• GEL-IN students compete with ‘Run of the River’

    The work of 30 teams coalesced into one final competition Friday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center, where eight teams representing the eight counties in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District presented “green” entrepreneurial proposals as part of Green Summer Forever, a six-week program created through the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN).

    Grayson County’s The Water Boyz took home the grand prize for best proposal. The group outlined a water conservation project that received backing support from city officials in Leitchfield.

  • Personnel changes

    On Aug. 17, the LaRue County School Board heard the following recommendations for personnel:

    Accepted voluntary transfer of: Bonnie Brown as literacy assistant at ALES to highly structured classroom instructional assistant at ALES.

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

    •Lucille Buckley as preschool teacher for Even Start

    •Paul Richardson as technology resource technician at LaRue County Middle School

    •Rhonda Benningfield as food service temporary substitute at LCMS

  • Kim Whitley retires from Boston School

    Landmark News Service

    Kim Whitley has stepped down from her seven-year tenure as principal at Boston School. Lori Indalecio, a former counselor and assistant principal elsewhere in the Nelson County School District, has been named interim principal.

    Whitley announced her retirement after a 31-year career in education, including seven years in Nelson, five years in LaRue County and 19 years in Meade County.

  • Fraze to present summer research at National Consortium

    The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University has been named to Newsweek’s 2009 list of  “The Public Elites.”

  • WKU forensic camp offers instruction to students

    Seventy-five students from Kentucky and nine other states attended the Summer Forensic Camp July 12-17 at Western Kentucky University.

    The weeklong camp, hosted by WKU’s award-winning forensic program, provides speech and debate instruction for junior high and high school students. Instructors include college and high school coaches as well as members of the WKU forensic team.

    Participants included:

  • Jeshua Logsdon attends Governor's School for the Arts

    Not only is Jeshua Logsdon becoming well known in this area as a very talented country music singer, he’s also participated in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Transylvania University in Lexington. 

    The 16-year-old son of Randy and Jennifer Logsdon of Upton, he concedes he has been singing “since I could talk.”

    “I started singing in church,” he recalled, “but my first public appearance was when I sang 14 songs at Upton Days as a 12-year-old.”

  • Endowed fund supports ECTC students

    A new endowed fund that will enhance allied health education programs and support student success at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has been established to honor Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Robbins of Elizabethtown.

    The initial contribution to the fund at ECTC was made by ZirMed, Inc., a leading provider of Web-based technology solutions for health care commerce, headquartered in Louisville. 

  • Local residents graduate from WKU

    Several local students graduated from Western Kentucky University this spring.

  • Mackenzie Harbin awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Mackenzie Harbin, the granddaughter of Marjorie Harbin of Hodgenville, has been awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for her college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Harbin, a 2009 graduate of Western Hills High School, will attend Furman University to major in biology.

    She is one of only 84 seniors in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Harbin is the daughter of Gary and Karen Harbin of Frankfort.

  • CU holds Hodgenville Kids College

    Molten lava flowed as dinosaurs walked the earth in Hodgenville last week.

    This was the scene at Campbellsville University’s first Kids College July 20-23 at Hodgenville’s City Hall.

    Fourteen students in grades 3-8 spent four half days in two of the following classes: Can you build it?, No Boys Allowed, No Girls Allowed, Mad Scientist and American Girl Fun.