Today's News

  • Skaggs Reps LaRue at State DYW Competition

    LaRue County original and winner of the 2019 LaRue County Distinguished Young Woman competition, Malerie Skaggs competed in the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky competition.

    The winners of the county DYW competitions compete at the state level for the chance to be crowned the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky. The state level has the same scoring system and guidelines as the local competition.

    Although Skaggs did not win the competition, she proudly represented LaRue County, and LaRue County is proud of her representation.

  • Woman’s Club to host first annual chili cook-off

    The first annual Woman’s Club of Hodgenville Chili Cook-Off is just around the corner. From 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 the Community Room next to the Chamber of Commerce office will be filled with an assortment of chili recipes to taste, and some of the chili could be made by you.

    The Chili Cook-Off is open to the community with multiple different categories for each competiton. The Chili Cook-off, as well as the bake off located at the Woman’s Club, will be separated into three age group categories; 6-12, 13-18, and adults.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week:

    Kindness costs nothing yet it’s payoff is great!

     Think winter has finally arrived, am I happy not. Spring can’t come fast enough. Cold temperatures and cold wind does a number on my hip and back. Government Shutdown is still in full swing. Hope everyone is staying well, alot of flu and viruses been going around. 

  •  Raising Small Ruminants
  • Hydrangeas in Kentucky Landscapes

    When selecting plants to integrate in my landscaping, I’m a big fan of multi-purpose plants. I tend to gravitate to one that flowers for a long period of time but also has other attractive features such as showy bark, unique growth habits, foliage color, etc.  

  • Farm Calendar

    The Extension District Board will meet at noon on Tuesday, January 22 at the Extension Office.  The meeting is open to the public.

    Extension Leadership Banquet

    The Extension Leadership Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Reserve your spot by calling the Extension Office at 270-358-3401.  Tickets are $7 each and the meal will be provided by the South Fork Homemakers.  The Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence will be presented and the speaker is Matt Dixon – UK Senior Meteorologist.

  • Community Calendar



    The LaRue County Public Library will have their grand opening celebration at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 24. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at that time. The public is invited to help celebrate the new location at 215 Lincoln Drive, Hodgenville.


    Thrift Shoppe Training

  • Senior Calendar

    Senior Citizens Music

    The LaRue County senior citizen center in Hodgenville has music every Saturday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. All singers and musicians are welcome. For more information call Viola at 270-358-4311.

    Daily Activities

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville offers several activities daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a hot lunch (served at noon, on weekdays), nutritional education and exercise. Suggested meal donation is $2. Bingo is played at 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 270-358-4235.

  • LaRue County Library Book Club
  • Chili Cook-off coming soon

    The first annual Chili Cook-off will be hosted by the Woman’s Club from 4 – 7 p.m. on February 2, 2019 at the Community Room next to the extension office. In addition they will also be hosting a Bake-Off at the same time located at the Woman’s Club building.

    The Woman’s Club has already gained sponsors for the event but are currently seeking more. Kim Mather stated, “We don’t know all of the minute details yet because there are still a lot of things we need to decide upon.”