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Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Students may find permanent employment through school program

     This school year, 11 LaRue County High School students – six seniors and five juniors – are spending the last two periods of their school day exploring the field of work by actually receiving training at local worksites.

    They are participants in the Community Based Work Transition Program, designed for students with special needs to help them transition smoothly from classroom to the workplace.

  • PHOTO: A&B Elves visit Headstart

     A & B Adult Healthcare employees visited LaRue County Head Start. From left, Jennifer Phelps, Amber Florence, Dr. Amanda Florence-Houk holding niece Chevy, and Chasity Woods. Each child received a toy and each teacher and bus driver received a gift. 

  • County's jobless rate up in November

     Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate increased from 6.5 percent to 6.9 percent between October and November 2012, according to the report. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in November 2011.

    Of an estimated 6,914 civilian labor force, 6,439 people were employed.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks win two in tourney

     The Lady Hawks defeated East Carter’s Lady Raiders Dec. 23 in overtime in the final game of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic.

    Junior center Alley Evans made a putback with less than 9 seconds left in overtime to put the Lady Hawks over the top.

    Evans just missed a double-double (nine points, 10 rebounds), while junior wing Ivy Brown had 17 points, four assists, four blocks and four steals. Sophomore guard Alexis Brewer chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds.

  • COLUMN: Set new goals in your walk with Christ

     A brand new year: Time for making a fresh start.

    How many New Year’s Resolutions have you made?

    The beginning of a new year of life is an excellent time to evaluate our accomplishments and failures of the past year and to look forward to the clean canvas of the upcoming year. It’s a time for fresh beginnings, new goals and objectives and making plans. The old year is done away with. We shouldn’t dwell on what we did or did not do last year, now is the time to think positively toward the New Year.

  • COLUMN: Hang up your old grief as you enter the New Year

     Louise Fletcher Tarkington expressed the desire of many who long for new beginnings:

    “I wish there were some wonderful place

    Called the land of Beginning Again

    Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches,

    And all our selfish griefs

    Could be cast like a shabby old coat at the door

    And never be put on again.”

  • COLUMN: Here's to a perfect New Year

     One day at the library, a book fell off a shelf and hit a boy named Milo Crinkley on the head.

    The title, “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days,” was just what he needed. 

    Wanting more than anything to be perfect, Milo checked the book out and set out to do everything the author, Dr. K. Pinkerson Silverfish, prescribed.

    So begins the 1982 children’s book “Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days” by Stephen Manes.

  • Shrek the Musical comes to Bardstown

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association received a $25,000 grant to present “Shrek the Musical,” and Bardstown is one of the first locations that presented the musical off of its national tour.

    The grant came from the Community Project and Development Fund, said Dawn Pryzstal, vice president of tourism expansion and marketing.

    “The Stephen Foster Drama Association receives a grant every July, but based on the scope of this project, the board wanted to be supportive of them off-cycle,” she said.

  • KSP offers tips for safe winter driving

    With the onset of winter and the possibility that motorists may have to drive in inclement weather, the Kentucky State Police are offering safe driving tips.

    The weather in Kentucky is unpredictable and this time of year you never know when to expect black ice, snow, icy roads or a mixture of road conditions. KSP is asking motorists to prepare in advance for the winter driving months ahead.

  • Hawks take second in tournament

    The LaRue County Hawks defeated Western Hills (73-58) and Henry County (62-45) before falling to Louisville Doss (53-38) in the Capital City Invitational at Frankfort Western Hills over winter break.

    Senior guard Kelton Ford continued his torrid play in leading the Hawks past the Henry County Wildcats and into the championship of the Capital City Classic at Frankfort Western Hills.

    Ford had 24 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals, while junior forward Kody Key-Close added 11 points, two steals, one rebound and one assist.