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  • August Gardening Chores


    Many short season vegetables can be planted now for a fall crop. Look at beans, cucumbers, squash, radishes, lettuce etc. Keep in mind the shortening days will cause plants to mature more slowly. Allow at least two weeks longer than the predicted days to harvest.

    Plant cool season crops like broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts and cauliflower now for best results. These crops perform better for us in fall than spring. Transplants would be recommended over direct seeding this late in the season.

  • AgLand and UK College of Ag team up for State Fair

    New and exciting things will be happening in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s booth in AgLand at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Yellow Nutsedge in Pastures


    Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) is a troublesome, difficult-to-control weed that is becoming more common in pastures with the record rainfall we’ve had over the last couple of years. Livestock don’t tend to eat it. It is also called chufa, nutgrass, or watergrass. It is important to remember that yellow nutsedge is neither a grass nor broadleaf weed, but a sedge. Understanding this plant’s biology makes it easier to know how to best control it.

  • History of the Garden at ALES

    This past Friday, a group of students gathered to work on the perennial flowerbed at ALES. The flowerbed was established when the school was constructed to bring a small part of Buffalo and Magnolia Elementary Schools along to the new campus. Nearly all the plants in the garden came from the two campuses. A few were added from the home gardens of staff members and two rose bushes were placed there in memory of former principal Amber Thurman’s mother. A bench was also added in remembrance of a student who died approximately ten years ago.

  • Cardboard Nation

    Hardin County Industries (HCI) staff have been collecting boxes for the Warm Blessings Cardboard Nation Fundraiser and Awareness Event scheduled for September 20th at the ECTC campus. Pictured from left are HCI supervisor Sherry Navarro; employees: Ben, Tony, Claden, and Vocational Services Assistant Aaliyah Jones.

  • The Landing in Hodgenville

    The Landing LLC officially opened for business on August 2 after its ribbon cutting held by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. The Landing is located under the B. R. Young Masonic Lodge at 13 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville and is owned and operated by Melissa Longhofer. “I talked to the masons right when this place was going to be available for rent and they said you know your original space is about to come open. I like having my little t-shirt shop at home now, but we could do some really cool stuff here.”

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  • School Calendar - August 14, 2019

    LaRue County School Board Meeting

    The next meeting of the LaRue County School Board will be held at 7 p.m. on August 19 at the LCHS media center


    Hodgenville Elementary School PTSO will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 in the library. All are invited to attend, including students.

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  • Distinguished Young Women Program


    The LaRue County 2020 Distinguished Young Women program will be held August 24 at 6 p.m. in the LaRue County High School auditorium.

     Five students from LaRue County will compete for scholarship money in the areas of scholastic, fitness, self-expression, talent, and interview.

    Those participants, all 17-year-old LCHS seniors, include Ariana Silva, Isabella Venegas, Kaylee Whiteman, Cassandra Wiley, and Holly Yingling.

    Below is some information about each participant: