Today's News

  • Synthetic marijuana crops up in county

    A synthetic form of marijuana that is banned in a handful of states has found its way to LaRue County.
    Two men, one from Upton, the other from Louisville, have been charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoids this year.
    Cannabinoid, also called spice or K2, is in high demand and can be purchased online, according to Kentucky State Police. It’s sold in brightly colored bags by some cigarette shops, gas stations and convenience stores. It does not look harmful and is designed to emulate the sensations produced by illicit substances.

  • COLUMN: Are you a distracted driver?

    Are you a distracted driver?

    Driving is an everyday event for most people. Whether we are going to work or school, the grocery store or just to visit a friend, we usually get in our vehicles without giving a second thought to the possibility that our actions may cause us to become distracted drivers.

    Distracted driving occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off the task of driving safely.

    The following are just a few types of driving distractions:

    • Texting

  • Central Kentucky Art Guild exhibits at local businesses

    Art exhibits by local Kentucky juried artists are being displayed through June 18 at these locations:

    • Radcliff-Fort Knox Tourism Center, 562 N Dixie Ave., Radcliff, is exhibiting photographs by lucia beeler. Artwork on display 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 352-1204.

    • Cobbler’s Café, 125 E Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, is exhibiting paintings by Mary Lou Hall. Artwork on display 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 982-2233.

  • PHOTO: Kindergarten class performed ‘The Mitten’
  • PHOTO: ALES Academic Team begins season
  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Honor Roll Third Quarter

    All “A” Honor Roll
    Dillon Carroll, Clay Cecil, Maggie Cecil, Chase Childress, Simon Coy, Addie Cundiff, Jacob Cundiff, Adara Dobson, Katelyn Eads, Harrison Gehr, Samuel Goff, Tara Goodwin, Layne Gribbins, Alexis Grimes, Maddie Helm, Clair Keller, Mason Lane, Sydney Miller, Bailey Rogers, Dylan Rowe, Bridget Southwood, Jake Taylor, Nicholas Vazquez, Jake Walters
    All “A/B” Honor Roll

  • School Calendar updated 3-28-12

    Spring break is April 9-13. Last day of school is May 16.

    Special meetings for principal selection
    The ALES site-based council will have special meetings 5:30 p.m. March 27, April 2 and 3. A special meeting will be 5:30 p.m. April 4 for principal selection discussion and another 5:30 p.m. April 18 for an anticipated principal selection vote to occur. There will be a closed session in each of these special meetings.  


  • District planning committee highlights needs of local schools

    Knowing what the facility needs are is mandatory for a school district to be able to use its state-provided funds most effectively.
    State law (KRS 157.440) requires Facility Support Program of Kentucky funds be used to address categorized priorities listed in an approved facilities plan written by the school district describing school centers and their status as permanent or transitional and the current and proposed plan of school organizational structure, enrollment and student capacity.

  • The Arboretum gears up to host a month-long Party for the Planet

    The Arboretum, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is partnering with LG&E and KU Energy LLC to offer a month-long celebration called Party for the Planet 2012, with activities for all ages through the Arbor Day celebration, April 28.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 3-28-12

    Explorers Club forms
    The LaRue County 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  This is a new club for 4-H members 9 to 18 years old. Club members will be exposed to a variety of 4-H projects. The March topic is butter making. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401.

    Talent Show
    The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 30 at LCHS auditorium.
    Livestock Club