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Today's News

  • LCHS graduation set for May 29

    An end is in sight for LaRue County school children.

    Monday, the school board amended the calendar to end May 28 as last day for students and May 29 as last day for teachers.

    Graduation will be May 29.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders said this plan was the only plan to “accomplish everything we wanted to accomplish.”

    He said other plans would cause retiring teachers to have penalties on their retirements, and this plan allowed forgiveness on two days.

    Sanders also said classified staff would have to complete their contracted days.

  • Chelf cleared of conflict of interest allegation

    The Office of Education Accountability report that found financial conflict of interest for school board member James Richard “Dick” Greenwell cleared another board member, Ronnie Chelf, of the same allegations.

    The complaint alleged that Ronnie Chelf had a conflict of interest because he was co-owner of “Furniture by Design,” which the school district used as a vendor.

  • Transplants approved for New Haven 8-year-old

    A New Haven second-grader awaiting a multiple-organ transplant is one step closer to putting the surgery behind him.

    Max Dickerson, 8, son of Jeff and Emily Dickerson, received approval for the procedure Monday from Anthem Insurance and is on a waiting list to receive the organs. He needs a liver and kidneys and possibly a multivisceral transplant, which would include multiple digestive organs.

    Max was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, which causes fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys and can affect other organs.

  • Hardin County child may have swine flu

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported Kentucky's fifth probable case of H1N1 (swine flu) on Monday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It involves a 4-year-old Hardin County boy.

  • BBB issues warning about swine flu schemes

    Relying on reports from online security experts, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent e-mails and Web sites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu outbreak.

    Scammers read newspapers, watch TV and surf the Internet and they know that by using a hook from the day’s top headlines, they’ll be able to scam a lot of people, especially by phising information out of them.

  • Litsey wins national championship in forensics

    Ashley Litsey, a LaRue County High School graduate, is one of three Western Kentucky University forensic students to win a national championship.

    She and Cornelius Lee, a senior from Killeen, Texas, were tops in duo Interpretation at the National Forensic Association National Tournament April 16-20 in Springfield, Mo. Litsey also took third in poetry interpretation.

  • Frye named to Bethlehem honor roll

    Skyler Frye, a ninth grader from LaRue County, has been named to the “A” honor roll for the third quarter of the academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.

    Bethlehem High School serves students in seven counties.

  • Students compete in SkillsUSA

    Nineteen students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, including two from LaRue County, will compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs.

    Daniel “Scott” Wheeler of Sonora will compete in industrial motor control.

    William Felker of Mt. Sherman will compete in welding.   

    The competition was April 8-10 at the Exposition Center in Louisville. Winners at the state level will compete at national competition at Kansas City, Mo., in June.

  • LaRue students honored at Governor's Cup contest

    At the District Governor’s Cup, LaRue County High School advanced several students and the Future Problem Solving team to Regional competition.

    Individual winners were Ian Mather – third in written composition; Haley Edwards – fourth in written composition and language arts; Shelby Rogers – second in arts and humanities; Kaity Skaggs – fifth in social studies. The Future Problem Solving team earned second place in the district.

  • ALES selects Presidential Cabinet

    Anna Pepper and Tabi Ward are the January inductees of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Pepper is in her 22nd year of teaching with 17 of those years at the Buffalo and ALES campuses as guidance counselor. She spends long hours making sure enrollments, immunizations and records are complete. She is responsible for the ALES district testing and meets weekly with guidance classes and other group counseling sessions. She is a quiet, but positive role model to both her students and staff and everyone knows they can count on her.