• Scholarships - March 4, 2015

     Leadership LaRue

    Leadership LaRue County will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from LaRue public or private schools, or an adult wishing to begin an educational program. Essay, high school transcript and letters of recommendation required. Application available at LCHS guidance counselor’s office or The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is April 1.


    Bluegrass Cellular 

  • Local students honored by UL

    Several LaRue County students have distinguished themselves academically at the University of Louisville.
    Jasmine R. Dickerson earned a bachelor of science in the fall 2014 semester.
    Several students were named as dean’s scholars or to the dean’s list in December. Generally, a student who is a dean’s scholar has a 4.0 grade point average and a student named to the dean’s list has a 3.5 grade point average.
    Dean’s Scholars – Chelsea Elizabeth Blair and John Ross Slack.

  • PHOTO: Scholarship winner
  • LCHS senior honored as 'Black History Maker'

    Benjamin Locke, a senior at LaRue County High School, was honored Feb. 26 as a “Black History Maker of Tomorrow.”
    He and nine other students from Kentucky and Indiana won a total of $15,000 in college scholarships sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. The ceremony was held at Louisville Metro Hall. Sadiqa Reynolds, chief for community building, Louisville Metro Government and Judge Erica Lee Williams, Jefferson County District Court Judge were on-site to honor the recipients.

  • Puckett, Milby successful at WKU tourney

    The Western Kentucky University Forensics Team traveled to Peoria and Normal, Illinois, and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 27-28.

    In Illinois the team placed first in team sweepstakes, ahead of 10 other schools, including Bradley University, Illinois State University and Ball State University.

  • PHOTO: Senior band members honored

    Senior Band of Hawks members were honored at last week’s District Tournament. From left, Alexandra Bixenman, John Michael Lawler, Blake Merryman, Kaylee Smith and Victoria Smith.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Job Fair held for students

    According to a Forbes Magazine article quoting data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker today stays at each job for 4.4 years. The expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that.

    Information from National Longitudinal Surveys shows on average, younger baby boomers held an average of 11.3 jobs from ages 18 to 46. Men held 11.4 jobs and women held 10.7 jobs.

  • DOMINATION: Governor's Cup Winners

    While the basketball season is over in LaRue County, the Elementary Governor’s Cup Academic Teams are still in contention with regional play as Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary made a sweep in the district competition Saturday at New Haven Elementary.

    Both schools placed within the top-five in nearly every academic category which included math, science, social studies, language arts, written composition, and arts/humanities. Students placing in the top-five advance to regional competition.

  • Students graduate from WKU

    Several Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County and surrounding communities earned degrees at the December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies.

    • Jodi L. Gaw, Buffalo, Master of Science in Nursing

    • Kenny L. Albert, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    • James P. Boyd, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

    • Jill C. Hines, Hodgenville, Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

    • Seth A. Hummer, Hodgenville, Bachelor of Science

  • Fraser, Thomas win at tournaments

    Western Kentucky University’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Normal, Illinois, and Murray to take part in several tournaments Feb. 7-8.