Today's News

  • Shepherd-Helm completes basic training

     Air Force Airman Justin T. Shepherd-Helm graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Shepherd-Helm is the son of Denise Helm of Hammondsville Road, Magnolia.

  • Library has several new books to check out

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books to check out.

  • Students participate in 4th District Treble Chorus

     Eleven local elementary school students from Abraham Lincoln Elementary in Hodgenville and St. Ann’s in Howardstown participated in the 24th annual Fourth District Treble Chorus Saturday in Bardstown. About 200 area students gathered for the event.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Schell reaches 100 wins

     The area’s longest-tenured prep volleyball coach achieved a major milestone Saturday at the Purples Classic in Bowling Green.

    Ben Schell recorded his 100th and 101st victories as the LaRue County Lady Hawks’ coach as they finished fourth in the two-day tournament.

    The Lady Hawks beat Fort Campbell, 25-6, 25-11 in their final pool-play match Saturday to give Schell his 100th victory. They advanced to the gold bracket, defeating Owensboro 25-20, 26-24 to earn No. 101 before falling to Bowling Green, 25-11, 25-13.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Warren East

     The homestanding Warren East Raiders continued their best start since their 2007 run to the Class 4-A semifinals with a 38-7 thrashing of the LaRue County Hawks on Friday night.

  • Four Distinguished Alumni to be honored by LaRue Schools

     The LaRue County Board of Education has named four individuals as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    They will be recognized at a luncheon on Oct. 5 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Distinguished Alumni for 2012 are Tom Fulkerson, James D. LaRue Jr., Glen Rice and David L. Walsh.

    Fulkerson graduated from LaRue County High School in 1976, from Northwestern University in 1980 and from Baylor Law School in 1983.

  • Holt takes second in trap shooting

     Cole Holt placed second in the 9-11 age group for trap shooting at the 4-H State Shooting Sports Tournament held in Berea. 

    Students from all over the state competed in this two-day tournament in various disciplines of shooting such as rifle, archery, pistol, shotgun, BB gun, air rifle and black powder. 

  • COLUMN: Be safe this harvest season

     Farm accidents are often preventable. With the fall harvest underway, let’s be careful and prevent accidents and tragedies from happening. Consider the following safety tips.

    • Be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and understand the safety procedures. Take time to talk to workers about safety.

    • Long working hours can lead to fatigue and stress, making you less alert to potential safety hazards. Take some breaks when operating equipment for an extended period of time.

  • COLUMN: Safely store and dispose prescription medication

     During the week of Sept. 23-29, The Partnership at Drugfree.org is launching the Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year effort to raise public awareness about and curb prescription drug abuse.

    Most of us will take a prescription medication at some point in our lives. It’s important to remember that medicine a doctor prescribes you is only intended for your use.

    Here are some tips for safely storing medication:

  • Personnel changes made in school district

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Sept. 17 meeting:

    Accepted the recommendation of employment of:

    • Frances Nichole Nimmo as math tutor at LaRue County High School

    • Evelyn Kirkpatrick as instructional assistant for RTI/Enrichment (videography) at Hodgenville Elementary School

    Accepted the resignation of:

    • Mark West as assistant wrestling coach at LaRue County Middle School

    • Dan Heady as head wrestling coach at LCMS