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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Friendship fun

    The children at Friendship Baptist Church had a contest to have Ronnie French, a University of Kentucky fan, wear a University of Louisville shirt. Pictured with French are Tyler Foster, Catherine Spalding, Christian Veirs, Peyton Foster, Caydence Engle and Chloe Geary. Kaleigh Graham, Patricia Keys, Jake Foster and Hannah Boggs also participated but were not present.

  • PHOTO: Potted Few

     After a winter hiatus, the Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club met in March to welcome Spring. Renate Gosser and Linda Novak were hostesses. Gosser and Joyce Kelly presented a "Spring is Sprung" program on how to create an inside planter in a container. The next meeting will be 10 a.m. April 16 at the Glendale home of Bonnie Lush with Marilyn Ardisson as co-host. The program will be about "Fine Gardening" with Bob and Mary Ann Hines. Details are available from Ardisson at 270-307-8670. 

  • SCHOOL BOARD: No action taken on superintendent

     The LaRue County School Board convened April 1 in a special called meeting to discuss the weekend arrest of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Sanders was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding by Hodgenville City Police. He was driving a school-owned vehicle.

    He will be arraigned April 9 in LaRue District Court.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Donation
  • LG&E adds natural gas powered truck to fleet

    At first glance, drivers across Hardin, Hart and LaRue Counties may not give a second thought when passing a utility vehicle from Louisville Gas and Electric Company on the roadways. However, heads may turn this month when the utility unveils its newest operations truck fueled by compressed natural gas.

  • Court Briefs: April 2, 2014

    Sentenced to five years
    A Buffalo man was sentenced to five years March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court on several counts.
    John Howard Aubrey, 50, was found guilty on two counts of possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of firearm by convicted felon; two counts of receiving stolen property and complicity; and obscuring the identity of a machine and complicity.
    He was also fined $415.
    Aubrey was accused of receiving stolen property after LaRue County deputies found several lawnmowers and trailers at his residence.

  • Fiscal Court wants crosswalk at school, offers the scoop on poop

    In a resolution passed at its March 25 meeting, LaRue County Fiscal Court requested the state transportation department “review the necessity for a crosswalk” on U.S. 31-E at LaRue County High School.
    The resolution acknowledged that students, teachers, parents and visitors cross the highway on a regular basis to access food establishments, residences and for other purposes, and noted that the court desires to see a safe environment for all those attending and visiting LaRue County schools.

  • ALES student tops in cursive

    The computer keyboard has been called the “pen of the future.” But educators say there is still a place for cursive handwriting in the classroom.
    Heather Sutherland, a fourth-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, said research “has shown a direct correlation in fluent readers and cursive writing.”

  • Traci Weaver: Teacher of ExCELLENCE

    A fourth-grade reading and science teacher was honored Wednesday as the 2014 ExCEL Teacher of the Year.
    The ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and LG&E-KU, is presented to public school teachers in eight districts to recognize the contributions of the teaching profession.
    Traci Weaver, a 10-year teaching veteran at Hodgenville Elementary School, is the 10th recipient of the award in LaRue County. She was selected through a succession of essays, interviews and classroom observation.

  • Superintendent charged with DUI

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders was charged early Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said Sanders was on his way home after watching the televised University of Kentucky/University of Louisville basketball game at another residence in Hodgenville.
    The arrest occurred about 40 minutes after midnight.