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Today's News

  • Groundbreaking held at Knob Creek

    The weather has seldom cooperated for local ceremonies honoring native son Abraham Lincoln. Saturday’s warm temperatures and colorful fall foliage was a welcome change for the people who attended a groundbreaking ceremony at The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

    Several dignitaries converged under a large white tent on the grounds to celebrate upcoming renovations at the historic site.

  • It could happen here

    Friday afternoon, a barrage of gunfire from a high-powered weapon rang out in the hallways of LaRue County High School.

    A tall, lone gunman threw open doors and called out taunts as he looked for victims. Inside a classroom, adrenaline kicked in as teachers piled desks and file cabinets against a door, in an effort to keep him out – or to buy themselves and students more time.

  • Mother, son killed in Hart crash

    A Magnolia woman and her 29-year-old son were killed Oct. 21 in a one-car accident in Hart County.

    At 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, Pamela D. Foster, 61, was driving north just after 6 p.m. on Aetna Furnace Highway in her 1998 Jeep when she crossed the centerline, overcorrected, left the road, overturned and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police Post 3.

    Foster and her son, Trenton, were pronounced dead at the scene by Hart County Coroner Jeff Roten. They were not wearing seat belts, according to KSP.

  • State Rep race: LaRue challenges Mills for seat

    Nov. 4 will be the first election using the most recently approved state legislative districts. While Marion County remains part of the 24th District, the district itself has changed. Green and LaRue counties have replaced Casey County and part of Pulaski County.

    Incumbent State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon, is seeking re-election, while Alex LaRue, a Republican from Hodgenville, hopes to claim the seat.

    Mills said he is running again for the same reason he first ran in a special election in 2010 — he wants to serve his community.

  • CLASS 2A REGION 2 CROSS COUNTRY MEET

    KRISTINA DURBIN

    Senior

    Region Appearance: 6th

    Qualified for KHSAA State Meet 5 times

    “I’m hoping to make it to state as a team or individually. I feel like my time could be better but I am enjoying this season more than any of the others so I’m happy.”

    Coach Jackie Harley:

  • Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Oct. 20.

    Employment of:

    • Katherine Burd as assistant band director

    • Tina Southwood as After School Club sponsor for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    • Justin Thompson as boys’ assistant soccer coach for LaRue County High School

    • Paul Clark as district technology technician for LaRue County Schools

    • Sarah Caven as instructional assistant at LCHS

    • Rocky Cundiff as head softball coach for LCHS

  • PHOTOS: LCMS 4-H Clubs
  • PHOTO: LCHS 4-H Club
  • PHOTO: UofL outreach
  • Southern States, John Deere offers scholarship for college bound

    For more than 11 years, Southern States Cooperative has partnered with John Deere Financial to provide competitive financing programs for Southern States customers. In 2013, the two companies established a scholarship fund available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree focused on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year will be accepted from Nov. 3 through Feb. 13, 2015.