• Middle schoolers win academic competition

    The LaRue County Middle School Academic Team placed first overall in District competition Jan. 17 in Bardstown.

    The Future Problem Solving team of Kaleigh Graham, Victor Helm, Mason Lane and Nick Vazquez placed first. The Quick Recall Team placed third.

  • Early childhood: making the most of everyday moments

    Parents, families and caregivers can help their children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, everyday tasks and activities.

    Here are some activity ideas from the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.

  • Lee, Bryant qualify for Nationals

    Fifteen LaRue County High School students attended the Senior Beta Convention Jan. 25-26 in Louisville.

    Senior Maddie Lee placed first in oil painting. Sophomore Chasity Bryant placed second in the agriculture competition.

    Both students qualified to compete at the National Beta Convention in Nashville. The conference will be at Gaylord Opryland on June 29-July 2.

    Kentucky has 215 Senior Beta Club chapters and 17,000 active Senior Beta Club members.

  • Shooting Sports Club to hold safety meeting and camp

     The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold its safety meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the LaRue County Extension office. Any LaRue County youth ages 9-18 with an interest in shooting sports are encouraged to attend

    Another opportunity for 4-H members to learn more about safety is during the annual Shooting Sports Camp April 8-11 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. Statewide, 120 members may participate, along with more than 80 adult and teen instructors and adult volunteers. Shooting Sports Camp is for youth ages 9 to 13.

  • Wintry weather doesn’t stop band reunion

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks held its 60th reunion on Jan. 23.

    The event was supposed to take place in conjunction with the boys basketball homecoming game. However, the game was canceled due to bad weather, as the area received six inches of snow that night.

    The band members, former and current, were already in attendance so they decided to go ahead with the reunion. After an hour of old band members practicing with current ones, the group ate a meal together.

  • Future plans: Anderson signs with WKU

    Brian Anderson, a senior at LaRue County High School, has been at the top of his game this year in Speech and Debate. He ranks first nationally in speech and recently won the prestigious Barkley Forum.

    As his high school career draws to a close, he’s looking to the future. On Monday, he signed a letter of intent to compete on Western Kentucky University’s forensics team.

    Anderson said he considered three schools: WKU, The University of Alabama and George Mason University. In the end, he said, it came down to location.

  • Anderson brings home top awards

    Members of the LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to Atlanta over this past weekend to participate in the 60th annual Barkley Forum for High Schools at Emory University.

    With more than 160 schools in attendance and 70-100 of the best competitors from around the country in each event, LaRue County put two entries in finals and came home with a championship in prose/poetry and a runner-up placement in extemporaneous speaking.

  • Johnson named to Dean’s List

    New Haven student Samantha Lee Johnson, a sophomore studying human services, was named to the Brescia University Fall 2014 Dean’s List for completing 12 credit hours with a 3.5 grade-point average.


  • LCMS receives grant for breakfast cart

    Thanks to a grant from the American Association of School Administrators, LaRue County Middle School students who miss school breakfast in the cafeteria have access to a later on-the-go breakfast meal.

    With the $8,300 award, LCMS purchased three breakfast carts and three computer tablets capable of running the cafeteria checkout program.

    The school is one-of-six in the nation to receive the grant. 

  • ECTC professor featured on KET segment

     An Elizabethtown Community and Technical College history professor has served as a consultant and was filmed for a special KET program about Hungarian immigrants and the Kentucky town they populated in the early 1920s: Himlerville.

    Doug Cantrell has taught history at ECTC for about 28 years, and is a recognized expert on Appalachian immigrants in the U.S. He is involved with efforts to restore the centerpiece of the historic town, the Himler House, which was donated to the Martin County Historical Society.