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Today's News

  • Hawks are 18th District champs

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity basketball team overcame a very stubborn Green County Dragon team 55-48 in the 18th District title game Feb. 27 at Caverna High School in overtime.

    Green County senior guard John Stone hit a runner in the lane to tie the game at 44 to send the game into overtime, but LaRue County scored 11 points to Green County’s four to clinch the victory. 

  • Governor signs education bill

    Surrounded by educators and legislators from both parties Thursday, Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed HB176, an education bill that allows the state to compete for up to $200 million in federal stimulus dollars to improve schools. The Governor commended state legislators on their bipartisan efforts to quickly pass the bill – the first legislation to emerge from this session.

  • Nolin to award scholarship funds

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. will award $7,000 in scholarship funds to area students.

    The cooperative provides electricity to about 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties. Nolin will award six $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an adult who is continuing their education at a vocational school or college.

  • North Hardin tops LaRue in region semifinal

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  • The Wall came down - one block at a time

    A lot of people may not know about the Berlin Wall and how it has impacted so many people.

    The Berlin Wall was built to separate East and West Berlin. Life was better in West Berlin. The East Berliners were migrating to West Berlin because of the freedoms that were there. The Soviet Government built the wall so that East Berliners couldn’t go into West Berlin. Still, more than 2.6 million people escaped East Berlin to go to West Berlin.

  • 'Everyone' feels safe at Hodgenville Elementary

    “There is no way that a school can be 100 percent safe, but this school comes about as close as you can get.”

    That is the opinion of one Hodgenville Elementary School parent interviewed by an independent safety survey team a few weeks ago.

  • Counselor encourages students to plan for future early

    When LaRue County High School guidance counselor Kristi Wright attends high school commencement each year, she views the event not only as the completion of one of  life’s milestones for the graduating seniors, but also as the beginning of a new journey for them, a journey she has helped prepare.

    Wright, the school’s guidance counselor since 2002, begins working with students on their after-high school plans even when they are in middle school.

  • Presidential Pardon

    On his last day in office, Jan. 20, 2001, former President Bill Clinton signed a piece of paper that finally put closure to a troubling time in the life of Hodgenville resident Woodie Handley.

    The paper was a presidential pardon, granting forgiveness to Handley for a crime he committed as a young man more than 40 years earlier. It was one of 140 pardons – many of them controversial – issued by Clinton his last day in office.

  • Opera mixes healthy food choices and comedy

    LaRue County Schools’ elementary students will soon be able to enjoy a comic opera that brings to light two of the major health problems facing Kentuckians today – obesity and diabetes.

    Set in a school cafeteria, Get Stuffed concerns decisions that must be made about food. The production features vocalizing vegetables along with a big helping of other opinionated edible characters, all competing to influence one child’s daily diet.     

  • School calendar

    ALES

      Feb. 8 – Fish and Game Clubs 1 and 1:45 p.m.

      Feb. 9 – Stay After and Read 2:45-4 p.m., open library 4-6 p.m.

    LCHS

       Feb. 10 – SBDM meeting 4:30 p.m.

    WKU admissions visit

    Hao Yuan, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit LaRue County High School 10:45-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. For more information, contact the WKU admissions office via email at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551.