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Today's News

  • Martha Page named to ECTC post

    Martha Page has been announced as the program coordinator/ instructor for the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Page recently retired from the LaRue County School System after serving kindergarten students for 34 years. She was the recipient of the 1995 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award and also the 2006 WHAS/EON US ExCEL Award. She will assume her duties in August.

  • New site-based council elected at ALES for 2009-11

    The new site-based decision-making council for Abraham Lincoln Elementary began its work at the June meeting in the school’s Gearon Conference Center. Members of the 2009-11 council are teachers Jackie Harley, Missy Flanders and Karlotta Cecil; parents Trudy Gardner and Farrah Pruitt; and principal and chairwoman Amber Thurman.

    Plans were made to introduce the new council to school families at both the Parent Orientation Night July 28 and the Kindergarten Launch July 30.

  • McDowell plays integral part in parental education

    Kayla McDowell helps parents to be better teachers of their children.

    As parent educator under the auspices of the Family Resource Center at Abraham Lincoln Elementary through AmeriCorps volunteers, she works with LaRue County families who have children from birth to 3 years old.

    The program’s goals are to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children’s school readiness and school success.

  • Community Early Childhood Council receives $14,250

    Sixty-five Community Early Childhood Councils have been funded through KIDS NOW Tobacco Settlement money. LaRue County’s program received $14,250.  

    CECCs are comprised of community partners who promote high-quality early care and education at the local level.

     

  • Students donate to ‘Give a Lincoln for Lincoln’

    Throughout 2009, History and Outback Steakhouse are celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday by participating in an initiative entitled “Give a Lincoln for Lincoln.” The program, which was kicked off with the LaRue County visit by former first lady Laura Bush last November, is in association with the National Park Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and aims to encourage Americans of all ages to help preserve six key sites associated with Lincoln’s life and legacy.

  • Wants information on Wheeler family

    If anyone has any pictures, information or stories regarding the Stephen Wheeler Sr., Andrew Wheeler or James and Sarah Wheeler ancestry from Casey County, contact Judy Cash, P.O. Box 221 Paris, Ill. 61944 or e-mail judycash@cell1net.net.

    Judy Cash

  • Homeowner installs above-ground storm shelter near Buffalo

    Joe Pearman and Sons are in the process of building their first above-ground storm shelter for a homeowner near Buffalo.

    Linda Riley said her Greensburg Road home does not have a basement and she found the above-ground shelter to be a great alternative to digging under the house.

    Pearman said the shelter is rated to withstand an F5 tornado. The shelter is 6 feet, 8 inches by 5 feet with 8-inch thick walls. The ceiling is constructed with concrete reinforced with steel rods from top to bottom. The footer goes down about 40 inches.

  • LCHS staff holds youth football camp

    The LaRue County High School football coaching staff will hold a camp for students in grades 1-8 at the high school practice field 10 a.m.-noon July 27-30.

    Cost is $40 per individual.

    Registration begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 27. Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt, pizza party and awards the last day of camp.

  • Pesticide container collection date is Aug. 5

    The LaRue County Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Project will be conducted again this growing season with a few changes. Commonly called Rinse and Return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers. Local farmers and other users are encouraged to rinse the containers as they are used and store them until the collection date Aug. 5. There is only one date this year. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.

  • Golf carts driven into pond

    Police are looking for suspects who removed golf carts from outside the Elizabethtown Country Club pro shop and drove them onto the golf course and into a pond.

    It happened sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Anyone with information is urged to call police at 766-5078.