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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Dobson visits Rotary

    Dale Dobson, left, safety administrator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, was the guest speaker at last week’s meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He is pictured with Rotarian Daniel Highbaugh.

  • Novelist discusses slavery in Kentucky

    Marse Williams stepped away from the carriage, held up an official-looking paper with facing markings on it. “All this talk about the Emancipation Proclamation.” He wadded up the paper as if it were garbage and threw it on the ground. “This is the first day of 1863, but it’s still Kentucky. It doesn’t free any of you.”

    “It doesn’t free you,” he pointed toward Joe while he ground the paper beneath his boot heel. “Or you.” He pointed toward Rachel.

  • Bethlehem High School News - April 2015

     January-April 2015

    Winter hit with a vengeance this year. Thanks to online classes, our students were able to keep up with their work, did not miss many snow days, and will graduate on time.

    Alumni weekend will be 6:30 p.m. July 31 in the Bethlehem cafeteria. All classes ending in a 5 or a 0 will be attending and the Class of 1965 will celebrate their 50th graduation year. The Class of 1965 will be honored with a luncheon at noon Aug. 1. Invitations will be out soon.

  • Unemployment rate falls from 2014

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s jobless rate was 5.6 percent in March 2015, compared to 7.7 percent a year ago.

  • Personnel changes at LaRue County Schools

    The following personnel recommendations were heard April 20 by the LaRue County School Board:

    Employment of:

    • Maggie Mather as assistant speech coach for LaRue County Schools

    • Patty Chaudoin as club coordinator at Hodgenville Elementary School

    Resignation of:

    • David Edwards as club coordinator at HES, and as cadre leader at HES

    • Megan Willard as assistant cheer coach for LaRue County Schools

    • David K. Barr, Rose Cottrell, Kelly H. Jaggers, as bus driver

  • SOFTBALL: Ladies beat Bethlehem

     LARUE COUNTY 4, BETHLEHEM 3. Freshman Presley Brown’s two-run double in the top of the first helped the visiting Lady Hawks (9-7) hold off the Banshees (11-5) for their fifth win in seven games.

    Sophomore Chasity Bryant’s RBI single in the sixth extended LaRue County’s lead to 4-0.

    Bethlehem cut it to 4-3 in its half of the sixth, but LaRue County senior Emillee Cundiff ended the comeback attempt with a strikeout. Cundiff struck out seven and gave up four hits, two walks and one earned run.

  • PHOTO: LCMS Academic Team honored

     Members of the LaRue County Middle School Academic Team who participated in state events were honored April 20 by the LaRue County School Board. From left, Simon Coy, Victor Helm, Nick Vazquez, Mason Lane and Kaleigh Graham. Not pictured, Bridget Southwood. The team is coached by Doris Jean Holleran, right.

  • PHOTO: LCHS Academic Team honored

     Members of the LaRue County High School Academic Team were honored April 20 by the LaRue County School Board. From left, Andrew Coy, Jesse Gehr, Cody McDowell, Carby Mather and Skyler Hornback. The team is coached by Amy Loyall, Justin Craft and Michelle Jones.

  • PHOTO: Speech team honored

     Members of the LaRue County Speech Team were honored April 20 by the LaRue County School Board. From left, Austin Barnes, Brian Anderson, Josh Adams, Elena Cecil, Noah Majors, Kaylan Anderson, Damon Helton, Jacob Thomas, Alexia Trumbo, Trevor Mather, Zoie Webb, Nate Risner, Symone Whalin and Parker Anderson. The team is coached by Katy Blair Cecil, Eric Cecil and Bill Thompson.

  • Bethlehem, Ky. post office to close

    The most famous U.S. Post Office in Henry County will close, but at least one person is holding out for a miracle.

    Many holiday revelers from near and far have sought out the special Christmas postmark from Bethlehem, Ky., since it started in the 1940s. That’s only one of the ways the community post office is special, said Charles Spencer Wood, who serves as postmaster relief there.