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  • St. James named National Blue Ribbon School

    A local private school has received national recognition for student performance.

    St. James Catholic Regional School in Elizabethtown on Friday was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The award is given to schools with high-level student performance or where significant gains have been made in student achievement. St. James is one of five private schools in Kentucky to be selected and one of 50 nationwide. A total of 269 schools in the U.S. were selected, according to an education department news release.

  • Lakewood hosts Sunflower Festival for family fun

    Providing fun on the weekend for students allows Lakewood Elementary School to provide educational activities during the week.

    Lakewood hosted its third Sunflower Festival on Saturday. The school uses the festival to raise money for class activities and other needs.

    Parents could peruse wares being sold by vendors, while children took part in pony rides, played in bounce houses and tried to drop school administrators in a dunking booth.

  • Guthrie concerned about military budget

    An area congressman thinks the military has been through enough funding cuts, and lawmakers and President Barack Obama should turn their attention to preventing more deep cuts.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, said he voted for the debt limit commission a year and a half ago because the nation has to get its debt under control.

    The plan was the commission would decide on the best way to trim the deficit.

  • Vine Grove ready to name new police chief

    Officials plan to announce Monday the new chief of the Vine Grove Police Department.

    The announcement could come at its monthly city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Vine Grove City Hall on West Main Street, Mayor Blake Proffitt said.

    Work had been completed Friday by a six-member selection committee which presented Proffitt with two possibilities. There were eight applicants including local and out-of state candidates.

    Proffitt is charged with making the final determination.

  • The few, the proud, the ‘more than ready’

    Logan Shepherd adjusted his hands on the pull-up bar Tuesday at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Sub-Station in Elizabethtown.

    Face turning red, the 18-year-old struggled for several seconds to complete his 10th pull-up, but his chin didn’t quite reach above the bar before he came to a dead hang and released.

    “Nine,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Comisford.

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  • Participants brave rain for MS Walk

    It was the kind of morning that makes most people want to pull the covers tighter or drink an extra cup of coffee, but for a large group gathered at Freeman Lake Park, it was the kind of morning to find a cure for a debilitating disease.

    The 2012 Walk MS—Central Kentucky event was Saturday. The soggy, cool morning didn’t deter participants, and a long line of them snaked around the park to raise money for the Kentucky Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • United Way seeks volunteers

    The United Way of Central Kentucky is seeking people to help the community while bringing in an income.

    The organization has four openings in the service area in its Volunteer in Service to America program, also known as VISTA. The program offers year-long service positions in agencies partnered with the United Way for a stipend.

    AmeriCorps, the corporation for national community service, administers the program.

    AmeriCorps leader Medley Byers said the 12 VISTAs last year provided about $1.2 million in resources.

  • 9/11 victims to be honored at Fort Knox

    Fort Knox hosts a Patriot Day ceremony in Waybur Theater beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and global war on terror.

    Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Rose is scheduled to be the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Rose was working at the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001, attack and went into the burning rubble five times in an attempt to rescue those injured and trapped inside. His actions earned him the Soldiers Medal for heroism.