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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Newton named district’s ExCEL Award winner

    In addition to the three R’s, Peggy Newton, LaRue County School District’s 2009 ExCEL Award winner, also teaches the three L’s – look, listen, and learn.

    “I follow the same rule of thumb,” said the veteran teacher of 30 1/2 years. “Some of us have spent years in school, some of us have shelves full of books, some of us seek the advice and council of experts.”

  • Riggs part of WKU’s ‘concrete canoe’ team

    Western Kentucky University civil engineering students won several first-place awards during the American Society of Civil Engineers, Ohio Valley Student Conference.

    WKU concrete canoe team members include Jacob Riggs of Upton.

    In the concrete canoe competition, WKU placed third in overall performance, second in design paper, second in final product, first in men’s slalom/endurance race, first in women’s slalom/endurance race, first in men’s sprint race, first in women’s sprint race and first in co-ed sprint race.

  • L&N Turnpike a hot spot for wrecks

    Three separate wrecks on L&N Turnpike South kept the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department busy the last two weeks.

    On May 3, a 2001 Chevrolet driven by Octavia L. Phillips, 17, of Hodgenville was traveling south two miles from Buffalo when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder. Phillips overcorrected and the car crossed the centerline and ran off the left side of the roadway, coming to rest on its driver side.

    Phillips and her passenger, Ashley Clairmont, 17, were uninjured.

  • Brown prepares school district for emergencies

    Though Mike Brown, LaRue County director of pupil personnel and safe schools coordinator, can’t foretell when the next emergency will arise in any of the district’s four schools, nor what type it will be, he is doing his best to see that all sites are thoroughly prepared to meet it head-on.

    Part of this preparation is a well-thought-out emergency response plan made with the cooperation of local first responders and law enforcement officials.

  • Students excel in UK Honor Band

    Three members of the LaRue County Band of Hawks participated in the University of Kentucky Honor Band in Lexington on Feb. 20-22. These students were chosen among students around the region.

    The students who attended were: Jared Helm (horn), Drew Tucker (horn) and Taylor Akin (euphonium).

    In the fall, Helm will attend the University of Kentucky. Tucker and  Akin will attend Western Kentucky University.

    All three students will continue their musical talents as they pursue a degree in music education.

  • Hall monitors shoulder responsibility

    Students in Becky Hawkins’ class at Hodgenville Elementary School have been working on a new project – a newspaper called Hawk Talk News. The students made story selection, wrote, edited and took photos to accompany the stories.

    Here is a sampling of their first edition:

  • Hall monitors shoulder responsibility

    Students in Becky Hawkins’ class at Hodgenville Elementary School have been working on a new project – a newspaper called Hawk Talk News. The students made story selection, wrote, edited and took photos to accompany the stories.

    Here is a sampling of their first edition:

  • Hall monitors shoulder responsibility

    Students in Becky Hawkins’ class at Hodgenville Elementary School have been working on a new project – a newspaper called Hawk Talk News. The students made story selection, wrote, edited and took photos to accompany the stories.

    Here is a sampling of their first edition:

  • 4-H Photography Club elects new officers

    The 4-H Photography Club elected officers in March. Officers are president, Lindsey Shelton; vice president, Michaela Rock; secretary, Catelin Niemynski; and reporter, Maddy Poirier.

    The winners of the March photo contest, “Everything Green,” were first, Poirier; second, Rock; third, Kaylee Hornback; and honorable mention, Michael Hornback.

    The theme for the May contest is “Pets.” Photos must be taken by the 4-H member. Each member may enter one photo per contest. Photo size may be anything from a 4x6 inch photo to an 8x10 inch photo.