Today's News

  • Take control of weeds in the vegetable garden

     Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens. But after some vigorous weed pulling on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it. 

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table. 

  • Brown joins LCS as Director of Special Education

    LaRue County Schools has welcomed Carole Brown as the district’s new director of special education.

    With 15 years experience, Brown most recently served as special education consultant for Elizabethtown Independent Schools, working with administrators and teachers to develop special needs programs and strategies. Her previous positions also include resource teacher and moderate to severe disability classroom teacher.

  • 2017 Spring WKU Dean’s list

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the LaRue County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2017 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. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*). The entire list can be found at http://www.wku.edu/mediarealtions/deansllist.php


    From Buffalo:

    Aaron D. Butterworth

  • School calendar - June 21, 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.


    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.

  • June LCS Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education reviewed several personnel changes at their June meeting.

    Employment of

    Haylee McGaw as Elementary Classroom Teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, effective August 1, 2017.

    Christina Boone as Instructional Supervisor for LaRue County Schools, effective May 30, 2017.

    Jeff Cloyd as Music Teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, effective May 23, 2017.

    Cara Hill as Instructional Assistant for Hodgenville Elementary School, effective May 29, 2017.

  • 2017 Quest Camp

    The 104 students involved in Quest 17 at Hodgenville Elementary School last week delved into a variety of activities ranging from learning how to develop a lemonade stand business to their own version of rocket science.

    The permeating principle that the gifted/talented kindergarten through fifth grade kids from both district elementary schools shared was “fun.”

    Karyn Brey, district gifted/talented coordinator and Quest 17 director, noted, “It has a camp atmosphere for them which they enjoy.”

  • Hodgenville Elementary School awards
  • Tips for making jelly and jam

    For proper texture, jellies and jams require the correct combination of fruit, pectin, acid, and sugar. The fruit supplies the water to dissolve the rest of the necessary ingredients and furnishes some or all of the pectin and acid.

  • Hodgenville news - June 21, 2017

    Thought for the week: Five things to tell yourself daily. 1. Keep trying, 2. Keep praying, 3. Stay positive, 4. Be awesome, 5. Become better. Not better than anyone else, but better than the person you were yesterday.

    For some reason the month of June just seems to be dragging by. I entered 12 items in the county fair and won six blue 1st place ribbons and five red 2nd place ribbons.

    I loved the story about Robert Hodgen’s great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter Brandi Weiss that visited Hodgenville. How awesome was that!

  • Community news - June 21, 2017

    There was a going away dinner for Tony Smith held at Sunrise Manor on Sunday, June 18 with family and friends. He is leaving for Germany on Tuesday with his new promotion. Bernice Kent and daughters were guests at First Baptist on Sunday, June 18. They also were in attendance at the going away dinner.