• SPACE PLACE: The largest asteroid doesn't cut it as a planet

    From a distance, Ceres might look a bit like any other planet you might see. It’s spherical, after all, and that’s one of the biggest requirements of planethood. But put it next to any other planet and you would quickly see that it is seriously tiny. It’s not even 1/5th the size of Mercury, which is the tiniest planet in the Solar System. This small size is one of the reasons why Ceres is classified as a dwarf planet.

  • PHOTO: Essay winner
  • Local students named to WKU’s Dean’s List

    The following Western Kentucky University students were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the fall 2014 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

    Buffalo: Michael R. Huff*, Elijah M. Thomas*, John M. Clark

  • Jeffries awarded scholarship

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College student Jonathon Jeffries has been awarded the Engineering and Electronic Technology Program Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. Jeffries is a sophomore from Elizabethtown pursuing a career in engineering.

    Recipients of the award must be a declared Engineering and Electronic Technology Program major in good academic standing with a minimum of 30 hours completed at ECTC.Preference is given to non-traditional students. 

  • Trio win at Gorlak Gala

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team kicked off competition for the spring semester by traveling to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Saint Louis, Missouri, to compete in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 24-25.

  • Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following employment recommendations at its Jan. 20 meeting:

    Employment of:

    • Kirsta Albert as first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Sue Gomez as ESS daytime instructional assistant at HES

    • Tonya Druen as temporary instructional monitor at Kids’ Crew

    Resignation of:

    • Tim Barzee as substitute teacher.

  • Scholarships

    John Deere Scholarship applicants sought

    Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial established a $2,000 scholarship available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree with a focus on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year are being accepted through Feb. 13. For more information, visit southernstates.com/scholarship or scholarship@sscoop.com.

    County Homemaker Scholarship

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary Honor Roll

    Second quarter

    Honor roll

    All A

    Samuel Bowling, Jillian Burks, Patrick Butterworth, Will Faulkner, Gabe Fortier, Logan Hawkins, Kiara Higdon, Jacob Hinton, Jacob Hornback, Harper Hynes, Hailey Kelly, Alex Loyall, Emma Madrigal, Gavin McGovern, Connor Nicholas, Carter Peace, Samantha Perkins, Alex Poore, Abby Riggs, Jake Skaggs, Brenna Southwood, Macy Stillwell, Kolby Stradley, Kinsey Thompson, Mason Thompson, Taylor Ulrich, Sandy Wilkey, Katelyn Williams


  • PHOTO: Separation of Power
  • School Board Appreciation Month

    An effective school board plays an important role in keeping local schools on track and in setting policies that affect both schools and students.