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Today's News

  • School Calendar - April 29, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    School board dates
    The LaRue County School Board meets at 7 p.m. at LaRue County High School on the following dates: May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 (LaRue County Middle School) and Dec. 21 (Abraham Lincoln Elementary School).

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  • Record number of rezonings approved by fiscal court

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 27, appointed two people to serve on the LaRue County Public Library’s Board of Trustees.
    Charlotte Tucker of Buffalo and James Curle of Hodgenville each were appointed to four-year terms that begin July 1.
    In other business, the magistrates concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of seven rezoning requests, a record number of requests considered at a single meeting according to Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

  • Library's program goes 'Prime Time'

    The LaRue County Public Library’s family literacy project ended Tuesday – but the impact it has had on families is expected to be far-reaching.
    Prime Time Family Reading Time, funded by a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council and Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, provided supper and reading material to about 30 people each week. The library was one of 14 in the state selected for the program, which is designed specifically for underserved families with children ages 6 to 10.

  • Magnolia man sentenced to 30 years

    A Magnolia man pleaded guilty April 22 in Grayson Circuit Court to burglarizing a Clarkson residence – while the homeowners were attending the funeral of their son.
    James G. Parrett, 45, admitted to the June 2012 burglary and was sentenced to 30 years. He is not eligible for probation and must serve a minimum of 10 years in prison before he is eligible to seek parole.
    Parrett has prior felony convictions for theft, burglary and drug possession.  Parrett’s co-defendant, Timothy D. Terry, pled guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in March.

  • Farmers rally to protect herds from a wily – and protected – predator

    Few predators in recent years have created a stir quite like the black vulture. It is loved by biologists – and equally despised by farmers.
    You can curse it. You can bless it. What you can’t do is kill it.
    All vultures are scavengers – feeding on dead flesh: In essence, a clean-up crew. But the black vulture is a bolder bird, willing to kill weakened or young animals.
    “It won’t pass up a free meal, but it will kill if it needs to,” said Brandon Boone, a conservation officer with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.  

  • SPEECH: Thompson named Coach of the Year

    Bill Thompson, an assistant coach for LaRue County High School’s speech and debate team, was named District Coach of the Year March 21 at the annual Kentucky District Tournament of the National Speech and Debate Association held at Centre College.

    “I was shocked,” said Thompson, in his fifth year as assistant coach to Katy Cecil. “It’s extremely rare that an assistant receives this honor, and there are so many deserving coaches out there.”

  • PHOTO: First Communion

    Second-graders at Saint Catherine Academy, New Haven, received their first communion on April 26.

  • Sisters to celebrate birthdays Sunday

    Imogene Williams will celebrate her 90th birthday Sunday, May 3, at the home of her sister, Juanita Sprowls, 1796 Goodin Williams Road, Hodgenville.

    Family and friends may stop by between 2:30 and 5 p.m. No gifts requested.

  • BASEBALL: Robert Thompson's leadership role

    Over the last 18 years working with the LaRue County High School Athletic Department, I have had the privilege to witness outstanding play, and be associated with some tremendous student-athletes. During that time I have also had the opportunity to coach many great athletes who have a special place in my heart. 

  • Lady Hawk Jill Hughes: It's all about the team

    Throughout sports history successful programs have adopted the TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) concept. For junior Lady Hawk Softball player Jill Hughes, it’s all about the team. 

    As a youngster Hughes was surrounded by baseball and softball as she would attend her dad’s (Eric Hughes, former head baseball coach at LaRue County High School) games, along with her older brother (Cole Hughes), as well as her own softball games. Through these experiences she quickly learned the team concept.