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Today's News

  • GED program helps adults realize their dreams

    As the GED candidates walk across the stage of LaRue County High School’s auditorium June 25 to receive their certificates, each will have finished a journey that was marked by dogged determination overcoming all obstacles.

    One of those people is Rhiannon Robbins Ward who dropped out of a Jefferson County high school when she was a sophomore. After quitting school, Ward soon realized that a high school diploma or GED would be a necessity if she were to achieve her career goal of becoming a registered nurse.

  • Teachers honored for excellence

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 145 educators from across Kentucky during the 23rd annual awards program May 16 in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, and Benji Kelly, vice president for development, presented the awards. The teachers represent 57 school districts.

  • Two local residents among EKU graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,293 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2009 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 9.

    Local EKU graduates include Jeremy T. Blair of Hodgenville, master’s in education, instructional leadership; and Elizabeth Kimberly Burke of Mount Sherman, bachelor’s in teaching, P-12.

  • Greensburg woman charged with trafficking after wreck

    An investigation into a traffic accident has resulted in drug trafficking charges being brought against a Greensburg woman.

    LaRue Deputy Matt Darst responded to the report of a crash on Greensburg Road in Mount Sherman about 6:30 p.m. June 12.

    Beverly Reliford, 51, was driving a 2006 Ford 500 and attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot, according to Darst. She drove the Ford into the path of a 2004 Toyota Avalon driven by Joyce Vittitow, 66, of Louisville. The collision was almost head-on, Darst said.

  • Tech students earn national computing certification

    Four LaRue County High School technology students have passed the National Internet and Computing Core Certification exams, giving them an entry-level national certification into the computer industry.

    “Students today need computer certification to be competitive in the job market,” said Shannon Bowen, instructor. “There are several certifications available to take such as A+, Net+, Microsoft and Cisco, and the IC3 which is a new certification.”

  • Goodin leaves endowment to fund scholarship

    Thanks to the benevolence of the late Nancy Goodin, a former LaRue County school teacher and director of pupil personnel, a $2,000 annual scholarship is available for LaRue County High School graduates majoring in teaching or education at a college or university.

    The reported $720,000 endowment is one of the largest ever received by the school system, according to Sam Sanders, the district’s superintendent.   

    Goodin began her career at Hodgenville High School in 1943 and retired from LaRue County Schools in 1981.

  • Pearman is Memorial Scholarship winner

    At their 40th class reunion in November 2008, the LaRue County High School Class of 1968 established a scholarship in memory of their deceased classmates.

    This year’s recipient is Cortney Pearman, daughter of Curtis and Robin Pearman of Hodgenville.

    Pearman will attend ECTC this fall and plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University where she will major in elementary education.

  • Moore competes in state am

    A local man competed in the at&t Men’s State Amateur Championship at Champion Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville last week.

    Former LaRue County High School golfer Cody Moore, who transferred to Taylor County his sophomore year (2005), entered the three-day, 156-player event.

    Moore tied for 133rd after firing 11-over 83s.

  • Deal with discouragement one step at a time

    All of us at times get discouraged causing us to be defeated in our worthwhile goals in life. What causes discouragement?

    Discouragement may begin in the home. Some are easily discouraged because of experiences they had as children. Children who are not loved easily turn from their goals in life. They feel unworthy of pursuing worthy goals.

    Sometimes standards are too high in the home. The child does his best, but it never seems to be good enough. Such children never really have satisfying experiences.

  • Man faces sex abuse charges in three counties

    A Mount Sherman man faces 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy in three counties.

    Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road, was indicted on 100 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sodomy by a LaRue County grand jury June 15. The arrest came as the result of an investigation by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Kentucky State Police, according to court records. The detective presented the case to the grand jury directly, rather than district court.