• Teacher spearheads donation drive

    When she was a third grade student in a northern Indiana small town, Jamie Hardin’s family lost everything they owned in a fire that left their home in ashes.

    “I’ll never forget the feeling of despair,” she said. “But I’ll also always remember the kindness that the community, about the size of LaRue County, showed to us in clothes and other things we needed.”

  • Anderson distinguished at MBA Round Robin

    Over the Christmas holidays, while many LaRue County High School students were playing video games and eating leftovers, Brian Anderson suited up and attended the prestigious Extemp Round Robin at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • 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.