Today's News

  • LaRue County native serves on inaugural Council at WKU

    On July 9, the English Department held the inaugural meeting of its new English Department Advisory Council (EDAC). The council will help the department foster strong relationships with alumni and friends, strengthen outreach to the communities it serves, and gain additional perspectives on its programs. EDAC will also promote “the value of an English major,” said Dr. Rob Hale, head of the department. “The study of English can lead to a variety of successful and rewarding careers, and, even more importantly, a rich, meaningful life.”

  • KY Soybean Office to Host Open House

    The Kentucky Soybean Board will host an open house at its new office, located at 1000 US Hwy 62 West in Princeton, on Friday, August 2 from noon to 4 p.m.

    “With success comes growth, and with growth comes a new set of needs,” said Kentucky Soybean Board Chairman Ryan Bivens of Hodgenville. “We have experienced a great deal of growth over the years, and the office across the road no longer served our needs.”

  • First Friday Back to School Bash

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Back to School Bash will begin at 6 p.m. on August 2 in downtown Hodgenville.

    There will be a variety of activities on the square such as live music provided by local musician Brett Carter from 8 to 10:30 p.m., sponsored by LaRue-Carey Insurance. Attendees can register for drawings, and food will be available for purchase from food trucks, and school supplies will be given out by businesses and churches.

  • LaRue County Sheriff’s Tax Audit Report

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement – 2017 taxes for LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy.

    State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Daylight Savings could be history

    You may never have to “Spring Forward” or “Fall Backward” again. The practice of setting our clocks an hour forward in spring and an hour back in fall is being challenged by Representative Bart Rowland of Tompkinsville and Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville. The measure, BR 181, would make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent throughout the commonwealth, but only if Congress first passes a federal law allowing states to observe daylight saving time year-round.

  • Kentucky Court of Appeals assigns judges to decide Hardin Memorial Health/Baptist Health Sale Appeal

    Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) announced on Friday, June 28, that the Kentucky Court of Appeals has assigned a three-judge panel to rule on Dr. Larry Hall’s appeal challenging the Hardin Circuit Court’s opinion allowing the sale of the assets of HMH to Baptist Health. 

    The Court of Appeals will likely hear the appeal in October and may issue a ruling within 60 days thereafter.

  • Firework Safety Tips

    1.  Sorry Kids, Adults Only

    Fireworks are great family fun and entertainment, but they do burn very hot and are intended to be handled only by adults

    Never let children handle, play with or light any fireworks

    2.  Follow the Laws: Use Common Sense

    Follow your local and state laws regarding the possession and use of fireworks, and use good common sense at all times in handling fireworks

  • KSP traffic safety for 4th of July

    The Kentucky State Police Post 4 will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, and LaRue County during the July 4 Holiday period. They will be checking motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including driving under the influence statutes. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.

  • Farm and Home Calendar - August 14, 2019

    Extension Board Meeting

    The Extension District Board will meet on Wednesday, August 14 at noon at the Extension Office. The meeting is open to the public.


    Extension Homemaker Lesson: Prepare to Care. This lesson will be on Thursday, August 22 at 10:30am at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Rd., Hodgenville. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call the Extension Office for more information, 270-358-3401.

    Mobile Mammogram Unit

  • August Gardening Chores


    Many short season vegetables can be planted now for a fall crop. Look at beans, cucumbers, squash, radishes, lettuce etc. Keep in mind the shortening days will cause plants to mature more slowly. Allow at least two weeks longer than the predicted days to harvest.

    Plant cool season crops like broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts and cauliflower now for best results. These crops perform better for us in fall than spring. Transplants would be recommended over direct seeding this late in the season.