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Today's News

  • Convicted murderer released from prison

    A LaRue County man, sentenced to 200 years for the murder of a Vietnam War veteran in 1988, has been released from prison.

    Dale Louis Brown was 29 when he was indicted and convicted for the murder of Jerry Thomas “Pete” Howard, 37.

    According to court records, Brown held a grudge against Howard, who lived in a small house near the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Early May 7, 1988, he allegedly shot Howard in the abdomen and set the house on fire. Howard’s body was burned beyond recognition.

  • Bluegrass Speedway Top 10

    44 Auto Mart

    Super Late Models

    1. Tim Tungate (Campbellsville)- 112

    2. Lee Devasier (Crestwood)- 111

    3. Jeff Watson (Campbellsville)- 109

    4. Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville)- 95

    5. Dustin Neat (Dunnville)- 94

    6. Aaron Hatton (Mount Sterling)- 86

    7. Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville)- 70

    8. Jarryd Holshouser (Boaz)- 50

    9. Clarence Belcher (Junction City)- 50

    10. Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, Ind.)- 47

     

    UMP Open Wheel Modifieds

    1. Jason Wheatley (Loretto)- 124

  • Blood of Christ strengthens all

    Revelation 12:7-11 discusses the weapon of the blood.

  • Inmate walks away from LaRue jail

    An inmate walked away from the LaRue County Detention Center sometime during the weekend.

    According to Diana Eads, spokesperson for Department of Corrections, Division of Local Facilities, state inmate Steven Earl McWilliams, 32, of Louisville, escaped through the restricted custody center fenced area. He was missed about 9:20 a.m. Sunday, June 27.

    Eads said an investigation is ongoing at this time and “no official reports have been received yet.”

    A state jail inspector spoke with jail personnel Monday, Eads said.

  • Time becomes more precious as we age

    In a recent phone conversation with one of our pastors, he noted that at morning Mass that day the church had been full, including the whole student body present. When he looked around, it struck him that he was the oldest person there.

    If one lives long enough, this type of thing can be a frequent experience occurring in many settings. It is a bit breathtaking at times.     

  • Activities available for students during summer months

    LaRue County’s middle and high schools have a variety of summer activities available for their respective students, according to Marsha Duncan, Youth Service Coordinator whose office sponsors the camps.

    “We’ve got everything from a photography camp to making jewelry,” said Duncan.  “Not only will they learn, but they’ll find that doing these things is fun.”

    Photography

  • Tennis players continue season with 'team play'

    Three LaRue County High School tennis players are continuing their season with Central Kentucky Team Tennis.

    Dylan Parr, Michelle Seymour and Ryan Abell play for an 18-and-under team, the Crady Bears, coached by Jeff Crady. Other students are from Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, John Hardin and North Hardin.

  • Personnel changes abound for new school year

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations at Monday’s meeting:

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

    • Pam Dosier as food service assistant at LaRue County Middle School.

    • Deana Paden as science teacher at LaRue County Middle School.

    • Bonnie Brown, Tabitha Ward, Ann Cissell, Yvonne Fay and Jennifer Adams as Cool School assistants for the Family Resource Center

    • Becky Hawkins and Cara Holt as Cool School Instructors.

    • Pamela L. Walters as science teacher at LCMS.

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Aug. 5 – First day of school

    ALES

    SBDM Council

    The ALES SBDM Council will meet 5:15 p.m. July 6.

    LCMS

    SBDM Council

    All meetings dealing with hiring of a new LCMS principal will be held at the middle school in either the library or the computer lab.

    • June 23 and June 28, time TBA – conducting applicant interviews

    • June 30, time TBA – making a decision about the hiring of the principal

    Registration

  • Slack chosen to participate in Leadership Summit

    LaRue County High School student John Slack is traveling to expand his leadership abilities as part of a prestigious global program.

    Slack was nominated to participate in the People to People Leadership Summit based on his academic achievements, community involvement and leadership skills. He’ll travel to Columbia University in New York, N.Y. and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. to take part in the program.