Today's News

  • LCHS students honored in Stossel essay contest

    Stossel in the Classroom announced the winners of its third annual student essay contest on May 13.

    Local winners of the essay contest are Matthew Crain, Carly Higdon and Audry Schafer, all semi-finalists. Jeremy Luttrell and Heaven Clater both received honorable mentions. All five students attend LaRue County High School and are students in Dee Hutchins’ class.

  • Big, big fish
  • ‘Expected Progeny Differences’ in beef cattle

    Expected Progeny Differences, or EPD, may actually be the best tool beef producers have to use in the genetics of their herds.

    The breed average EPD provides a benchmark to compare beef cattle’s genetics. They are averages for the animals included in that run of genetic evaluation.

  • Farm News

    CRP sign-up
    A four-week Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up ends June 14. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP.

  • Mowing Time
  • LaRue is graced with space

    For the past 25 years, I’ve had a home in Santa Monica, Calif., a beautiful town in Los Angeles that has a lot going for it: A beautiful beach alongside the Pacific Ocean, fresh salt air and surfing.

    What Santa Monica doesn’t have is space. There are too many people, too many cars and too much residential and commercial development.

    If I wanted to plant a garden the size of Groundhog Hill, I simply could not.  There is no room in that inn.

  • Baseball, softball teams advance to district championship game

    The Hawks baseball team and Lady Hawks softball team each advance to the 18th District Tourney Championship game Tuesday at Caverna.

    The Hawks defeated Hart County 5-4 Monday. LaRue faces Green County at 5 p.m. May 21.

    Green beat Caverna 10-1 to reach the finals.

    The Lady Hawks defeated Caverna 4-2. LaRue faces Green County at 5 p.m.

    Green beat Hart County 7-1 to reach finals.

  • Mullins hired as superintendent in Garrard County

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be the new superintendent of Garrard County Public Schools.

    Mullins' appointment was announced about 5 p.m. Thursday by the Garrard County Board of Education.

    Mullins informed his staff of his decision Thursday. The Elizabethtown native served eight years in LaRue County.

    He takes over July 1.

    Mullins succeeds superintendent Donald Aldridge, who announced in January that he would retire at the end of the school year. Aldridge held the post for four years.

  • District Tournament begins Monday


  • Students compete in Special Olympics

     Six students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 11.

    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participates competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.

    Each HES student competed in the 50 meter dash and the softball throw.

    Emma Grace Pepper took first place in the 50-meter dash and third place in the softball throw.

    Makayla Pearman took fifth place in the 50-meter dash and fifth place in the softball throw.