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Today's News

  • Grandparent complains about band banquet, director

    Penny Van Dyke describes herself as one of the LaRue County High School band’s biggest supporters. However, she said she felt compelled to voice numerous complaints about the program to the school board.

    Van Dyke told the board that she had been denied tickets to the end-of-the-year band banquet, her grandson Michael Large was not treated well at the banquet and cited concerns about actions of band director Jaime Smith.

  • Kentucky announces holiday crackdown on drunken drivers

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Office of Highway Safety  is reminding everyone to Drive Smart during the July Fourth holiday period. Officers will be out in force, cracking down on any violation, with an emphasis on impaired drivers. The Drunk Driving. Over the Limit, Under Arrest enforcement blitz will run from Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5.

  • Traffic alert for Interstate 65

    A project to rehabilitate a set of twin bridges over Green River and U.S. 31W along Interstate 65 in Hart County began Saturday, June 20, and will continue for a month.

    The southbound bridge over U.S. 31W at mile marker 64 will be reduced to one lane through 10 a.m. June 25. The same work pattern will be repeated June 27-July 2.

  • July 4 celebrations planned at Lincoln Park and Buffalo church

    A pair of very different community events are planned for the Fourth of July.

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is presenting two programs from the Frazier International History Museum and a living history military encampment.

    The Civil War military encampment will be at the site 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Re-enactors include Eric Franz, Jeremy White and Vestal Rodgers.

    Costumed interpreters present “Mr. Lincoln Looks Back” at 11 a.m. and “Day in a Soldier’s Life: The American Civil War” at 2 p.m.

  • 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.