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  • Wintry weather doesn’t stop band reunion

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks held its 60th reunion on Jan. 23.

    The event was supposed to take place in conjunction with the boys basketball homecoming game. However, the game was canceled due to bad weather, as the area received six inches of snow that night.

    The band members, former and current, were already in attendance so they decided to go ahead with the reunion. After an hour of old band members practicing with current ones, the group ate a meal together.

  • Future plans: Anderson signs with WKU

    Brian Anderson, a senior at LaRue County High School, has been at the top of his game this year in Speech and Debate. He ranks first nationally in speech and recently won the prestigious Barkley Forum.

    As his high school career draws to a close, he’s looking to the future. On Monday, he signed a letter of intent to compete on Western Kentucky University’s forensics team.

    Anderson said he considered three schools: WKU, The University of Alabama and George Mason University. In the end, he said, it came down to location.

  • Anderson brings home top awards

    Members of the LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to Atlanta over this past weekend to participate in the 60th annual Barkley Forum for High Schools at Emory University.

    With more than 160 schools in attendance and 70-100 of the best competitors from around the country in each event, LaRue County put two entries in finals and came home with a championship in prose/poetry and a runner-up placement in extemporaneous speaking.

  • Johnson named to Dean’s List

    New Haven student Samantha Lee Johnson, a sophomore studying human services, was named to the Brescia University Fall 2014 Dean’s List for completing 12 credit hours with a 3.5 grade-point average.

          

  • LCMS receives grant for breakfast cart

    Thanks to a grant from the American Association of School Administrators, LaRue County Middle School students who miss school breakfast in the cafeteria have access to a later on-the-go breakfast meal.

    With the $8,300 award, LCMS purchased three breakfast carts and three computer tablets capable of running the cafeteria checkout program.

    The school is one-of-six in the nation to receive the grant. 

  • ECTC professor featured on KET segment

     An Elizabethtown Community and Technical College history professor has served as a consultant and was filmed for a special KET program about Hungarian immigrants and the Kentucky town they populated in the early 1920s: Himlerville.

    Doug Cantrell has taught history at ECTC for about 28 years, and is a recognized expert on Appalachian immigrants in the U.S. He is involved with efforts to restore the centerpiece of the historic town, the Himler House, which was donated to the Martin County Historical Society.

  • James Reding named to Dean's List at Benedictine

    Benedictine College, Kansas, has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester.

    James Reding of Howardstown was recently named to the Dean's List for the fall semester, which ended in December.

    To achieve the honor, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and a grade point average of 3.5 or above per semester. Of the 1,854 students on campus for the 2014-15 academic year, 528 made the Dean's List.

  • 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.

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  • 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