Today's News

  • Police department collects 30-plus pounds of outdated prescription meds


    More than 30 pounds of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs have been collected at a drop-off box at the Hodgenville Police station.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson packaged the drugs last week. They will be taken to the Elizabethtown Police Department and eventually be disposed of by representatives of Communicare.

  • Reminder: Learn before you burn

     It’s the time for spring cleaning — the time to clean out the attic, and the basement and the closets. Before you know it, you have a bunch of trash to get rid of. 

    But, what are you supposed to do with it all? The Kentucky Division for Air Quality and LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray want to make sure you know that burning your trash is not the answer.

  • School Calendar - June 4, 2014


    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is 8 p.m. June 6.


    FRC has special called meeting

    The Hodgenville Family Resource Center is having a special called meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 5, in Room 106 at HES. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506.


    ALES site-based council

  • Speech team shines at national tourny

    Last weekend, five high school speech students represented LaRue County at the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) speech tournament in Chicago.

    Students who competed were: Brian Anderson and Joey Gearon in Extemporaneous Speaking (Extemp.), Elijah Thomas and Curtis Milby in Duo Interpretation, and Steven George in Congressional debate.

    Katy Cecil, high school English teacher and Head Speech Coach for LaRue County schools said they were pretty confident before leaving for the tournament.

  • Farm News & 4-H Calendar - June 4


    Beef Cattle Association to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. June 10 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. Plans for beef events at the LaRue County Fair will be discussed. All interested individuals are welcomed. A meal will be served. For information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401. 


    Farmers Market

  • County Fair - two weeks away

     The LaRue County Fair is June 23-27, and continues to feature many livestock shows. 

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not. 

  • Welcome to the Garden of Correction (It's no Eden)

    Honeysuckle is in bloom right now, so I guess that makes this Honeysuckle Winter – which is marked by pleasant temps, humidity and pop-up thunderstorms.

    I till. I hoe. I sow.

    It rains. It pours.

    I till some more. I hoe some more. I sow some more.

    Welcome to the Garden of Corrections.

  • Sports Shorts - June 4, 2014


    Free fishing weekend

    Kentucky observes free fishing weekend on June 7-8. Every year during the first full weekend of June, anglers do not need a fishing license or even a trout permit. Normally, people over the age of 15 must have a license to fish away from their property. Normal size limits and creel limits for fish still apply during free fishing weekend, however. 

  • State Parks to host Unbridled Adventure Race Series

     Kentucky State Parks will host the 2014 Unbridled Adventure Race Series, three adventure races that will test participants’ physical and mental skills for beginners and veteran racers.

    The series is being conducted at Kentucky State Parks in partnership with Flying Squirrel Adventures. 

    Each race will include mountain biking on trail and road, trekking on and off-trail, paddling on flat or slow-moving water, and navigation with topo map and compass.

  • Michelle McKamey wins KHSAA State Tennis Tournament

    Michelle McKamey, a freshman and number three seed from McCracken County High School in Paducah, defeated number four seed Fort Thomas Highlands junior Meredith Laskey 6-4, 6-1 in the girls’ singles final of the KHSAA State Championships at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Center on May 15-17.

    McKamey overcame a slow start against Laskey, falling behind 4-2 in the first set before winning 10 of the final 11 games.