Today's News

  • Four ALES students advance in Spelling Bee

    Twenty-four classroom winners competed Friday at Abraham Lincoln Elementary for advancement to the upcoming annual North Central Kentucky Spelling Bee April 23 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Woman’s Club offering scholarship

    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. Applicants will be considered on the basis of grade point average, financial need, community and school involvement and completion of a short essay describing career goals and need.

  • Magnolia Bank awards scholarships

    Twenty sixth-grade students from Hardin and LaRue counties have been awarded the third annual Magnolia Bank Preparing for Success scholarships. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career and how they plan to pursue that career. 

    ‘“The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,’“ said Stefanie Rock, assistant vice president at Magnolia Bank.   

  • Watch for the purple prism: Traps being installed across county and state

    Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. The prisms are traps for the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.

  • KET promotes writer's contest

    KET is launching the KET Young Writers and Illustrators contest, a statewide competition designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The effort encourages Kentucky’s students in kindergarten through third grade to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original works.

  • Farm calendar

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday through October at the Extension Service office. For more information or to join the market, contact Abby Tate at 358-3401.

    Rabies Clinics

    Rabies clinics will be held June 14 and 17.

    Plantation Veterinary Clinic, 7558 New Jackson Highway, outside Magnolia, will hold a clinic 4-6 p.m. June 14.

    LaRue County Animal Clinic, 121 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville, will hold a clinic 5-6:30 p.m. June 17.

  • Hawks defeat Bardstown Bethlehem in doubleheader

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity baseball team had a full slate last week playing five games and winning four of them. They beat Bardstown Bethlehem 8-3 and 5-3, beat Louisville Central 6-1, lost to Marion County 8-7 and beat Bardstown 7-3. 

    Bethlehem bested

    The Hawks swept the Bardstown Bethlehem Eagles in a doubleheader May 11 by scores of 8-3 and 5-3. Slade Owens improved his record to 7-2 going seven innings giving up five hits and two earned runs in the first game.

  • Students claim three individual titles in speech tournament

    Seventeen schools from 11 counties met at LaRue County High School to battle it out for regional championships in the Kentucky High School Speech League Louisville Region. LCHS came away with three individual championships and two runners-up, qualified 20 entries to attend state and took third place overall.  LaRue County Middle School took two regional runners-up titles and qualified five entries for state in March.

  • Election results: Primary highlights include jailer, sheriff races

    A low voter turnout despite a large number of local races marked the LaRue County May 18 primary. About 32 percent of registered voters made it to the polls.


    In the jailer’s race, Democrat Johnny Cottrill topped the field of three with 2,093 votes. He was followed by Jimmy C. Williams with 520 votes and Daniel Trumbo with 515 votes.

  • Sen. Gibson attends Cattlemen’s meeting

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association was excited to have State Senator Carroll Gibson as their guest speaker May 11. Gibson, who was elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2005, represents the 5th Senatorial District including LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade counties.