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Today's Features

  • The LaRue County Herald News received the media award for its Lincoln Bicentennial coverage at the 2009 Kentucky History Awards March 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, the annual award ceremony recognizes outstanding achievements in Kentucky history.   

  • Western Kentucky University’s doctoral program in educational leadership has selected its third cohort of students.

    The third group of students will begin the program in July and will complete it in December 2012.

    Among the students selected is Kimberly Anderson of Buffalo.

    The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, WKU’s first independent doctoral degree program, was approved in February 2008 by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

  • Wendi Edwards thought her career would take her to elementary education. During her college years, she worked at a child care center to help get through school and realized this was her “calling.” Edwards changed her major to pursue a degree in early childhood education.

    Bullfrogs and Butterflies Child Development Center LLC opened its doors June 8. Owners Jimmy and Patty Edwards wanted to open a business and their daughter-in-law, Wendi was looking for the opportunity to start a child care center. After a lot of hard work, her dream has come true.

  • Asthma. This is probably a diagnosis that someone in your family has heard at some point. Approximately 30 million people in the country have asthma and it continues to be an ongoing and growing problem. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting 8.3 percent of adults and 10.9 percent of children and is a common reason for excessive absences from school.  Annually, asthma accounts for 14.7 million missed school days for children and 24.5 million missed work days for adults. 

  • Asthma. This is probably a diagnosis that someone in your family has heard at some point. Approximately 30 million people in the country have asthma and it continues to be an ongoing and growing problem. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting 8.3 percent of adults and 10.9 percent of children and is a common reason for excessive absences from school.  Annually, asthma accounts for 14.7 million missed school days for children and 24.5 million missed work days for adults. 

  • Casey Whitlock Sidebottom and Katy Blair Cecil graduated from Western Kentucky University on May 15.

    Sidebottom serves as an instructional assistant at LaRue County High School and received her Master’s Degree in exceptional education from WKU.

    Cecil, who teaches 10th and 12th grade English at LCHS, received her Master’s Degree in English literature.

  • Hodgenville City Police remind residents to keep their cars locked when unattended.

    Three or four unlocked cars were ransacked on Woebegona Lane early Monday, according to Lt. Steve Johnson. Glove boxes were rummaged through and a variety of items taken.

    “Everything from medication to a purse was taken,” Johnson said.

    It’s better to remove all valuables from a parked car, Johnson said. But if they are left inside, they should be out of sight and the car doors locked.

    Some of the items were found in a nearby dumpster Monday afternoon.

  • Aleshia Pearl Akin, recipient of the Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship, was recognized as an outstanding student at Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts and Letters.

    The student awards ceremony is held each spring to recognize students who have excelled academically or who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service.

    Akin will be a senior this fall continuing to work toward a degree in music education.

  • Warm weather is a time when homeowners work on home improvement projects. If you have been contemplating improving your home’s energy efficiency, this year could be a good time to do it. Not only can these improvements benefit the environment and your wallet through cost and energy savings, but many state and federal tax credits are available to individuals who make energy efficiency improvements to their homes this year. These tax credits would apply to your 2009 tax return due next year.

  • The Taylor County Animal Shelter, the agency that houses LaRue County’s strays, has the following pets available for adoption: black lab mix, bird dog, cocker spaniel, golden lab, shepherd mix, beagle mix, two cats and four kittens

    The shelter is located at 2175 Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, or if your youth or community group is interested in a project to provide food treats and toys for the animals, call 270-465-7651.