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Today's News

  • Ten tips for retail business success

    I just returned from a brief regional meeting of Main Street managers in this part of the state. We were given some great feedback from the National Main Street Meeting held recently in Oklahoma City, which not all of us were able to attend. I am passing along to you some of the information for retailers that came from that meeting.

  • Project Graduation pays homage to Mardi Gras

    Those graduating LaRue County High School seniors who attend Project Graduation this year will feel as though they’re strolling down Bourbon Street in the Big Easy as this year’s theme is “Mardis Gras.”

    “We’re going to have the hallway walls of the middle school decorated just like Bourbon Street with pictures of buildings and even the street corner musicians,” said Becky Thompson, who, with Linda Gozzard is co-chairing the event scheduled for May 28.

  • Lady Hawks knocked out of 18th District Tournament

    For the first time since 1997, the 5th Region Tournament was played without the LaRue County Lady Hawks in its field.

    A very determined Lady Raider team from Hart County stood in the Lady Hawks’ way of making the tournament for the 13th straight year, as the Lady Hawks fell 9-4 in the first round of the 18th District Tournament in Greensburg May 24.

    Errors early and often seemed to be the story for the Lady Hawks. To add to the defensive problems, the offensive power left the bats as well, as the Lady Hawks could not get the timely hits they needed.

  • Padgett, Durbins and Zajdel compete at State meet

    The LaRue County High School track and field team had five champions at the Class 2A, Region 2 meet May 26. Seventh-grader Kristina Durbin, sophomore Shana Zajdel, freshman Alisha Durbin and seniors Ryan Durbin and Truman Padgett will represent the school at the KHSAA State Track & Field Championship Thursday at the University of Louisville.

    The top two finishers or teams in each event, plus the next 10 fastest times/distances in the state will compete in Louisville.

  • 13 ECTC students head to SkillsUSA

    Thirteen Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students, including Gage Nevins of Hodgenville, will represent the college and the state at the national SkillsUSA Championship in June.

    Nevins will represent the culinary department.

    Other winners are Tracy VanMeter of Sonora, cake decorating; and Todd Gozzard of Hodgenville, precision machining. Each won a silver medal.

  • Diabetes Coalition plans meetings

    The Hardin and LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. June 8 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. For more information, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

    Managing meals

    The program “Managing Your Meals” will be 9-10 a.m. June 21 at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan, and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual.

  • Several Lady Hawks honored for outstanding academics

    Several Lady Hawk softball players have been honored for academics.

    All State Academic  First Team  (3.75-4.0 GPA) – Emily Boone, Cassady Crim, Emily Dewitt, Lyndsay Whitlock, Valerie Whitlock

    All-State Honorable Mention (3.0-3.5) – Ellen Huff, Halie Starwalt

    2009 Governor Scholar Recipient – Emily Boone

    2010 Governor Scholar Recipients – Emily Dewitt, Lyndsay Whitlock, Valerie Whitlock

  • School Board explains decreases in staff salaries

    At the May 17 school board meeting, it appeared to note on the agenda that the teachers of LaRue County were receiving a pay cut, but Superintendent Sam Sanders explained that the decrease of salary was due to Kentucky legislators not adopting a budget.

    Sanders said the school calendars had to be submitted by June 1, 2010, so a calendar had to be set with the possible deduction of two days, therefore causing teachers to receive a salary without those two days included.

  • School calendar

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    May 28 – Last day of school

     

    LCHS

    Site-based nominations taken

    LaRue County High School Site-Based parent member nominations will be accepted through May 21. Eligible parents are those who will have children enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2010-11 school year. To nominate yourself or another parent, contact LCHS at 358-2210.

    May 21 – Senior reward trip

    May 23 – Baccalaureate at 3 p.m. in gymnasium, practice May 20 during fifth and sixth periods

  • ALES receives grant for artist

    The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded $14,040 in Teacher Initiated Program grants for short-term artist residencies scheduled to take place this fall.

    These grants give professional artists an opportunity to demonstrate their art forms and provide students and teachers repeated hands-on experiences in the making of art. Artists also collaborate with teachers to design and implement innovative programs that provide the tools to continue utilizing art across the curriculum after the residency is completed.