• Local students graduate from CU

    Two hundred ten undergraduate and graduates students participated in commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 at Campbellsville University.

    Local graduates

    Christine Renee Bell of Campbellsville, received an associate degree in nursing. Bell is a graduate of LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, and is the daughter of Loyd Bell.

    Sarah Brooke Gilbert of Hodgenville, received a master of arts in music. Gilbert is the daughter of Richard Gilbert and Teresa Gilbert of Hodgenville.

  • Joy Bale Boone Poetry Contest to return

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is reviving a tradition. It has been a couple of years since the college offered this contest. Bestowed by Joy´s son Shelby, The Heartland Review wants to continue to honor Joy Bale Boone´s contribution to Kentucky´s exceptional literary world by reviving this poetry prize.


    • $350 First Place

    • $100 Second Place

    • $75 Third Place

  • PHOTO: Quick Recall victory
  • McDowell shines at KYA

    After participating in the Kentucky Youth Assembly last month, LaRue County High School senior Cody McDowell knows just how important the spoken word is.

    “I learned that often times a good speech can make or break a bill and that compromise is key,” said McDowell, whose bill’s topic concerned the United States ending its embargo on Cuba.

  • Schools brace for cuts to SEEK funding

    School districts will experience a midyear cut to their Support Education Excellence in Kentucky, or SEEK, funding beginning next year.

    LaRue County Schools will lose $37,715, according to superintendent Sam Sanders. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, the district will still receive $10,972,270. Sanders went on to say, though, that the district could come close to hiring an additional instructor for that amount of money.

  • PHOTO: Piggy Bank Contest Winners
  • LCMS kitchen floor to be replaced

    The kitchen at LaRue County Middle School will be getting a facelift.

    LaRue County Board of Education voted Dec. 15 to repair the floor which is original to the early 1960s-era building.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders said the existing quarry tile will be removed.

    “Over the years changes to equipment have taken place and the floor has been removed and patched,” he said. “Drains and electrical work have been moved, so the new epoxy floor will be much more aesthetically pleasing.”

  • ALES principal shares report on proficiency

    The LaRue County School Board heard a report on Abraham Lincoln Elementary School’s proficiency at their Dec. 15 meeting. Principal Karen Downs had an accompanying Power Point presentation with statistics and other information.

  • LCHS Speech has an impressive first semester

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on Dec. 5-7 for the Patriot Games Speech Invitational.

    Twelve students competed in several different events at the tournament that hosted 128 schools from 32 states. Each event had more than 160 students participating, and LCHS students made yet another impressive showing.

  • Bixenman and Warren named to Kentucky All-State Band

    Two members of the Band of Hawks competed and earned a spot in the 2015 Kentucky All-State Band.

    Alexandra Bixenman (clarinet) and Matthew Warren (snare) were selected among thousands of students from across the Commonwealth.

    “To make the All-State Band is what I consider the crowning achievement of a high school instrumentalist,” stated Jaime Smith, band director. “There is no higher honor available to a high school musician.”