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Today's News

  • School Calendar - April 15, 2015

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Parent Advisory Council to meet
    The LaRue County Schools Parent Advisory Council will meet 6 p.m. April 23 in the LaRue County High School library. The agenda includes discussion of results from the 2014-15 Parent Evaluation Survey. If you would like to join the PAC, contact Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent for student achievement, at 270-358-4111 or amanda.reed@larue.kyschools.us.

    Last day of school
    The last day of school for LaRue students is May 28.

    School board dates

  • Puckett takes sixth for WKU Forensics

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team won the 2015 Kentucky state forensics tournament on March 28, keeping alive a quarter-century streak that began in 1991.
    This year’s tournament, hosted by the University of Kentucky on the campus of nearby Transylvania University, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events.
    WKU was triple-crowned the team individual events sweepstakes state champion, the team parliamentary debate sweepstakes state champion, and the overall team sweepstakes state champion.

  • Fundrai$ers - April 15, 2015

    Relay for Life
    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    Blakeman Art Sale and Exhibit

  • Motorcyclist injured in Magnolia

    A Magnolia man was injured Monday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was operating.
    Steven Nunn of Aetna Furnace Road was driving a 2009 Kawasaki south on Old L&N Turnpike.
    Diannia Hammond was driving a vehicle north, and attempted to make a left turn into a driveway, pulling into the motorcycle’s path.
    “He laid down (his motorcycle) to avoid a collision,” said LaRue Deputy Robby Brownfield.
    Nunn, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

  • COLUMN: Play ball! Reminiscing 1995

    As I was going through some mementos, I came across this column that was published on April 12, 1995. It gave me the idea to republish a few of my early columns in the upcoming weeks. I hope you enjoy the trip down Memory Lane as much as I did.
    My 9-year-old son decided to play little league baseball this year.
    I tried to talk him out of it like I did last year.

  • 'I am Someone' addresses cyber-bullying

    LaRue County parents have a chance to attend a seminar on school safety that has been presented around the country.
    Scott Harvey, an officer with Nicholasville Police, will present “I am Someone,” 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the LaRue County High School auditorium. Harvey is an advocate for responsible social media usage and warns parents of the dangers of “cyber-bullying.”

  • Church Calendar - April 15, 2015

    Ladies’ conference at Mount Moriah
    A community ladies’ conference, “Promises, Promises: A Woman’s Event” will be held 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 50 Kirkpatrick Road, Magnolia (Mount Sherman). Speakers are Kelli Estes and Stephanie Rose. Lunch and childcare for 3-and-under provided. No cost to attend. An offering will be collected for guest speakers. Bring canned goods to support the food pantry and holiday baskets.

    Are you prepared?

  • Nolin faces $7.6 settlement

    Nolin RECC, which serves nearly 34,000 households in Hardin and LaRue counties, will pay the United States government more than $7.6 million under a non-prosecution agreement and civil settlement.

    The settlement relates to allegations of improper billing to Fort Knox under an Army energy-saving program that was uncovered in an audit report issued Sept. 8, 2014, by the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General.

  • Frankfort Focus: New law will improve state's film connections

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky may be a couple of thousand miles away from Hollywood, but that hasn’t diminished our connections to the entertainment industry. Some of today’s most famous actors, for example – George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Johnny Depp – were born here, while Tom Cruise spent part of his youth in Louisville.

  • Natural ingredients look promising in battle with MRSA

    Initial research is promising for an ancient combination of natural ingredients to kill MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug

    Researchers in England say an ancient folk cure might help kill the superbug MRSA, Justin Moyer reports for The Washington Post.

    MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is among the infections that have grown resistant to antibiotics because the drugs have been overused, and scientists have been fighting it technologically, Moyer writes.