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Today's News

  • WKU cadets march at White Sands

     Six Western Kentucky University Army ROTC cadets participated in the 2015 Bataan Memorial Death March on March 22 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

    The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their lives.

  • School district wins tech award

    LaRue County Schools was one of two “Secondary Educational Institution Technology Award” winners at Tech Day in Kentucky held March 25 at the Carol Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green.

    “LaRue tied with Gatton Academy, a highly selective high school based at WKU that has been recognized as the number one high school in the nation the last several years,” said Freddie Newby, LaRue’s chief information officer. “Not too bad for LaRue to tie with the number one high school in the entire nation.”

  • Library hosts Prime Time Family Reading

     The wonder in a child’s eyes as he hears a story for the first time.  

    An opportunity to talk about the story afterward.  

    Sharing the experience of reading and discussion with a parent in a group setting.

    This environment is part of Prime Time Family Reading Time, a six-week interactive program coming to the LaRue County Public Library starting on March 24.  

  • Last day of school is May 28

     The last day of school for LaRue County students will be Thursday, May 28 – as long as the weather cooperates and no more days are missed.

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to amend the calendar, making up days lost to snow. Students have missed seven instructional days this year – but will make up only six.

  • Careers may be launched at school event

    Planning the subjects they’ll take through four years of high school that will best prepare a path to their careers is an extremely important task for eighth grade students and their parents.

    LaRue County High School, with a program called Career Launch, helps those students and parents in that endeavor as they review with high school teachers the students’ interest inventory data and scores.

  • Judge dismisses Cruse/Hornback charges

     A final set of charges was dismissed Monday against former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

    The two were indicted in February on charges of theft by unlawful taking and complicity for allegedly accepting raises to which they were not entitled.

    The dismissal was part of a plea agreement in which Cruse and Hornback admitted to misuse of the City’s fleet fuel card. They each spent 30 days in jail and agreed to reimburse the City several thousand dollars.

  • Detours expected at Upton exit

    Motorists traveling Ky. 224 across Interstate 65 may experience short delays for the next few months as overpass construction continues.

    A signal will be activated this afternoon to allow alternating one-way traffic over the interstate, according to the Transportation Cabinet District 4 office. Demolition work on the existing overpass will allow for completion of a new span in order to accommodate widening I-65 to six lanes. The signal is expected to remain active until early June.

  • Several indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted March 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Matthew J. Skaggs (1979) of Buffalo, was charged with failure to comply with sex offender registry – first offense. He is accused of failing to complete the address verification form as required. The offense occurred between Dec. 15, 2014, and Jan. 26, 2015.
    Bond was set at $5,000 cash only on condition of dusk-to-dawn curfew and no violation of penal code, drug or traffic laws.
    Kentucky State Police investigated.

  • Relay for Life moving to Lincoln Square

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life Committee is changing things up a bit this year with the May 30 event not only moving locations, but changing the time and entertainment focus.

  • Mr. Anderson goes to Frankfort

      LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson received two notable honors while in Frankfort Feb. 24.

    The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring him for his achievements, and Terry Mills, 24th district state representative, hosted a day-long tour for him in which Anderson, as a page, experienced state government in action.