Today's News

  • 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.

  • 'Trouble with the Curve' shows May 25

     The next installment of Free Movie Night is the sports drama “Trouble with the Curve.”

    The movie plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.

    The 2012 movie stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman. Eastwood portrays Gus Lobel, a baseball scout, who is slowing down due to age and failing eyesight. His daughter tags along as he checks out the final prospect of his career.

  • PHOTO: Beef Month

     Kentucky Beef Council Chairman Chuck Crutcher, of Rineyville, and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association President Don Reynolds, of Magnolia, present Gov. Steve Beshear a platter of beef in honor of Beef Month. 

  • Relay for Life Schedule

     LaRue County Relay for Life

    May 17-18

    Hodgenville Elementary School


    6-7 p.m.                     Registration/Campsite set up

    7 p.m.                         Opening Ceremony; Survivor Celebration; Survivor lap; Caregiver lap; team recognitions