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  • Hodgenville Elementary teacher honored

    First grade teacher Peggy Newton was honored as LaRue County’s Teacher of the Year – Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership March 18.

    The ExCEL Award is presented to teachers in only eight Kentuckian school districts. It is sponsored by WHAS-11 and LG&E.

    WHAS news anchor Gary Roedemeier presented the award at Newton’s home school, Hodgenville Elementary in front of her students and peers. She was awarded a check for $1,000 by LG&E for her classroom.

  • Hodgenville Elementary teacher honored

    First grade teacher Peggy Newton was honored as LaRue County’s Teacher of the Year – Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership March 18.

    The ExCEL Award is presented to teachers in only eight Kentuckian school districts. It is sponsored by WHAS-11 and LG&E.

    WHAS news anchor Gary Roedemeier presented the award at Newton’s home school, Hodgenville Elementary in front of her students and peers. She was awarded a check for $1,000 by LG&E for her classroom.

  • City Council tables Hazle issue

    Monday night, Hodgenville City Council voted to table discussion of the Charles “Red” Hazle building due to the owner’s health problems.

    The concrete block structure on the corner of North Walters Avenue and West Water Street has been a source of contention between Hazle and the council since 2003 when the council attempted to have it razed.

    Hazle went to court and was able to stop the proceedings. He agreed to make improvements to the building and has been reporting his progress every month or so to the council.

  • Board discusses student transportation

    Student transportation was the focus of Monday night’s school board meeting.

    The board considered second reading of the update to policy 09.36 regarding transportation to school-sponsored events. The policy change states students must ride board-provided transportation or with their parent or guardian only to and from school-sponsored events when transportation is provided.

  • Extension Expo is today

    The LaRue County Extension Expo, now in its 27th year, will be held Saturday at the high school gym. About 70 commercial and service booths will offer an array of information and giveaways 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    The event, which drew about 500 visitors last year, features health information and screenings, educational services, free trees and mouth-watering pork burgers.

    “We’ll have a variety of booths and activities going on at Expo this year for the whole family,” said Extension agent Theresa Howard, who is organizing the event.

  • Free screening available for children

    The LaRue County Early Childhood Council is sponsoring a free screening for children up to age 5 today at the LaRue County Expo.

    An early childhood screening helps identify children who may benefit from educational services before they enter school and provides parents with resources that may help. Parents who are concerned about their child's progress, health issues, speech, vision or hearing may find the information helpful.

    The screening will be in the high school chorus room. Participants receive a parent video and children’s book.

     

  • World UniTea funds to aid end-of-life care

  • State FFA president to visit Washington for celebration

    The next generation of America’s agricultural leaders will play an integral role in celebrating the industry during National Ag Day on March 20. Quint Pottinger, Kentucky FFA state president, a graduate of LaRue County High School and current student at the University of Kentucky has been selected as the student representative from Kentucky

    Student representatives from FFA, 4-H and AFA from across the country will meet with their congressional representatives and carry the message of Ag Day to Capitol Hill on March 12.

  • Main Street training available Thursday

    Local business persons have an opportunity to join local government, Main Street board members and staff at a workshop on economic restructuring March 19. The program will take place 1-5 p.m. at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Main Street staff and board members receive 1/2 training credit.

    The session is free but reservations are required.

  • Agencies agree communication was needed after the storm

    Representatives from several agencies gathered to discuss lessons learned during the January ice storm.

    The nearly two-hour meeting March 5 at the LaRue County Courthouse gave emergency responders, health care providers, utility companies, city and county government and the media the chance to compare notes and discuss what services could be improved in the event of another catastrophe.