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Today's News

  • Grand jury hands down several indictments

    Several people were indicted Feb. 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    They include:
    Mychal Alexander Clairmont, 20, of Hodgenville, was charged with third-degree burglary; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, under 21 years of age; failure to illuminate head lamps and possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor.
    He is accused of entering Affordable Tires & Batteries in Hodgenville with intent to commit a crime and driving under the influence.
    The alleged crimes occurred Oct. 18, 2010.

  • New Hope man faces multiple sex charges

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE
     

    Pascal “Pat” Jones, 50, of 130 Willow Spring Road in New Hope was indicted in Marion Circuit Court last week for first-degree rape (three counts), first-degree sodomy (three counts), first-degree sex abuse (43 counts), first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under 16 (21 counts), unlawful transaction with a minor under 18 (40 counts), and intimidating a witness in a legal process (two counts).

  • Middle School problem-solvers advance to state competition

    The LaRue County Middle School Future Problem Solving Team placed second in regional competition on Feb. 5 and is bound for State competition March 12 in Lexington.  

    The team members are Kylie Rogers, Cody McDowell, Caitlin Lewis and Shayne Wathen. The team is coached by Doris Jean Holleran.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    COLUMN: DIANA LEATHERS, COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR

    Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer. Yet in Kentucky, about 2,600 new cases will be diagnosed each year and about 900 people will die.  March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Call your doctor and ask about a screening test that's right for you. Routine screening is highly effective. Nine out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • Marshall Metcalf serves as senate page

    Marshall Metcalf, a LaRue County High School sophomore, spent Feb. 24 serving as a page for Carroll Gibson, Republican state senator representing District Five that includes LaRue County.

    Marsha Duncan, youth service center coordinator, said Metcalf’s application was selected from about 400 entries across the state. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Schools receive more 'bang' for educational buck

    Many businesses measure their productivity through their return on investments.

    Using this idea, the Washington-based Center for American Progress has attempted to measure the return on investment of more then 9,000 school districts around the country.

    Its report, summarized in the Jan. 26 issue of Education Week, showed LaRue County Schools are one of 20 districts in Kentucky ranking in the highest category for their return on what they invest.

  • Lewis to sing during Sweet 16

    It would be difficult to top becoming a contestant on “American Idol.”

    But for Hodgenville teen Kenzi Lewis, a trip to Rupp Arena comes close.

    The 15-year-old has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the boys' Sweet 16 basketball tournament March 19. She will perform at the 10 a.m. semi-final session.

    Lewis drew plenty of attention last month when she appeared on American Idol. She was sent home after “group night.”

    She earned the trip to Hollywood from her audition last summer in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Farm Safety Symposium is March 11

    Texting while driving is a 21st-century hazard on Kentucky roads and it also can be a problem on the farm. This dangerous habit will be addressed at the Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium March 11 in Elizabethtown.

    “Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in America, and texting while driving or operating farm machinery adds another hazard,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “The Farm Safety Symposium will encourage participants to make smart choices and avoid taking unnecessary risks on the farm.”

  • Sierra Enlow named Cherry Blossom Princess

    Sierra Enlow, a LaRue County High School graduate, has been named Kentucky Cherry Blossom Princess.

    She was selected to represent the Kentucky Society of Washington D.C. and will be representing the state at the Cherry Blossom Festival April 3-9 in Washington D.C.

    Each princess is selected by her state society, territory or country to be cultural ambassadors for the National Conference of State Societies for a one-year reign.

  • LCHS Speech Team qualifies 10 Students to Nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League State Qualifier this past Saturday to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the NCFL Grand National Tournament.

    The national tournament will be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Washington, DC and LaRue students represent nine of the 54 entries Kentucky will be taking. Two LCHS students earned top spots in the process.

    Senior Timmy Gibson won the qualifier in prose/poetry; and sophomore James Reding won the Congress championship for the second year in a row.