Today's News

  • Cub Scouts fill Hope Food Pantry

    Cub Scout Pack 151 got into the holiday spirit last week when it collected and distributed dozens of canned goods to help needy families.

    The pack donated the goods to the Hope Food Pantry at Hodgenville United Methodist Church.

    Food pantry coordinator Susan Phelps said the food will be put to good use. The pantry opened in October providing assistance to 29 families. In November, 46 families requested help.

    “This fills a need in the community,” Phelps said of the pantry. “People are having a hard time financially.”

  • Reading is an important building block for kids

    One of the most basic skills your child needs to learn in order to be successful in school and in life is reading.  Every parent wants that for his or her child, so the following points are some ways that you can help your child build a reading foundation, as well as develop vocabulary skills that will supplement the reading.

    Label things in the home such as the table, refrigerator, doors, etc. Collect the labels and have your child put them back on the correct objects.

    While in the car, walking, or riding the bus, have the child look for and read familiar signs.

  • Bardstown Home Tour lights up historic homes

    The Stephen Foster Music Club’s annual Candlelight Christmas Home Tour in Bardstown will give visitors an opportunity to visit eight of Nelson County’s private historic homes, many built in the early 1800s, being shown off with striking displays of holiday decorations.

    Several newly constructed homes also are on the tour, as will everyone’s holiday favorite: Federal Hill, the Georgian-style mansion at My Old Kentucky Home State Park made famous by Stephen Foster.

  • Family Math Night

    Primary students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School were eager to return to school one night recently. They weren’t there for punishment, but for a night of fun and math with their parents. Family Math Night was deemed a hit by both parents and students as they measured, estimated and problem-solved their way through about 10 different activities and learning centers. The final stop was a trip to the computer lab where families discovered several excellent math sites for both parents and children. A light meal was served and door prizes were given.

  • LCMS shows improved test scores

    LaRue County Middle School Principal Corey Keith presented his school’s Proficiency Report at the Nov. 16 school board meeting.

    Keith commended his “hard-working and committed” staff and thanked the board and the site-based decision-making council for its support of the school.

    LCMS was one of only three out of 17 area middle schools to reach all NCLB targets. Out of 175 school districts in Kentucky, LCMS ranked 62nd in middle school reading and 45th in middle school math.

  • Eddie Miles returns to Lincoln Jamboree

    Entertainer Eddie Miles will present a Christmas concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lincoln Jamboree.

    He’ll perform a tribute to Elvis and songs by Conway Twitty, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

    Reservations suggested by calling 358-3545. Admission is $20.

  • Smokeless tobacco top health and safety risk at LCHS

    Many high schools across the nation are plagued by gang activity, weapons in the classroom and outbreaks of violence, according to The National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

    At LaRue County High School, however, one of the biggest problems is smokeless tobacco.

    Students dipping, chewing and spitting tobacco was ranked as one of the top health and safety issues by students and teachers at the school, according to The Kentucky Center for School Safety. Graffiti, crowded hallways and a hectic parking lot also made the list.

  • Basketball Hawks drop season opener

    The LaRue County Hawks started their varsity basketball season Saturday night, with a tough three-point loss to a good Casey County team, 70-67.

    “We played hard and the guys never gave up,” said Coach Paul Childress. “I was very proud of the effort. We just made too many mistakes in the fourth quarter at crucial times. This is something that we will get better at I am sure.”

  • LCHS Speech Team wins top honors

    Over the past two weeks, the LaRue County High School speech team has competed in four invitational tournaments and won several individual and team awards, including four first place finishes and a small schools championship.

  • Fifth Grade Coffee House

    Remember the era of coffee house poetry? Finger-snapping and cappuccino reminiscent of days gone by? Fast forward to 2009 at ALES and the art is alive and well as fifth graders and their families shared some of their own poems or read a favorite piece. First to be shared was a free verse poem written by Karlotta Cecil’s 2008-09 class about Lincoln. The original poem, along with other classroom writings, was sent last year with other Lincoln memorabilia as ALES participated in the Lincoln Time Capsule burial in honor of the 16th President’s 200th birthday.