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Today's News

  • LaRue slips by Taylor County in 5th Region play

  • Community will not forget the sacrifice of one young marine

    When the casket of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson made its way through his hometown, hundreds of people were waiting to honor him.

    His friends and neighbors, veterans and complete strangers wanted to pay their respects to a young marine who had made the ultimate sacrifice. He was hit by enemy fire in Afghanistan Feb. 21 and died before he could be airlifted to a military medical facility.

    The 20-year-old died while fulfilling a lifelong dream – that of serving his country.

  • Grads announced at Campbellsville

    Campbellsville University awarded 139 degrees in its third December commencement.

    Local graduates include:

    •Britt Marie Sherrard, bachelor of science in early childhood education, of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Jeffersontown High School and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. She is the daughter of Larry and Judith Kessinger of Elizabethtown and has one child, Wyatt Hunter Sherrard.

  • Grads announced at Campbellsville

    Campbellsville University awarded 139 degrees in its third December commencement.

    Local graduates include:

    •Britt Marie Sherrard, bachelor of science in early childhood education, of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Jeffersontown High School and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. She is the daughter of Larry and Judith Kessinger of Elizabethtown and has one child, Wyatt Hunter Sherrard.

  • Underwood, Brown named to ALES Presidential Cabinet

    Two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School employees have been named to the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet.

    Carol Underwood represented the certified staff and Bonnie Brown was chosen as the classified staff winner.

    Underwood has worked at ALES and Magnolia Elementary since 2001 as an exceptional education teacher. Prior to her school employment, she was employed in Taylor County at one of the local industries and when the company closed, she took advantage of the offer to return to college to obtain her teaching degree.

  • If money buys 'free' speech, how will poor ever be heard?

    At this point I have been involved in helping promote active citizenship for 33 years. I place great value on our United States representative democracy and the responsibility of each of us to keep this gift strong.

  • Health Department distributes H1N1 vaccine through schools

    During the first three weeks of December, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department gave 11,452 H1N1 influenza doses of vaccine in the schools, including 358 shots in LaRue County.

    In addition to school-based clinics, H1N1 vaccinations were given by local health departments, Fort Knox officials and pediatricians.

  • LCHS student selected to attend meeting in St. Louis

    Kellie Owen, a senior at LaRue County High School and one of two Lincoln Trail Youth Leaders of the Year, attended the Town Meeting on Tomorrow in October in St. Louis. Owen was selected to attend the four-day event, sponsored by the National Council on Youth Leadership. During the stay she participated in team building activities, improved leadership skills, visited the St. Louis Zoo and toured Washington University.

    Students from across the country heard many speakers, including Greg Stokes, former NBA player and Karen McCaa, inspirational speaker.

  • ALES and HES induct Junior Beta members

    Seventy-two fifth-grade students from Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary were granted membership into the National Junior Beta Association Nov. 24 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary. Beta members from LaRue County Middle School assisted sponsors Allison McDowell and Traci Weaver in the induction ceremony held before a crowd of parents and teachers. As members of this association, students must not only meet academic requirements, but display leadership and community spirit.

  • Lady Hawks' district hopes dashed by Green County

    The Lady Hawks  varsity basketball season ended abruptly Monday night. In the first-round of the 18th District Tournament, Green County beat LaRue County 59-46.

    Green went on the win the district title with a 59-48 victory over Hart County in Friday night's championship game. It was the fourth straight year that Green earned the district title.