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Today's News

  • LaRue begins ‘Work Ready’ process

    Several surrounding counties have been announced as being either “Work Ready” or “Work Ready In Progress.”

    The designation is a “measure of a county’s workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy,” according to workready.ky.gov.

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  • School Calender

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Fall Break

    Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES

    SBDM

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES

    SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.

    LCHS

    SBDM

  • Personnel changes announced

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Aug. 18 meeting:

    n Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    Glenda Coy, Kerry Hornback, Mary Jane Stillwell and Kristy Stillwell as part-time instructional assistants at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Donald Pack as custodian at LaRue County High Schoo

    Kelsey Walls as instructional assistant at LaRue County Middle School

    Valerie McGovern as math teacher at LCMS

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  • Career Cafe serves up options

    Career Cafe is a new program at LaRue County Middle School that allows students to gain awareness of what careers exist within the local (and broader) community, and to learn what education and requirements are necessary for various fields in which they are interested.

    Kellie Sandidge, LCMS counselor, heard about this program while attending a conference.

    “Other schools were seeing success with this type of setup and program and it sounded like an exciting opportunity for LCMS students,” she said.

  • Farm News

    Beef Cattle Association meets

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. The speaker will be Jim Akers, chief operating officer for the Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group. Blue Grass has multiple auction markets across the state. His topic will be “Current Issues and Trends in the Beef Market.” All interested individuals are welcomed. A meal will be served. For information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Early termination for CRP contracts

  • Conner, Shaw serve as Angus delegates

    Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville has been elected as a delegate to the 131st annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

    James Q. Shaw of Hodgenville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the convention.

    The men are members of the American Angus Association headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

  • Apple harvest time comes again

    LaRue County is fortunate to have two commercial apple orchards, Bennett’s Orchard near Buffalo, and Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market out Ky. 210 toward Campbellsville. Both expect plenty of apples this fall.

    Many homeowners also have apple trees.

    September and October is a busy time for apple growers. Growers usually have chosen the varieties resistant to as many diseases as possible. Ripening times will vary from year to year depending on the weather.