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Today's News

  • Felony charge against deputy jailer amended to misdemeanor

    A felony charge against a LaRue County deputy jailer was amended to a misdemeanor July 8 in LaRue District Court.

    In April, Troy U. Carter, 28, of Underwood Avenue, was charged with one count of first-degree promoting contraband after allegedly smuggling a prepaid cell phone into the jail. He was later charged with official misconduct, a misdemeanor.

    Last week, the contraband charge was amended to a second-degree misdemeanor.

  • Lead poisoning is a preventable problem

    Lead poisoning is one of the most common and most preventable health problems, affecting children today. The CDC reports that 900,000 children in the United States between ages 1 and 5 have elevated levels of lead in their blood. The good news is – lead poisoning is entirely preventable.

    Signs of lead poisoning are not always easy to see and symptoms may go unrecognized for some time. Because of this, children may be poisoned and not act or look sick. A simple blood test is the only way to find out if a child has lead poisoning.

  • Latham graduates with honors

    Sarah Latham graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College in Louisville where she earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology.

    She has been employed at the LaRue County Animal Clinic since January 2006.

    She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and three children.

  • Latham graduates with honors

    Sarah Latham graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College in Louisville where she earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology.

    She has been employed at the LaRue County Animal Clinic since January 2006.

    She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and three children.

  • Russell accepted to Veterinary School

    Dustin Russell of Hodgenville has been accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

    Russell graduated with a bachelors in biological sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2006. Since graduation he has been working at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, as a technician in the ICU department and as a clinician’s assistant to Dr. Tom Riddle.

  • Students named to Dean’s List at University of Louisville

    Several local students were named to the University of Louisville’s Dean’s List and Dean’s Scholars for the spring semester.

    A student named as a Dean’s Scholar has achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

    LaRue County students are Elizabeth Tremain Farrar, Dean’s Scholar; David William Henry, Dean’s List; Toni K. Millin, Dean’s List; Aimee G. Lynott, Dean’s List; and Keith Daniel Mulkins, Dean’s Scholar.

  • Students meet challenges at Camp Invention

    Fans of the MacGyver television series would have loved the adventurous activities at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last week.

    Some 56 students in first through sixth grades from throughout LaRue and surrounding counties teamed their creative energy and skills to solve science challenges at Camp Invention.

    This is the second straight year ALES has participated in the week-long summer enrichment program that operates at 1,000 sites in 47 states.

  • Stone named to Morehead's Dean's List

    The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the spring semester includes Breanna Stone of Hodgenville.

    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

  • Open Library continues education through summer

    Wanting to ensure that the opportunity for learning continues through summer break, Melissa Pearman and Machelle Durham, LaRue County Schools’ family resource center coordinators, are operating Open Library at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    “If a child goes all summer without reading, his or her reading level does go down some,” Pearman said. “Statistics show that students need continual mental stimulation and this program does just that by keeping their minds engaged.”

  • Minard receives degree from Sullivan

    Shalicia Minard, a LaRue County High School graduate, earned an associate of science degree in early childhood education from Sullivan University in March.

    She also earned a diploma as professional nanny.