Today's News

  • PHOTO: Wear Red Day at Sunrise

  • PHOTO: Be a sweetheart. Give blood.

     The community sweetheart blood drive is noon-to-5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Hodgenville Woman's Club on Lincoln Square.

  • PHOTO: ExCEL nominees honored

     Four teachers were honored last week as nominees for the LaRue County Teacher of the Year Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award. They are from left, Jim B. Phelps of LaRue County Middle School; David Edwards of Hodgenville Elementary School, ExCEL winner Heather Cline of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School; and Tom McGovern of LaRue County High School.

  • Town hall meeting planned with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife staff

    People have the opportunity to exchange ideas and engage in open conversation with staff from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources during a series of town hall meetings being held across the state.

    The nine town hall meetings begin Feb. 13 in Lexington and conclude with the final session April 2 in Morehead. Individual meetings are subject to rescheduling due to bad weather.

  • Campbellsville University offers two art scholarships

    Campbellsville University is searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships worth a total of $6,000 each.

    The university's annual art scholarship competition and workshop will be Saturday, March 31, beginning at 10 a.m. in room 100 of the Art Building, 205A University Drive, Campbellsville, across from Gosser Fine Arts Center, 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, on campus.

    Performance grant scholarships will also be awarded to other students who might not be chosen for the competitive art scholarships.

  • Heather Cline named schools' ExCEL winner

     Heather Cline, a teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, has been named the district's LaRue County Teacher of the Year Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award Winner.

    Other nominees were Tom McGovern of LaRue County High School; Jim B. Phelps of LaRue County Middle School; and David Edwards of Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Proceed with caution when dating online

     Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for love?

    Millions use dating and social networking sites to meet people. While many are looking to start a successful relationship, there are those using these sites to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, the anonymity of the Internet makes it easy for con artists to use these sites to meet potential victims.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks beat Bethlehem

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks defeated Bethlehem’s Banshees 59-31 Jan. 31 in varsity basketball action.
    LaRue was ahead 13-5 at the end of the first quarter and pulled ahead 19-17 at the half.
    Freshman guard Alexis Brewer had 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block as the host Lady Hawks improved their record to 14-7.
    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown added 18 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks for LaRue County, which has won 8-of-9.
    Sophomore forward Alley Evans had eight points and junior forward Alisha Durbin had 10 rebounds and six points.

  • Diabetes Coalition, support groups plan meetings in February

    Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


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  • COLUMN: Dash to a healthier heart

     Everyone’s first thought that comes to mind when thinking about February is of course, Valentine’s Day. Every year, this day is used to celebrate those we care about and love. Not only should we use this month to remember those who have taken a place in our hearts, we should also use this month as a reminder to keep our heart healthy. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and it is very important that people know how to eat healthy to decrease their risk of developing this deadly disease.