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Today's News

  • Officials complying with new sports safety course law

    No one at LaRue County Schools is arguing that the new law requiring high school coaches to complete a sports safety course on how to prevent common injuries is not beneficial. 

    The cost of complying with HB 383, however, has raised some concerns.

    “For every coach to attend a medical symposium could cost the school in excess of $700 every two years,” said LaRue County High School athletic director David Dawson. “This will be seen as a necessary cost, however, to provide a safer environment for our athletes.”

  • Students compete at Gladiator Week

    Gladiator Sports Week is a smorgasbord of sporting events for LaRue County youth. The summer camp is sponsored by the Family Resource and Youth Service Center.

    Wiffle ball, dodge ball and mat ball were just some of the sporting events held Monday. About 14 youths in grades 6-9 participated. 

    Tennis coach and physical education teacher Chris Estes, in his ninth year of teaching at LaRue County, was pleased with the turnout. 

  • Mayfield honored for heroics 32 years ago

    May 28 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, the third deadliest blaze in U.S. history that claimed the life of former LaRue County High School football coach and teacher, Herman Clark “Clarkie” Mayfield, with 164 other victims.

    A room in the soon-to-be-completed Fort Thomas military and community museum, adjacent to Southgate where the blaze occurred, will be dedicated as a memorial to those victims.

  • Our good intentions can be lost in too many words

    If I were God, I would create humans with rewind buttons on their mouths or a 10-second delay device.

    We tend to say some really dumb things.

    Once I met a man at a gym who said he’d been a bodybuilder for 48 years. Since he wasn’t all Hulk Hoganish, I asked, “When did you stop?”

    Although he laughed, he looked at me with a combined horrified amazement as if to say, “I can’t believe you said that!”

  • Farmers Market open on Thursdays

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is open each Thursday during the growing season with an assortment of bedding plants and hanging baskets. Joanna Hinton had asparagus, herbs and potted plants for sale as well. The sales will be held each Thursday afternoon in the LaRue County Extension Service's parking lot from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Hear and heed what he says

    The human voice is a wonderful thing. Man is the only animal to which God gave the gift of speech. With his voice man is able to say “I love you,” sing praises to God, make his wishes known, express appreciation, pray to God and preach the unsearchable riches of God.

    It would have been wonderful to have lived on the earth when Jesus was here and have heard his voice. Surely it was rich, full and vibrant. But there is something more important than the sound of the voice and it is what you say with that voice.

  • Canter, Durham selected for Presidential Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School selected two employees for the May Lincoln Presidential Cabinet awards.

    D.J. Canter is the certified employee and Machelle Durham represents the classified employees.

    Canter, a third grade teacher, has a true teacher’s heart. She works hard to get to know her students and families and in return they know what she expects from them both personally and academically.

  • Many factors play role in scholastic success

    Success in school is measured by more than grades. It includes non-academic data – results from attendance, retention, dropout, graduation and successful transition to adult life.

    These factors made up the non-academic component of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System. Though CATS accountability has ended, much of this information is used in the No Child Left Behind federal accountability.

  • Stay safe during spring and summer thunderstorms

    Did you ever wonder why we have more thunderstorms during the spring and summer? It’s because weather patterns are more active as they move through during these seasons, especially in the afternoon and evening. The weather conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and possibly while they’re inside a building. Hot, humid days with cold fronts approaching provide especially dangerous conditions for storms.

  • Local students to attend WKU ag conference

    More than 30 high school students from four states will participate in the Western Kentucky University Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows Conference in June.