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Today's News

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  • Be a hero - be prepared

    September is National Preparedness Month. It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters.

    If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic earthquakes, tsunamis, and even water main breaks and power outages in U.S. cities affecting millions of people for days at a time.

  • Reunions - September 25, 2013

    LCHS Class of 1978
    The LaRue County High School Class of 1978 will have a 35-year reunion Oct. 5 at Sportsman’s Lake in Hodgenville. Cost is $30 per person; $55 per couple. For information, email larueco1978@gmail.com.

    LCHS Class of 2003
    The LaRue County High School Class of 2003 will hold a 10-year reunion 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 5 at Holiday Inn Express in Elizabethtown. Individuals, $35; with a guest, $50. For information, call Allen Hornback at 270-723-1303 or Michael Wilson at 270-766-8654.
     

  • A Loving Face
  • Community Calendar - September 25, 2013

    FREE CLASS: Thrifty Gift Ideas
    A free class, “Thrifty Gift Ideas” class will be 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the LaRue County Extension office. Learn how to take a budget store item and make it into an enhanced gift item. This class, sponsored by the County Homemakers, will focus on budgeting for special occasions.

    Democratic Woman’s Club plan for Lincoln Days

  • Fraser takes third in impromptu

    Ellis Fraser, a junior from Hodgenville, took third in impromptu speaking and sixth in informative speaking at the Western Kentucky University  tournament over the weekend.
     

  • Court Brief - September 25, 2013

    Pleaded guilty
    Darin James Wright (1975) pleaded guilty Sept. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to first-degree possession of controlled substance; first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine); second-degree possession of controlled substance; and giving officer a false name or address.

    The commonwealth attorney recommended three years, three years, 12 months and 90 days, respectively, and a $50 fine each for having one headlight and failing to illuminate rear license. Presentencing investigation ordered.
     

  • Fiscal court: Roadwork discussed

    Roadwork was the topic of discussion for LaRue County fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 10.

    Tony Stewart, first district magistrate, reported receiving complaints of Castleman Road being too narrow, especially for large equipment.

    Ricky Whitlock, second district, reported grass and weeds blocking drivers’ view on Blanton Road.      

  • School board: Grading policy changed, budget approved

    The LaRue County School Board held second reading of a new grading policy last week.

    Standards for high school students were raised with end-of-course tests counting for 20 percent of their total grade.

    Last year, the final exams at LCHS counted 15 percent in each course. In the 2011-12 school year, the exams counted as 10 percent of the grade.

  • Brigance screener leads to student success

    Kindergarten used to be the first in-school experience children would have.

    Now it is becoming the norm for children to prepare for school through pre-schools and other pre-K educational facilities.

    For the past several years, children have been evaluated by their teachers prior to entering kindergarten. A new system has been developed – the Brigance Kindergarten Screener.

    All school districts within the state of Kentucky are required by the state to screen incoming kindergarteners using BKS.