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Today's News

  • National board certification process gives LCMS teacher a 'look in the mirror'

    For LaRue County Middle School physical education teacher Lisa Drake, progressing through the national board certification process has given her an opportunity to look inside herself to improve her teaching.
    “This process forces one to look in a mirror and analyze what you are doing in the classroom, critique yourself, and make adjustments when what you are doing isn’t directly affecting student achievement,” she said.
    One important thing she soon grasped was that listening is every bit as important as speaking.

  • He gets an 'A' for effort
  • 43 plants seized from indoor pot grow

    A Magnolia man was charged Friday with trafficking in marijuana after an officer discovered an indoor grow on the property.

    Robert Douglas Young, 28, was charged also with cultivation of marijuana (five or more plants), possession of marijuana, and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia, by LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson.

    Williamson received a tip about an indoor grow at Young’s residence. He, along with Young’s probation officer, went to the home.

  • Leadership Class takes on Ag Day

    Since 2005 the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Leadership LaRue County program. Participants include employees and owners of local businesses and representatives of local agencies.

    The program begins with a two-day retreat in September and follows with monthly day sessions through May. One of the most prominent of these day sessions is the annual Agriculture Day, which includes visits to local farms and producers within the county.

  • Looking for a bargain?

    Renaissance Recycling Center is filled with the noises of crunching paper, the clinking of cans thrown into boxes and the crushing of glass. Every now and then, a still-usable item finds its way into one of the bins.
    For Jill Gray, LaRue County’s solid waste coordinator and manager of the recycling center, those items are gold.

  • Child Safety Event

    The Phoenix Club and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are holding a free program April 18, “Keeping Children Safe Through Education and Awareness.” 
    The event will be geared to parents and their children interested in child safety. Face painting and other child friendly activities will be available. Bring a flashlight.
    The event will be held on ECTC’s at the Student Center.
    For more information, contact Susan Berry at 270-706-8436 or susan.berry@kctcs.edu.
     

  • ECTC sponsors exhibit, nature hike

    The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission is hosting an exhibit and event to increase awareness of biodiversity in the Commonwealth.
    The exhibit, which will be on display in the college’s Morrison Gallery, includes cleverly designed aluminum images, primarily taken from The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission book, Kentucky’s Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity.

  • Dawne Gee visits Junior Woman's Club
  • Free presentation: Prepare for Affordable Care Act

    The LaRue County Office for Economic Development will offer a free presentation to the public and local businesses concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to Director Bob Sims.

  • New Haven tavern owner says farewell to friends

    The first thing Joe Thompson said to me when I walked into Bluegrass Tavern last week was “I’m starting a movement that could possibly change the world. Write this down.”
    For a man battling stomach cancer, sickly is not a word that would describe the 73-year-old bar owner, who’s been given a prognosis of any day now. He sat at a table surrounded by friends he calls family, and the moment I plopped down beside him I was considered the same.
    His movement, which he dubbed “Rebel With a Cause,” focuses on education.