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Today's News

  • Brewer earns bachelor’s degree

    Matthew Brewer of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University.

    He was among 1,445 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 8 in Marion, Ind.

  • Attendance still good in LaRue schools

    LaRue County School District has, so far, managed to maintain high attendance despite widespread flu in the state. Director of Pupil Personnel Mike Brown said Tuesday that attendance is a little lower than this time last year, but is still about 95 percent.

    The schools continue preventive measures such as providing hand sanitizer and frequent cleaning to guard against flu outbreak, Brown said.

    Two neighboring school districts have canceled classes for the remainder of the week due to student illness.

  • Homecoming celebration is Friday

    Football homecoming is Oct. 2. The Hawks face Central Hardin at 8 p.m.

  • NCLB scores show schools on track

    For the third straight year, the LaRue County School district has met all goals on the No Child Left Behind national assessment, according to Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor.

    Results were released today from the NCLB that assesses progress in math and reading among students in grades 3-8, sophomores and juniors. Under the NCLB, a school and district must make all of its goals in order to show adequate yearly progress.

  • Buffalo resident hurt in car crash

    A Buffalo woman was injured Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a head-on collision.

    About 10 a.m., John Jankowicz Jr., 30, of Oak Hill Road, was driving a 1999 Ford F250 eastbound on Parkers Grove Road, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck crossed the centerline and struck a westbound 2000 Dodge Intrepid driven by Brenda Meers, 53, of Ferrill Hill Road.

    Meers complained of leg injuries and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. Magnolia and Buffalo firefighters also responded.

  • Panthers fold under Hawk attack

    The LaRue County Hawks ruined Elizabethtown’s homecoming Friday, taking away a 35-7 win. The victory brought LaRue’s record to 4-1.

    Assistant coach Josh Jaggers’ Hawk defense kept Elizabethtown wondering if they were even going to cross the goal line. LaRue held Elizabethtown to only 208 total yards.

  • LaRue County looks to slow down Central Hardin

    Landmark News Service

  • Flu shot clinic continues today

    The final day of the seasonal flu shot clinic is Thursday, Oct. 1, at the LaRue County Extension Service office on Old E’town Road. The shots will be given from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    The vaccine costs $23 unless you have Medicare B, Medicaid or Humana State Insurance.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends seasonal flu vaccine for:

    • Annual vaccination of children age 6 months to 19 years;

    • Pregnant women;

    • People older than age 49;

  • Conservation Stewardship Program sign-ups end Wednesday

    Signups for the Conservation Stewardship Program will be accepted through Wednesday, Sept. 30. CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations.

    Unlike the Conservation Security Program under the 2002 Farm Bill, which was available only in designated watersheds, CSP is available statewide.

  • Merrill Kurtz IV accepts position with Ovesen Heights

    Merrill Kurtz IV is the new associate pastor for children and family ministries at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church.

    He is a graduate of Boyce Bible School and is attending Southern Seminary in Louisville.

    His responsibilities include developing programs to minister to children and families as well as fill the pulpit as needed.

    He and his wife, Lora, and their son, Joseph, reside in Elizabethtown.