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Today's News

  • Inmates hit the road

    The LaRue County Detention Center signed a contract this year with the Kentucky Transportation Department to assist with state road clean up.
    According to Melinda Reynolds, Class D Coordinator for LCDC, a Kentucky state law regulating how far trees must be trimmed away from state roads initiated the contract implementation.

  • High school yearbooks accentuate Howell’s vintage collection

    In addition to a collection of vintage college annuals, Hodgenville attorney and historian Carl Howell also has several old yearbooks from Hodgenville High School, with one, published in 1917, claiming to be the first.
    That 1916-17 annual waxed poetic throughout. Its preface gives some idea of the post-Victorian verbiage inside: “This is an invitation to come and drink at the fountain of pure information concerning our school. This, the first annual, is bubbling over with everything pertaining to school life.”

  • New Haven man charged with sexual abuse of child

  • School Calendar: Updated 05/31/2011

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school
    June 2

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    ALES

    June 1 – Kindergarten celebration
    June 2 – Awards Day
    June 3 – Kindergarten testing by appointment

    Graduation
    Graduation is 8 p.m. June 3 at LCHS gym.

    OTHER

    Free GED testing

  • High schoolers say goodbye to laptops for the summer

    As LaRue County High School students turned in their laptop computers last week, principal Paul Mullins gave high grades to the first-year program that provided a laptop for each of the 720 students to use throughout the school year.
    “I think we’ve just scratched the surface as to the potential these laptops have as instructional tools,” Mullins offered.  “We’ve learned this year, and I think we’ll continue to learn.”

  • Rewarding outstanding progress

    The Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College Honors Reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement was held on May 6 at Prichard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Several categories of achievement were honored:
    Each year the college recognizes exceptional students who have achieved academic honors and scholastic distinction by attaining and maintaining high accumulative grade point averages. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a full year’s worth of coursework at ECTC to be eligible.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers Joplin relief effort

    Bluegrass Cellular Inc. is offering customers a way to donate to the urgent relief efforts in Joplin, Mo., stemming from the deadly tornado that tore through the city on Sunday, May 22, destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

  • Magazine names E’town metro area among best in nation for job growth; statistics include LaRue County

    The area has earned a new economic recognition.
    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 16th in the nation when an online journal of information related to urban issues, New Geography, posted its annual ranking of the best cities for new jobs. The rankings included all 398 statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment data.
    LaRue County is included in the EMSA.

  • GRADUATION: Sanders

    Samuel Sanders of Hodgenville graduated from Centre College during the 188th commencement ceremony at the College's Norton Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 22. Sanders earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and graduated cum laude.
    The commencement speakers were Dr. Lee T. Todd, president of the University of Kentucky and Dr. T. Pearse Lyons, founder and CEO of Alltech. Both received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Centre during the ceremony.
    The Class of 2011 included Centre's first Mitchell scholar and two Fulbright winners.

  • GRADUATION: French sisters

    Kevin and Madeleine French of Fairfax, Va., are pleased to announce two graduations in their family.
    May 15 Sarah Elizabeth “Eliza” French graduated magna cum  laude from Duke University in Durham, N.C. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and French.  
    May 20 her older sister, Emily Anne French, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from Villanova Law School in Villanova, Pa.  Emily graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., in 2008.