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Today's News

  • Exercise in First Amendment leads to articles about Nazis, democracy and Christianity

    Students on the sixth grade Kids.com team at LaRue County Middle School recently created a feature article in their social studies class. Teacher Jim B. Phelps said students were able to choose any topic that they had studied in social studies class up to this point in the year.

  • Communism is interesting, but who would want to live like that?

    What’s your government and economy type? Is it communism? Communism has a unique history. For the government they have dictatorship. With communism, people have very little freedom.

    The dictator controls all political freedoms. A dictator is the leader and makes all laws for the people. The ruler usually takes over by force and relies on the police and military to come into and keep power. Some people say that a dictator rules with an “iron grip.” 

    Communism doesn’t end here; it also has a command economy.

  • Kentucky accepts Common Core

    In joint meeting Feb. 10, the chairs of the Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professional Standards Board signed a resolution directing their respective agencies to implement the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics.

    Kentucky is the first state to formally accept the standards. Higher, clearer and more in-depth academic standards are required by Senate Bill 1, passed by the 2009 General Assembly.

  • Teacher honored for ExCELLENCE

    LaRue County’s 2010 ExCEL Award winner, Beverly Heady, is a “can-do” person.

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

    Heady, a veteran second-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, will be honored by her students and peers at a ceremony 11:30 a.m. March 17.

    Heady said she welcomes the challenge of changing students’ mindset from “can’t” to “can.”

  • 'Lead Out Loud' is theme of National FFA Week

    LaRue County FFA will celebrate National FFA Week through Feb. 27. “Lead Out Loud” is the theme this year as members pledge to show off what makes them premier leaders in their schools and communities.

  • Local Marine falls in Afghanistan

    Lance Cpl. Matthias “Matt” Hanson was killed Sunday while serving in Afghanistan with the 36 Kilo 2nd Battalion Infantry.

    His family was notified of the 20-year-old Marine’s death about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to his older sister Megan Dohn.

    Few details were offered the family but they learned Hanson was shot and died of his injuries en route to a military hospital.

    He had been in Afghanistan about 40 days. It was his first deployment.

    Hanson, a 2008 LaRue County High School graduate, joined the service during his junior year.

  • Sports Shorts

    Regional basketball tournament

    The boys’ basketball regional tournament will be March 3, 4, 7 and 9 at Nelson County High School. The championship will be 7:30 p.m. March 9.

    Youth softball signups

    Softball signups for girls ages 5 and up will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation building.  For information, call Regina Devers at 234-6217 after 4 p.m. 

    Youth baseball tryouts

  • Community calendar

    Diabetes update class

    A diabetes update class by Vanessa Paddy will be held at the Extension Service office at 10:30 a.m. March 2. Class is open to everyone and will discuss preventing complications. Sponsored by the County Extension homemaker organization.

  • 4-H calendar

    4-H Camp

  • Senior activities

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    NARFE to meet

    The Elizabethtown Local Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet 11 a.m. March 1 at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown. Susan Byers will present information on “The Slave Quilt.”