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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Several agencies appreciate gift of donated textbooks

    Each semester college students purchase textbooks to accompany their upcoming classes. The books are often mandatory and carry a hefty price tag.
    Some students will use these books, others will not, but either way they’re stuck to pay the price. The only incentive of the purchase is that at the end of the semester most college bookstores have a “book buyback.” Although buy back pricing is severely lower than original purchase price, it gives students a little money in their pocket … sometimes.

  • COLUMN: Student 'problem-solving' team works toward downtown Wi-Fi access

    For the very first time ever, LaRue County Middle School has formed a Community Problem Solving Team. Community Problem Solving provides one of the most significant learning experiences available to students confronting real-life problems. It’s also about students generating and developing a sense of environmental and community awareness.  

  • National Retired Federal Employees elect officers

    Elizabethtown’s National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1050 met Feb 7 at Nolin RECC.  
    The Chapter held their quarterly potluck and 41 members attended. Chapter president Kay Bennett announced that the NARFE State Convention would be April 12-14 at the Clarion in Lexington.  Anyone wishing to be a delegate or attend must notify her no later than March 7. Chapter 1050 will pay the registration fee for those wanting to be delegates.  

  • Extension offers 'gear up to save' program

    In a down economy Americans are saving more, but their level of savings may not be enough to help them navigate through an unforeseen financial hardship.
    America Saves Week and Kentucky Saves Week, the state level campaign, were created to encourage people to find ways to save more, whether that’s building a savings account or emergency fund or paying off credit card debt. This year, the week is Feb. 20-27.

  • Flags taken from American Legion

    Last week, two new flags – the American flag and P.O.W. flag – were cut down and taken from the pole outside American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville. A section of rope was cut and left on the ground.
    Long-time Legion member Tom Brett said the flags were valued at about $75. Total replacement cost will run about $125.
    Volunteer firefighters used a ladder truck to hang the original flags. Brett said the Legion would need assistance from someone with a boom truck to hang the replacements.

  • DEAN'S LIST: Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for Fall 2010 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.

  • County enters federal inmate contract

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has entered into a federal inmate contract with the U.S. Marshal’s Office that County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner says will more than offset a potential $750,000 reduction in state funding at the jail.
    Turner said Kentucky will soon be moving about two thirds of state inmates out of county jails due to major changes being made in probation, parole and sentencing guidelines.  

  • Slick roads contribute to numerous wrecks

    This week’s warmer weather is a welcome relief from last week’s snow and sleet.
    LaRue County Schools closed two days and released students early one day due to wintry weather.
    Slick roads also contributed to several wrecks.
    A three-vehicle collision Feb. 10 sent one man to a local hospital for treatment.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Days Luncheon

    Opal Dail presented the Richard Burks Award to this year’s recipient, Charles Setters. The award is given annually to a person or organization who acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy.

  • HONOR ROLL: LaRue County High School

    All A’s