Today's News

  • Newton wins customer service award

    Blake Newton, a retail sales representative at Southern States Hardin Co-op in Hodgenville, was honored as a winner of the President’s Award for Excellence in Customer Service at the company’s annual manager’s meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September.

  • Take advantage of free soil testing this fall

    Fall soil sampling allows farmers and gardeners time to utilize University of Kentucky research-based fertility recommendations before spring planting.

    The turn-around time for samples from the Extension office to the UK Soil Testing Lab is much faster in the fall, usually within a week, because fewer people are submitting samples this time of year. Spring turnaround time can approach three weeks during the busiest times.

  • Student takes third in photo contest

    Amateur photographers from across the region participated in the annual Farm Foto Assignment photography contest held at the National FFA Convention, Oct. 29-31, in Louisville.

    Jessica Walters, a student in the LaRue County FFA chapter, was selected as the third-place winner of the second annual contest, presented by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. Local McDonald’s owner/operators awarded $500 to the LaRue County FFA chapter for Walter’s winning photograph. 

  • PHOTO: Saint Catherine's delivers
  • Residents can win an iPad

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in November. The contest runs through 12 a.m. on Dec. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer one question about college, and “like” KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Hodgenville Elementary School Honor Roll (First Quarter)

     All A

  • College Application Month in full swing

    LaRue County High School, as part of College Application Month, is helping students get a head start on applying for college and preparing for careers this week.

    Monday’s activities included a job fair; Tuesday, a military fair; Wednesday, a college fair; and Thursday, college application day.

  • PHOTO: Pumpkin patch
  • It’s holiday season at the Chamber

    The Holiday Season is in full swing at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and we hope you join us in the fun. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

  • LaRue’s library has abundance of offerings

    I have heard it said that libraries are going to become extinct with the advent of the Kindle and the Nook. On the surface, this could be accepted as fact. When you dig a little deeper, you will find surprising evidence to the contrary.

    For those of you who have been following our staff articles, you already are aware that the LaRue County Public Library offers an abundance of services to its patrons.

    I want to open up the topic of the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) to you this week so that you are informed about this remarkable resource.