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  • LaRue students will perform in 'Our Town'

    Students in the LaRue County High School Oral Communications class are participating in a collaborative project with Kentucky Repertory Theater and two other schools to act in the play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder.

    KRT’s artistic director and professional actor Robert Brock visits LCHS one or two days each week to direct students as they rehearse the second act of the famous play. Under the supervision of assistant director Macy Bailey, students spend their rehearsals going over lines and blocking particular scenes.

  • LaRue students will perform in 'Our Town'

    Students in the LaRue County High School Oral Communications class are participating in a collaborative project with Kentucky Repertory Theater and two other schools to act in the play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder.

    KRT’s artistic director and professional actor Robert Brock visits LCHS one or two days each week to direct students as they rehearse the second act of the famous play. Under the supervision of assistant director Macy Bailey, students spend their rehearsals going over lines and blocking particular scenes.

  • LaRue students will perform in 'Our Town'

    Students in the LaRue County High School Oral Communications class are participating in a collaborative project with Kentucky Repertory Theater and two other schools to act in the play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder.

    KRT’s artistic director and professional actor Robert Brock visits LCHS one or two days each week to direct students as they rehearse the second act of the famous play. Under the supervision of assistant director Macy Bailey, students spend their rehearsals going over lines and blocking particular scenes.

  • Forest fire season arrives with fall

    Although significant rainfall marked the first few days of autumn, the Kentucky Division of Forestry is busy preparing for the fall forest fire hazard season. During the season, which began Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 15, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The law is intended to prevent forest fires by placing restrictions on outdoor burning during a time of year when the potential for dry conditions and the accumulation of leaf litter increases the risks of wildfire.

  • Shooting case to be heard by grand jury

    The case of Tracy Lynn Dotson, accused of shooting her husband in a domestic dispute in August, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Dotson’s preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 30 in LaRue District Court. However, her attorney, Carl Howell, waived the hearing and requested the charge be heard by the grand jury.

    Dotson, 32, was charged with first-degree assault after allegedly shooting her husband, Anthony Dale Dotson, 44, in the shoulder with a .357 Magnum handgun.

  • Former employee charged in theft from dental office

    An Elizabethtown woman is charged with theft by unlawful taking after allegedly taking more than $17,000 from her employer.

    The case against Jennifer Rose Priddy, 29, a former bookkeeper for local dentist Douglas L. Baumgardner, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Priddy is accused of taking $17,032.42 from the practice over a three-year period.

    A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 30 in LaRue District Court; however, midway through the testimony, Priddy’s attorney, Dwight Preston, requested the matter be heard by the grand jury instead.

  • Western Recorder editor speaks at college

    Dr. Todd Deaton, editor of the Western Recorder in Louisville, will speak at Campbellsville University's chapel service  at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The chapel service is free and open to the public.

    Deaton has served as editor of the Western Recorder since January 2009. He has also served as managing editor of the Baptist Courier in South Carolina from 1996 to 2009, and as associate editor of the Biblical Recorder in North Carolina from 1989 to 1996.

  • Toll-free number offers flu answers

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health encourages Kentuckians to call a new toll-free hotline with their questions related to 2009 H1N1 influenza and seasonal flu for the latest news and information about flu.

    The hotline number 1-877-843-7727 will operate from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

    Information on the H1N1 virus is readily available by visiting the redesigned Health Alerts Web site at healthalerts.ky.gov.

     

  • Pre-trial conference set in chiropractor case

    A pre-trial conference for Richard Gilbert will be Oct. 28 in U.S. District Court (Western District) in Louisville.

    Gilbert, a LaRue County chiropractor, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 7 on charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    The court already has heard motions from Gilbert to dismiss, which was denied, and to establish identity. The court allowed his motion for electronic filing accessibility.

  • ECTC to sponsor community choir

    This fall, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is sponsoring a community choir to sing sections of Handel’s Messiah. All singers are invited to participate. There will be no auditions for chorus members, but all singers are expected to learn their parts.

    Members of the Louisville Orchestra will accompany the performance.