Today's News

  • Several Lady Hawks honored for outstanding academics

    Several Lady Hawk softball players have been honored for academics.

    All State Academic  First Team  (3.75-4.0 GPA) – Emily Boone, Cassady Crim, Emily Dewitt, Lyndsay Whitlock, Valerie Whitlock

    All-State Honorable Mention (3.0-3.5) – Ellen Huff, Halie Starwalt

    2009 Governor Scholar Recipient – Emily Boone

    2010 Governor Scholar Recipients – Emily Dewitt, Lyndsay Whitlock, Valerie Whitlock

  • School Board explains decreases in staff salaries

    At the May 17 school board meeting, it appeared to note on the agenda that the teachers of LaRue County were receiving a pay cut, but Superintendent Sam Sanders explained that the decrease of salary was due to Kentucky legislators not adopting a budget.

    Sanders said the school calendars had to be submitted by June 1, 2010, so a calendar had to be set with the possible deduction of two days, therefore causing teachers to receive a salary without those two days included.

  • School calendar


    May 28 – Last day of school



    Site-based nominations taken

    LaRue County High School Site-Based parent member nominations will be accepted through May 21. Eligible parents are those who will have children enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2010-11 school year. To nominate yourself or another parent, contact LCHS at 358-2210.

    May 21 – Senior reward trip

    May 23 – Baccalaureate at 3 p.m. in gymnasium, practice May 20 during fifth and sixth periods

  • ALES receives grant for artist

    The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded $14,040 in Teacher Initiated Program grants for short-term artist residencies scheduled to take place this fall.

    These grants give professional artists an opportunity to demonstrate their art forms and provide students and teachers repeated hands-on experiences in the making of art. Artists also collaborate with teachers to design and implement innovative programs that provide the tools to continue utilizing art across the curriculum after the residency is completed.

  • Angelina McCoy graduates

    Angelina Suzann McCoy graduated from Georgetown College May 15.

    McCoy, daughter of Wilbern and Suzann McCoy of Hodgenville, was one of 242 graduates to receive a bachelor’s degree during commencement exercises.

  • Campbellsville University announces honors list

    Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring 2010 semester.

    The list includes 160 achieving a 4.0 grade point average and having been named to the President’s List.

    Local students include Terry Lee Caven of Magnolia, junior; Carmen Danielle Drake of Sonora, senior; Aaron Marcus LaFollette of Hodgenville, senior; and Kayla Renee McDowell of Magnolia, senior.

  • 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

  • Probation is recommended in sex abuse case

    A Mount Sherman man has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse in LaRue and Nelson counties.

    Last year, Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road, was indicted on 100 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sodomy by a LaRue County grand jury. The arrest came as the result of an investigation by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Kentucky State Police, according to court records.

    Wimsett also was indicted on six counts of first-degree sexual abuse in Nelson County.

  • Hodgenville man injured in crash

    A Hodgenville man was seriously injured Friday morning when his southbound car ran through a cable median barrier spanning Interstate 65, then flipped, landing on its roof in the opposite lane.

    According to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe, Christopher Miracle, 25, was southbound at approximately 5:30 a.m. when his compact car drifted into the path of another southbound vehicle, bumping it.

    Lowe said it appears that Miracle overcorrected from the slight impact, which caused his car to veer into the grassy, depressed median near the 95-mile marker.

  • Smoke and fog, not evidence

    Booming voice. Smoke and fog. We all remember watching Dorothy and her friends quaking over the power and might of the Wizard of Oz. But it was Dorothy’s little terrier, Toto, who forever dispelled the myth of the Wizard.

    Behind all the big talk, smoke and fog was one very normal man from Kansas who also wanted to return to his homeland.