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Today's News

  • Cross Country

    Sept. 17
    Central Hardin Invitational
    Hardin County Fairground
                                  
    Elementary Boys 3k Run
    6 Gabe Lafollette, 13:34.17
    7. James Akin, 13:37.67
     
    Elementary Girls 3k Run
    17. Aiden Rackliffe, 15:37.65
    29. Alexis Grimes, 17:04.28
    31. Bella Venegas, 17:13.08
     
    Middle School Boys 3k Run

  • School Calendar: Updated 10-04

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    FRC Advisory Council to meet
    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at the ALES conference room. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Machelle Durham at 270 358-4112.

    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.

  • Lincolns Loft offers writing contest

    Lincolns Loft bookstore in Hodgenville is participating in a nationwide writing contest for middle school students.
    Students may write the first paragraph of the next Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life book in the series by James Patterson and submit it for a chance to win an Apple iPad. The submission must be between 10 and 60 words.
    The contest is open to students ages 8-13 as of Sept. 13.
    Enter by visiting Lincolns Loft or via mail. Parental permission is required to enter.
    Deadline is Nov. 1.

  • HES gets a visit from ‘Johnny Appleseed’

    Hodgenville Elementary School Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from Johnny Appleseed (former teacher Renee Skaggs.) Skaggs shared stories about Johnny Appleseed, taught the kids an apple song, told the story of the little red house with no windows or doors, and used a map to show where he traveled. At the end of her presentation, the students sang “Happy Birthday to Johnny Appleseed.” Their faces lit up as they blew out a candle creatively placed in an apple.

  • LaRue County Middle introduces Spanish instruction

    LaRue County Middle School has introduced Spanish instruction this year.
    Instructor Tiffany Early, who also teaches Spanish I at LaRue County High School, said a lot of schools across the nation are starting foreign language study at an earlier age.
    “As diversity increases and our economy globalizes, it is becoming imperative for our students to develop second language skills,” said Early, who has four years teaching experience including one year at Corbin Middle School and three at Knox Central High School in Barbourville.

  • Lincoln Days: Mansfield wins Lincoln Lookalike for third year

    This year's Lincoln Days Festival honoring Hodgenville's famous native son was marked by cool temperatures, a light breeze and sunny skies.

    The Saturday morning crowd appeared light but picked up as visitors arrived for the 2 p.m. parade.

    Seven men vied for the coveted title of Lincoln Lookalike while three women competed for the Mary Todd Lookalike contest.

    John Mansfield of Nashville, Tenn., won his third title. He won in 2006 and 2008 and also won the oratory contest back-to-back in 2007 and 2008.

  • Childhood obesity creates long term health problems

    Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 20 percent in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12-19 years who were obese increased from 5 percent to 18 percent over the same period.

  • Adyani wins Farm Bureau talent contest

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau Variety Show was held Sept. 24 in conjunction with the annual meeting.

    First place was Amanda Adyani singing Taylor Swift’s "Our Song." She is the daughter of Bonnie and Jason Wolford. She will represent LaRue County at the Kentucky Farm Bureau District 3 contest on Nov. 3 in Grayson County.

    Second place was Rachel Sheffer with a dance performance of "To the Sky." Third Place was Caleb Sheffer with a dramatic interpretation of "A Ref’s Point of View – Volger on the Line."

  • COLUMN: God wants us to love the unlovable

    An actor was playing the part of Christ in an outdoor drama in the Ozarks. He was carrying the cross up the hill when a tourist began heckling him. Finally, the actor playing Christ laid his cross down and went over and punched out the heckler.

    The director said, “I know he was a pest, but we can't have the person playing Christ doing this, because Christ did not retaliate. If you do his again, you are fired.”

  • Billboard suit awaits Kentucky Supreme Court review

    Jimmy Harston owns three billboards in the counties of LaRue ("Hell Is Real"), Hart ("If you died today where would you spend eternity") and Warren ("Jesus Saves").

    In 2008, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet filed a civil suit to force Harston to remove the billboards because Harston did not have a permit to erect the signs. Harston has argued he was told he didn't need a permit because the billboards are a ministry to the traveling public and do not advertise anything.