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Today's News

  • 911 communications tower to be built at EMS office

    LaRue County Fiscal Court is currently accepting sealed bids for the purchase and installation of a self-supporting radio tower.
     “Although nothing is 100 percent, studies show the construction of this new tower will improve communication for emergency responders,” said LaRue County Emergency Management Director Chris Jackson.
    The tower, according to Jackson, would be constructed at a higher altitude than the one currently in use, resulting in increased performance of the communication system.

  • Dick Greenwell resigns from school board

    Dick Greenwell, vice chairman of the LaRue County School Board, resigned his seat at Monday’s school board meeting.
    Greenwell, who was in his third term as a board member, said he is leaving for “personal reasons.” He has served constituents in the fifth district which includes Hodgenville, Mount Sherman, Otter and Atilla since January 2003.
    “I appreciate his service as a board member,” said LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • Military couple finds 'sub' kind of love

    Although the U.S. Navy didn’t lift the ban on women serving on submarines until 2010, Helen Carroll, a resident at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, rode a sub through the Panama Canal in 1951.

  • HEYING LANE SHOOTING: INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

    Kentucky State Police confirm three people are dead and one is seriously injured after a Tuesday morning shooting in LaRue County.

    The shooting took place near the intersection of Hwy. 1517 and Heying Lane between Hodgenville and Sonora.

    LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner provided identities of the deceased: David Walker, 51, of Elizabethtown; Steve Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff; and Barbara Walker, 51.

    A fourth person, April M. Roberts, 32, of Elizabethtown, survived the shooting and is being treated in a Louisville hospital.

  • Deputy injured in crash

    A LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital following a single vehicle accident on Bardstown Road, just past Forrest Hills, Monday.

    Deputy Brian Smith, 27, of Magnolia, was responding to a two-vehicle injury accident near the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home around 3 p.m. when he lost control of his cruiser. Wet pavement is thought to be a contributing factor.

    “According to a witness it appears he flipped end-over-end,” said Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

  • Imagewest wins Markie Awards

    Imagewest, an advertising and public relations agency run by Western Kentucky University students, won four awards and an honorable mention at the Nov. 15 Professional Marketing Association (PMA) Markie Awards.

    Each semester, a new team of fresh minds intern at the agency to produce work for clients. Imagewest entered their work in 14 categories and received the following five awards:

    1. Best Marketing Campaign: Barren River Animal Welfare Association (BRAWA)

    2. Best Direct Mail Piece: Imagewest seven-year anniversary and grand re-opening

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Film crew visits elementary schools

    Film crews from the Bureau of Education and Research out of Bellevue, Wash., spent last week videotaping LaRue County elementary school teachers as they modeled effective reading strategies in their classrooms.

  • Sunni Brazley Harris joins Dinsmore and Shohl

    Sunni Brazley Harris is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. She also recently passed the Kentucky Bar.

    Harris joined the Labor and Employment Department at Dinsmore and Shohl in its Lexington Office.

    She is the granddaughter of Roseleen Price and the late Rev. Donohue T. Price. She is the daughter of Carl and Jan Brazley.

  • PHOTOS: Math matters at HES
  • School Calendar updated 1123

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 19-30.

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Independent readers
    Independent readers may stay after school until 4:15 p.m. each Tuesday in the library.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets 3-4:15 p.m. Nov. 30 in the library.

    HES