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Today's News

  • A year after house fire, Fisher continues to deal with fallout

    Eighteen months ago, Roy Fisher lost his home to an early morning fire.
    The Bedford stone house on West Skaggs Road, near the LaRue/Taylor County line, burned to the ground.
    At the time, Skaggs was angry because Taylor County firefighters were dispatched from 20-miles away to the scene before the much closer Buffalo Fire Department was called out. He felt that some of his household items may have been saved if they had gotten there sooner.

  • Workforce Center opening this fall in LaRue library

    Job seekers will have a new resource available in LaRue County, thanks to a $1.3 million grant.
    LaRue is among 45 counties with a high unemployment rate to receive funding for a public library workforce center. The center, located in the LaRue County Public Library, will give residents more access to computers, training and job workshops.
    LaRue County’s workforce center will open in the fall, perhaps as early as August, according to Paige Sexton of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Sue Osborne takes helm at Hodgenville Elementary

    Sue Osborne has been selected as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    The HES site-based decision making council and Superintendent Sam Sanders made the announcement after a special called meeting June 30.

  • Driver charged after fleeing from police

    A Louisville man is facing five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly driving recklessly and attempting to elude police at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
    Jesse Aaron Martin, 26, was driving a van toward Hodgenville on Ky. 210 about 4:30 p.m. on July 5, according to an arrest citation by Deputy Matt Darst. Other motorists had phoned in complaints that the van was running at a high rate of speed and running other cars off the road.

  • Vandals attempt to torch historic horse barn at fairgrounds

    Vandals attempted to burn one of the oldest structures in LaRue County last week.
    About 4:30 a.m. July 5, someone attempted to set fire to the 1907 horse barn at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Cardboard boxes were piled against a stall and ignited. The flames scorched the wall but did no lasting damage.
    The 104-year-old barn, made of cedar and oak, is the last original structure standing at the fairgrounds. Volunteers, including Fair Board member Jimmy Engle, worked countless hours last year to restore it and several monetary donations were made by community members.

  • ECTC Spring 2011 Dean and President’s Honor List

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for the spring semester. The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:
    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • School Calendar: Updated 07/12

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school – Aug. 4
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7
    No School – Nov. 7-8
    Thanksgiving break – Nov. 23-25
    Winter break – Dec. 19-30

    ALES
    July 19 – Registration for returning and new students. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., in the cafeteria
    July 28 – Kindergarten Launch, 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Aug. 1 – Parent Orientation Night 6-7:30 p.m. (This is a change on what was originally sent home with students.)

  • ECTC to host orientation for parents and guardians of students

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a forum 7 p.m. July 28 for parents and guardians of students attending the college this fall. The forum will last about one hour.
    This will be an evening of information, storytelling and tips for parents who want to learn more about the college experience their child is about to enter in the fall. Parents and guardians of currently or previously enrolled students are also welcome.

  • High school lunch area becomes ‘Cafe LaRue’

    Though students are absent, maintenance and custodial personnel continue to work through the summer preparing each of LaRue County’s public schools for the next session.
    “They take the furniture out of the classrooms, then strip and wax the floors,” said Phil Fulkerson, director of transportation and maintenance.
    This year, maintenance personnel are redoing the high school cafeteria.
    “They’re removing old flooring, putting in new tiles, tables, and a serving line,” Fulkerson said.

  • Thomas Shultz joins Futurity First Insurance Group

    Thomas Shultz, a Hodgenville native, has been appointed manager of the Greater Arizona Branch of Futurity First Insurance Group.

    As manager of the branch office, Shultz will develop the company’s business presence and customer base in the North Phoenix and surrounding area. He is currently a resident of Scottsdale and has nearly 10 years of sales management experience.