Today's News

  • Importance of unemplyment insurance

    When it comes to policy, unemployment insurance may not generate as many headlines as education and public safety, but for working families dealing with the loss of a job, few programs are more important.

    President Roosevelt signed this safety net into law 80 years ago last week as part of the Social Security Act. Since then, it has weathered numerous ups and downs in the economy, but beyond the Great Depression itself, none tested the system quite like the crisis that hit the country in 2008.

  • Lost in LaRue - August 19, 2015
  • Why I’m passionate about amputee rehabilitation

    A little over two years ago my dad, Pop as his children call him, started having trouble with his foot. It became infected and to make a long story short, the end result was amputation. From the time of his surgery I have seen Pop make tremendous strides in his recovery. From getting around with a walker and dealing with a healing and painful residual limb to phantom pain and learning to walk all over again, he has endured so much. I couldn’t be more proud of him and his determination to not let his circumstances get him down.

  • The struggle of change

    I was recently reminded of a huge change I recently decided to make in my life. My coworker Vanessa Hurst gave me the nickname “Rockcastle” in the office because almost every other sentence that comes out of my mouth, I make a reference to my hometown in Rockcastle County. When she first called me Rockcastle, it made me realize how much I had been missing it and how I had been relaying that through my conversations with people.

  • Students can earn bonus KEES for AP and other exams


    Kentucky high school students who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches can earn bonus Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards for how well they do on certain advanced study exams.

    A student has to qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program only one year during high school to be eligible for these bonus awards.

    The bonus awards are available for good scores on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) exams.

  • A clean computer is a fast computer

    The process of deleting old files while organizing the files you want to keep, will only go so far in speeding up the performance of your computer. To better improve your computers performance, thus extending its useful life and save some big bucks, there are a few simple, and free, software apps you can use to improve your computer’s performance.

  • Fundraising calendar - August 19

    Relay for Life Fundraiser

    Freedom Angels- Relay for Life Fundraiser, all day on August 20, at Elizabethtown Mr. Gatti’s.

    Benefit for family of Christopher Guzman

    Benefit Gospel Singing for the family of Christopher Guzman will be held at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Aug. 23, at the Calvary Mission Church of God located on 31W South Near the Glendale caution light in Glendale. The benefit is to cover funeral expenses for Christopher Guzman’s burial. For more information contact Debbie Kendall 270-547-0075.

    Masonic Lodge breakfast

  • Wreck on Bardstown Road- August 19
  • Six LaRue students named Jeff Green scholars

    Six 2015 graduates of LaRue County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Local scholars are Brian Anderson, Kaelyn Herrin, Madison Lee, Cody McDowell, Emma Shelton and Victoria Smith.

    To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • So... What are you doing for the next 40 years?

    Lincoln Days is right around the corner on October 3-4 and our office is abuzz with activity.

    While I was preparing this article, I stumbled across a program book from over forty years ago. You know what? Two of our current active volunteer board members were mentioned in the publication and a quick scan revealed a dozen (or more) names of people who are active participants during Lincoln Days weekend.