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Today's News

  • College Honors

    Western Kentucky

    University

    Western Kentucky University students from the LaRue County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2015 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List.

  • School Calendar - June 24, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS

    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on July 20.

    HES

    SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.

    SBDM

  • New test aims to have ImPACT

    Over the last four years the LaRue County High and Middle School student-athletes have been required to take the ImPACT test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) which is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system.

    LaRue County High and Middle School in conjunction with HMH Sports Medicine department began the ImPACT testing in September, 2011. As of today over 1,100 baseline tests and 205 post-injury tests to student-athletes in the Larue County school system have been administered.

  • Committed to community

    Words cannot express how excited I am to be the editor of the LaRue County Herald News.

    I was born and raised in Rockcastle County and had lived there my entire life. I worked as the news editor of the county newspaper, the Mount Vernon Signal, for more than three years.

    As many of you know from your own experiences, it can be scary and difficult to leave your hometown for a different job, to go to college, etc. However, this was not the case for me when I left Rockcastle County to become the editor of the LaRue County Herald.

  • Work Matters

    Our current workplace culture includes more generations working together than ever before. For the first time in history we have four generations in the workplace at one time – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials. Such a diverse group of people working together can create challenges for workplace culture, but this also provides an opportunity for employees to learn and grow as a team.

  • Unexcused absences carry stiff penalities

    The LaRue County Board of Education approved several changes in the district’s student code of conduct at its meeting June 15.

    “Almost all the changes deal with unexcused absences,” explained Rip Collins, district director of pupil personnel.

    Those changes include:

    A student who has reached eight unexcused absences (two unexcused tardies are counted as one unexcused absence) will lose the privilege to drive to school for the remainder of that school year.

  • Sunglasses a necessity for any fishing trip

    Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.

    It’s disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.

  • Passwords are good for you

    By Dr. Bob Spencer

    You hate creating passwords, you hate remembering passwords, you just hate passwords! Let’s face it, you are not alone. There are many things in this world that I dislike too, but I have to do them anyway, because they are good for me. Passwords are good for you!

  • Farm News

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays beginning June 18 through mid-August at 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd. in Hodgenville. Several vendors will be participating and meal options are available. Potential vendors may contact the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401. Stock up on local fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, beef, pork, goat and so much more.

    Split Fair

  • Lawson to retire from Ag Development Board

    Sam Lawson, a founding member of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, announced his retirement from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board after over 15 years of service. Lawson made his decision to not seek reappointment to the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board when his term expires in July. Lawson, the representative for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, will continue to serve until Governor Beshear appoints someone to take his place.