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Today's News

  • Students return to class

    A total of 2,353 LaRue County students returned to school Aug. 4.
    The first-day enrollment has stayed relatively stable over the past few years, although there was a sharp drop in enrollment from last year as indicated by information provided by the superintendent’s office.

    2011
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School  489
    Hodgenville Elementary School  566
    LaRue County Middle School  555
    LaRue County High School  711
    The Life Connection: 32
    TOTAL 2,353

    2010

  • Plea agreement accepted in human trafficking case

    A local court case that drew statewide attention is drawing to a close.
    James Merritt Curtsinger, 64, the Hodgenville man who was charged with promotion of human trafficking, pleaded guilty to lesser charges Aug. 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. His trial-by-jury was scheduled for Aug. 8.
    In December, Kentucky State Trooper Bruce Reeves said it is the first human trafficking case opened by state police working from the Elizabethtown post.

  • BBB Tips: Back-to-School Basics

    Summer is winding down, and soon local students will be headed back to school! Chances are, you still have some major “back-to-school” shopping to get done. Whether your child is headed to grade school, high school or college, the Better Business Bureau has some Back-to-School basics.
    When shopping for anything from new attire to electronic items, BBB has these tips to help you be a savvy back-to-school shopper:

  • Western Kentucky University Spring Graduates

    Several local students graduated from Western Kentucky University in the spring semester.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0809

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Aug. 10 – 3rd-5th grade field trip to The Stephen Foster Story, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Open House
    Open House for parents is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    Wee Time

  • Route changes for ECTC campus

    Students, faculty and staff at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University in Elizabethtown may need to make some changes to their routes as fall semester classes start Aug. 15.

  • Kentucky schools aquire new graduation rate formula

    In a move toward a more accurate measurement of high school graduation rates, the Kentucky Department of Education this year for the first time has used a formula that is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education called the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate.
    Using this formula means that high school graduation rate numbers may be several points lower than in previous years, reflecting a different method of computing the rate and not necessarily meaning that fewer students are finishing high school.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 0809

    4-H Poultry Club meets
    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    State Fair exhibits
    4-H exhibits advancing to the Kentucky State Fair must be brought to the Extension Office by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15.  Items and ribbons will be returned to the Extension Office from the State Fair on Aug. 29.
     
    Shooting Sports Club meets
    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold its monthly meeting practice at 6:30 p.m. at the New Haven Gun Club on Thursday, August 18th.

  • Squirrel season begins Aug. 20

    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season, a 192-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting, opens on Aug. 20 and continues through Nov. 11. The season opens again Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 29, 2012.
    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.
    Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the outlook for the season is excellent.

  • Farm News: Updated 0809

    Pork Producers to meet
    The LaRue County Pork Producers will meet on 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Southern States holds membership meeting
    Southern States Hardin Cooperative, Inc. will hold their annual membership meeting Aug. 23 at 310 West Water Street, Hodgenville. Membership day activities start at 11 a.m. with the business meeting at noon.  

    ACRE deadline extended
    The 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production certification deadline has been extended to Sept. 1.