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Today's News

  • Washington County schools offer aviation pathway

     The Washington County School Board approved a program last week that will allow high school students to get their foot in the door of one of the fastest growing industries in the state.

    Working in collaboration with the Air and Space Academy and the Lebanon-Springfield Airport Board, the school district was able to implement a four-year program that will expose students to aviation and aerospace science. It will offer a pathway to a vast array of career fields that include engineering, mechanics and manufacturing.

  • Falcon cam provides close view of nest

     For the third year in a row, the world will have a front-row seat to a nesting pair of peregrine falcons, 300 feet up a smoke stack at the Mill Creek power plant in Louisville.

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources the state's first peregrine falcon web cam inside the nest box in 2013. It's drawn nearly 200,000 viewers, and about 15,000 so far this year, LG&E said on Monday.

  • COLUMN: Look but don't touch ... and other courtesies

     I’ll start by saying none of this was spurred by anyone I know personally, so if we’re friends, don’t take offense. They were, however, inspired by members of the public.

  • Stephen Foster announces time change

     After more than a decade of an 8:30 p.m. show time, “The Stephen Foster Story” and Salt River Electric production “All Shook Up” will start 30 minutes earlier in 2015. Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre in Bardstown this summer, with the house opening at 7:15 p.m. for seating.

    An earlier start time is favorable for our motor coaches, groups, and individual audience members alike. One added benefit for guests will be a larger selection of dining options after the performance, as both shows will end at 10 p.m.

  • Court decision takes pressure off libraries

     Although it may not be the last word on the matter, many library officials around Kentucky must be feeling a bit more confident about the future of their institutions following a Friday ruling from the state Court of Appeals.

    A three-judge appellate panel unanimously overturned two lower court decisions involving revenue increases for libraries created by petition.

  • PHOTO: Sixth-grade basketball champs

    The sixth-grade basketball team at LaRue County Middle School was undefeated (11-0) during regular season. Their coaches provided the players T-shirts honoring their accomplishment. From left, Coach Clarence Baker, Connor Baker, Austin McCoy, Daniel Snodgrass, Coach Leon Kessinger, Brooks Brackett, Isaiah Pruitt, Derek Heath, Preston Self, Chris Collord, and Coach Jamie Self.

  • PHOTO: Pi Day winners
  • PHOTO: Locke honored by school board

     

    LaRue County High School senior Benjamin Locke, right, was recognized March 16 by the LaRue County School Board. Locke received the Black History Maker of Tomorrow scholarship from McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. At left is School Board Chairman Price Smith.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest

     LaRue County High School Softball Coach Rocky Cundiff, right, was a guest at last week’s meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He is pictured with Rotarian DeWayne Murray. 


  • 'Small Town Nights' graces magazine cover

     Downtown Hodgenville is being featured on the cover of Kentucky City magazine.

    Melanie Wells, of Melanie Wells Photography, submitted a photo, “Small Town Nights,” to the official bi-monthly publication of the Kentucky League of Cities.

    Kentucky City is distributed to an audience list of about 7,000 people who love Kentucky communities - city officials, legislators, executive branch, university presidents, chamber directors and others.