Today's News

  • Extension Expo is Saturday at LCHS

    The 33rd annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday, March 21, in the LaRue County High School gym.
    Seventy vendors, including commercial, service and government agencies, have rented booths to provide information and giveaways – and to meet the public. Booths will be set up by 10 a.m. and close by 2 p.m.

  • Last day of school is May 28

     The last day of school for LaRue County students will be Thursday, May 28 – as long as the weather cooperates and no more days are missed.

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to amend the calendar, making up days lost to snow. Students have missed seven instructional days this year – but will make up only six.

  • New Haven man sentenced to five years

     William L. Davis, 39, of New Haven, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court to five years in prison for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, five years in prison for complicity to cultivate marijuana (five plants or more), three years in prison for complicity to possession of a controlled substance, five years in prison for tampering with physical evidence and 12 months in jail for complicity possession of drug paraphernalia. All counts to run concurrently for five years, but consecutively to the charge of count five for a total of eight years. 

  • City Hall changing hours

     Hodgenville City Hall is changing its hours.

    Beginning April 1, it will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employees will have 30 minutes for lunch.

    Hodgenville City Council voted unanimously to make the change after councilman Mitchell Key said he had spoken with City Clerk/Treasurer Toni Burton and assistant clerk Debbie Rucker.

    The women currently are working 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour lunch break.

  • County could lose $550,000 in road funding

     Though most drivers welcome the decrease in gasoline prices, the consequent reduction in fuel tax revenue is projected to result in LaRue County losing $550,000 in road funds in the next fiscal year, an amount equal to one-fourth of its road fund budget.

    Meeting with magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 10, Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, shared those county road fund revenue projections from a letter the state transportation cabinet sent to county officials.

  • PHOTO: Matherly honored for service
  • Unemployment rate falls in county

     Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate for January 2015 was 6.4 percent, down from 7.8 percent a year ago – but up from 4.3 percent in December 2014. Of a 5,639 workforce, 359 were unemployed. The number does not count those who are not seeking work.

  • Schools upgrade digital infrastructure

     Freddie Newby knows a good deal when he sees it.

    So, when LaRue County School’s chief information officer happened across the Internet site, “DirecTV Goes to School,” he knew he had clicked onto something good.

    “(DirecTV Group Inc.) gave us 16 digital satellite receivers including some DVRs (digital video recorders) and 104 channels including some of the most popular instructional channels at no cost to the school district,” said Newby.  

  • School Personnel Changes - March 2015

     The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel recommendations

    March 16.

    Employment of:

    • Ashley Mattingly as co-junior class sponsor for LaRue County High School

    • Lauren Heil as SBDM secretary for LaRue County High School

    Resignation of:

    • David Edwards, Teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Renee Wright as head cheerleading coach for LCHS

    Retirement of:

  • School Calendar: March 18, 2015


    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.


    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. April 20 at LaRue County High School.




    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on April 13. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.