• Local students enroll for first time at CU

    Campbellsville University had more than 1,000 new students for the 2014 fall semester.

    Local students include Chelsea Adams, Adam Sandidge, Jacqueline Plouvier, Eli Becker, Allison Jones, Nancy Howell and Austin Stillwell, all of Hodgenville; Krista Brady, Mary Greenwell and Austin Willett, all of New Haven; Rose Sallee, Sarah Stults and Michael Harris of Sonora; Isaiah Turner of Magnolia; and Evelyn Whelan of Howardstown.

  • School Calendar


    School out

    Winter break is Dec. 22-Jan. 2. Spring break is April 6-10.


    ALES Resource Center Advisory Council

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Machelle Durham at 270-358-4112.


  • Student essay: Person vs. Nature
  • ALES students get writing bug

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is publishing its own paper, the ALES Hawk News.

    Seven fifth-grade students under the supervision of their teacher, Adryanne Warren, are preparing their second issue for publication before the Christmas break.

  • Security tightened at schools

    LaRue County’s middle and high schools have tightened entrance security another notch.

    Visitors must push a buzzer at the front door and identify themselves before being allowed into the buildings. Then, they must sign in at the front office before proceeding farther.

    Office staff monitor multiple camera feeds, including one above the main entrance so they can see who is buzzing in.

    “We’ve had the system in operation since the second week of November,” said Rip Collins, director of pupil personnel.

  • PHOTO: Hoedown
  • ECTC going tobacco-free

    On Sept. 4, Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear issued an executive order to ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on properties owned or leased by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, effective Nov. 20, 2014. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System, including Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, will follow this executive order.

    ECTC will fully implement the ban on Jan. 1, 2015.

  • Fitch enters doctoral program at San Jose State

    Betsy Fitch, the principal at Taylor Elementary in south San Jose’s Oak Grove School District, has a lot of diplomas — a marketing degree and an MBA along with a teaching credential and a master’s degree in administrative leadership, both from San José State.

    Now the 43-year-old is back in the college classroom while also continuing to work full time.

  • Speech team travels to Chicago

    Five members of the LaRue County Speech team traveled to Chicago on Nov. 21-23 to compete in the prestigious Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by several area high schools in North Chicago.

    The students included seniors Brian Anderson and sophomores Jacob Thomas, Trevor Mather, Zoie Webb and Symone Whalin.

    Anderson advanced to semi-finals in extemporaneous speech and prose/poetry and several of the others just missed advancing to quarterfinals in their events by a small margin.

  • PHOTO: Hat Day