LaRue County High School senior Harley Keller signed to play women’s soccer at NAIA Campbellsville University. Seated, from left, are Keller and mother Jackie Harley. Standing are Campbellsville assistant Ashley Corum and Campbellsville coach Thom Jones.
When you think about an opportunity of a lifetime, what comes to mind?
Certainly not traveling to a place where there is no electricity. A place where kids don’t attend school when it rains, a place where there is just one location to buy ice, or a place where clothes are hand-washed in pails and laid to dry on top of big rocks.
LaRue County High School senior Rachel Wolf signed to play women’s soccer at NAIA Campbellsville University. Seated, from left, are mother Leslie and Wolf. Standing are Campbellsville assistant Ashley Corum and Campbellsville coach Thom Jones.
Jaden McBride threw out the first pitch April 21 at LaRue County Park and Recreation’s opening ceremony. Jaden is the 7-year-old son of James and Kacey McBride of Hodgenville. He is in kindergarten at Hodgenville Elementary. Jaden has cerebral palsy and has undergone two open-heart and numerous brain surgeries.
Over the last 18 years working with the LaRue County High School Athletic Department, I have had the privilege to witness outstanding play, and be associated with some tremendous student-athletes. During that time I have also had the opportunity to coach many great athletes who have a special place in my heart.
“I had to do what I had to do,” was the reason Deputy Sheriff A.J. Lewis gave for risking his own safety to pull a woman out of a smoke-filled apartment in New Haven on April 12.
Nearly two weeks later, County Judge-Executive Dean Watts called Lewis to stand by him at a Fiscal Court meeting as he read part of a letter of commendation from Sheriff Ed Mattingly, followed by a proclamation declaring April 21 “Deputy A.J. Lewis Day” in Nelson County.