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Today's News

  • LCHS drama teams up with Kelly Dean Sanders dinner

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Drama program is teaming up with the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund to present Dinner and a Show to raise funds for both programs.

    On Feb. 8, community members will get an opportunity to have a great meal and see the LCHS production of Neil Simon’s Rumors for a $15 donation. All the profits will be split between the two programs.

  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • ECTC professor featured on KET segment

     An Elizabethtown Community and Technical College history professor has served as a consultant and was filmed for a special KET program about Hungarian immigrants and the Kentucky town they populated in the early 1920s: Himlerville.

    Doug Cantrell has taught history at ECTC for about 28 years, and is a recognized expert on Appalachian immigrants in the U.S. He is involved with efforts to restore the centerpiece of the historic town, the Himler House, which was donated to the Martin County Historical Society.

  • LCMS receives grant for breakfast cart

    Thanks to a grant from the American Association of School Administrators, LaRue County Middle School students who miss school breakfast in the cafeteria have access to a later on-the-go breakfast meal.

    With the $8,300 award, LCMS purchased three breakfast carts and three computer tablets capable of running the cafeteria checkout program.

    The school is one-of-six in the nation to receive the grant. 

  • Obamacare changes 'here to stay'

     FRANKFORT — Your doctor’s visits might get longer, you deductibles probably will be higher and you might be paying cash to be treated at a Wal-Mart near you as Kentucky adapts to a vastly changing health care landscape.

    Nearly everything you know about how health care is paid for and provided will change during the next few years as patients and providers sort out the nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Carolyn England honored by Nationwide

    Carolyn England has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since August 2014 and is under the supervision of Charie Glenn in the trouser department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Bookmobile Schedule – February 2015

    Feb. 4 – West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Feb. 5 – Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L & N Turnpike, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    Feb. 9 – Head Start, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road, Salem Lake Road

    Feb. 10 – LaRue County High School, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Campbellsville Road

  • COLUMN: Keep the main thing the main thing

    Are you familiar with the expression, “Keep the main thing the main thing?”

    What are the main concerns in your life? The word “priority” is defined as “a thing that is regarded as more important than another.” What do you regard by your words and actions as being most important in your life?

  • COLUMN: Pasture renovation to be rolling in clover

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve their pasture and hay fields. Pastures and other forages feed the county’s 24,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. It will soon be time to renovate this year.

    Pasture renovation (seeding legumes, usually clover, into an established grass stand) is a win-win situation because it decreases production costs and increases animal performance, which should result in increased income.