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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A classmate recalls Estel Myers

    Estel Myers, along with his younger siblings Orville, Iola,Kenneth and Bert, moved to the Leafdale road area in 1934.

    The children attended Stone House School, along with area families like the Dunn's, Powell’s, Pearman's, Riggs, Sidebottom's, and Ovesens. Their teachers at the one-room school were Jenny Nichols and Robert Wallace.

    After finishing his studies at Stone House, Myers decided to continue his education at Hodgenville High School, where he became close friends with Robert Dunn.

  • 'Belly of the Beast' tells Estel Myers' story

    Forward of Belly of the Beast

    "On December 13, 1944 Estel Myers was herded aboard the Japanese prison ship Oryoku Maru with more than 1,600 other American captives. Almost 1,300 of them would be dead by journey's end...."

     

    Japanese atrocities during World War II have been an overlooked fact in many history books. Although thousands of Americans were taken prisoner in the Pacific arena, few survived to tell the tale.

  • Unemployment rate fell in all 120 counties in 2014

    Annual unemployment rates were lower in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2014 than in 2013, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s annual rate was 6.5 percent in 2014, down from 8 percent in 2014.

    There were 374 people unemployed on average in 2014, compared to 471 in 2013. The number of employable workers (civilian labor force) decreased from 5,882 in 2013 to 5,714 in 2014.