Today's News

  • Inmate walks away from LaRue jail

    An inmate walked away from the LaRue County Detention Center sometime during the weekend.

    According to Diana Eads, spokesperson for Department of Corrections, Division of Local Facilities, state inmate Steven Earl McWilliams, 32, of Louisville, escaped through the restricted custody center fenced area. He was missed about 9:20 a.m. Sunday, June 27.

    Eads said an investigation is ongoing at this time and “no official reports have been received yet.”

    A state jail inspector spoke with jail personnel Monday, Eads said.

  • Time becomes more precious as we age

    In a recent phone conversation with one of our pastors, he noted that at morning Mass that day the church had been full, including the whole student body present. When he looked around, it struck him that he was the oldest person there.

    If one lives long enough, this type of thing can be a frequent experience occurring in many settings. It is a bit breathtaking at times.     

  • Activities available for students during summer months

    LaRue County’s middle and high schools have a variety of summer activities available for their respective students, according to Marsha Duncan, Youth Service Coordinator whose office sponsors the camps.

    “We’ve got everything from a photography camp to making jewelry,” said Duncan.  “Not only will they learn, but they’ll find that doing these things is fun.”


  • Tennis players continue season with 'team play'

    Three LaRue County High School tennis players are continuing their season with Central Kentucky Team Tennis.

    Dylan Parr, Michelle Seymour and Ryan Abell play for an 18-and-under team, the Crady Bears, coached by Jeff Crady. Other students are from Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, John Hardin and North Hardin.

  • Personnel changes abound for new school year

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations at Monday’s meeting:

    Accepted recommendation for employment of:

    • Pam Dosier as food service assistant at LaRue County Middle School.

    • Deana Paden as science teacher at LaRue County Middle School.

    • Bonnie Brown, Tabitha Ward, Ann Cissell, Yvonne Fay and Jennifer Adams as Cool School assistants for the Family Resource Center

    • Becky Hawkins and Cara Holt as Cool School Instructors.

    • Pamela L. Walters as science teacher at LCMS.

  • School calendar


    Aug. 5 – First day of school


    SBDM Council

    The ALES SBDM Council will meet 5:15 p.m. July 6.


    SBDM Council

    All meetings dealing with hiring of a new LCMS principal will be held at the middle school in either the library or the computer lab.

    • June 23 and June 28, time TBA – conducting applicant interviews

    • June 30, time TBA – making a decision about the hiring of the principal


  • Slack chosen to participate in Leadership Summit

    LaRue County High School student John Slack is traveling to expand his leadership abilities as part of a prestigious global program.

    Slack was nominated to participate in the People to People Leadership Summit based on his academic achievements, community involvement and leadership skills. He’ll travel to Columbia University in New York, N.Y. and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. to take part in the program.

  • 1,400 Kentucky students honored at Western's Duke Talent ceremony

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University hosted the Kentucky award ceremony for the Duke Talent Identification Program on May 28. Kentucky Commissioner Terry Holliday presented the keynote address.

    More than 1,400 Kentucky students were honored at the event at WKU’s Diddle Arena.

    LaRue County students include Leslie A. Pike, Kylie A. Rogers, Mackenzie E. Bradley, Madison P. Lee and Jonathan M. Lawler, all of Hodgenville; and Brian Anderson of Buffalo.

  • Marti invited to join honor society

    Christina Marti has become a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor society at Georgetown College. She was invited to join as a result of her last term’s academic success. Members must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the first term or year of college, an accomplishment that only 20 percent of college freshman reach.

    She is the daughter of Sherri Hall and Jose Marti of Louisville.

  • Lady Hawks end season with accolades

    The 2010 Lady Hawks set three KHSAA state records: most runs scored in an inning (18); most hits in a game (31); and most combined hits in a game with Lexington Bryan Station (49). This year’s team also made their mark in the Lady Hawks’ history book as they tied the 1997 team with most hits with 308 and second in team batting average with .341 average.

    Several individuals were also recognized by their performance in the 2010 campaign.