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Today's News

  • LCMS students ready for laptops

    Jason Detre, LaRue County Middle School principal, realizes the importance of every one of his students receiving a laptop computer this fall.

    “As we enter the 21st Century, excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program,” he said. “Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and the learning tool of these 21st century students is the laptop computer.”

  • Caven is runner-up at Tennis Open

    Colin Hart, a KHSAA All-State selection this past season at Lincoln County, won the State Farm E’town Tennis Open Sunday at Freeman Lake Park.

    For the second year, Hart fended off Campbellsville University coach Kyle Caven, a former LaRue County prep star, to claim the singles championship.

    Caven, playing in his fourth match of the day, made Hart work hard to defend his title in Hart’s 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) win in the 16-player division.

  • LCHS Students benefit from after school activities

    When I was growing up, my mom and dad always told my brother, sister and myself to “go find something to do outside.” Anyone reading this article probably has been told the same as a youngster. We typically did so by shooting basketball, throwing baseball and football, and running up and down the street. This led to a genuine interest for me to be involved in extracurricular activities during my 12 years in school, and on the collegiate level.

  • Try vegetables on the grill

    When choosing vegetables for the grill, select firmer vegetables, like asparagus, corn, peppers, zucchini or squash. Grilled vegetables can be used in a salad or served on a side or as the main dish.

    Helpful tips for grilling veggies:

    Asparagus and corn can be grilled just as they are and other vegetables should be cut into pieces large enough that they don’t fall between the slats of your grill.

    Brush the vegetables with olive or vegetable oil and season with herbs and spices to taste.

  • 4-H Camp provided four days of fun activities

    Sixty-three 4-H campers and 15 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland enjoying swimming, boating, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes and low ropes during June 24-27.

  • Pray early, prepare for the day at hand

    “Give ear to my words, O Lord” is the way Psalm 5 begins. The psalmist then gives five suggestions for us to follow that will help our prayers be heard by God.

     “In the morning, O Lord, thou wilt hear my voice; in the morning I will order by prayer to thee and eagerly watch” (5:3).

    Ask early. Jesus found asking early to be a good time for Him. Mark 1:35 says of Jesus, “And early in the morning, while it was still dark, He arose … went to a lonely place and was praying.”

  • A serving of cake, white lies and the truth

    Have you heard about the Baptist White Lie cake?

    Don’t know if this is a true story or not, but it seems that Alice Grayson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., had signed up to bake an angel food cake for the Baptist Church Ladies’ Group bake sale — Alice was known for her light, fluffy, perfect angel food cakes.

  • There's a new legend in town

    Lots of people are busy – but not everyone has as much to show for their action-packed days as Katy Cecil.

    Cecil, and her accurately-dubbed “legendary” speech team at LaRue County High School, have been featured in The LaRue County Herald News, dozens of times over the last four years. And rightfully so.

    They are proof of what the combination of hard work, talent and the right coach – at the right time – can accomplish.

  • Keep dreaded palmer amaranth at bay

    Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) is another weed that LaRue County farmers will likely encounter before too long as it continues to march across Kentucky. Initially this weed was present primarily in the west end of the state, but has been reported (at least in a single field) in counties that border, or are near, LaRue County.

    These sightings would indicate that Palmer amaranth is a growing threat to grain crop production in LaRue County.

  • Garden a tapestry of birdsong and purple corn

    Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side.

    Keep on the sunny side of life.

    I awaken each morning around 5:30. I don’t use (or need) an alarm clock because I sleep with the windows open. The first sounds I hear each day are birdsong.

    You don’t get that natural harmonious chirping in the wee hours of Los Angeles unless you count the hum of police helicopter blades as they circle your neighborhood searching for yet another thief, bandit, or burglar.

    So, a big thumbs up to life in Hodgenville is birdsong.