Today's News

  • Opportunity expanded for LaRue County Recreational Girls’ Softball

    A recent merger of the LaRue County Recreational Baseball and Softball Boards promises to benefit the girls’ leagues and give them the same opportunities as the boys league.

    According to Baseball and Softball Board President Jerry McBride, the merger took place at the end of January and it will give the LaRue County Recreational Softball girls a chance to play in regional and state tournaments.

  • Work-A-Thon seeks to invest in community

    On March 11, 2017, the youth group of Hodgenville Pentecostal Church will be participating in their annual fundraiser. This year, the youth group will be part of a program called Work-A –Thon.

    The youth group will be completing acts of services for the community set up by Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore, various projects for individuals in the community, and a project on their home church property.

  • Structure fire on Kirkpatrick Avenue
  • GED testing available at LCDC

    The LaRue County School District is opening its own GED program testing site this month at the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Previously, inmates in the GED program were transported to Hardin or Grayson County to complete testing, according to Connie Goff, director of adult and community education.

  • School calendar - March 8, 2017

    Parent Workshop: The Dangers of Sexting

    LaRue County Schools invite parents and or guardians of any 6-12th grade student to attend a workshop on the dangers of sexting. The event will be held from 6 to7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the LaRue County High School Auditorium. For more information contact the Youth Service Center at 270-358-9745.

    LCS YSC Advisory council

    The LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center Advisory Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public.

  • LCMS band participates in All District Honors band

    Several LaRue County Middle School band students participated in the Fourth District All District Honors Band February 25-26.

    LCMS Band Director Stephanie Mora said several students auditioned in January for spots in the ensemble and 13 were selected from LCMS.

    Those selected were Alex Loyall, Ashlyn Toher, Breana Blunk, Brianna McCauley Posey, Caroline Smith, Chloe Pepper, Connor Nicholas, Dalton Milliken, Gavin Whitehouse, Jacob Hinton, Kirsten Burgess, Makenna Montgomery and Michael Hodges.

  • Cattleman’s scholarship available

    The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association will offer two $500 scholarships to pursue a higher education degree to a county resident that is a member of the Kentucky Junior Cattlemen’s Association (high school seniors and those up to age 21) or the LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association (those 21 years of age and over).

  • Scholarship calendar - March 8, 2017

    County Homemaker Scholarship

    A $400 scholarship is available to LaRue County residents graduating from high school this year who plan to earn a degree in family and consumer sciences, agriculture or a related field or an adult county resident returning to college, vocational or technical school for any field of study.  Application forms are available at the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358-3401 or on the office website- http://larue.ca.uky.edu/content/extension-homemaker-organization Applic... are due to the Extension Office by March 20, 2017.

  • ALES students at KEMA
  • Wheat freeze damage likely

    On Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, temperatures dipped down to 21 F for two and a half hours. As I mentioned in last week’s article, for winter wheat that has reached the jointing (Feekes 6) growth stage, damage can occur to the developing wheat head, which is above the soil surface at jointing, when temperatures are 24 F or below for at least 2 hours.

    There was wheat that was jointed in the county and with the weather conditions we had damage is very likely. We will see some yield losses from that this summer.