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Today's News

  • Saturday's mule show dedicated to Routt

    Charles “June” Routt Jr. has great affection for bib overalls, his John Deere cap, Laha burgers, a small white dog with one blue eye and one brown eye and the two-story white farmhouse he was born in 90 years ago. He still lives there, by the way.

    But when he talks about his pets – those handsome, intelligent, strong four-legged creatures – it’s obvious he’s a mule man at heart.

    Routt has farmed all his life and most of those years he worked with mules – which are a cross between a donkey stallion and a horse mare.

  • LaRue schools committed to tobacco-free campus

    The LaRue County schools are leading the way in the state in limiting tobacco use.

    The local school district is only one of three districts that has committed to being tobacco free, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

    By being tobacco free 24/7 the districts are making a commitment that the staff, students and visitors do not use tobacco products inside board owned buildings, vehicles or on school property and during school-related trips.

  • Bell attends Circuit Court Clerks summer college

    Larry C. Bell, circuit court clerk for LaRue County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the Office of Circuit Court Clerk. Participants received 12.25 hours of continuing education credit.

  • Goodman receives Treece scholarship

    Catherine Emily Goodman of Sonora has been awarded the Monsignor Treece Scholarship, which is a $15,000 renewable scholarship to Bellarmine University.

    She will start classes in the fall and her major will be biochemistry and molecular biology.

    She is the daughter of Dale Goodman of Hodgenville and Gary and Sharon Crewz of Sonora.

  • Sen. Bunning is not running

    U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning announced Monday that he will not run for a third term in 2010, citing a lack of campaign money.

    The latest election filings show that from April through June, Bunning raised less than half the total of Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, a 37-year-old Republican who began an exploratory committee to raise funds while awaiting Bunning's decision on another term.

  • Football fireworks may be toned down

    Complaints about noise had the LaRue County School Board discussing a long-standing tradition of shooting fireworks from a cannon at LaRue County High's home football games after points have been scored.

    Some community members have voiced complaints about the noise.

    School Board member Dick Greenwell said most of the complaints came after several late games last year and that the loudness "can be a bit much at late hours."

    Board member Anita Cruse said she thinks "the kids enjoy it" but suggested "toning them down a bit."

  • 4-Hers enjoy week at camp

    Extension Agent for 4-H

    Seventy-one campers and 17 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland enjoying swimming, boating, fishing, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes, low ropes and outdoor cooking June 29-July 2. 

  • LaRue County Fair calendar

    Applications for fair pageants may be picked up at the Extension Service office or LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or you can fill one out at practice. For more information, call Ashley England at 270-763-7072 or 270-234-3313.

    Parent/child contest

    July 29 following Little Miss and Mister.

    Pre-Teen Pageant

    Aug. 1 at 8:30 p.m., practice July 26 at 1 p.m.

    Miss Teen Pageant

    July 28 at 8:30 p.m., practice July 25 at 4 p.m.

    Miss LaRue County Pageant

  • ECTC offers poetry contest

    The Heartland Review, the literary publication published by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is offering a poetry contest for area residents.

    First place in the Ruth Redel Poetry Contest is $200 and publication in The Heartland Review Fall 2009 issue.

    THR asks for a $3 tax-deductible contribution for each poem to support the contest and journal. Make checks out to The Heartland Review. Send a cover page with contact information and titles of poems name, address, and a short biography (40 words maximum).

  • Board evaluates superintendent in open session

    The LaRue County School Board broke tradition at Monday night’s meeting by discussing Superintendent Sam Sanders’ evaluation in open session.

    The meeting started with board member Norbert Skees’ motion to move the superintendent’s evaluation up on the agenda, but receiving no second the motion died. Skees also made a motion to discuss the evaluation in executive session, but that motion also received no second from other board members.

    The superintendent’s evaluation is based on a series of questions related to different aspects of his job.