Today's News

  • Off to Camp
  • Board approves several items, reviews superintendent

    During its regular meeting Monday night, the LaRue County Board of Education discussed the following:

    • Commercial Insurance Package – The board approved the insurance renewal package with Curneal Hignite Insurance Company, which came in $6,000 less than last year (even with KDE’s increase in property limits). Property is $91,044, business auto is $44,122, $10,000,000 umbrella limit is $12,768.00, and workers comp is $58,739.61 for a total of $208,343.61.

  • School Calendar - June 17, 2015

    School Board Meeting

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


    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.


  • Students reflect on future

    High School Commencement is often described as both an ending and a beginning.

    As graduates separate to follow their own pathways to adult life, they say goodbye to a school system they have been part of much of their lives and hello to those as yet unknown roads that lie ahead.

    Kaelyn Herrin, LaRue County High School Class of 2015 valedictorian, and salutatorian Cody McDowell are both aware of what routes they’ll take.



  • Program changes with the times

    Significant changes are coming to the way Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund items are distributed to students.

    “In the past, students who qualified received vouchers where they could obtain needed items at designated businesses in the area,” explained Rip Collins, LaRue County Schools’ director of pupil personnel who is in charge of the charitable program.

    “Now, students will receive a backpack filled with selected items they will need.”

  • Kentucky State Fair

    The 2015 Kentucky State Fair will be Aug. 20-30 and entry deadlines are near.

    Open livestock entries ($14/head) must be postmarked by July 10.

    Open Show livestock may actually enter from July 11-25 (received date) by paying a double entry fee ($28/head), or from July 26-Aug. 5 with an extra late entry fee of $50/head.

    Open show poultry and Pigeon entries must be postmarked by July 18 and rabbit entries by July 18.

  • 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.

    Agriculture  Development Council Meeting

  • Flight risk : bird sales grounded

    State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has enacted restrictions on bird sales and movement in Kentucky to protect Kentucky’s poultry industry and bird population from the current avian influenza outbreak.

    “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Stout said. “Poultry is Kentucky’s leading agricultural commodity, and we will do everything we can to keep our commercial and backyard poultry industries secure.”

    The Office of the State Veterinarian announced the following actions:

  • Blue mold in tobacco possible

    Blue mold in tobacco has been found in East Tenn-

    essee, and there is a possibility of spread into our area. It has been many years since blue mold has been a threat locally. Tobacco growers should take a proactive approach to the situation, and closely examine tobacco float beds and fields for signs of blue mold. Report any suspected activity to our office.

  • Sports Shorts - June 17, 2015


    Pickleball is being played 5-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the pavilion behind First Baptist Church on Tonieville Road. Free to anyone who is interested in learning the sport, a combination of tennis and ping-pong. All equipment provided.

    LaRue County Youth Baseball/Softball Fun Day