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Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: testGEAR helps students prepare for ACT

     Every LaRue County High School student has access to a computer program designed not only to help that pupil to score better on the ACT but also on end-of-course assessments required by the new state testing system, Unbridled Learning.

    Named testGEAR, the program produced by the Xap Corporation, guides students through up to 50 hours of instruction, practice, and diagnostic testing.  LCHS has a site license that allows all its students to use the program.

  • Bookmobile Schedule - Jan. 2012

    Bookmobile schedule

    Jan. 11 – Kingdom Kids, Senior Center, Taylor Mills

    Jan. 12 – First Friends, preschool, Evenstart, LaRue County Middle School

    Jan. 17  - Headstart, Country Lane Road, Ford Road, Childress Road, Despain Road, Greensburg Road

    Jan. 18 – New Freedom Church, Alvin Brooks Road, Carter Brothers Road, Tonieville Road

    Jan. 19 – Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

  • LaRue candidate sought for Leadership Kentucky

    Leadership Kentucky, Inc., one of the oldest and most prestigious leadership development programs in the nation, seeks qualified applicants from LaRue County for the Class of 2012.

    After 28 years of providing annual leadership development programs in Kentucky, there remain 22 counties from which there has been no class participation. Through a project initiated by the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2009, scholarship dollars of up to one-half of tuition are available for a qualified applicant from LaRue County.

  • Band boosters host bunco fundraiser

    Project Graduation will sponsor a bunco fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14 in the LaRue County High School Cafeteria. Food and registration begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; open to community.

    Monetary or gift donations may be dropped off at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the high school library.

  • ECTC dental clinic accepting patients

    The dental clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is now accepting patients.

    Services include cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants and exams by a dentist. Cost is $45; $35 for students, children age 12 and under, and senior citizens (age 65 and older).

    For patients new to the clinic or returning patients who have not been seen in the last three years, an initial screening appointment is necessary prior to being scheduled for preventive services.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks burned by Lady Dragons

    LaRue County didn’t take advantage of its height.

    Turnover problems, foul trouble and a lack of aggressive rebounding left the Lady Hawks with a sinking feeling after a frenetic final minute Friday night.

    Now, they’re saddled way behind in the 18th District regular-season title race.

    Green County sophomore Allie Ingram hit 1-of-2 free throws with 1.7 seconds left to clinch a 59-58 victory over visiting LaRue County before Lady Hawks freshman guard Alexis Brewer made a ¾-court 3-pointer at the buzzer to bring the final margin to one.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Green County

    Junior guard Kelton Ford and sophomore forward Kody Key each recorded double-doubles as the visiting LaRue County Hawks dispatched 18th District rival Green County in a 76-41 rout Friday night.

    Ford totaled 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Key had 18 points and 10 boards. Sophomore forward Tyler Howell added 10 rebounds to give the Hawks (12-2 overall, 3-0 district) three players with 10 rebounds or more.

  • Hodgenville woman dies in crash

    Amber Witten Thurman, principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, died as the result of a car crash about 5:04 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Thurman, 47, was traveling west on KY 84 one mile west of Hodgenville when the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue she was driving crossed the centerline, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Thurman overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It left the right side of the roadway, struck an earth embankment and overturned.

    She was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner.

  • COLUMN: What is a chamber of commerce?

     I laughed as I watched a new sitcom, “Two Broke Girls,” when one of the girls told a rude gold dealer that she was going to turn her in to the chamber of commerce. In reality she would have needed to turn her in to the Better Business Bureau.

    This prompted me to write this article because it reminded me that some people do not have a clear understanding of the purpose of the chamber of commerce.

  • Marquis Cobb graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Marquis E. Cobb graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Cobb is the son of Stacey Martin of Elizabethtown, and Martino Cobb of Hodgenville.