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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Summer Garris honored at Frankfort ceremony

    LaRue County High School English teacher Summer Garris was honored Oct. 18 at the Ashland Inc./Kentucky Teacher of the Year ceremony in Frankfort at the Capitol Rotunda. Garris was one of 24 finalists selected to receive a teacher achievement award. Representatives of the Kentucky Department of Education, the Governor's Office and Ashland's Chairman and CEO Jim O'Brien honored the nominees. From left, LCHS Principal Paul Mullins, Garris, Gov. Steve Beshear and Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • WEDDING: Alyssa Mynne Partridge and Dustin Allan Clemons

    Alyssa Mynne Partridge and Dustin Allan Clemons were married Oct. 8, 2011, at South Forth Baptist Church.

    The bride is the daughter of Melissa P. Adams of Hodgenville. She was homeschooled and graduated 2009. She is employed by First Citizens Bank, Elizabethtown.

    The groom is the son of Kimberlee and Scott Clemons. He is a 2007 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed by Save-A-Lot in Hodgenville.

    Their reception was held at Elizabethtown Country Club.

  • PHOTO: Five generations of Marcums

    Five generations of the Marcum family gathered. From left, Doogie Calhoun, Suzanne Marcum, Janet Marcum, holding Riley J. Calhoun who celebrated his second birthday July 2, 2011, and Eugene Hutcherson.

  • Abbey of Gethsemani offers tranquility

    The road to Trappist takes a turn off the well-worn routes of everyday life — away from the thoroughfares that channel people to and from work, and even farther from the cities where people cook dinner, socialize, go to church, grow up and grow old.
    Winter wheat grows  along the road from either approach to the 163-year-old Abbey of Gethsemani. Along the drive south from New Haven Road, a grove of pines huddles against the nearby hills, so thick their trunks are tinted blue. The hour for daily Vespers, the monks’ evening prayer, is nearly here.

  • Court briefs - September 2011

    Diversion extended
    Stephanie Brown (1981) agreed to extend her diversion Sept. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court until restitution is paid. She was charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits. The case will be reviewed Feb. 6.
     
    Pay or stay

  • Conservation District improves farmland

    The Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program has been helping farmers since its creation in 1994 when the General Assembly allocated funds to the Division of Conservation for a statewide conservation program for farmers and landowners. This program assists farmers and landowners as they implement best management practices to protect the soil and water resources on their property.

  • Fundraiser will benefit St. Jude's and Crusade for Children

    What began as a softball team reunion in 2006 has evolved into an annual fundraiser event for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Crusade for Children.   
    Event coordinator Tommy “Chief” Locke said the idea stemmed after the first ever softball reunion held at Sportsman’s Lake. After about 25 years of coaching men’s softball teams, Locke found it appropriate to hold a reunion of sorts to get everyone and their families together in one place.

  • Grand jury indicts 17

    Seventeen people were indicted Sept. 19 by a LaRue grand jury. All were arraigned Oct. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Drug-related offenses
    Matthew A. Dickerson (1973) of Cissal Hill Road, Hodgenville was indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; first-degree trafficking in controlled substances and complicity; first-degree possession of a controlled substance and complicity; and six counts of possession of firearm while committing an offense.

  • COLUMN: 'Polio Sundays' saved lives 50 years ago

    I got a flu shot last week. It didn’t hurt and I got a nice booklet of coupons for my trouble.
    It seems that getting an annual vaccination for a variety of ills has turned routine, something we take for granted. One local pharmacy will even bring the shots to your workplace.
    But it wasn’t always that way.
    There have been times, in the not-so-distant past, that preventative measures were not available to the public. Epidemics occurred. People became sick and sometimes died.
    The best you could do was avoid everybody and pray.

  • School board hears test results

    District Assessment Coordinator Amanda Reed presented the school board Monday with two separate reports. The first was on No Child Left Behind and the second on the 2011 State Assessment.
    The No Child Left Behind report showed LaRue County Schools failed to make minimum improvement required of each school to show adequate yearly progress (AYP).
    While the school system met 84.6 percent of its goals, federal law requires schools to meet 100 percent of their targets to show AYP.