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  • LCHS students learn about teamwork

    Students at LaRue County High School are getting more than they bargained for from their English class this year. Summer Garris’ students are learning there’s more to education than regurgitating facts.

    This semester, Garris has instituted a new method of learning. The class is working on a group project that consists of reading a book, discussing it and holding a public forum about it for their class.

  • LaRue begins ‘Work Ready’ process

    Several surrounding counties have been announced as being either “Work Ready” or “Work Ready In Progress.”

    The designation is a “measure of a county’s workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy,” according to workready.ky.gov.

  • Trooper struck on I-65

    A Kentucky state trooper working his final shift on the force was hit by a vehicle Saturday in the northbound lane of Interstate 65 afternoon while walking on the shoulder of the road to issue a speeding ticket.

    Sam Shacklette, 46, a 20-year veteran of KSP, had “about an hour left in his shift,” said KSP Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory. Gregory said Shacklette was scheduled to retire at midnight Saturday.

  • Fundraisers planned for firefighters

    By Calen McKinney

    Central Kentucky News-Journal

     

    They remain in a Louisville hospital receiving treatment, but reports are they are improving each day.

    Firefighter Tony Grider is still in critical condition and Alex Quinn is in stable condition after they were shocked last Thursday afternoon when they got too close to a power line after helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS ice bucket challenge.

  • Johnson named fair board president

    The LaRue County Fair Board selected a new president, vice president and treasurer Aug. 19 after accepting letters of resignation from Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback, respectively.
    Steve Johnson, who was serving as vice president and is also city police chief, was elected to serve out the remainder of Cruse’s term. Bob DeVary was elected vice president; and Sandy Bell was elected to fulfill Hornback’s term.

  • U.S. 68 closed in Green County

    US 68 is closed today in Greensburg to allow crew to extricate a fire truck from a basement. 

    The fire truck was parked at the car lot on the corner of Legion Park Road and US 68 when it broke through into an existing building's basement.

    Cranes are scheduled to remove the truck and will block US 68 from 8am until the truck is removed (expected by afternoon sometime). 

  • PHOTO: Water line break near Central Office

    City employee Craig Wright watches water pour down Walnut Street behind LaRue County Board of Education after a water line broke on Wednesday. Workers blocked the street so they could safely make the repair. Wright said the break was located about four-feet below the roadway surface.

  • Two injured in Campbellsville Road wreck

    Two people were flown from a crash scene Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred near the LaRue/Taylor line.
    The Taylor County Sheriff's office is investigating.

  • Firefighters critically injured in C-ville

    Firefighter Tony Grider is in critical condition and Alex Quinn is listed in fair condition after they were injured Thursday afternoon while helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

    Four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were injured at 11:42 a.m. today after a ladder from a fire truck approached power lines, and the proximity of the ladder to the lines allowed what is known as an electric arc to occur, which caused the firefighters to be shocked.

  • Three file in mayor’s race

    The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races was 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

    Candidates drew Thursday afternoon for position on the ballot. They are listed as their names will appear on the ballot.

    Three people have filed for mayor of Hodgenville: James Phelps Jr.; Kenny DeVore and Greg Harry.

    Two people have filed for school board: Farrah L. Pruitt in District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and Joanna Hinton in District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).