Today's News

  • Cecil honored for academic excellence

    A LaRue County resident was honored for her academic success at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    Amanda Cecil of Hodgenville was recognized at the college’s President’s List and Dean’s List banquet.

    Students recognized at the banquet had been named in the last year to either the college’s President’s List or Dean’s List.

    Students named to the President’s List have a semester grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale in 12 hours of academic credit.

  • ALES students take part in spelling bowl at ECTC

    Two students from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Bridget Southwood and Skyler Hornback, will represent the school in the 45th annual North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl April 17 at Elizabethtown Community College and Technical College.

    Bridget, a second grader in Heather Hynes’ class, will compete in the primary division.

    Skyler, a third grader in D.J. Canter’s class, will face off in the elementary division.

    Should either student not be able to attend, the runners-up, Gabby Sharrard and Hayley Cecil, will represent the school at the bowl.

  • Book signing set for Wednesday

    Christian author Misty Bozarth Terry will hold a book signing 6 p.m. May 20 at Lincoln’s Loft, 25 Lincoln Square.

    She will sign copies of her book “Under Fire! Find Faith and Freedom.”

    For more information, call 358-0124.

  • Scholarship calendar

    Women in Agriculture

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to women who are full-time students entering their junior year in college. Essay required. Deadline is May 1. For more information or to download the application and guidelines, visit the KWIA website at www.kywomeninag.com or contact info@kywomeninag.com or (877) 266-8823.

    Lincoln Days scholarship

  • LaRue students named to All-State concert band

    Two LaRue County High School band students, Jared Helm and Taylor Akin, were named to the All-State Concert Band.

    Both students also have been named to the UK Honor Band, Asbury Honor Band, All-District Concert Band and All-District Symphonic Band. Both received distinguished ratings at regional solo and ensemble festival.

    Helm, the son of Tom and Angela Duggins of Buffalo, plays French horn, mellophone and guitar as a participant in marching, concert, jazz, pep band and small brass ensembles. He also assists with the instruction of middle school band participants.

  • School employees honored

    Once each year, LaRue County Schools hold a dinner to honor their retirees and those who are retiring. 

    Four people totaling 109 years of service with the district will be recognized at the program at LaRue County Middle School cafeteria April 24.

    Two elementary teachers, Susan Phelps and Martha Page, total 67 years teaching experience. Both were asked what they would tell a young person considering a career in teaching.

    Phelps, with 33 years in the profession, said that the prospective teacher must realize that it is not a job, but rather a way of life.

  • Nationwide announces employees of the month

    Jeanne Caffee has been selected as the March employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1998 and is under the supervision of Charlotte Elzy in the shipping department.

    Yanet Martinez has been selected as the April Employee of the Month.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since April 2007 and is under the supervision of Lucille Riggs in the jacket department.

    Both will receive awards for dedication and service.


  • Canter earns Modern Woodmen scholarship

    Hannah E. Canter has been awarded a $12,000 four-year Fraternal College Scholarship in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.

    Canter, the daughter of Gary and D.J. Canter, Hodgenville, plans to use the scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky.

  • Students start taking core content tests today

    LaRue County school students in grades 3-8, 10 and 11 will start taking the Kentucky Core Content Tests on Monday. Although Senate Bill 1 made sweeping changes to CATS, it will be three years before the new system is in place.

  • LaRue County quilt trail continues to grow, inspire

    The LaRue County trail of painted quilt blocks continues to grow. The latest block uses the Little Dutch Girl pattern. It is located on the farm of Juanita and William Routt at 624 Cox Lane near Sonora. This is displayed on a white barn on the side facing KY 84.

    Juanita and Bill’s daughters, Brenda Wilkerson of Upton and Sally Davenport of Oklahoma, worked together to get family members to help create this quilt block for a surprise birthday gift for their mother. Five generations of their family helped to inspire or create this quilt block.