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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Making schools safer

    As the new school year starts, LaRue County Schools have made some changes designed to make the schools safer for students and staff, noted Rip Collins, director of pupil personnel.

    One major change involves the signing in process at all four schools and central office.

  • Lost in LaRue - July 26, 2017

    As I explained in the July 19 edition of The LaRue County Herald News, I made a trip to one of the most remote locations in LaRue County. To get there you have to go through at least two other counties, sometimes three depending on which way you go.

    The dappled light coming through the leaves on walnut trees and the vibrant blue of chicory that lined the road had me believing what my mom told me that “I suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder,” and I needed to slow down and just take in the scenery.