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Today's News

  • Julie Skeens honored as Teacher of the Year

    A trio of outstanding educators has been named 2010-11 Bullitt County Public Schools Teachers of the Year.

    One of them, Julie Skeens of Old Mill Elementary School, is a 1994 graduate of LaRue County High School.

    Skeens is a special education teacher with an emphasis in functional mental disabilities. She is in her 10th year of teaching. She has degrees from Western Kentucky University (Bachelor of Science and Rank I) and the University of Louisville (Masters of Education).

  • Financial seminars available for candidates

    The Registry of Election Finance, the agency charged with enforcing state campaign finance laws, will present election finance training seminars beginning March 8. The seminars are designed to educate and train candidates and their treasurers on Kentucky’s campaign finance laws and equip them to run effective and successful campaigns.

    Five seminars will be presented March 8, 9, 12, 17 and 20 in Frankfort. Candidates, campaign treasurers and others interested in campaign finance laws are welcome. 

  • Store manager charged with theft by unlawful taking

    A retail store manager was charged with theft by unlawful taking by Hodgenville City Police last week.

    Bill Woodrow Willis, 29, of Radcliff is accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida. Chief John Cottrill said the illegal transactions total about $5,700.

    Willis was lodged in the LaRue County Jail and was arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court where bond was set.

  • Christ’s sacrifice offered to all

    And has made us kings and priests to his God and father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever Amen. Rev. 1:6

    The sacrifice of Jesus has given to all believers the privileges that had belonged to ancient Israel (Exodus 29:1-9); 1 Peter 2:0-10). Jesus Christ has made believers to be priests and kings now, both witness and worship (Revelation 5:10).

  • Local runners take on Disney Marathon

    Jennifer Keith and Kim Armes competed in the Disney Marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida along with 17,000 other runners in January.

    The temperature was a frosty 28 degrees – the coldest in the event’s history. The temperature topped  out at 42 degrees when the pair finished the race.

    Armes’ time was 4:48; Keith finished in 4:49. Their goal was to complete the course in five hours.

    They plan to repeat the challenge next year.

  • ALES teacher to receive ExCEL Award

    LaRue County’s ExCEL Award winner, Beverly Heady, will be honored at a ceremony 11:30 a.m. March 17 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    The ExCel Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and e.ON U.S. honors teachers who have shown excellence in the classroom.

  • Laptop initiative will balance learning opportunities

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce stepped forward Monday with public support of LaRue County Schools’ proposed laptop initiative. The school system has set aside $1 million to provide computers for high school students.

    The laptops will be on loan and will incur a rental fee similar to the textbook fee. But it is a small price to pay for providing what amounts to 21st century paper and pencils for students. Expensive paper and pencils at that – laptops cost about $700 each – but just as necessary to education.

  • Nelson County library board looks for land

    The Nelson County Public Library is looking for land to build new branches in New Haven and Bloomfield. The board currently leases property for its branches in those cities.

    In addition to beginning to advertise, the board hired 5253 Design Group, architects from Louisville, to assist with purchasing the land, after the suggestion was made from the state level that a firm be a part of that process from the beginning.

  • Through God's love and with repentance, you can go home again

    Someone once said, “You can’t go home again.” But the good news of the Bible is you can go home again. Man was created for fellowship with God. Sin breaks that fellowship and causes separation from God. In spite of our rebellion God still loves us and through the death of Christ made provision for the forgiveness of our sins and our return.

  • Magistrates hear road recommendations

    Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for Kentucky Transportation Department’s District 4 in Elizabethtown, presented two priority road resurfacing recommendations to LaRue County Fiscal Court as it met at the Hodgenville courthouse March 9.

    The recommendations, which the court approved, call for resurfacing KY 470 from KY 210 to U.S. 31E, a distance of 4.654 miles, and KY 222 from the Hardin County line to the Harned McCubbin Road, 3.575 miles.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, cautioned magistrates that the recommendations are subject to change.