• School board learns of bonding opportunities

    The LaRue County Board of Education had a special called meeting Wednesday, Dec. 3 to hear a report on bonding capacity by Chip Sutherland, of Hilliard and Lyons, a financial consulting firm. The board also heard a public relations proposal by Kenny Rambo of Heartland Communications Consultants.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Youth Assembly
  • PHOTO: Junior Varsity Academic Team takes third
  • 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.