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Today's News

  • Farm calendar

    Conservation Reserve Program signup

    Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program continues through Aug. 27. Farmers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Farm Service Agency. CRP removes land from agricultural production by entering into long-term contracts with producers. For more information, call FSA at 765-2702.

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  • LaRue FFA excels at state and national levels

    LaRue County FFA members won two state FFA contests last week and were selected as national finalists in two proficiency areas.

    The Food Science and Technology team will participate in the National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event during the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 20-23 after winning the state contest at Morehead State University on July 26. Members of the team are Nathan Atwell, Brittney Corbin, Ben Tucker and Caleb Whelan.

  • Rail crossing repairs close highway

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  • Mullins honored as Administrator of the Year by KASA

    LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins is this year’s recipient of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators building level Administrator of the Year Award.

    Mullins, who led LCHS from 120th place on CATS testing to 29th place in five years as principal, will be presented with the award this afternoon during the opening session of KASA’s 2010 annual Summer Institute at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville.

  • Curtis hired as district energy manager for LaRue schools

    Chris Curtis has been hired as district energy manager for LaRue, Hart, Green and Taylor County and Elizabethtown and Campbellsville Independent schools.

    The schools are collaborating in a regional partnership.

    The pilot project began in 2007 to make public schools more energy efficient, according to a press release from Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    One thousand schools statewide are participating in the cost-cutting initiative.

  • Hornback uses new techniques to improve LaRue schools

    Sarah Hornback, director of family services for LaRue County Schools, is one of the first educational professionals in the nation to become a Certified Manager in Program Improvement.

  • Tucker sentenced to 10 years

    A Hodgenville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts of sex crimes against a child.

    A year ago, Steven Lewis Tucker, 31, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, was charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

    As Kentucky State Police continued to investigate, more charges were added, including 213 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

  • 4-H calendar

    Cooking Club meets

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Cooking Club is open to LaRue County youth with an interest in learning basic cooking skills. For more information, call the Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

    Shooting Sports

  • Superintendent receives nearly 'excellent' rating

    For the second year in a row, the LaRue County School Board conducted the superintendent’s evaluation in open session.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders received just under an excellent rating in his eighth year on the job.

    The scores range 0 to 4 with 4 being outstanding, 3 excellent, 2 good, 1 means the individual needs improvement and zero is unacceptable. Board member names were not attached to the scores.

    Sanders said the “evaluation in open session is somewhat intimidating, but transparency can be very positive.”

  • State's first hybrid school bus will travel North Lyons route

    When LaRue County students return to classes Thursday, some of them will be transported by the state’s first hybrid electric school bus.

    Bus 133 was purchased with a grant from the first round of federal stimulus dollars helping public schools become more eco-friendly. LaRue is one of 22 districts awarded a share of $13 million in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Energy.