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Today's News

  • Fiscal court: Roadwork discussed

    Roadwork was the topic of discussion for LaRue County fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 10.

    Tony Stewart, first district magistrate, reported receiving complaints of Castleman Road being too narrow, especially for large equipment.

    Ricky Whitlock, second district, reported grass and weeds blocking drivers’ view on Blanton Road.      

  • School board: Grading policy changed, budget approved

    The LaRue County School Board held second reading of a new grading policy last week.

    Standards for high school students were raised with end-of-course tests counting for 20 percent of their total grade.

    Last year, the final exams at LCHS counted 15 percent in each course. In the 2011-12 school year, the exams counted as 10 percent of the grade.

  • Brigance screener leads to student success

    Kindergarten used to be the first in-school experience children would have.

    Now it is becoming the norm for children to prepare for school through pre-schools and other pre-K educational facilities.

    For the past several years, children have been evaluated by their teachers prior to entering kindergarten. A new system has been developed – the Brigance Kindergarten Screener.

    All school districts within the state of Kentucky are required by the state to screen incoming kindergarteners using BKS.

  • Louisville man pleads guilty to promoting contraband

    A Louisville man compounded his problems Aug. 18 after he was charged with public intoxication.

    Cecil L. Smith, 21, was “disoriented in the parking lot of Circle K” in Hodgenville, according to Hodgenville City Police. Smith believed he was still in Jefferson County, some 50 miles away, and admitted he was “high on marijuana.”

    Smith denied having illegal substances on his person when questioned by officers.

  • Five injured in Parkway crash

    Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Friday at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Road.

    Olivia Curry, 23, of Buffalo, was driving a 1997 Toyota Camry on Lincoln Parkway about 4 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield. As she turned onto Tonieville Road, the Camry was struck in the passenger side by a 2007 Hyundai Sonata GL driven by Joyce Graham, 62, of Vine Grove.

    The Sonata was northbound on Lincoln Parkway at the time of the crash.

  • Republican candidates in town for Lincoln Dinner, ‘meet and greet’ Saturday

    The LaRue County Republican Party is hosting its annual Lincoln Dinner on Sept. 28 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.

    Matt Bevin, candidate for U.S. Senate, has been invited to speak, as has State Representative Michael Meredith and U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie.

    Bevin is challenging five-term incumbent Mitch McConnell in the 2014 primary. The New Hampshire native is a U.S. Army veteran and is president of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company.

    Meredith is in his last months as representative for LaRue County.

  • Several attend Druen, Druin reunion

    The Druen, Druin family reunion was Aug. 25.

  • Lincoln Days: Oct. 1 is deadline to enter costume contests

    Lincoln Days will be held Oct. 5-6.

    The Little Abe, Little Sarah and best-costumed family contests will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

    All contests will be on the Main Stage on Lincoln Square, Hodgenville.

    Little Sarah is open to all girls in two divisions: ages 3-6 and 7-10.

    Little Abe is open to all boys in two divisions: ages 3-6 and 7-10.

    The family contest is open to any family with at least three members dressed in pioneer or antebellum costumes.

  • Principals share ‘TELL’ results

    During the Sept. 16 school board meeting, each of the LaRue County Schools’ principals presented their individual TELL Report results for this year.

    The TELL Survey (or Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Survey), is offered to “all licensed school-based educators including teachers, administrators, media coordinators, counselors,” according to its website. The Kentucky Department of Education contracted with the New Teacher Center to administer the survey on a state level.

  • Two injured