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Today's News

  • The truth about lying

    I don’t know about you, but I hate being lied to.

    A few weeks ago we drove to Tampa, which is about 70 miles from where we live. That same day, we needed to go to Port Charlotte, which is south of Tampa.

    How far south, you ask?

    Well, according to the “distance between two cities” online calculator I used, Port Charlotte is 70 miles south of Tampa.

    Except the calculator lied.

    We drove and drove and drove and about 110 miles later got to Port Charlotte.

    I hate being lied to.

  • School Calendar July 1, 2015

    School board dates

    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on July 20.

    HES SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the conference room. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.

    SBDM

    The LaRue County High School site-based decision-making council meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the LCHS conference room. For more information, call the school at 270-358-2210.

  • LaRue County native named principal of Caverna Elementary

    From Glasgow Daily Times

    Tina L. Southwood, of LaRue County, was named the new Caverna Elementary School principal after the school’s site-based decision making council unanimously approved her.

    Southwood has been in education for 16 years as a teacher and counselor. She graduated from Western Kentucky University and received a principal certification from Asbury University.

  • Lincoln lovers: don’t wait until October to enjoy history

    Lincoln Days takes place each October in LaRue County. However, Lincoln Lovers do not have to wait until autumn for maintenance doses of the 16th president.

    According to Iris LaRue, director of the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, there are many local and nearby destinations to keep history buffs steeped in the aura of the great man.

    “They are backyard treasures,” she said. “They are available all the time.”

    Lincoln Museum

  • College Honors

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University recently released the names of local students who were included in the Dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. Those were junior Jacqueline Monique Plouvier of Hodgenville and junior Chelsea Ann Ritchie of New Haven.

    Morehead State University

    Morehead State University junior Brent Allen Gozard of Hodgenville was named to the Dean’s List for the 2015 spring semester.  

  • Back to school drive in LaRue county

    By Bobbie Lanham

    Office Assistant

    A Back to School Supply Drive for LaRue County students will feature a collection event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at the LaRue County High School.

    Servpro of Hardin and LaRue Counties is hosting the event. All of the donations collected in LaRue County will go to LaRue County schools.

    Marsha Duncan, Director of the Youth Service Centers in LaRue County, is helping to organize the event.

  • Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education reviewed several personnel recommendations at its June 2015 meeting.

    Employment of:

    Kyle Litchfield Ferkel as Elementary Teacher at Hodgenville Elementary,

    Gary Goode as English Teacher at LaRue County High School.

    Shelly Tucker as Math Teacher at LaRue County Middle School.

    Danielle Vandermolen as Head Cheer Coach at LaRue County High School.

    Amber Tucker as Music Camp Instructor for the Youth Service Center.

  • Church Calendar - July 1, 2015

    Hodgenville United Methodist

    Vacation Bible School, themed Underdogs, is 5:15-8:30 p.m. through July 2 for ages 3-12 at Hodgenville United Methodist Church, 825 Tonieville Rd. There will be a light meal at 5:15 p.m. For information, call 270-358-3028.

    Freedom Way

    Have S’more fun at VBS at Freedom Way. VBS will be held 6 p.m to 9:00 p.m., July 6-10. Meal will be provided every night. The church is located at 1190 Tabb Rd., Cecilia, KY. For more information, call 270-401-3704.

    South Fork Baptist Church

  • Camp Invention, inspire creativity

    Entering its seventh straight year, Camp Invention is maintaining its popularity at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, attracting over 100 campers for the third year in a row.

    The 2015 program, developed by educators, inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and members of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is titled “Illuminate.”

  • Pigweed posing problems for state's soybeans

    By David Zoeller

    Kentucky Press New Service

    A couple of “members” of the pigweed family are causing problems for farmers locally and across the state.

    “The real problem issues are with soybeans,” said Jim Martin, a weed scientist with the University of Kentucky’s research and education center in Princeton. “It’s (pigweed) across the state. It started in western Kentucky along the river bottoms and found its way into central Kentucky as well as the rest of the state.”