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Today's News

  • Kentucky schools earn ‘A’ in feedback

    Teachers depend on feedback from their students in order to best see how to help them succeed in school.

    Kentucky schools have earned an A-plus on collecting that data. According to a Kentucky Department of Education news release, the state has earned the highest marks possible for its effective collection and use of educational data to improve student achievement.

    Kentucky is the only state this year to reach that milestone and joins Arkansas and Delaware in leading the nation in making sure data is used to support continuous improvement in education.

  • News of Record

    DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • ‘Cram the Cruiser’ nets 232,011 pounds of food

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said the agency’s “Cram the Cruiser” food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide.

    Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.

  • Year in Review: A look back at the highlights of 2014
  • Hodgenville woman named president of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown

    Debbie Skaggs was installed in December as president of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown by the Garden Club of Kentucky President, Joann Kirby of Lancaster.

    Skaggs has a large flower garden but said having a garden is not a requirement to be a member of the club; you just need to be interested in gardening and related topics.

  • Legal Aid Clinics offered

     The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in October, November and December. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 to make your reservation.

    Divorce Clinic– 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15, Feb. 13 and March 12. Clients will receive assistance from attorneys in filling out all of the necessary paperwork to file for a divorce.

  • Cold weather tips

    Freezing weather predicted over the next few days is a good reminder to prepare for winter. Frozen pipes are the second most common cause of home insurance claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute.

    Pipes that are either inadequately insulated or exposed to outside temperatures can freeze, rupture, and cause costly damage.

    The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes recommends the following six inexpensive tips to ensure your home is well insulated. These steps will protect your home, save energy, and save you money too.

  • Small businesses play big role in local economy

    LaRue County Businesses (rounded figures)

    * 83 percent have fewer than 20 employees

    * 7 percent have 20 to 99 employees

    * 3 percent have 100 to 499 employees

    * 8 percent have 500 or more employees

    – University of Kentucky Small Business Development

    We can’t overemphasize the importance of shopping local, particularly in rural communities with few major employers.

  • Sports Shorts

    Chili supper to benefit softball team

    The Lady Hawk Softball Team will host a fundraiser chili supper 5-8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the LaRue County High School cafeteria prior to the basketball game. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for under-10. See a softball player for tickets or purchase at door. If school is closed due to inclement weather, the chili supper will be held 5-8 p.m. Jan. 16. For more information, call Angela Hughes at 270-766-9687.

    Little League Basketball Schedule – ALES gym

  • ‘Go, you chicken fat, go’

    While watching an Apple I-phone commercial on television the other night, the song and lyrics I heard evoked faint flashes of memory stored somewhere in the cobwebbed crevices of my mind.

    “Touch down, every morning; 10 times! Not just now and then.”

    My memory tweeted to my mind, “You heard that somewhere, big guy, sometime long ago. Hash tag: #can you remember?”

    “Once more on the rise. Nuts to the flabby guys!

    Go, you chicken fat, go away! Go, you chicken fat, go!”