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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Poster and Essay Contest

    Four students from LaRue County were winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's annual Poster and Essay Contest. Honored at the Ag Day Luncheon Friday at Locust Trace AgriScience Farm near Lexington were, front from left: essay winners Anthony Pike, a home-schooled third-grader, and Cyrus Bivens, a first-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School; back, poster winner Richard Pike, a home-schooled eighth-grader, and essay winner Chasity Bryant, a sophomore at LaRue County High School.

  • Church calls for meeting with TLC after break-in

    A LaRue County church has requested a meeting with administrators of The Life Connection following two alleged break-ins by a juvenile.
    TLC is a for-profit residential treatment facility for young men on Bud’s Lake Road near Sonora.
    Oak Hill Baptist Church is less than a mile away – on the same county road.
    Church members discovered a juvenile male from TLC on the property about two weeks ago. He allegedly had kicked in a window.
    The church decided not to press charges, said Gordon Bright, a trustee at Oak Hill.

  • SCRTC selects office site in Hodgenville

    South Central Rural Telephone Company has chosen a lot for its new office in Hodgenville.
    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning approved Thursday night the rezoning of a .78 acre lot at 633 South Lincoln Boulevard from residential (R1-A) to business (B-2).
    The lot, owned by the West Family Trust, is located beside State Farm Insurance. It contained a frame house up until Feb. 29, 2012, when an EF-2 tornado struck, tearing the house from its foundation. It was demolished soon afterward.

  • Speech team takes sixth in state, Anderson makes history

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team competed last week at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Championship at the University of Kentucky.
    The team returned home with two individual state championships, several other honors, and placed sixth overall in the state.

  • Maddie Lee named Homecoming Queen
  • PHOTO: Katy Blair named to Hall of Fame

     LaRue County High School Speech Team Coach Katy Cecil, left, was named to the Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame. She is pictured with assistant coach and longtime friend, Bill Thompson. Her parents, Garland and Ruth Blair, founded the LCHS Speech Program. See related story on 1A. 


  • Heil to be honored at ExCEL Ceremony

     A ceremony to honor Lauren Heil, LaRue County Schools’ ExCEL Award winner, will be 9 a.m. March 25 at LaRue County High School.

    Heil, who resides in Upton, is a special needs teacher at LCHS. She has been a teacher for 43 years.

    The Illinois native earned her master’s of arts degree in teacher leadership from North Park University in Chicago.

  • Sunrise Volunteers: Bingo!

     The executive board of the Sunrise Volunteers met Feb. 10 to discuss fundraisers and concerts.

    Also mentioned was how much the residents enjoy their new Bingo cards we provided for the sessions held twice weekly. The cards are senior friendly and very durable.

    Over the holidays, we gave T-shirts to each resident. Their names were written on the collar. Some residents have no family connections and a Christmas gift is a real blessing to them.

  • Realtor honored for the sixth year

    Tracey Cecil-Simpson was named among one of the few to receive the Chairman’s Club Award, for her sixth consecutive year.
    Cecil-Simpson, who has been with Semonin Realtors since 2007, said she is humbled by the achievement. The Chairman’s Club Award is a prestigious award only handed out to realtors selling over a certain amount in real estate.

  • Operation Round-Up accepting applications for funds

     Nolin RECC offers its members a unique program that allows them to voluntarily contribute to a special account earmarked to help worthy causes in the community. The program, Operation Round-Up, rounds up electric bills to the next highest dollar. The extra change in the form of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies goes into the ORU account. Member participation is voluntary and is open throughout the year.