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Today's News

  • Bondurants reflect on careers as they leave LaRue County

    When former district judge James Bondurant was a young man, he had two main goals: to marry the prettiest girl on earth and to become a country lawyer.
    That mission has been accomplished on both counts, according to the 81-year-old judge who has spent most of his life as a LaRue County resident. He found the prettiest girl in the former Kaye Keyes of Lexington, whom he married in 1952.  And, before becoming a judge, he practiced law in Hardin and LaRue counties, fulfilling his second goal.

  • More women join suit against former jailers

    Seven former inmates have joined a civil suit against two former LaRue County deputy jailers. There are now 12 women who say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of former chief deputy Travis Jay Strader, 40, of Sonora, and former deputy jailer Harold Marcum, 66, of Magnolia.
    Attorney Ronald Hines said an amended complaint on behalf of former inmates Kim Warren, Tammy Skaggs, Jessica White, Carrie Brown, Jodi Brown, Patricia Coulter and Jamie Thetford has been filed in LaRue Circuit Court. A 13th woman has indicated she wants to join the suit, he said.

  • Child improving, returns home after crash

    Four-year-old Jacob Marksbury has returned home from a Louisville hospital less than a week after being injured in a small plane crash, his uncle Jimmy Shaw said Monday.
    “He’s doing good,” Shaw said.
    The child is staying with relatives while his parents, Joshua and Jamie Marksbury, remain hospitalized. Joshua was piloting the single-engine plane when it crashed Aug. 15 in front of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Teen injured in Roanoke crash

    A Magnolia teen was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle crash.
    Tiffany Underwood, 17, was driving a Mercury Cougar south on Dan Dunn Road about 1:40 p.m. when she lost control of the car, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The tires dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected. The car drove up an embankment and hit a utility pole. It came to rest in a soybean field about 25-feet off the roadway.

  • PHOTO: Colorful Beginnings
  • LCMS Site Based Council Meeting Dates

    Site-based Decision Making Council will meet 4:30 p.m. in the middle school library on the following dates:
    Sept. 20
    Oct. 18
    Nov. 15
    Dec. 13
    Jan. 17
    Feb. 21
    March 20
    April 7
    May 15
    June 19

  • LaRue County School Board Meeting Dates

    Sept. 19 – LCHS Media Center
    Oct. 17 – LCHS Media Center
    Nov. 21 – LCMS
    Dec. 19 – ALES
    Jan. 17 – HES (Since regular meeting date falls on a holiday, this meeting will be held on Tuesday)
    Feb. 20 – LCHS Media Center
    March 19 – LCHS Media Center
    April 16 – LCHS Media Center
    May 21 – LCHS Media Center (Retirement reception 6:30-7 p.m. held prior to board meeting)
    June 18 – LCHS Media Center
     

  • LaRue County awarded $10,000 to promote readiness

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced $952,500 in funding last week for 39 Community Early Childhood Councils across Kentucky to promote school readiness for children.
    Larue County CECC was awarded $10,000.
    The grant amounts range from $7,500 to $97,000 and were awarded based on the child population in the community. The grants will fund professional development for childcare providers, assist with community outreach and public health programs for prenatal services and even help children entering school.

  • Bluegrass Cellular saftey initiative challenges students

    As part of Bluegrass Cellular’s wireless safety initiative, “Drive Now Text L8R,” the company is challenging central Kentucky high school students to create a video public service announcement about the dangers of distracted driving.
    The Drive Now Text L8R PSA contest is open to students attending high school in the 40-county Bluegrass Cellular service area. PSAs must be received by Sept. 30. A panel of judges will rate the PSAs on creativity, originality and consistency of the Drive Now Text L8R message theme.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0823

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Activities
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Site-based council
    The LCHS site-based council will meet 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

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    Wee Time