Today's News

  • Comcast offers low cost Internet to qualifying families

    With today's society relying so heavily on Internet, Comcast has implemented a new program to provide certain households with students receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program, a low cost Internet service.

    The program, Internet Essentials, costs qualifying LaRue County families a mere $9.95 per month (plus tax).

    For those who qualify, there are no activation fees, equipment rental fees or price increases.

  • Registration open to win $500 college savings account

    Two students will win $500 college savings accounts at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville Aug. 18-28. The accounts are being given away by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust, the state’s official 529 college savings plan.

  • Policy for free and reduced lunch released

    LaRue County Schools announces its policy for free and reduced price meals for students under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

    Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Dee Anne Sanders, SNS, LaRue County Board of Education, 208 College Street, Hodgenville, KY  42748, 270-358-4111.

  • Bethlehem High School reunion

    The Bethlehem Alumni Committee and Bethlehem High School will host the second annual reunion Aug. 5-6 at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown. Friday night there will be a reception for any alumni who graduated in a year ending in a 1 or a 6. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

    Saturday at 12:30 p.m. there will be a luncheon for the 1961 class to celebrate their 50th graduation year. This will be held in the Sr. Mary Rachel Rooks Library. Reservations requested.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0801


    First day of school – Aug. 4

    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5

    Fall break – Oct. 3-7


    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.


    Open House

    Open House for parents is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.


    Goodwill donations benefit county

  • BackPack program takes strides to beat hunger


    According to the 2010 Hunger Study, one in every four Kentucky children is living in poverty. Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland is making huge strides in providing food to at-risk children in Central and south central Kentucky through its BackPack Program.

  • Better Business Bureau offers several tips for summer

    1. Fake Sweepstakes – Local consumers have been receiving calls from legitimate-sounding sweepstakes companies that are actually scams. At times, the caller will use a real name and act as an “official” for Reader’s Digest or Publishers Clearing House. Some victims will receive a second call from someone acting as a U.S. Customs Official at an airport that has a letter regarding the sweepstakes win and will release it for a hefty fee.

  • August marks World Breastfeeding Month

    In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.

    According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay Connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby, as well as the importance of having support.

  • Rep. Meredith donates $700 to LaRue County Schools

    State Rep. Michael Meredith made a personal donation of $700 to the LaRue County Schools Family Resources/Youth Services Centers. This donation will be used to purchase school supplies for students in need of help. From left, Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville Elementary School Family Resource Center coordinator; Sarah Hornback, director of Family Services; Meredith; Superintendent Sam Sanders; Marsha Duncan, LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center coordinator; and Machelle Durham, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Family Resource Center coordinator. 

  • Page of Lincoln's early writing on display

    The oldest known sample of Abraham Lincoln’s writing will be on display during August at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., according to Myjournalcourier.com

    It's a page from teenage Lincoln's sum book, a homemade booklet of scratch paper Lincoln used to practice math.

    Lincoln's stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, saved the book for 35 years. After the president's death, she gave it to his law partner, who gave away pages to Lincoln's friends. Ten pages still exist.