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Today's News

  • Laptops gives students advantage in foreign languages

     Thanks to modern technology and LaRue County High School’s laptop program that puts a computer into the hands of each student, the Spanish classroom has many more tools to make learning the language easier, faster, and more authentic.

    “The technology that’s available to my students has enhanced learning a second language significantly,” said Jorge Venegas, starting his fifth year as an LCHS foreign language teacher.

  • SOCCER: Hawks win season opener

     The first week of soccer matches saw good fortune for the Hawks of LaRue County High School. 

    The Hawks soccer team opened the 18th district season play Aug. 13 with an impressive 8-2 victory over the visiting Campbellsville Eagles. On the attack, seniors Alex Cook, Rico Collado and Marshall Metcalf continued their assault on the record books.

    Collado gathered his troops and fed a diagonal-running Metcalf with a pinpoint pass. At 5:32 p.m., Metcalf's score was perhaps the first score in the state.

  • Jobless rate down from a year ago

     Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between July 2011 and July 2012, while 18 county rates increased and five stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s jobless rate fell from 8.8 percent to 8.3 percent in that time period. However, it jumped from 7.7 percent to 8.3 percent between June and July 2012. Of a 7,042 workforce, 6,457 people were employed.

  • Deer season begins Sept. 1

     When Kentucky’s 2012-13 deer season opens with the beginning of archery hunting Saturday, Sept. 1, there will be plenty of reasons for hunters to be optimistic.

    Last deer season was arguably the state’s best ever. A record 68 bucks taken in Kentucky qualified for entry into the Boone & Crockett record books, a record for the state.

  • COLUMN: Take steps toward harmony

     God made us to have relationships – with him and with other people. Since the time of Adam and Eve maintaining relationships has been a major struggle. We have to work to keep relationships up to date, because strained relationships cause much unhappiness.

    How do we handle conflict and strive for unity? In unity there is tremendous power and potential, but people don’t always get along. Our concern then is in reducing conflict and increasing cooperation.

  • Two awarded scholarships from Nolin RECC

     Nolin RECC, A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awarded $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students in June. The cooperative provides electricity to approximately 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties.

    The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded to graduating high school students with one going to an adult co-op member who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.

    Two local students honored are Katie Barros and Alec Thompson.

  • Men face trafficking charges

     Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges related to methamphetamine after investigators witnessed an apparent drug transaction in an Elizabethtown restaurant parking lot.

    Richard Brandon Tyler Cox, 26, of Munfordville, and Allen Wade Henderson, 31, of Sonora, face charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine. Harry L. Jones, 50, of Radcliff is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Ernst studies in Taiwan

     Six Western Kentucky University students, including Elijah Ernst of Hodgenville, have returned from a 10-week summer research experience at the National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan.

    Ernst, a senior, worked on chemistry and chemical engineering research projects that included using bamboo particles to remove toxic metal ions, electrochemical capacitors and switchable surfaces.

  • COLUMN: Help your child transition to kindergarten

     Kindergarten classrooms of today hardly resemble those of your childhood memories. Today’s kindergarten classrooms have high expectations for children’s academic achievement, social skills and independence. Parents should also have high expectations for their child’s kindergarten program.

    Good kindergarten programs:

    * Support and encourage all children, regardless of prior preschool experience, culture, language, ability, or disability.

  • COLUMN: One moment in time can offer endless possibilities

    Sometimes you just never know when you will run into a life-changing moment.

    One for me came earlier this month as I was heading west on U.S. 62 and a car parked in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens caught my eye. It was the only car I could see over the vastness of the cemetery on this day.

    The grass at the cemetery I imagine was soggy from nearly 4 inches of rain the day before. But there sat a man, I would guess somewhere between 65 and 80 years of age, in a chair by a grave.

    It was a stunning picture.