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Today's News

  • The greatest story ever told

    According to Emerson the story of the Prodigal Son was the greatest short story in or outside the Bible.  Many would agree with him.  The parable reveals much — the love of God in picture form, the heart of God, how far one can go from God, the hope for one in the far country and the toll of a life lived apart from God.

  • 4-H Calendar - July 26, 2017

    4-H Cloverbuds

    4-H Cloverbuds (ages 5-8 years old or K-3rd grades) are invited to 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Participants will enjoy a variety of games, crafts and activities.  Lunch will also be included.  Please call to register at 270-358-3401.

    4-H Council

    The LaRue County 4-H Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 7 at the LaRue County Extension Office. 

  • 4-H Science Skills Day Camp

    Twenty-two 4-Hers participated in a Science Skills Day Camp led by LaRue County Extension Summer Intern, Kyle Schenck.  Participants got to work on making catapults, maze boxes, bow and arrows, harmonicas and bottle rockets.

  • Farm calendar - July 26, 2017

    Farmers Market

    LaRue County Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 27 located at the American Legion Parking Lot, 636 S. Lincoln Blvd. in Hodgenville.

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Give your summer garden new life

    Summer’s heat and weather can take a toll on your flower garden. But with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

    It’s always important to make sure annuals and perennials get plenty of water this time of year, especially in later summer.  Annuals, in particular, will start to decline without an adequate supply of water to keep the ground moist.

  • Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2017 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • School calendar - July 26, 2017

    LaRue County School Board

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the LCHS Media Center.

    HES SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision- making council meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school, 270-358-3506.  

  • LaRue student participates in GSA

    A LaRue County homeschool student recently participated in the dance category of the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts.

    Anna Ronkainen along with 254 other student artists from every region of the commonwealth attended The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) at Danville’s Centre College from June 18 to July 8. 

  • LaRue Co. WKU student presents research at national microbiology meeting

    Western Kentucky University biology student Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville recently presented her research at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

    Ronkainen presented a poster entitled “Identification and Characterization of an Escherichia coli Bacteriophage Mutant Capable of Growing on a Nonpermissive Host.”

    Ronkainen, a member of the Honors College, a FUSE grant recipient and an Honors Development Grant (HDG) recipient is completing her Honors thesis research in Dr. Rodney King’s laboratory at WKU.

  • Local students graduate, recognized at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,999 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester.

    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies May 12-13.

    Local EKU graduates include: Christian Carl Pope, Hodgenville, bachelor’s of science degree in sports management and Jessi Lloyd of Magnolia with a master’s degree in nursing. Pope was also named to the President’s List for the 2017 spring semester.