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  • Board member questions District Improvement Plan

    The LaRue County School Board approved an updated version of the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan Monday night, but not without controversy.

    After Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor, presented the plan, board member Norbert Skees asked if this was a document he had ever seen before. Reed explained it was updated from the previous year. Skees questioned why he was listed in the document as a member approving it since he had no involvement, and she said it was meant to be the approved document after the vote at the meeting.

  • Schools to provide flu shot clinics for students

    Lincoln Trail District Health Department is working with LaRue County Schools to give the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine to children at school clinics as soon as the vaccine arrives, according to Mike Brown, the school district’s health coordinator.

    A health department spokesman said vaccine, which will be given free of charge, could arrive as early as mid November until early January, Brown stated.

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  • Four teens injured in crash

    Four teens were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Middle Creek Road, three miles east of Elizabethtown about 1 a.m. Nov. 14.

    Joshua Polly, 18, of Hodgenville was driving a vehicle eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve at the top of a hill, according to Kentucky State Police. The vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

    Polly received moderate injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Local woman faces long recovery after motorcycle wreck

    A Hodgenville woman has a long recovery ahead after being injured in a motorcycle crash Nov. 8.

    Pamela McClain, 47, lost control of her Yamaha motorcycle and struck a guardrail while traveling eastbound on KY 84, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department police report. The impact launched her over the guardrail where personnel from Nelson County EMS and the Rolling Fork Fire Department rescued her.

    She was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Fourth bicentennial penny released in Washington

    The United States Mint launched the fourth 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin Nov. 12 in a ceremony held at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

    About 40 LaRue Countians attended the ceremony, arriving by tour bus.

    The coin, bearing a reverse (tails side) design emblematic of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency in Washington, D.C., is the final coin in the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Program. 

  • Christmas on the Square is today

    A community-wide Christmas celebration will be held Saturday on Lincoln Square – complete with a visit from Santa.

    Events begin at 4 p.m. with storytelling in The Lincoln Museum, free horse and carriage rides provided by Tom Smith and dulcimer music by Alice Burton in the Community Room.

  • University christens Brockman Center today

    Campbellsville University will recognize the generosity of two major donors for its Hodgenville campus tomorrow.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the new Brockman Center is at 1 p.m. at 606 N. Lincoln Blvd., according to Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator for the university.

    The campus is named in honor of former Hodgenville resident Dr. E. Britt Brockman.

  • Jonesville resident hurt in motocross crash

    A Magnolia area man is recovering from a motocross accident that occurred over the weekend.

    Doug Wells, 40, of Jonesville was driving in a father-son motocross event in Trimble County when he made a jump that went awry, according to his brother A. Wells.

    He suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a neurological injury. He underwent surgery Tuesday at University of Louisville Hospital. A full recovery is expected after therapy, his brother said.

    The brothers own Wells Trans-Tech Inc. in Magnolia.