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Today's News

  • Dial-10 a must on Feb. 1

    Phone customers in the 270 area code region may place calls by dialing seven or 10 digits in preparation for the roll out of an additional area code.

    The option to use seven digits ends Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls, according to a news release. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.

    Even though use of 10 digits will be required, no additional fees are applied. A local call will remain local, according to the release.

  • New Haven man faces several charges

    Charles Dale Harris, 23, of New Haven, was charged with buy or possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing or evading police and alcohol intoxication by Hodgenville City Police.

  • ‘Kindergarten, Here I Come’

    Even in this day and age, when many children get their feet wet in preschool, not all kids are prepared for kindergarten. The 2013 Early Childhood Profile indicated in 2012 only 27 percent of the preschoolers entering kindergarten in LaRue County were actually “kindergarten ready.” The remaining 73 percent were considered to be kindergarten ready with support from their teachers.

  • Wee Time

    Reese Greenwell carefully cut out her project at Wee Time as her mom, Leann Greenwell monitors her progress.

  • Beautiful butterfly

    The students at Hodgenville Elementary School colored butterflies in honor of Ashley Long, who passed away earlier this month due to leukemia. Many wrote comforting notes on the butterflies.

  • Hybrid buses praised

    Since LaRue County Schools began participating in the Hybrid Horsepower for Kentucky Schools program in 2010, the district has saved 7,285 gallons of fuel, making it a top-five district among participating schools.
    “It’s not every day you have the opportunity to participate in a program that makes a great deal of sense for the environment and saves the district money in the long run,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue’s superintendent of schools. “That’s what this program has done.”

  • Schools receive Workplace Award

    LaRue County School District has recently been recognized as one of the 2013 Top Workplaces among similarly sized companies, organizations, and educational institutions in Kentucky. There were 36 school systems in this division.
    The 2013 Top Workplaces distinction is earned through employee survey results distributed by Workplace Dynamics that asked employees to rate their company, organization, or educational institution and their bosses by responding to a series of statements.

  • School Calendar

    ALES
    ALES FRC Advisory Council Meeting

    The Abraham Lincoln Family Resource Center Advisory council will meet 1 p.m.  Jan. 28 in the Conference Room at ALES. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.

    HES
    Site-based council

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 27.

    LCMS
    Yearbooks on sale

  • WRESTLING: Canter brings experience to college program

    The St. Catharine College wrestling team will open its first season next fall. And, while the team will be the new kid on the block in the Mid-South Conference, the Patriot grapplers will not lack in coaching experience, or enthusiasm.
    Orchestrating the new program is head coach Spencer Adams and assistant Gary Canter. Adams is a 2012 graduate of Campbellsville University where he was a 3-time All American and a 3-time Mid-South Conference champion. Canter wrestled collegiately at Edinboro University.

  • WRESTLING: Several middle schoolers going to Region

    The LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks finished fourth this past weekend in the Kentucky District 2 tournament at John Hardin. The top four placers in each weight class move on to next week’s Region 1 tournament at Union County.
    Fifth and sixth placers will serve as alternates in case one of the top-four placers is unable to compete.
    DISTRICT CHAMPS
    Dalton Bell – 105 pounds
    Griffin Dulak – 152 pounds

    RUNNER UP
    Noah Davis – 130 pounds