Today's News

  • COLUMN: School board considered several factors in decision

     As was reported in The LaRue County Herald News last week, the LaRue County Board of Education voted to make June 4, 2014 closing day for students.  Graduation will be Friday, June 6.

    Despite missing 13 days of school, a full week of Spring Break is intact and everyone is off Memorial Day.

  • Hintons named certified farm market

     Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market in LaRue County is one of the 104 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

  • Middle schoolers compete in MathCounts, Quick Recall


    Skyler Hornback, a LaRue County Middle School eighth-grade student, won a scholarship while placing in the top-10 in three competitions during the past week.

    On March 22, he took 10th among middle school students throughout Kentucky competing in MathCounts at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville.  

    His placement earned him a $1500 four-year tuition scholarship to add to the three other scholarships he has won through MathCounts, according to his academic team coach Doris Jean Holleran.

  • PHOTO: Shopko makes donation to schools

     Shopko’s Assistant Manager Debbie Godby presented Superintendent Sam Sanders a check for $1,250 to the LaRue County Schools.

  • Usher Board celebrates 44 years

    Sunday was the 44th anniversary of the Usher Board at First Baptist Hodgenville. The afternoon guest was Dr. B.T. Bishop and his congregation from First Baptist Elizabethtown.

  • Elementary students compete in Governor's Cup

    Hodgenville Elementary School placed fourth overall Saturday at the Regional Governor's Cup Competition held at Glasscock Elementary in Lebanon. Sixteen schools participated.

  • Steve Cox to manage golf course

     LaRue County Golf Course’s new manager and head pro, Steve Cox, wants to increase membership and visitors while, in his words, making the 18-hole course as “good as it can be.”

    A lifelong resident of Hodgenville, Cox has played the game since he was a young kid putting golf balls into holes formed from empty tin cans. During the 57-year-old golfer’s career, he has won 23 amateur and 54 pro tournaments and is the current Senior Kentucky PGA player of the year.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Preparing children for school

     Not only do educators want students to be career or college ready when they graduate from high school, they also desire young children to be prepared to enter kindergarten.

    To provide community leaders, community early childhood councils, and school districts with data to assist in developing local strategies for helping these children arrive at kindergarten ready to do kindergarten work, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood released last week early childhood data for each county in Kentucky.

  • PHOTO: Youth wrestlers honored


    These youth wrestlers were honored at Hodgenville Elementary School for competing at the state tournament. Front from left, Conner Lambert, Seth Redmon; middle, Thomas Hoppes, Trent Redmon; back, Dylan Lambert and Thomas Boone.

  • Pipeline bill passes house

     FRANKFORT- Eminent domain could not be used to build pipelines that transport natural gas liquids through the Commonwealth under a bill that cleared the House on March 21, 75-16.