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Today's News

  • HONOR ROLL: LaRue County High School, Fall 2011

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    First nine weeks

  • Plastic bags recycled into sleeping mats

    With a knack for crocheting and a will to help others Hodgenville resident Martha Childress learned in February the art of crocheting plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for the homeless.
    Childress was introduced to the concept by the Bowling Green Community Action and immediately took a liking to it.
    Since learning how to crochet the mats, which take about 40 hours to complete, Childress has taught numerous other groups, organizations and individuals the art of helping others through creating the mats.

  • Animal rescue depends on faith and vet

    When Sandra Spisak began her lifelong dream of rescuing animals in 2006 she would have never imagined that she would need the animals as much as they needed her.
    While busy with her rescue in the summer of 2007 Spisak received devastating news that she had breast cancer. But through surgery and emotional turmoil she continued her dream of running the rescue.

  • Veterans honored in parade and ceremony

    The third annual Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony were  held Sunday, Nov. 6 in Hodgenville.
    William “Smitty” Smith was the parade’s grand marshal. He has been a member of American Legion Post 87 for more than 40 years and is a U.S. Army veteran.
    Capt. Chad Lorenz, Rear Detachment Commander for 6th Squadron, 4th Calvary Regiment, Fort Knox, was the guest speaker at the ceremony held after the parade at Hodgenville Civic Center.

  • Taft presenter to offer historic speech

    It’s not unusual to see a Lincoln presenter or impersonator visiting LaRue County. Those tall, lanky, melancholy men with their topcoats and stovepipe hats are a fixture during Lincoln Days, the annual festival honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.
    The upcoming celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building will feature a visit from a very different presenter: President William Howard Taft.

  • NRCS accepting applications for WHIP

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Nov. 15 will be evaluated and considered for the 2012 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Lincoln Memorial turns 100

    One hundred years ago, LaRue County became the proud owner of the first memorial building to honor the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
    The granite and marble shrine was intended to protect what was thought to be the birthplace cabin (now called the symbolic cabin).
    Three thousand people attended its opening on the birthplace farm. The occasion was capped by a visit and speech by President William Howard Taft on Nov. 9, 1911.
    The National Park Service is planning a centennial celebration for the memorial building at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

  • PHOTO: Flip Flops in Afghanistan
  • School Calendar updated 1108

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Academic Team meets
    The Academic Team meets until 4:15 p.m. after school every Wednesday in the library.

    Progress reports
    Progress reports go home Nov. 9.

    STLP meets
    The Student Technology Leadership Program meets 3:05-4:15 p.m. Nov. 10.

    HES

  • Schools plan Veterans Day ceremony for Nov. 11

    Jonathan Carl, South Fork Baptist Church pastor, West Point Military Academy graduate and Iraq War veteran, will be the featured speaker at LaRue County’s middle and high schools’ Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 11.
    The middle school program starts at 9 a.m. in the high school gym followed by the high school program at 12:45 p.m. The ceremony will include patriotic music performed by the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks.
    Veterans will be recognized for their service. About 60 attended last year’s program.