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Today's News

  • LaRue's ACT scores shine

     LaRue County High School’s 2012 ACT scores in all content areas are the highest the school has produced since the test that measures readiness for college was mandated for all Kentucky high school juniors in 2008.

    “In looking at the average composite ACT score, LCHS passed up 16 high schools in the state moving from 61st to 45th in the rankings, placing the school among the top 20 percent of high schools in the state,” said Amanda Reed, district instructional supervisor. “In comparison to schools in our local area, LCHS ranks second.”

  • ENGAGEMENT: Wooden - Parker

    Bruce and Deborah Parker of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Christopher Parker of Elizabethtown, to Kristi Wooden of Elizabethtown, daughter of Rue Wooden of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is employed at Jack Henry and Associates.

    The prospective groom is majoring in music education at Campbellsville University. He is a manager at McDonalds and assistant band director for the Marion County High School Band.

  • FOOTBALL: LaRue falls to Shelby

    LaRue County didn’t get off to the best start Friday and the Hawks’ night didn’t get much better.

    Host Shelby County scored on its first two possessions before the Rockets pulled away for a 28-0 win at Robert Doyle Stadium and their first season-opening victory since 2007.

    It was also a frustrating night for LaRue County’s boys’ basketball team as its senior backcourt of Gabe Shirley (quarterback) and Kelton Ford (wide receiver) both suffered ankle injuries and didn’t return.

  • Court Briefs - Aug. 29, 2012

    Revocation of probation
    Probation was revoked of Paul Edward Edlin Jr. (1974) at an Aug. 7 hearing.

    Declared a fugitive

    Samantha Gail Hoffman (1981) was declared a fugitive Aug. 7 after missing a court appearance. She is charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits.

    Failed to appear
    Ben E. Poore (1964) failed to appear Aug. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive.

    Final sentencing

  • South Central Telephone holds election

     South Central RTC’s Nominating Committee met Aug. 23 at its headquarters in Glasgow with the following candidates being nominated for the office of Trustee in two districts. 

    Nominated in District IV (consisting of Center, Edmonton and Summer Shade exchanges) was Charles Knight, incumbent trustee, Billy Branstetter and Ronnie R. Tucker.

    Nominated in District VII (consisting of Buffalo and Magnolia Exchanges) was Joel Dixon, incumbent trustee and Connie O. Kersey.

  • Animal therapy program to be unveiled in September

    The calming and healing power of animals increasingly is acknowledged by medical professionals.

    That’s why Roger Biesel of Elizabethtown has founded a nonprofit organization aimed at pairing residents who can benefit from caring for animals with creatures in shelters that need homes.

    “It’s a universal issue,” he said. “What amazes me is that no one else has thought to do it.”

  • Fine arts class offered by ECTC

     Workforce Solutions at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering a fine arts photography class this fall.

    New on the schedule this year, the class will be taught by Savannah College of Art and Design graduate Alan Smith.

    The class is designed to give you a creative solution to composing a larger body of work. Smith will guide you through the process of developing your own creativity and putting together a portfolio of your own work.

  • COLUMN: Red corn puts producers in the red

     Corn plants in many fields have turned red and that is not a good sign. The red color is coming from a build-up of sugar in the leaves and stalks. The build-up of sugar is a result of too few kernels being developed on the ears. That, of course, results in greatly reduced yields and income.

  • Michaela Rock wins 4-H bronze award

      Throughout their 4-H career, young people are encouraged to set and reach goals. No program better exemplifies this than the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program.

    The Achievement Program replaced the 4-H Honors Program in September 2011. The new program allows 4-Hers to start accumulating points as soon as they start their 4-H careers and to begin earning recognition in the sixth grade. With a new 4-H program year beginning in September, now is the time for 4-Hers to begin thinking about joining this program.

  • COLUMN: Planning for retirement

     Retirement planning is important for all individuals; however, it is especially important for women. At some point during their lives, 80 to 90 percent of women will be solely responsible for their own finances. Unfortunately for the majority of them, it will be later in life. Women tend to have shorter work histories than men, as a result of entering and leaving the workforce due to raising children. In addition, fewer women participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans compared to men.