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Today's News

  • Mullins honored as Administrator of the Year by KASA

    LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins is this year’s recipient of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators building level Administrator of the Year Award.

    Mullins, who led LCHS from 120th place on CATS testing to 29th place in five years as principal, will be presented with the award this afternoon during the opening session of KASA’s 2010 annual Summer Institute at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville.

  • Curtis hired as district energy manager for LaRue schools

    Chris Curtis has been hired as district energy manager for LaRue, Hart, Green and Taylor County and Elizabethtown and Campbellsville Independent schools.

    The schools are collaborating in a regional partnership.

    The pilot project began in 2007 to make public schools more energy efficient, according to a press release from Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    One thousand schools statewide are participating in the cost-cutting initiative.

  • Hornback uses new techniques to improve LaRue schools

    Sarah Hornback, director of family services for LaRue County Schools, is one of the first educational professionals in the nation to become a Certified Manager in Program Improvement.

  • Tucker sentenced to 10 years

    A Hodgenville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts of sex crimes against a child.

    A year ago, Steven Lewis Tucker, 31, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, was charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

    As Kentucky State Police continued to investigate, more charges were added, including 213 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

  • 4-H calendar

    Cooking Club meets

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Extension Service office. The 4-H Cooking Club is open to LaRue County youth with an interest in learning basic cooking skills. For more information, call the Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

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  • Superintendent receives nearly 'excellent' rating

    For the second year in a row, the LaRue County School Board conducted the superintendent’s evaluation in open session.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders received just under an excellent rating in his eighth year on the job.

    The scores range 0 to 4 with 4 being outstanding, 3 excellent, 2 good, 1 means the individual needs improvement and zero is unacceptable. Board member names were not attached to the scores.

    Sanders said the “evaluation in open session is somewhat intimidating, but transparency can be very positive.”

  • State's first hybrid school bus will travel North Lyons route

    When LaRue County students return to classes Thursday, some of them will be transported by the state’s first hybrid electric school bus.

    Bus 133 was purchased with a grant from the first round of federal stimulus dollars helping public schools become more eco-friendly. LaRue is one of 22 districts awarded a share of $13 million in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Energy.

  • Rely on the Scriptures to avoid arguments

    How do you avoid arguments with others? James 4:1 says, “They come from your desires that battle within you.” When my wants conflict with your wants the sparks fly.

    In James 4:1-10 he goes into greater detail as to the causes of conflict, but I want to look at his cures for conflict. “God gives grace to the humble” (4:6). “Humble yourselves before God and He will lift you up” (4:10). The cure is humility.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Hosparus benefit

    Hardin County residents Andy Gani and Mattias Lambert, will host a rock concert and backyard barbecue to benefit Hosparus 7 p.m.-midnight Aug. 28 at 223 E. Nalls Road, Elizabethtown. Mattias and other members of “Two Feet High” will perform. Admission is $5 at the door. Food vendors will be on site to sell concessions. For more information, call 270-307-2917. Proceeds will benefit Central Kentucky hospice patients and their families. 

  • Sports Shorts

    Softball signups

    LaRue County Youth Softball is having fall signups at Parks and Recreation 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28. For more information, call Regina Devers at 234-6217.

    Youth Football signups