Today's News

  • Deadlines loom for Conservation applications

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. The application ranking cutoff dates for 2010 are March 15 and June 1.   

    The focus of GRP in Kentucky will emphasize preservation of native and naturalized grasslands and protection of grazing operations with excellent land management practices.

  • Heady, Wood named to Lincoln Presidential Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary announces January Lincoln Presidential Cabinet recipients. Representing the certified staff is Beverly Heady, second grade teacher. Joey Wood, of the cafeteria staff, represents the classified staff.

    Heady began teaching in 1992 after she raised her family and held a variety of other jobs. She is the perfect example of a non-traditional college student as she received her degree later in life.

  • Board hears elementary school’s proficiency report

    LaRue County’s School Board heard the Hodgenville Elementary School proficiency report at the Jan. 19 meeting.

    HES Principal Penny Cecil told board members she was very pleased for her students to have met all No Child Left Behind goals.

    A comparison with area schools shows LaRue County’s elementary schools rank first in math with 78.16 percent proficient and distinguished, and third in reading with 77.78 percent. LaRue County’s students are well above the state average in both areas, which is 70.27 in math and 73.54 in reading.

  • ExCEL winner to be honored today

    LaRue County’s ExCEL Award winner, Beverly Heady, will be honored at a ceremony 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    The ExCEL Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and e.ON U.S. honors teachers who have shown excellence in the classroom.

    Heady is a veteran second-grade teacher at ALES. She attended Western Kentucky University, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1992, and later a master’s and Rank I.

  • Free legal aid clinics available during March and April

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

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

  • Fiscal Court approves hiring of part-time paramedics

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the hiring of two new part-time paramedics at its meeting Feb. 23 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Matthew Hall and Robert Gibson will be added to the staff. Pat Helm, LaRue’s emergency medical services director, reported that an EMT, Javier Aleman, has completed all requirements for his paramedic license. Aleman has worked full time at LaRue for the past two years and part time the three previous years. 

    Helm’s department made 54 ambulance transports last month.

    Road Department report

  • Julie Skeens honored as Teacher of the Year

    A trio of outstanding educators has been named 2010-11 Bullitt County Public Schools Teachers of the Year.

    One of them, Julie Skeens of Old Mill Elementary School, is a 1994 graduate of LaRue County High School.

    Skeens is a special education teacher with an emphasis in functional mental disabilities. She is in her 10th year of teaching. She has degrees from Western Kentucky University (Bachelor of Science and Rank I) and the University of Louisville (Masters of Education).

  • Financial seminars available for candidates

    The Registry of Election Finance, the agency charged with enforcing state campaign finance laws, will present election finance training seminars beginning March 8. The seminars are designed to educate and train candidates and their treasurers on Kentucky’s campaign finance laws and equip them to run effective and successful campaigns.

    Five seminars will be presented March 8, 9, 12, 17 and 20 in Frankfort. Candidates, campaign treasurers and others interested in campaign finance laws are welcome. 

  • Store manager charged with theft by unlawful taking

    A retail store manager was charged with theft by unlawful taking by Hodgenville City Police last week.

    Bill Woodrow Willis, 29, of Radcliff is accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida. Chief John Cottrill said the illegal transactions total about $5,700.

    Willis was lodged in the LaRue County Jail and was arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court where bond was set.

  • Christ’s sacrifice offered to all

    And has made us kings and priests to his God and father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever Amen. Rev. 1:6

    The sacrifice of Jesus has given to all believers the privileges that had belonged to ancient Israel (Exodus 29:1-9); 1 Peter 2:0-10). Jesus Christ has made believers to be priests and kings now, both witness and worship (Revelation 5:10).