Today's News

  • The Wall came down - one block at a time

    A lot of people may not know about the Berlin Wall and how it has impacted so many people.

    The Berlin Wall was built to separate East and West Berlin. Life was better in West Berlin. The East Berliners were migrating to West Berlin because of the freedoms that were there. The Soviet Government built the wall so that East Berliners couldn’t go into West Berlin. Still, more than 2.6 million people escaped East Berlin to go to West Berlin.

  • 'Everyone' feels safe at Hodgenville Elementary

    “There is no way that a school can be 100 percent safe, but this school comes about as close as you can get.”

    That is the opinion of one Hodgenville Elementary School parent interviewed by an independent safety survey team a few weeks ago.

  • Counselor encourages students to plan for future early

    When LaRue County High School guidance counselor Kristi Wright attends high school commencement each year, she views the event not only as the completion of one of  life’s milestones for the graduating seniors, but also as the beginning of a new journey for them, a journey she has helped prepare.

    Wright, the school’s guidance counselor since 2002, begins working with students on their after-high school plans even when they are in middle school.

  • Presidential Pardon

    On his last day in office, Jan. 20, 2001, former President Bill Clinton signed a piece of paper that finally put closure to a troubling time in the life of Hodgenville resident Woodie Handley.

    The paper was a presidential pardon, granting forgiveness to Handley for a crime he committed as a young man more than 40 years earlier. It was one of 140 pardons – many of them controversial – issued by Clinton his last day in office.

  • Opera mixes healthy food choices and comedy

    LaRue County Schools’ elementary students will soon be able to enjoy a comic opera that brings to light two of the major health problems facing Kentuckians today – obesity and diabetes.

    Set in a school cafeteria, Get Stuffed concerns decisions that must be made about food. The production features vocalizing vegetables along with a big helping of other opinionated edible characters, all competing to influence one child’s daily diet.     

  • School calendar


      Feb. 8 – Fish and Game Clubs 1 and 1:45 p.m.

      Feb. 9 – Stay After and Read 2:45-4 p.m., open library 4-6 p.m.


       Feb. 10 – SBDM meeting 4:30 p.m.

    WKU admissions visit

    Hao Yuan, an admissions counselor at Western Kentucky University, will visit LaRue County High School 10:45-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. For more information, contact the WKU admissions office via email at admission@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-2551.

  • Teacher receives National Board for Professional Standards certification

    Foster Heights teacher and Magnolia resident Nancy Kessler Lane recently earned her certification from the National Board for Professional Standards, joining an elite club whose membership includes only two other teachers in the Nelson County School District.

    Earning a National Board Certification is a rigorous task, according to education professionals. Resource teacher Patrice Edelen, who has also earned her certification and works at Foster Heights, said it involves submitting work portfolios, taking a battery of tests and creating a filmed video critique.

  • Academic Team competes in district

    The LaRue County High School Academic Team competed in the 18th District Governor’s Cup Competition Feb. 1 and 3 at Bardstown High School. Students competed in the areas of future problem solving, written assessment, composition and quick recall. 

    The following received awards in written assessment: Andrew Skaggs, third in mathematics; Spenser Reed, first in social studies; Shelby Rogers, fourth in language arts; and Ellis Fraser, fourth in arts and humanities. Haley Edwards placed second in composition. 

  • Newberry's perfect season ends with championship

    Heading into the 2010 Kentucky Wrestling State Championship, LaRue County High School sophomore Drew Newberry was looking to become LaRue County’s seventh state champion and be the third to win his state championship with an undefeated record.

    He accomplished both feats pinning his opponent in the final in three minutes and 59 seconds and becoming the youngest wrestler in school history to win a state championship and be undefeated.

  • Financial Aid Tip of The Month

    Tips for college-bound students

    Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You can also attend College Goal Sunday in January to get free help with filling out the FAFSA. For more information, visit www.kasfaa.com/cgs/default.htm.