Today's News

  • Tomato Problems in the Garden

    There is nothing better than the first, juicy, red tomato from the garden. So you can imagine the disappointment of many local gardeners when reaching for one on the vine only to find that all of the leaves on their tomato plants are dying from the ground up!

  • Farm calendar - July 12, 2017

    Pesticide container recycling

  • New fishing regulations proposed for 2018

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new fishing regulations at a special called meeting on Friday, July 7.

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

    If approved by legislators, fisheries regulations proposed at the meeting would take effect March 1, 2018.

  • Help Wanted for Wild Turkey Survey

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is calling on interested hunters and citizens to participate in a simple survey of wild turkeys this summer. Data resulting from the survey will provide valuable information for the department’s turkey management program.

  • Cooking corner - July 12, 2017

    Corn Pie

    4 oz butter, melted 


    1/2 cup onion

    1/2 cup sweet pepper

    1/2 cup cornmeal

     8 oz evaporated milk

    2 eggs, beated

    12 oz creamed style corn

    10 oz whole kernel corn

    Pour into 8x8 square pan

    Bake 350 degree for 35-40 minutes

  • Camp Invention continues to grow

    When Kathy Ross began her first year as director of Camp Invention, she had a camp of 55 youngsters, which she thought was a decent start for a rural county’s initial year.

    Numbers have grown! This year’s ninth camp, which began Monday and runs through Friday at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, is the largest in the state with a maximum 125 campers enrolled and four on the waiting list.

  • Learning half a world away

    Bryce Lawler, who would be spending his senior year studying at LaRue County High School this fall, will instead be continuing his education a half-world away as an exchange student in Indonesia.

    The 17-year-old son of Jennifer Lawler is one of only 60 students selected competitively from across the United States who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to participate in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program. The YES Abroad program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

  • Two LCMS students participate in WKU SCATS Program

    The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 152 campers, two of them from LaRue County, for its 35th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 11-23.

    LaRue County Middle School students Biven Turner and Will Faulkner participated in the camp located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.

  • School calendar - July 12, 2017

    LCMS Registration

    LaRue County Middle School registration for the 2017-18 school years will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13. Sixth graders need to bring their Sixth grade physicals and immunization records (this is not the sports physical). Students will receive their schedules after completed paperwork is updated and the $20 laptop fee is paid. For more information contact the school at 270-358-3196.


    LaRue County High School Site Based Decision Making Council will meet at 1 p.m. on July 17.

  • Community News - Hodgenville

    Thought for the week: Note to Self: Nobody is worth stressing over. Move on, leave people behind, go find yourself, the world is yours. Life goes on. 

    The article by Editor Doug Ponder about the groundhogs was interesting and I hope he has found a solution to the problem.

    This past week has been a very sad week for family and friends on the death of  Dale Daugherty on July 4. I still can’t believe it and it seems like a dream. He is free from any pain. Soar to the stars, my friend.