Today's News

  • Lexington will host fruit, vegetable conference

    After a difficult 2007, including a late freeze and extreme drought conditions, Kentucky’s fruit and vegetable growers saw better growing conditions in 2008. Soon, growers will have an opportunity to hone their skills when the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts a joint meeting of the Kentucky State Horticulture Society, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Short Course, Jan. 5 and 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington.

  • Band of Hawks Christmas concert is tonight

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks will hold a Christmas concert 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the LaRue County High School auditorium.

    The concert will feature the middle school bands and the high school band. 


  • KB Toys closing, files Chapter 11

    KB Toys Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with plans to close its chain of stores, including its Towne Mall location in Elizabethtown.

    The Elizabethtown store is having a closing sale, according to its manager, who was unaware of any definitive closing date.

    The Pittsfield, Mass.-based retailer cites sharp declines in consumer spending in its petition for bankruptcy protection.

    KB Toys Inc. has 460 stores companywide and six in Kentucky. It opened its first store in 1922 and is the country's oldest mall-based toy store.

  • Wind advisory in effect

    A wind advisory has been issued for 35 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, until 7 tonight.

    The National Weather Service said southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will persist through this afternoon. Some locations, especially in areas of slightly higher elevation, may see gusts as high as 50 mph at times.

    Winds will shift to the northwest as a cold front works through the region later today, with wind speeds decreasing gradually through early evening.

  • Fundraisers

    Middle Creek bake sale

    The Middle Creek Baptist Women will have a bake sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec.13, at IGA in Hodgenville.


  • LaRue schools closed again Wednesday

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Wednesday for a second consecutive day.

    The winter storm which arrived early Monday evening and lasted through the Tuesday morning rush hour brought freezing rain and the first appreciable snowfall of the season.

    The arctic chill which arrived Monday eased a bit by Tuesday afternoon as the work of road crews became evident on major city, county and state roads. Many neighborhood streets and sidewalks remain covered in snow and ice prompting the school system to cancel classes again Wednesday.

  • What are the sounds of Christmas telling us?

    The sounds of Christmas come from everywhere – radio, television, the crowds in the stores, the traffic. Commercials tell us we have to buy certain products to have a merry Christmas. With certainty, the sounds will not get any better the closer we get to Christmas Day.


    It is possible to go through the motions and never really celebrate Christmas. We need to hear the Christmas sounds because they help us to understand much about life in general and about our personal lives.


  • School calendar


    Nov. 26-28 – Thanksgiving break


    Nov. 25 – Site-based decision-making council meeting 5 p.m.


    Dec. 1 – Professional Development/Comprehensive Improvement Plan Committee meets at 3:15 p.m. in the school library.

    Dec. 4 – LCMS boys' basketball vs. Adair County

    Dec. 6 – 6th grade Academic Showcase at Boston Elementary

    Dec. 7 – Kelly Dean Sanders dinner at LCHS cafeteria


    Wee Time

  • 4-H calendar

    Sewing class

    A beginner’s 4-H sewing class will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Extension Service office. Call the Extension Service at 358-3401 to register. If you have your own sewing machine, bring it with you to the class.



    4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. Activities are for LaRue County youth ages 5-8.  Monthly meetings are held. New participants should register through the Extension office. Call 358-3401 for more information.

  • Headlines from the Herald News

    Here are a few of the top headlines in this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.