and persons of interest in the community. The two Lincoln statues in downtown Hodgenville also were featured.