Today's News

  • Bluegrass Cellular saftey initiative challenges students

    As part of Bluegrass Cellular’s wireless safety initiative, “Drive Now Text L8R,” the company is challenging central Kentucky high school students to create a video public service announcement about the dangers of distracted driving.
    The Drive Now Text L8R PSA contest is open to students attending high school in the 40-county Bluegrass Cellular service area. PSAs must be received by Sept. 30. A panel of judges will rate the PSAs on creativity, originality and consistency of the Drive Now Text L8R message theme.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0823

    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Site-based council
    The LCHS site-based council will meet 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    Wee Time

  • Students can win $500 college savings accounts

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

  • High school ACT scores show minimal change from last year

    LaRue County High School’s ACT results released last week show the school improving in science, staying the same in English and reading, but dropping in math when compared to the previous year’s scores.
    The school’s composite score on the test taken by juniors dropped one-tenth of a point.
    The ACT, which is a measure of college readiness, is mandated for all juniors in public schools in Kentucky. It currently is not figured in NCLB (No Child Left Behind) or state accountability, but results will be publicly reported.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0823

    4-H exhibits returned from Fair
    The 4-H exhibits will be returned from the Kentucky State Fair and can be picked up from the Extension Office on the afternoon of Aug. 29 or any time during office hours after that date.

  • Showing rabbits: a rewarding activity for youth

    Because of the small size and limited needs of rabbits, owning and showing them is perfect for youth living in cities or suburbs who want to experience the rewards of raising livestock but on a manageable scale.

  • CAIP has funds for LaRue County

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $135,000 in LaRue County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program at their June business meeting. The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association submitted a proposal to the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.  

  • Farm News: Updated 0823

    Extension District Board to meet
    The Extension District Board will meet at noon Aug. 31 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public.

    CAIP grant applications
    Applications for the LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program administered by the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, are available at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Dyan Puckett is project administrator.

  • Grain field day and grain yield contests

    The annual LaRue County Extension Grain Field Day will be 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Kevin McCubbin farm at the end of Old Sonora Road, south of KY 222.
    This is the second year we have cooperated with Kevin to host our county grain variety plots and field day.

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 0823

    All-season passes available
    All-season student passes for LaRue County High School volleyball, soccer, football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, track and softball is $50. Admission for individual games is $5 per student. Football season pass is $10; volleyball student pass is $15.
    Family pass for all sports is $150 for family members (parents and school age children only).
    For more information, see Melinda Rock at the ticket gate or David Dawson at LCHS.

    Girls softball