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Today's News

  • Georgetown man says his business was taken from him

    BY CHRIS MORRIS
    NEWS AND TRIBUNE

    Kevin Carroll was once one of the top dealers for Clayton Home’s Hodgenville plant. He was selling $5 million in homes a year from his Georgetown location – Carroll’s Mobile Homes, Inc.
    Carroll said he was selling prefabricated homes in a 100-mile radius, and was going strong even during a slow economy. In fact, he said Clayton, which is based in Knoxville, Tenn., built the plant in Hodgenville to help supply his demand and to build homes with “a northern” look.

  • Donations down as Santa's Helpers struggle to 'make Christmas'

    A small group of Santa’s Helpers have been busy for several months, collecting toys and clothing, repairing and cleaning gently-used dolls and trucks and brainstorming ways to assist an ever-growing list of needy families.

  • School Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Monday:
    Accepted recommendation of employment of:
    • David Whitlock as 8th grade boys’ basketball coach for LaRue County Middle School
    • Alfredo Silva as 7th grade boys’ basketball coach for LCMS
    • James Howell as bus driver at the LaRue County Bus Garage
    • Elizabeth Marsh as science teacher at LaRue County High School
    • Jessica Blankenship as temporary instructional monitor for Kid’s Crew

  • School Calendar updated 1206

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed Dec. 19-30.

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

    Holiday Choir
    performance
    The Holiday Choir will perform 9-10 a.m. Dec. 15 in the ALES gym.

    PTO meeting
    The PTO will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 15 in the ALES cafeteria.

    School board meeting

  • High school academic team preparing for January’s Governor’s Cup competition

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the Green River Regional Academic League this fall. This league includes LaRue County High School, Adair County High School, Green County High School and Taylor County High School.  
    The following students placed in Written Assessment part of the league’s fall competition:
    • Emily Farrar – second place in written composition
    • Bethany Lope – fourth place in written composition
    • Delaina White – fifth place in written composition

  • Schools not immune to surges in energy costs

    Skyrocketing energy costs are eating into the budgets of almost all businesses and organizations and schools aren’t immune. For example, U.S. EPA Energy Star states that “energy costs are the largest expense for school districts after salaries and benefits.”
    The 2011 fiscal year expenditures for LaRue County Schools showed $367,049.89 for electricity, $60,474.06 for natural gas, and $42,695.57 for water and sewage.

  • PHOTOS: HES 4-H officers
  • PHOTO: Rock harvests first deer
  • KFW proposes 900 elk permits be issued

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission at its quarterly meeting Dec. 2 proposed issuing 900 quota hunt elk permits for the 2012-2013 elk seasons. Commission members also voted to modify some deer, small game and furbearer regulations.
    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

  • 4-H Calendar updated 1206

    4-H candy sale
    The 4-H Candy Sale fundraiser will run through Dec. 14.  Members are encouraged to participate in the sale which serves as the main fundraiser for 4-H.  Members are selling candy bars for $1 each.  Prizes are available for sellers, depending on the number of cases sold.  For more information, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.
     
    Pizza sale
    Pizza sale orders must be picked up between 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Extension Office.  If you have any questions, contact the Extension Office at 358-3401.