Today's News

  • ECTC offers incentives for student motorcyclists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Safety Commission have partnered to provide rider education incentive certificates to anyone taking the basic or experienced motorcycle classes. Beginning Aug. 20, participants can receive a $50 rebate after completion of the course.

    Completion of the three-day course can result in a license skill test waiver and insurance rate reduction, along with providing the basics of the riding experience. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for those participating.

  • Cross Country Results Raider Twilight Run - Sept. 4

    F 2,000-meter Run

    14) Clair Keller 10:24.48

    24) Isabella Venegas 11:22.44

    M 2,000-meter Run

    30) Matthew Mullins 10:02.53

    37) Andrew Hutchins 10:37.11

    54) Ezekiel Venegas 12:00.23

    58) Dylan Mullins 12:19.58

    M 3,000-meter Run

    41) Nichola Chantharasinb 13:50.16

    F 5,000-meter Run

    16) Michelle Seymour 23:23.74

    53) Harley Keller 29:21.06

    M 5,000-meter Run

    21) Adam Sandidge 18:48.77

  • Cheer

    LaRue County High School cheerleaders are front from left, Emily Armes, Ally Hutchins, Mallory Skaggs, Olivia Dulak; middle, Gabby Garcia, Kim Swears, Niccole Carter, Shelbi Brooks, Erin Duvall, Brigitte Skaggs; back, Gracen Williams, Taylor Dawson, Whitney Heath, Whitney McDowell, Abby Sullivan, Ramisha Jakes, Sydney Holt, Haley Dragoo and Meredith Lindsey. The squad is coached by Tara Wooden and Renee Wright.

  • 4-H calendar

    Enrollment open for 4-H

    It is time for current 4-H members to re-enroll and new members to join. 4-H is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. as of Jan. 1, 2011. Youth ages 5 to 8 may join 4-H as a Cloverbud. Various project clubs are available to join, or a child may join as a member at large. The 4th and 5th graders at HES and ALES will have a 4-H club meeting at school once a month.  4-H enrollment forms are available from the Extension Office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/enrollment.

    Shooting Sports

  • New assessment techniques help troubled readers

    LaRue County Schools are using an assessment technique known as benchmarking that lets teachers know in which areas of reading their students are strong or struggling.

    “Our teachers are pumped about the info they are gleaning from these assessments,” Rollanda Grubbs, curriculum specialist, said. “They are seeing the benefits and want to share what they are finding.”

    One of those teachers, Heather Cline, said, “Benchmarking gives me a clear picture of where my kids are as readers, and that, in turn, is helping me be a better teacher.”

  • Soccer: Meet your Lady Hawks

    If you attend a LaRue County High School girls’ soccer game, you can feel the positive atmosphere that has engulfed these young Lady Hawks.

    The team is loaded with freshmen – eight have started at least one game this season, if not every game. Infuse that with senior leadership by Shelby Mack and Justine Scroggins and senior work ethics by Hannah Partridge and Britney Mack. Then, there is the enthusiasm and spirit oozing out of junior soccer newbie Misty England. Her heart and love for the game is most impressive.

  • Getting to know you ... better

    Coming up in next week’s issue, you will see my weekly column of  “Getting to know you ... better”

    Being the new person in town, I wanted a unique way to get to know the people of LaRue County. I do have several acquaintances here in the county and I look forward to getting to know those folks even “better.”

    So be watching for who I run across during my journeys in and around LaRue County. Some folks you might already know, and others you might meet for the first time.

  • Garris attends summer institute at Center for Gifted Studies

    The Center for Gifted Studies recently held its annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute. This summer, 476 teachers from 91 Kentucky school districts, 17 states and three countries participated in the weeklong institute at Western Kentucky University.

    Summer Garris of Magnolia, a teacher at LaRue County High School, attended.

    Endorsed by the College Board, The Center’s Advanced Placement Institute offered more than 20 workshops for both beginning teachers and experienced Advanced Placement teachers.

  • Hodgenville Elementary deals with overcrowding

    Hodgenville Elementary School began the school year with about 600 students.

    HES Principal Penny Cecil told school board members Monday that she and her staff are utilizing every square inch of the building and do not have much more room if any additional students come in during the year.

    She said numbers are increasing faster than students are moving out, and she has already seen families coming in because of the Base Realignment and Closure at Fort Knox.

  • Farm calendar

    Goat and sheep producers meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the LaRue County Extension Service office following the 6:30 p.m. meal. All interested individuals are invited.

    Cost share funding