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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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.