Today's News

  • Board amends school calendar

    As projected, the LaRue County School Board revisited the school calendar and certified salary schedule June 21 to change both according to the two days being added back to the school calendar at the state legislature’s special session

    Per the outcome of the special session, the state will pay for one day and districts will pay for the second day.

    The revised school calendar, which makes May 6, 2011 a teacher workday and May 20, 2011 the closing day, and the revised certified salary schedule and extended employment/extra service schedule were unanimously approved.

  • Campbellsville Road site purchased for new state maintenance barn

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected a spot for a new highway maintenance barn in LaRue County.

    Mark Brown, public affairs officer for KYTC, confirmed a site on Ky. 210 (Campbellsville Road) has been purchased.

    The tract was transferred from Carl Howell Jr. and Sharon A. Howell to the Transportation Cabinet in June. County Clerk records show $75,000 was given for the land near the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    Details for the new barn are not complete, Brown said. It will provide a “more efficient” place to store equipment, materials and salt.

  • LaRue can learn ins and outs of laptop initiative from other districts

    With the LaRue County Board of Education having passed the laptop initiative this month, those implementing the program can look at districts that already use laptops to learn from their successes and shortcomings.

    McCracken County Schools in western Kentucky implemented the laptop initiative last year at three high schools. Superintendent Tim Heller said the program exceeded expectations.

  • Haun spending college semester in U.K.

    If all goes as planned, 2008 LaRue County High School graduate Shelby Haun will be living in an English castle this fall.

    Haun, a sophomore social work major at Western Kentucky University, is spending her fall 2010 semester at Harlaxton College in Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

    Since 1971, the University of Evansville has owned Harlaxton College, which was built in the 1830s. Thanks to a partnership with Evansville and Harlaxton, Western sends a group of about 25 students every semester to study there.

  • 4-H calendar

    Gardening Club

    The 4-H Gardening Club will hold its last meeting 10 a.m. July 10 at Lee’s Garden Center.

  • Summer months are also good tick weather

    Ticks are a part of summer. Several species exist locally with the most common being the “dog tick.” Mowing can help with ticks, but they are mobile so mowing is not very effective.

    If there is a tick problem in the yard, it can be treated with an insecticide but often people do not get the results they expected. The problem is not with the insecticide but with the amount of water used to apply it. It takes a large volume of water because all the plant tissue in the treated area must be covered with the insecticide.

  • Hagan wins Sportsman feature

    The American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner visited Bluegrass Speedway Saturday evening for the 10th Annual Mod Squad Bash.

    Jason Wheatley of Loretto grabbed the $1,500 payday in the event with an exciting last lap pass for the win. Bryan Barber took second in the 30-lap caution-free main event.

    In preliminary action, Barber claimed the SPEC Race Engines top qualifier award with a lap of 18.315 seconds.

  • Farm calendar

    State Fair entry deadlines loom

  • Whitlock twins play in All-Star game

    The Kentucky Softball Coaches Association 11th annual East vs. West All-Star games were played this past weekend at the University of Kentucky. LaRue County Lady Hawks twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock were members of the West Junior All-Stars whose team finished with a 2-1 record.

  • Freedom of choice doesn't come without consequences

    God gives us freedom of choice, but our choices have consequences. We are free to spend our time on our own selfish pursuits, but we may not have friends or a close family life. We are free to pursue wealth at any cost, but we may end up with lots of money and no joy in spending it. We are free to hurt ourselves or improve ourselves, build our family life or tear it down, sin or pursue righteousness, but we must live with the consequences of whatever we decide.