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Today's News

  • Ag exhibits are a big part of LaRue County Fair

    The 2009 LaRue County Fair will be July 23-Aug. 1 and county residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 102nd LaRue County Community Fair.

    Specific details for all the events can be reviewed in the 2009 LaRue County Community Fair supplement in The LaRue County Herald News. The catalog should be consulted to help you meet the rules and regulations. 

  • Gribbins sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter

    Kenneth R. Gribbins, 58, of New Haven was sentenced to 14 years in prison on two counts of first-degree manslaughter in Nelson Circuit Court last week. He also was sentenced to three years in prison on one count of wanton endangerment. Sentences are to be served concurrently.

    He was credited with 726 days in jail and probation was denied.

  • Judge Reed named to regional post

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has appointed a judge who serves Hart and LaRue counties to a regional post. District Court Judge C. Derek Reed has been appointed as vice chief regional district judge for the Green River Region. On the District Court level, the region consists of Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Logan, Meade, Metcalfe, Ohio, Simpson, Todd and Warren counties.

    Reed is one of the 30 judges Chief Justice Minton named to regional posts across Kentucky.

  • Martha Page named to ECTC post

    Martha Page has been announced as the program coordinator/ instructor for the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Page recently retired from the LaRue County School System after serving kindergarten students for 34 years. She was the recipient of the 1995 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award and also the 2006 WHAS/EON US ExCEL Award. She will assume her duties in August.

  • New site-based council elected at ALES for 2009-11

    The new site-based decision-making council for Abraham Lincoln Elementary began its work at the June meeting in the school’s Gearon Conference Center. Members of the 2009-11 council are teachers Jackie Harley, Missy Flanders and Karlotta Cecil; parents Trudy Gardner and Farrah Pruitt; and principal and chairwoman Amber Thurman.

    Plans were made to introduce the new council to school families at both the Parent Orientation Night July 28 and the Kindergarten Launch July 30.

  • McDowell plays integral part in parental education

    Kayla McDowell helps parents to be better teachers of their children.

    As parent educator under the auspices of the Family Resource Center at Abraham Lincoln Elementary through AmeriCorps volunteers, she works with LaRue County families who have children from birth to 3 years old.

    The program’s goals are to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children’s school readiness and school success.

  • Community Early Childhood Council receives $14,250

    Sixty-five Community Early Childhood Councils have been funded through KIDS NOW Tobacco Settlement money. LaRue County’s program received $14,250.  

    CECCs are comprised of community partners who promote high-quality early care and education at the local level.

     

  • Students donate to ‘Give a Lincoln for Lincoln’

    Throughout 2009, History and Outback Steakhouse are celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday by participating in an initiative entitled “Give a Lincoln for Lincoln.” The program, which was kicked off with the LaRue County visit by former first lady Laura Bush last November, is in association with the National Park Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and aims to encourage Americans of all ages to help preserve six key sites associated with Lincoln’s life and legacy.

  • Wants information on Wheeler family

    If anyone has any pictures, information or stories regarding the Stephen Wheeler Sr., Andrew Wheeler or James and Sarah Wheeler ancestry from Casey County, contact Judy Cash, P.O. Box 221 Paris, Ill. 61944 or e-mail judycash@cell1net.net.

    Judy Cash

  • Homeowner installs above-ground storm shelter near Buffalo

    Joe Pearman and Sons are in the process of building their first above-ground storm shelter for a homeowner near Buffalo.

    Linda Riley said her Greensburg Road home does not have a basement and she found the above-ground shelter to be a great alternative to digging under the house.

    Pearman said the shelter is rated to withstand an F5 tornado. The shelter is 6 feet, 8 inches by 5 feet with 8-inch thick walls. The ceiling is constructed with concrete reinforced with steel rods from top to bottom. The footer goes down about 40 inches.