Today's News

  • Hardin County child may have swine flu

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported Kentucky's fifth probable case of H1N1 (swine flu) on Monday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It involves a 4-year-old Hardin County boy.

  • BBB issues warning about swine flu schemes

    Relying on reports from online security experts, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent e-mails and Web sites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu outbreak.

    Scammers read newspapers, watch TV and surf the Internet and they know that by using a hook from the day’s top headlines, they’ll be able to scam a lot of people, especially by phising information out of them.

  • Litsey wins national championship in forensics

    Ashley Litsey, a LaRue County High School graduate, is one of three Western Kentucky University forensic students to win a national championship.

    She and Cornelius Lee, a senior from Killeen, Texas, were tops in duo Interpretation at the National Forensic Association National Tournament April 16-20 in Springfield, Mo. Litsey also took third in poetry interpretation.

  • Frye named to Bethlehem honor roll

    Skyler Frye, a ninth grader from LaRue County, has been named to the “A” honor roll for the third quarter of the academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.

    Bethlehem High School serves students in seven counties.

  • Students compete in SkillsUSA

    Nineteen students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, including two from LaRue County, will compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs.

    Daniel “Scott” Wheeler of Sonora will compete in industrial motor control.

    William Felker of Mt. Sherman will compete in welding.   

    The competition was April 8-10 at the Exposition Center in Louisville. Winners at the state level will compete at national competition at Kansas City, Mo., in June.

  • LaRue students honored at Governor's Cup contest

    At the District Governor’s Cup, LaRue County High School advanced several students and the Future Problem Solving team to Regional competition.

    Individual winners were Ian Mather – third in written composition; Haley Edwards – fourth in written composition and language arts; Shelby Rogers – second in arts and humanities; Kaity Skaggs – fifth in social studies. The Future Problem Solving team earned second place in the district.

  • ALES selects Presidential Cabinet

    Anna Pepper and Tabi Ward are the January inductees of the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Pepper is in her 22nd year of teaching with 17 of those years at the Buffalo and ALES campuses as guidance counselor. She spends long hours making sure enrollments, immunizations and records are complete. She is responsible for the ALES district testing and meets weekly with guidance classes and other group counseling sessions. She is a quiet, but positive role model to both her students and staff and everyone knows they can count on her.

  • Concealed deadly weapon classes coming to LaRue

    For almost 13 years, Kentuckians have legally been able to carry a concealed deadly weapon if they have a permit.

    To obtain that permit, they must pass a certification course which instructor Wesley Rock said stresses safety.

    “All firearms are placed in a safe location during the class,” he said. “Each firearm is inspected for safety, and each student is required to sign a safety rule acknowledgment form before participating in the course.”

  • WKU selects Akin as part of student recruitment team

    Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts & Letters has selected 15 students to serve as the college’s first student recruitment team.

    The students include Aleshia Akin, a junior music education major from Magnolia.

  • LaRue band students named best in district

    Twelve students from the LaRue County High School Band of Hawks were recognized among the best in the district by being accepted to the 2009 Fourth District Band Directors Association All District Honor Band. These musicians auditioned among students from the surrounding area for spots in one of two honor bands.

    Taylor Akin (euphonium), Drew Tucker and Jared Helm (french horn) were selected for the All-District Symphonic Band under the direction of Richard L. Saucedo, director of bands at Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind.