Today's News

  • New assessment techniques help troubled readers

    LaRue County Schools are using an assessment technique known as benchmarking that lets teachers know in which areas of reading their students are strong or struggling.

    “Our teachers are pumped about the info they are gleaning from these assessments,” Rollanda Grubbs, curriculum specialist, said. “They are seeing the benefits and want to share what they are finding.”

    One of those teachers, Heather Cline, said, “Benchmarking gives me a clear picture of where my kids are as readers, and that, in turn, is helping me be a better teacher.”

  • Soccer: Meet your Lady Hawks

    If you attend a LaRue County High School girls’ soccer game, you can feel the positive atmosphere that has engulfed these young Lady Hawks.

    The team is loaded with freshmen – eight have started at least one game this season, if not every game. Infuse that with senior leadership by Shelby Mack and Justine Scroggins and senior work ethics by Hannah Partridge and Britney Mack. Then, there is the enthusiasm and spirit oozing out of junior soccer newbie Misty England. Her heart and love for the game is most impressive.

  • Getting to know you ... better

    Coming up in next week’s issue, you will see my weekly column of  “Getting to know you ... better”

    Being the new person in town, I wanted a unique way to get to know the people of LaRue County. I do have several acquaintances here in the county and I look forward to getting to know those folks even “better.”

    So be watching for who I run across during my journeys in and around LaRue County. Some folks you might already know, and others you might meet for the first time.

  • Garris attends summer institute at Center for Gifted Studies

    The Center for Gifted Studies recently held its annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute. This summer, 476 teachers from 91 Kentucky school districts, 17 states and three countries participated in the weeklong institute at Western Kentucky University.

    Summer Garris of Magnolia, a teacher at LaRue County High School, attended.

    Endorsed by the College Board, The Center’s Advanced Placement Institute offered more than 20 workshops for both beginning teachers and experienced Advanced Placement teachers.

  • Hodgenville Elementary deals with overcrowding

    Hodgenville Elementary School began the school year with about 600 students.

    HES Principal Penny Cecil told school board members Monday that she and her staff are utilizing every square inch of the building and do not have much more room if any additional students come in during the year.

    She said numbers are increasing faster than students are moving out, and she has already seen families coming in because of the Base Realignment and Closure at Fort Knox.

  • Farm calendar

    Goat and sheep producers meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the LaRue County Extension Service office following the 6:30 p.m. meal. All interested individuals are invited.

    Cost share funding

  • Lady Hawks win Slam Jam volleyball tourney

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks won their own tournament over the weekend, going 6-0 and improving their record to 20-3. The Ladies defeated Taylor County, Beth Haven, Washington County, Campbellsville and Marion County.

    Taylor toppled

    LaRue dealt Taylor County a sound defeat 25-19 and 25-17. Beth Haven had a 24-20 lead on the Lady Hawks in their match-up, but the Lady Hawks pulled out a 26-24 victory. The Lady Hawks won their second game against Beth Haven 25-21. 

  • Community calendar

    Chamber luncheon

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be noon Sept. 15 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. A representative from kix.com (Kentucky Indiana Exchange) will be guest speaker. For reservations, call 358-3411. Cost of the luncheon is $6 per person. The public is invited and Chamber members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.

    Modern square dance lessons

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Sunrise Volunteers

    A benefit gospel concert will be 2-4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken with all proceeds going toward the purchase of a digital projector and screen for the new nursing home chapel. Performers include Mike Ash, Ronnie Benningfield, Charles Durham, the Grimes Family, Jim Kessler, Amy Loyall and Meadowlarks from Wesley Meadows Church.

  • Creekfront plans to flush

    Creekfront Park is scheduled for another improvement.

    And to the many groups and individuals who hold events at the park, this one will provide much-needed relief. 

    The City of Hodgenville has received a $24,692 state grant to install restrooms at the site. The money is being awarded by the Department for Local Government.

    New lighting along the walking path was installed earlier this year.