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Today's News

  • School board members honored for service, progress

    This month, more than 800 local school board members are being honored for their service to school districts in Kentucky.

    “LaRue County Schools have been very fortunate to have a board committed to making decisions based on our students and community’s best interest,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools’ superintendent. “Because of this, the school system has made tremendous progress in every area.”

    He said that news articles from across the state reveal, unfortunately, this is not the case in many other districts.

  • LaRue unable to convert during fourth-quarter surge

    LaRue County missed an opportunity for a fourth-quarter rally as poor shooting plagued the Lady Hawks throughout the girls' varsity game Friday at Central Hardin. LaRue scored the game's first goal but never led again in the 49-31 defeat.

    Entering the fourth quarter down by 16, LaRue's defense forced some turnovers but the Lady Hawks were unable to convert. In a post-game interview, Coach Travis Wootton said the team missed five straight layups in one stretch that could have cut the lead to five.

  • Drake earns national board certification

    For Lisa Drake, LaRue County Middle School physical education teacher, the road to becoming LaRue County School District’s third teacher to gain national board certification was self-enlightening.

    “The things they required in order to become certified allowed me to step back from myself and observe how I taught as though I was someone else watching,” said Drake, in her 19th year of teaching. “It gives the teacher a good look at what she’s doing in the classroom and how she can improve.”

  • School Board votes 3-2 to extend superintendent’s contract

    Newly elected school board member Norbert Skees stepped into his role at his first meeting as a board member Jan. 20 by voicing several concerns and voting against extension of the superintendent’s contract.

    The board considered extending Superintendent Sam Sanders’ contract by one year, through June 30, 2013.

    Skees said he would not support the extension and the contract should expire when originally negotiated, in 2012, and that it might be to Sanders’ advantage to renegotiate the contract earlier.

  • Let’s make the most of new beginnings

    Early 2009 seems especially rich in new beginnings opportunities:

    •A new calendar year

    •A new/renewed set of resolutions to do better about whatever - be kinder, healthier, lighter, wiser.

    •A new U.S. Congress and so a clean legislative slate (though some unpassed items from the 110th Congress will likely be re-titled and resubmitted). Some shift in legislative priorities.

    •A new U.S. representative for the 2nd Congressional District - a new relationship to begin and build.

  • Campaign complaints are taken seriously

    About a month ago, we received a “Just Ask” question by e-mail: “Is it true that (some of the local candidates) broke campaign laws with their signs and newspaper advertisements?”

    The person asking the question did not provide their name or contact number.

    Without more information, we were unable to file a complaint with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. The person we spoke to at KREF said the agency takes complaints about campaign violations under KRS 121 very seriously and provided a link to a pair of brochures on their Web site.

  • Double murder trial postponed

    During a pre-trial conference Jan. 16 in Nelson County, the double-murder trial for Kenneth R. Gribbins of New Haven was continued to March 30.

    A jury trial had been scheduled to begin Monday, a date set in November.

    According to court records, Gribbins entered a home on June 23, 2007, at 292 J.T. Riggs Road with two pistols, a .22 caliber and a .38 caliber, before he shot and killed Robert Anthony “Bobby” Nalley, 36, and William Jaggers, 45, who died at the scene.

  • Double murder trial postponed

    During a pre-trial conference Jan. 16 in Nelson County, the double-murder trial for Kenneth R. Gribbins of New Haven was continued to March 30.

    A jury trial had been scheduled to begin Monday, a date set in November.

    According to court records, Gribbins entered a home on June 23, 2007, at 292 J.T. Riggs Road with two pistols, a .22 caliber and a .38 caliber, before he shot and killed Robert Anthony “Bobby” Nalley, 36, and William Jaggers, 45, who died at the scene.

  • Double murder trial postponed

    During a pre-trial conference Jan. 16 in Nelson County, the double-murder trial for Kenneth R. Gribbins of New Haven was continued to March 30.

    A jury trial had been scheduled to begin Monday, a date set in November.

    According to court records, Gribbins entered a home on June 23, 2007, at 292 J.T. Riggs Road with two pistols, a .22 caliber and a .38 caliber, before he shot and killed Robert Anthony “Bobby” Nalley, 36, and William Jaggers, 45, who died at the scene.

  • College Goal Sunday scheduled for parents, students

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at 21 sites in 18 communities across the state. Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

    The sites include the Hawkins Athletic Complex at Campbellsville University and Room 3030 of the Occupational Technical Building at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.