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Today's News

  • Newberry's perfect season ends with championship

    Heading into the 2010 Kentucky Wrestling State Championship, LaRue County High School sophomore Drew Newberry was looking to become LaRue County’s seventh state champion and be the third to win his state championship with an undefeated record.

    He accomplished both feats pinning his opponent in the final in three minutes and 59 seconds and becoming the youngest wrestler in school history to win a state championship and be undefeated.

  • Financial Aid Tip of The Month

    Tips for college-bound students

    Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You can also attend College Goal Sunday in January to get free help with filling out the FAFSA. For more information, visit www.kasfaa.com/cgs/default.htm.

  • ALES students celebrate reading goals

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary celebrated their reading goals for the past grading quarter with a ‘50’s Sock Hop. In order to attend, students had to meet the Principal’s Challenge Goal criteria of doubling their reading points and maintaining an 85 percent comprehension within their individual reading level. DJ Michael Sietsema provided the tunes as about 165 students joined in the fun. Door prizes were given and refreshments were served.

    Plans are under way to meet the third quarter Principal’s Challenge with a magic show.

  • New year brings a new outlook on opportunities

    In addition to setting weight loss and smoking cessation goals, the start of another year offers a great opportunity to consider bettering other aspects of one’s life as well.

    “It’s a wonderful time to think about improving one’s education and life possibilities,” said Sarah Hornback, director of family services for LaRue County Schools.

    So far this school year, LaRue’s adult education program has served 154 students with 10 receiving General Education Development (GED) diplomas.

  • A successful life follows God’s paths

    Life is a series of choices. Success is basically a matter of making wise decisions. If you make dumb decisions you will fail in life. We make our decisions and then our decisions make us. Every decision has a consequence.

    The Psalmist says, “He guides me in the paths of righteousness ...” (Psalm 23:2). The Good Shepherd leads, guides, directs and keeps us on track if we will allow him. Doing God’s will brings peace within. God wants us to know his will more than we want to know it.

  • Canter's 400th win a testament to team toughness and heart

    Wednesday was the last dual of the season for the LaRue County wrestling team. They earned an easy win, crushing Oldham County, 58-7.

    But this night, it wasn’t about the team, but about the coach. Heading into the evening, head coach Gary Canter had 399 wins. One more would give him a milestone that very few in the country, let alone the state ever reach – 400 career wins.

  • Civil Engineering scholarship available

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award up to 10 new scholarships for students to pursue civil engineering technology degrees at two schools – Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington and Big Sandy Community & Technical College in Prestonsburg. The new Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program will prepare students for work with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet upon graduation.

  • LaRue slips by Taylor County in 5th Region play

  • Community will not forget the sacrifice of one young marine

    When the casket of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson made its way through his hometown, hundreds of people were waiting to honor him.

    His friends and neighbors, veterans and complete strangers wanted to pay their respects to a young marine who had made the ultimate sacrifice. He was hit by enemy fire in Afghanistan Feb. 21 and died before he could be airlifted to a military medical facility.

    The 20-year-old died while fulfilling a lifelong dream – that of serving his country.

  • Grads announced at Campbellsville

    Campbellsville University awarded 139 degrees in its third December commencement.

    Local graduates include:

    •Britt Marie Sherrard, bachelor of science in early childhood education, of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of Jeffersontown High School and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. She is the daughter of Larry and Judith Kessinger of Elizabethtown and has one child, Wyatt Hunter Sherrard.