• Scholarships: Updated Feb. 4, 2015

    John Deere Scholarship applicants sought

    Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial established a $2,000 scholarship available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree with a focus on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year are being accepted through Feb. 13. For more information, visit southernstates.com/scholarship or scholarship@sscoop.com.

    County Homemaker Scholarship

  • PHOTO: Bardstown Homecoming
  • LCHS Speech ends regular season with a big win

    The LaRue County High School Speech team traveled to Louisville on Jan. 31 to compete in the Derby City Classic – the last tournament of the regular season for 2014-15.

    LCHS brought home an overall team victory, four championships, and 22 individual wins. With regionals right around the corner, the team is gearing up to make a run at a regional championship title, an accomplishment they have not achieved since 2011.

  • Middle schoolers win academic competition

    The LaRue County Middle School Academic Team placed first overall in District competition Jan. 17 in Bardstown.

    The Future Problem Solving team of Kaleigh Graham, Victor Helm, Mason Lane and Nick Vazquez placed first. The Quick Recall Team placed third.

  • Early childhood: making the most of everyday moments

    Parents, families and caregivers can help their children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, everyday tasks and activities.

    Here are some activity ideas from the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.

  • Lee, Bryant qualify for Nationals

    Fifteen LaRue County High School students attended the Senior Beta Convention Jan. 25-26 in Louisville.

    Senior Maddie Lee placed first in oil painting. Sophomore Chasity Bryant placed second in the agriculture competition.

    Both students qualified to compete at the National Beta Convention in Nashville. The conference will be at Gaylord Opryland on June 29-July 2.

    Kentucky has 215 Senior Beta Club chapters and 17,000 active Senior Beta Club members.

  • Shooting Sports Club to hold safety meeting and camp

     The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold its safety meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the LaRue County Extension office. Any LaRue County youth ages 9-18 with an interest in shooting sports are encouraged to attend

    Another opportunity for 4-H members to learn more about safety is during the annual Shooting Sports Camp April 8-11 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. Statewide, 120 members may participate, along with more than 80 adult and teen instructors and adult volunteers. Shooting Sports Camp is for youth ages 9 to 13.

  • Wintry weather doesn’t stop band reunion

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks held its 60th reunion on Jan. 23.

    The event was supposed to take place in conjunction with the boys basketball homecoming game. However, the game was canceled due to bad weather, as the area received six inches of snow that night.

    The band members, former and current, were already in attendance so they decided to go ahead with the reunion. After an hour of old band members practicing with current ones, the group ate a meal together.

  • Future plans: Anderson signs with WKU

    Brian Anderson, a senior at LaRue County High School, has been at the top of his game this year in Speech and Debate. He ranks first nationally in speech and recently won the prestigious Barkley Forum.

    As his high school career draws to a close, he’s looking to the future. On Monday, he signed a letter of intent to compete on Western Kentucky University’s forensics team.

    Anderson said he considered three schools: WKU, The University of Alabama and George Mason University. In the end, he said, it came down to location.

  • Anderson brings home top awards

    Members of the LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to Atlanta over this past weekend to participate in the 60th annual Barkley Forum for High Schools at Emory University.

    With more than 160 schools in attendance and 70-100 of the best competitors from around the country in each event, LaRue County put two entries in finals and came home with a championship in prose/poetry and a runner-up placement in extemporaneous speaking.