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Today's News

  • High schoolers say goodbye to laptops for the summer

    As LaRue County High School students turned in their laptop computers last week, principal Paul Mullins gave high grades to the first-year program that provided a laptop for each of the 720 students to use throughout the school year.
    “I think we’ve just scratched the surface as to the potential these laptops have as instructional tools,” Mullins offered.  “We’ve learned this year, and I think we’ll continue to learn.”

  • Rewarding outstanding progress

    The Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College Honors Reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement was held on May 6 at Prichard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:
    Each year the college recognizes exceptional students who have achieved academic honors and scholastic distinction by attaining and maintaining high accumulative grade point averages. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a full year’s worth of coursework at ECTC to be eligible.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers Joplin relief effort

    Bluegrass Cellular Inc. is offering customers a way to donate to the urgent relief efforts in Joplin, Mo., stemming from the deadly tornado that tore through the city on Sunday, May 22, destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

  • Magazine names E’town metro area among best in nation for job growth; statistics include LaRue County

    The area has earned a new economic recognition.
    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 16th in the nation when an online journal of information related to urban issues, New Geography, posted its annual ranking of the best cities for new jobs. The rankings included all 398 statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment data.
    LaRue County is included in the EMSA.

  • GRADUATION: Sanders

    Samuel Sanders of Hodgenville graduated from Centre College during the 188th commencement ceremony at the College's Norton Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 22. Sanders earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and graduated cum laude.
    The commencement speakers were Dr. Lee T. Todd, president of the University of Kentucky and Dr. T. Pearse Lyons, founder and CEO of Alltech. Both received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Centre during the ceremony.
    The Class of 2011 included Centre's first Mitchell scholar and two Fulbright winners.

  • GRADUATION: French sisters

    Kevin and Madeleine French of Fairfax, Va., are pleased to announce two graduations in their family.
    May 15 Sarah Elizabeth “Eliza” French graduated magna cum  laude from Duke University in Durham, N.C. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and French.  
    May 20 her older sister, Emily Anne French, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from Villanova Law School in Villanova, Pa.  Emily graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., in 2008.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gibsons celebrate 60 years

    Kenneth and Rita Gibson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 12. A Mass will be said by Father Mike Tobin at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. They were married June 16 at St. Ann’s in Howards­town. They have six children: Kenny Ray, Eu­genia Butler, Dor­man, Joey, Venita Haw­k­ins and Viola Hawkins; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and one on the way.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Devers celebrate 65 years

    Charles and Loretta Devers of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th anniversary June 4. The couple married June 4, 1946 at West End Baptist Church in Louisville. They have two daughters, Carol Teeples and Rebecca Gray; six grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Miller-Moore

    W.L. and Pam Miller of Magnolia would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lesley Anne Miller to Wesley Edward Moore.
    The prospective bride is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and works as a registered nurse in Bowling Green.
    The prospective groom is the son of Leon and Betty Jean Moore of Hartford. He will be attending medical school at Pikeville College this fall.
    The wedding will be June 18 at Federal Grover Bed and Breakfast in Auburn. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Sports Shorts: Updated 05/31/2011

    Volleyball skills clinic
    The LaRue County High School volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball skills clinic for girls in grades K-5.  The clinic will be 10 a.m.-noon June 8-9 in the LCHS gym. Cost is $45 and will include a T-shirt. Make checks payable to the LCHS Volleyball Boosters. Registration forms may be picked up at ALES, HES or LCHS. For more information, call Coach Ben Schell at 270-358-2210.

    Jake’s Day