Today's News

  • Carter accepted to leadership institute

    Niki Carter, director of the LaRue County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

  • Lincoln Home honored in media competition

    Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Indiana has received several national and international awards for its commemoration of the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial.

  • Search begins for LCMS principal as Keith moves to KDE

    The search has started for a new principal for LaRue County Middle School.

    Corey Keith, who has served as LCMS principal since 2006, will leave soon to work with the Kentucky Department of Education.

    “I’d like to thank Corey for his four years of dedicated service for our kids, and wish him well with his future endeavor as a Turnaround Specialist, a program that replaces the Highly Skilled Educators,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools superintendent.

  • LCHS honors former student fallen in combat

    The student body from LaRue County High School filed onto the high school’s front lawn last Tuesday to remember one of their own.

    A newly placed stone marker to commemorate the life of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson was unveiled at the front of the school. Twenty-year-old Hanson was serving in Afghanistan as a marine when he was killed by enemy fire in February.

    Students, county and city officials as well as Hanson’s family were in attendance at the memorial service.

  • Davis named to Mid-Continent President's List

    Heather Davis of Magnolia was named to the President’s List at Mid-Continent University in the ADVANTAGE program.

    To achieve the President’s List, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale term.

    ADVANTAGE is an accelerated degree completion program. Adults 24 and above with about two years of college can earn the last half of their bachelor’s degrees by attending class one night per week for 18 months of instruction. Upon completion, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Management or Christian Ministry.

  • Sweet Repeats offers inexpensive options in children's clothing

    Sweet Repeats Children’s Consignment Store just completed its first month of business in Hodgenville.

    Owned by Sherry Polly, Sweet Repeats opened on April 24. Polly said that she heard that the building space on Lincoln Boulevard was becoming available because the consignment store that previously occupied it was closing and she jumped at the opportunity.

  • Abraham Lincoln students raising funds for Relay for Life

    The Relay for Life team at Abraham Lincoln Elementary has taken on a whole new look this year. First, they changed their team name from Midnight Flockers to reflect a bit of their heritage – Abe’s Railsplitters. Then through a reorganization process, parents, along with teacher assistance, began to spearhead grade level fundraisers for the team.

  • Decades of research prove child restraints save lives

    One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Child safety seats and booster seats are the best defense young passengers have against death or injury in the event of a crash. More than 30 years of research and real world experience has shown unequivocally that child restraints save lives and reduce injuries.

  • Brooks honored at WKUee^commencement

    In two undergraduate ceremonies Saturday and the graduate ceremony Friday night, Western Kentucky University conferred degrees and certificates to a spring commencement record 2,393 students.

    College of Health and Human Services recognized Whitney R. Brooks, an exercise science major from Buffalo and the daughter of Bobby and Kathy Brooks, for having the highest GPA in its division.

  • Jason Detre named principal at New Haven

    When the academic year begins in the fall, New Haven School will have a new face in the principal’s office in addition to the influx of new students.

    At a meeting of the New Haven site-based decision-making council Thursday night, the members voted unanimously to name Jason Detre as the school’’s next principal.

    Detre is assistant principal for academics at Spencer County Middle School. However, he has a previous connection to the county. He was as an agriculture teacher at Nelson County High School and started its wrestling program.