Today's News

  • Abraham Lincoln students raising funds for Relay for Life

    The Relay for Life team at Abraham Lincoln Elementary has taken on a whole new look this year. First, they changed their team name from Midnight Flockers to reflect a bit of their heritage – Abe’s Railsplitters. Then through a reorganization process, parents, along with teacher assistance, began to spearhead grade level fundraisers for the team.

  • Decades of research prove child restraints save lives

    One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Child safety seats and booster seats are the best defense young passengers have against death or injury in the event of a crash. More than 30 years of research and real world experience has shown unequivocally that child restraints save lives and reduce injuries.

  • Brooks honored at WKUee^commencement

    In two undergraduate ceremonies Saturday and the graduate ceremony Friday night, Western Kentucky University conferred degrees and certificates to a spring commencement record 2,393 students.

    College of Health and Human Services recognized Whitney R. Brooks, an exercise science major from Buffalo and the daughter of Bobby and Kathy Brooks, for having the highest GPA in its division.

  • Jason Detre named principal at New Haven

    When the academic year begins in the fall, New Haven School will have a new face in the principal’s office in addition to the influx of new students.

    At a meeting of the New Haven site-based decision-making council Thursday night, the members voted unanimously to name Jason Detre as the school’’s next principal.

    Detre is assistant principal for academics at Spencer County Middle School. However, he has a previous connection to the county. He was as an agriculture teacher at Nelson County High School and started its wrestling program.

  • Brewer's new job leaves void in LaRue County sports

    James “Boo” Brewer has traveled the world playing professional basketball. Now, after spending some time in LaRue County, he is returning home in the hopes of having an impact on high school basketball players.

    Brewer, 40, was recently hired as the head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball team at Bardstown High School, his alma mater. He graduated from Bardstown in 1988 and went on to become a star basketball player at the University of Louisville. After that, Brewer played professional basketball in Europe for 13 years.

  • School Calendar


    May 28 – Last day of school

    Aug. 5 – First day of school


    May 28 – Graduation 8 p.m. gymnasium, mandatory practice 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 27-28

    May 28 – Project Graduation, midnight-5 a.m.

    June 9 – SBDM, 4:30 p.m.


    May 26 – Kindergarten celebration 9-10:30 a.m.

    May 26 – Volunteer lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    May 27 – Talent show finals grades K-2 at noon; 3-5 at 1:15 p.m.

  • Sports Shorts

    Cornhole for Crusade

    Cornhole for Crusade for Children will be June 5 at Bonnieville games parking lot. Signup at 10 a.m., play begins at noon. $20 per team, 50 percent payback. For more information and directions, call 270-531-1515 or 369-6292.

    UK basketball camp

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in May and June.

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

    •Bankruptcy Seminar – 2 p.m. June 24. An attorney from the private bar will be present to answer questions about bankruptcy.

  • Ten tips for retail business success

    I just returned from a brief regional meeting of Main Street managers in this part of the state. We were given some great feedback from the National Main Street Meeting held recently in Oklahoma City, which not all of us were able to attend. I am passing along to you some of the information for retailers that came from that meeting.

  • Project Graduation pays homage to Mardi Gras

    Those graduating LaRue County High School seniors who attend Project Graduation this year will feel as though they’re strolling down Bourbon Street in the Big Easy as this year’s theme is “Mardis Gras.”

    “We’re going to have the hallway walls of the middle school decorated just like Bourbon Street with pictures of buildings and even the street corner musicians,” said Becky Thompson, who, with Linda Gozzard is co-chairing the event scheduled for May 28.