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Today's News

  • Varney named Mother of the Year

    Paula Varney was named Mother of the Year Monday at the LaRue County Fair. The award, sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization, is presented each year to a nominee from the community.
    Varney, the owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville, said the honor was made more special because her mother was named Mother of the Year at the fair 30 years ago.

  • Herald staffers win national photo contest

    Two staff members of The LaRue County Herald News combined talent to win a national contest.
    Editor Linda Ireland and staff writer Candis Carpenter won the best photo essay category in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. They entered the Lincoln Days 2010 wrap “It’s Lincoln Time” in the non-daily division for newspapers with less than 6,000 circulation.
    Only one other Kentucky newspaper was honored in the contest. The Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville took honorable mention for best feature series.

  • Firefighter charged with taking breathing apparatus from 2010 fire scene

    A LaRue County firefighter has been charged with theft by unlawful taking after he allegedly took a breathing apparatus from a fire scene and pawned it.
    According to an arrest warrant filed by Deputy Brian Smith on July 22, Larry Michael Morgan, 26, of Hodgenville, took a MSA M7 Firehawk self-contained breathing apparatus valued at $4,500 from the scene of a LaRue County fire on Feb. 1, 2010. He is accused of pawning it at Dixie Pawn and Gun in Hardin County.
    Morgan was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and released on his own recognizance.

  • Teacher charged with unlawful transaction

    A former LaRue County High School teacher has been charged with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, according to court records, is accused of assisting or causing a minor age 16 or under to disobey parents. According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the minor by her parents earlier this year.

  • ECTC offers ACT prep

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer ACT prep courses beginning in August.
    Individual classes are structured to give attention to each of the four subject areas – English, math, reading and science – or students may choose to take the ACT overview, offering custom-designed tutoring and practical advice on all four subjects.

  • ECTC registration for fall semester begins Aug. 9

    Students can register Aug. 9, 10 and 11 for fall semester classes, which begin Aug. 15 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Registration schedule is alphabetic according to last name. Students can register for the full semester or the bi-terms, which run Aug. 15–Oct. 14 and Oct. 17–Dec. 10.
    Financial aid is still available. Students should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible, if they have not already done so.

  • School Calendar: Updated 07/26

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school – Aug. 4
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7
    No School – Nov. 7-8
    Thanksgiving break – Nov. 23-25
    Winter break – Dec. 19-30
    Students return after winter break- Jan. 2
    Martin Luther King Day- Jan. 16
    President’s Day- Feb. 17
    No school- March 5
    Spring break- April 9-13
    May 4- No School
    Last day for students- May 16

    ALES

  • ECTC hosts parent orientation

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a forum 7 p.m. July 28 for parents and guardians of students attending the college this fall.  The forum will last about one hour.
    This will be an evening of information, storytelling and tips for parents who want to learn more about the college experience  their child is about to enter in the fall. Parents and guardians of currently or previously enrolled students are also welcome.

  • Veteran teacher and school manager retires after 35 years

    After 35 years in the educational field, veteran teacher and school manager Kathy Ross retired in July.
    Ross, who spent 30 years as a classroom teacher at Magnolia and the last five years as school administrative manager at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, taught all grades during her career except kindergarten and fifth.
    The county’s first ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) recipient, one of her most memorable moments was when ALES became the model school for the state’s School Manager Program.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 07/26

    Support 4-H at the LaRue County Fair
    Support 4-H at the LaRue County Fair by purchasing a bag of cotton candy for $2.  The booth is located across from the entrance to the grand stand and will be open each evening during the fair.
     
    4-H exhibits on display at the fair in the Floral Hall
    Stop by the Floral Hall at the fairgrounds to view the 4-H exhibits on display Wednesday through Friday evening.  Exhibits must be picked up between 10 a.m. and noon July 30.
     
    4-H Council meeting canceled