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Today's News

  • McCoy, Rutledge named to college Dean’s Lists

    Angela Rutledge of Buffalo was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Those with a GPA of 3.75 or higher qualify for the Dean’s List.

    Rutledge is a correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News.

    Angelina Suzann McCoy, daughter of Wilbern and Suzann McCoy of Hodgenville, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Georgetown College.

    The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 hours and a 3.7 GPA.

  • EMS scholarships available

    The Community Foundation of Louisville is accepting applications to the Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship Fund, a perpetual endowment fund created by Brian’s parents to honor his life and commitment to helping others. On July 20, 2001, he died after a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis. He was an emergency medical technician with the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services.

  • Doctoral program selects Kimberly Anderson

    Western Kentucky University’s doctoral program in educational leadership has selected its third cohort of students.

    The third group of students will begin the program in July and will complete it in December 2012.

    Among the students selected is Kimberly Anderson of Buffalo.

    The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, WKU’s first independent doctoral degree program, was approved in February 2008 by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

  • New child care center opens

    Wendi Edwards thought her career would take her to elementary education. During her college years, she worked at a child care center to help get through school and realized this was her “calling.” Edwards changed her major to pursue a degree in early childhood education.

    Bullfrogs and Butterflies Child Development Center LLC opened its doors June 8. Owners Jimmy and Patty Edwards wanted to open a business and their daughter-in-law, Wendi was looking for the opportunity to start a child care center. After a lot of hard work, her dream has come true.

  • Knowing asthma symptoms help control the disease

    Asthma. This is probably a diagnosis that someone in your family has heard at some point. Approximately 30 million people in the country have asthma and it continues to be an ongoing and growing problem. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting 8.3 percent of adults and 10.9 percent of children and is a common reason for excessive absences from school.  Annually, asthma accounts for 14.7 million missed school days for children and 24.5 million missed work days for adults. 

  • Knowing asthma symptoms help control the disease

    Asthma. This is probably a diagnosis that someone in your family has heard at some point. Approximately 30 million people in the country have asthma and it continues to be an ongoing and growing problem. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting 8.3 percent of adults and 10.9 percent of children and is a common reason for excessive absences from school.  Annually, asthma accounts for 14.7 million missed school days for children and 24.5 million missed work days for adults. 

  • Local educators graduate

    Casey Whitlock Sidebottom and Katy Blair Cecil graduated from Western Kentucky University on May 15.

    Sidebottom serves as an instructional assistant at LaRue County High School and received her Master’s Degree in exceptional education from WKU.

    Cecil, who teaches 10th and 12th grade English at LCHS, received her Master’s Degree in English literature.

  • Residents reminded to lock vehicles

    Hodgenville City Police remind residents to keep their cars locked when unattended.

    Three or four unlocked cars were ransacked on Woebegona Lane early Monday, according to Lt. Steve Johnson. Glove boxes were rummaged through and a variety of items taken.

    “Everything from medication to a purse was taken,” Johnson said.

    It’s better to remove all valuables from a parked car, Johnson said. But if they are left inside, they should be out of sight and the car doors locked.

    Some of the items were found in a nearby dumpster Monday afternoon.

  • Underwood receives numerous FFA awards

    Lucas Wade Underwood, a recent Adair County High School graduate, received several agriculture awards, including Lake Cumberland Regional FFA superior first forage production, Lake Cumberland Region Superior small power and equipment, FFA Star Chapter Farmer, Adair FFA small engine and ag mechanics, Shop IV spirit award, Ag IV scholastic award, Forage Production Entrepreneurship and State FFA Degree.

    He is the son of Darrell Underwood of Buffalo and Renetta Underwood of Greensburg and the grandson of Bessie C. Underwood of Buffalo and the late Bruce Underwood.

  • Akin receives Kersenbaum scholarship at Western

    Aleshia Pearl Akin, recipient of the Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship, was recognized as an outstanding student at Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts and Letters.

    The student awards ceremony is held each spring to recognize students who have excelled academically or who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service.

    Akin will be a senior this fall continuing to work toward a degree in music education.