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Today's News

  • Lincoln Days Railsplitting rescheduled to Nov. 5

     Due to inclement weather during the 2017 Lincoln Days festival, two well known Lincoln Days events have been rescheduled to Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m.

    The Professional, Amateur, Jr. Railsplitting Contests and the Men's and Women’s Cross Cut contests will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. in CreekFront Park.

    The public is invited to come and cheer on the competitors.

  • Lt. Gov visits LaRue

    Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton visited LaRue County last week and shared her unique life story that led her to become the first African-American in Kentucky to be elected to a statewide office and the third African-American woman to serve as lieutenant governor of any U.S. state.

    Hampton was the guest speaker at the Hodgenville Rotary Club on Thursday, October 19. Hampton started by sharing her story of the struggles her and her family faced when she was growing up in Detroit during the 1960s.

  • E.G. Sanders dies

    Longtime LaRue County educator and coach E.G. Sanders passed away on Monday, December 4.

    Sanders graduated valedictorian from Upton High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He worked in the LaRue County School system for more than four decades and was the first principal of the LaRue County High School in 1958 after the consolidation of Buffalo, Hodgenville and Magnolia High Schools. He was hired as LaRue County Schools superintendent in 1967 and retired in 1991.

  • Juveniles injured in rollover accident

    Two female juveniles were taken to a hospital after a rollover accident on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown around 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a vehicle carrying six juveniles from Nelson County was traveling on Wayne Ennis Road, on a gravel portion of the road, when they came around a sharp curve and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to go over an embankment and come to rest on the hood of the vehicle.

  • Butler receives federal indictment

    Local attorney Danny Perkins Butler recently received a federal indictment as police believe he swindled his clients settlement proceeds to pay for his gambling debts of more than a million dollars.

  • 2018 ExCEL nominees announced

    Four LaRue County teachers, one from each of the district’s schools, are in the running to be named the 2018 WHAS11/LG&E KU ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) Award winner.

    The award recognizes and rewards the contributions of public schools and the teaching profession to the development and well-being of young people and the community.

    District officials will announce the LaRue County ExCEL Award recipient at a dinner on January 11, 2018. A ceremony will follow on on January 24 at the award recipient’s school.

  • School Calendar - December 6, 2017

    KHIC Wee Time

  • LCHS students receive firsthand business experience

    For two days last week, 13 LaRue County High School juniors learned firsthand about business and economics as they participated in a 4-H American Private Enterprise Seminar at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    “The format of the program allows them to hear about different types of businesses from local speakers and business owners,” explained Misty Wilmoth, Extension Agent For 4-H Youth Development at University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, which, with Nolin RECC and the LaRue County 4-H Council, sponsored the seminar.

  • Farm Calendar - December 6, 2017

    Producer Best Practice Training

    There will be a Producer Best Practice Training at 2:30 p.m on December 6 at the LaRue County Extension Office. This training will replace the former GAP training for vegetable producers and is required if you wish to hand out samples of your produce at the Farmers Market or roadside stands. The training will last around 2 hours. There will be another training opportunity in January.

    Beef quality and care assurance training

  • Holbert wins KAFCS award