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Today's News

  • Governor launches new education initiative

    In a move to re-energize the support of public schools that nearly 20 years ago sparked Kentucky to implement the nation’s most comprehensive school reform, Gov. Steve Beshear launched his new education initiative on Oct. 19, Transforming Education in Kentucky. The goal is to create a unified vision of what schools in the Commonwealth need to offer in order to better serve students today and tomorrow.

  • Farm calendar

    Fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be offering beginning classes for adults on sewing and pattern fitting on Tuesday afternoons from Oct. 27 through Dec. 15. Classes will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call 358-3401 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited.

    Poster entry deadline

  • A libero? What’s that?

    The Lady Hawks volleyball team has made great improvements throughout this season. One way they have stepped up their play is by adding the position of a libero.

    A libero wears a different color uniform than the rest of the team. The libero can substitute for anyone in the back row at anytime, and is generally the team’s best passer.

    Senior Kristin Thompson is the libero for the varsity Lady Hawks this season. Thompson, who has been playing volleyball since the seventh grade, is the daughter of Deena and Chris Thompson.

  • Strange excels at Northwestern

    Northwestern senior Courtney Plaster-Strange, a graduate of Kentucky Country Day and daughter of John and Becky Strange of Hodgenville, has been a spark offensively all season for the Northwestern Wildcats’ field hockey team.

    Earlier this month, she was honored as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for her performances against Missouri State and St. Joseph’s. Plaster-Strange scored five goals and totaled 11 points in NU’s victories.

  • LaRue derailed by Bethlehem

    LaRue County advanced to the semifinals of the 5th Region Volleyball Tournament before dropping a straight set decision Wednesday night against Bethlehem.

    Both games ended in identical 25-14 scores.

    The Lady Hawks, who were runners up in the district tournament last week, finish the season with a record of 23-16.

    LaRue reached the semifinals with a straight set victory Tuesday night over Marion County. The Lady Hawks won 25-20, 25-21 in the final first-round tournament match at Green County High School.

  • Ceremony scheduled for next Lincoln penny

    The final Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin release in Washington, D.C., will be Nov. 12.

    Organizers of the event have not set a venue, but it will probably be in the Capitol complex.

    On the reverse of the penny, the Capitol building’s dome is under construction, as it was during Abraham Lincoln's term in office. The dome continued to rise as the Civil War was fought.

    When Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, just five days after the war ended, his body lay in state under the newly completed dome.

  • Bluegrass updates track standings

    Bluegrass Speedway Top 10 Track Point Standings after Sept. 19

    44 Auto Mart

    Super Late Models

    1. David Webb - 196 (Clinched track championship)  

    2. Jeff Watson - 167

    3. Jason Keltner - 162  

    4. Justin Rattliff - 140

    5. Dustin Linville - 128

    6. Michael Chilton - 127  

    7. Tim Tungate - 124

    8. Mike Marlar - 122   

    9. Mike Jewell - 111   

    10. Victor Lee - 108    

      

  • Bluegrass updates track standings

    Bluegrass Speedway Top 10 Track Point Standings after Sept. 19

    44 Auto Mart

    Super Late Models

    1. David Webb - 196 (Clinched track championship)  

    2. Jeff Watson - 167

    3. Jason Keltner - 162  

    4. Justin Rattliff - 140

    5. Dustin Linville - 128

    6. Michael Chilton - 127  

    7. Tim Tungate - 124

    8. Mike Marlar - 122   

    9. Mike Jewell - 111   

    10. Victor Lee - 108    

      

  • Bluegrass updates track standings

    Bluegrass Speedway Top 10 Track Point Standings after Sept. 19

    44 Auto Mart

    Super Late Models

    1. David Webb - 196 (Clinched track championship)  

    2. Jeff Watson - 167

    3. Jason Keltner - 162  

    4. Justin Rattliff - 140

    5. Dustin Linville - 128

    6. Michael Chilton - 127  

    7. Tim Tungate - 124

    8. Mike Marlar - 122   

    9. Mike Jewell - 111   

    10. Victor Lee - 108    

      

  • Clover Bud program open for 5- to 8-year-olds

    Traditionally, the 4-H program has been for youth ages 9 to 18.

    Kentucky 4-H is taking steps to help the state’s younger children by using the 4-H Clover Bud program to help shape them become responsible, caring, hard-working individuals.