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Today's News

  • High schoolers visit Frankfort

    Seventeen local high school juniors traveled to Frankfort on April 13, as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.

  • Problem solving team to compete in La Crosse

    LaRue County Middle School’s state champion community problem solving team is making plans to compete at the International Conference at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse in June.
    The team, coached by eighth grade math teacher Doris Jean Holleran and community volunteer Tom Rossi, completed Project SMART (Share More Accessibility - Route Technology) that, with financing from Lincoln National Bank, has provided free Wi-Fi (internet) access to downtown Hodgenville since April 2.

  • ACRE program deadline June 1; informative meeting May 19

    With farmers facing a June 1 deadline to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program, Cory Walters and Greg Halich, agricultural economists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, will host meetings across the state to explain ACRE and help producers determine whether it fits their operations.
    The next meeting is 8:30 a.m. May 19 at Hardin County Cooper­a­tive Extension Service office.
    ACRE is an optional risk-protection program created by the 2008 Farm Bill and offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Soybean field production summary

    Soybeans are in the fields for about six months of the year in LaRue County. Let’s look at a brief summary of grower actions during these months.
    May: Full‑season soybean planting should begin by mid May. Growers will burn down or till weeds prior to planting. Roundup Ready soybeans are grown most often now. Pre-emergence herbicides can be applied immediately after planting and before the crop emerges. Stand counts should be conducted to determine the quality of the stand. 

  • Tennis teams battle it out in 5th Region tournament

    The first day of the 5th Region tennis tournament brought local teams some wins and some losses, but more importantly, uninterrupted play despite rain showers earlier Friday.
    First-round play in the girls’ draws from the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College courts saw LaRue County advance three of four entrants into Monday’s second round, including both doubles squads.
    No. 7 seed Paige Nalley of LaRue County upset Hannah Rogers, Bethlehem Banshee’s No. 2 singles player, 6-2, 6-0.

  • Hawks, Lady Hawks place in top ten at track conference

    The LaRue County High School Hawks and Lady Hawks each placed ninth at the Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference meet May 10 at LCHS.
    “It may not look good in the standings due to the serious competition from North, John, Bardstown and E’town, but we actually did very well,” said LaRue Coach Jeremy Blair. “We set 21 season best performances –  which is encouraging for this point in the season.”

  • First Baptist Hodgenville celebrates 130 years of service

    First Baptist Church Hodgenville celebrated its 130th anniversary Sunday morning.

  • County deals with flooding on Walter Reed Road

    While most of the county’s floodwaters have receded during the last two weeks, an area on Walter Reed Road continues to be a problem.
    Water up to six-feet-deep has covered the roadway, less than a mile from the intersection with Old E’town Road.
    Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, described it as a “basin” area that doesn’t go down as fast as stream water to LaRue Fiscal Court last week.

  • Lincoln statue returned for repair

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, damaged when it was struck by a car April 10, has returned to its California birthplace for repairs.
    The sculpture, which depicts Abraham Lincoln at age 7 standing with his dog Honey, was dedicated in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. It was knocked from its base by a 2001 Ford Taurus that entered the Lincoln Square traffic island during early morning hours.

  • School impact on flood

    Record rain created flooding issues at McDowell Lakeview Cabins and Junior Bloyd’s storage units but one business owner thinks Abraham Lincoln Elementary School contributed to his issues.
    Owner of the cabins, Gary McDowell, explained his theory Monday night to the LaRue County School Board.