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Today's News

  • Kayla Carrico named to Dean’s List

    Kayla Carrico of LaRue County was named to the Dean’s List at West Kentucky Community and Technical College for the fall semester.

    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

  • LCMS Math EXPLORE scores explode

    LaRue County Middle School students are shining in several subjects, according to test results released recently.

    Last fall, the students participated in a statewide administration of EXPLORE, a component of the ACT exam. ACT is a readiness benchmark used during the admission process to college; EXPLORE is a high school readiness benchmark that is administered in September.

    Kentucky’s overall scores increased in nearly every subject area, according to a Kentucky Department of Education release. LaRue’s scores were .6 above the state average.

  • Hawks open season with wins over Caverna, Bardstown

    In their first game of the season, the LaRue County Hawks varsity baseball team defeated the Caverna Colonels 12-1 in five innings at Horse Cave March 22. 

    “It was a good win to start the year,” Coach Chris Price said. “We are just trying to get better. We made a lot of mistakes tonight but they were mistakes that you make when you don’t have a lot of experience. None of these guys have much varsity experience. We just want to see progress.”

    Price said the defense was “fair but needs to improve.”

  • January is recognition month for school board

    This January, school systems across Kentucky and the nation recognize their board of education members for the service and dedication they show.

    With the sluggish economy, those board members are facing challenges on several fronts. Even in these difficult financial times, however, ensuring learning opportunities for every student is the focus of the LaRue County Board of Education.

    “Money is always a challenge for us,” said Anita Cruse, a 16-year board veteran who was recently elected chairperson.

  • Disappointed in board member's vote

    I attended the LaRue County Board of Education meeting last Monday night in hopeful anticipation that the Laptops of LaRue initiative would pass allowing the LaRue County school district, which has made tremendous academic strides in the past several years, to take its biggest step into the 21st century yet.

  • Student charged with possession of marijuana on school grounds

    A 14-year-old boy was charged with possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly bringing a “nickel bag” of weed and a pipe to school in his backpack Tuesday.

    School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard assisted school administrators with the investigation.

    The juvenile’s parents and a Court Designated Worker were informed.

    The teen was transported to the Hardin County Juvenile Detention Center. His case will be processed through juvenile court.

  • Supports 'no' vote

    I have been reading with great interest not only the newspaper’s coverage of the Laptop Initiative, but the comments also. It has gotten me to wondering a few things: Where will the money come from to pay for maintaining and fixing the laptops as they break or get loaded down with viruses? What about the students who do not have Internet access at home? What good will a laptop do them going home?

  • CU's Chamber Choir visits state capitol

    Campbellsville University graduate student and Louisville native Matt Hodge, along with CU’s Chamber Choir, visited the State Capitol recently to perform for the governor and Congress, and to be recognized for their success.

    Hodge gained national recognition for his penning of a Christmas carol for troops, titled “What Is Christmas?” and he and the Chamber Choir were invited to Frankfort to perform the carol, as well as Hodge’s latest song “A Hero Always Lives,” for Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives.

  • Criminal background checks have become more expensive

    The Administrative Office of the Courts announced changes to its service that provides criminal background reports. The following changes became effective Jan. 19:

    ·There will be a standard fee of $15 for all criminal background reports.

    ·A new automated program, AOCFastCheck, will allow the public to request and receive reports online.

    ·There will be only three ways to request records – online, by drive-thru service in Frankfort and by mail.

  • Grand jury to hear two meth cases

    A LaRue County grand jury will hear cases against two men accused of manufacturing methamphetamine. The cases appear to be unrelated.

    Last week, LaRue County District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause in separate cases against Jason Scott Hatcher, 24, of North L&N Turnpike, Hodgenville, and Larry Ray Riggs, 56, of Slack Road, Hodgenville.

    Hatcher