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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Buffalo firefighters honored

     Buffalo firefighters who received awards at the department’s annual Christmas dinner are from left,  Larry May - Officers Award; Cody Dye - Firefighter of the Year and Most Emergency Runs; Chief Wendell Perkins; Timothy Dennis - Junior Firefighter of the Year; Craig Wright - Rookie of the Year and Officers Award; and Dalton Sallee - Junior Firefighter of the Year

  • Family's yuletide decorations a hit in Magnolia

     It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. At least that's the case at Rick and Pat Seidl’s home on New Jackson Highway in Magnolia.

    With the glow of thousands of Christmas lights, animated decorations, inflatable holiday characters and a miniature ferris wheel, the only thing missing for the season is Santa himself and snow.

    The Seidls began their Christmas collection more than 31 years ago, but it has been in the past decade that they started decorating their front yard elaborately for passersby to enjoy.

  • PHOTO: BLINKY BLINKY

     The homeowner at 228 Forresta Court in Hodgenville has added music to their holiday display. A sign announces ‘it’s more than blinky blinky!’ and advises drivers to tune in to 93.7.

  • Santa Bus plans annual run on Christmas Eve

     The Santa Bus will make its annual Christmas Eve run Saturday, bringing toys, jackets and gloves to families in their own communities.

  • Mount Sherman Post Office receives brief reprieve

     The U.S. Postal Service said last week that it will delay the closure or consolidation of any post office until at least May 15, 2012.

  • Mike Cottrell named EMS director

     Pat Helm, director of emergency medical services, tendered his resignation to LaRue Fiscal Court last week with an effective date of Dec. 31.

  • Nine area students advance to KMEA All-State Chorus

    Nine local elementary and middle school students recently received notification of their successful auditions for the 2012 Kentucky Music Educators Association’s Children’s All-State Chorus. Of the nearly 660 Kentucky fifth and sixth grade students who auditioned, almost 600 had scores between the required 200 and 250 range making it more difficult than ever to become a part of the 200 member ensemble.

  • File FAFSA at beginning of year for better chance of financial aid

    Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2012 should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.

  • School Calendar updated 1220

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed through Dec. 30.

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

    HES
    Site-based council schedule
    The HES site-based council will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 18.
    For more information, call the school at 358-3506.

    LCHS

  • KYA offers students a ‘real-life’ government experience

    LaRue County High School delegates to this year’s Kentucky Youth Assembly not only learned about current issues but also gained insight into the political process.
    The Assembly, held in Frankfort and Louisville last month, was a hands-on learning experience where 45 Kentucky high school delegations wrote, debated, and voted on pieces of legislation which could affect the lives of Kentuckians.
    Ben Schell, an LCHS social studies teacher who is a co-adviser for the group, feels that KYA is an excellent opportunity for students.