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Community News

  • Little Miss and Mister LaRue County

    Winners will represent The LaRue County Herald News in the Lincoln Days Parade in October – and receive a prize packet. One girl and one boy will be selected based on the number of votes. 

  • Peterson Farms wins Top Producer of the Year Award

    Peterson Farms of Loretto has been named the winner of the 2015 Top Producer of the Year award.

    The operation includes 15,000 acres across seven counties – including LaRue County – growing corn, soybeans, wheat and canola and maintaining a double-digit return on equity.

    “Its core values include being stewards of the land, building trusting partnerships, honesty, fairness, reliability and teamwork,” said Jeanne Bernick, editor of Top Producer magazine.

  • Community News

    Georgetown

    By John R. Smith

    Arneva Smith remains a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She’s slowly improving.

    Darrell Williams and his mother, Lila Williams, Kristi Breckenridge, Grayling Smith, and Linda Andrews are ill due to the flu; Henry Miller was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital on Saturday. There is a lot of sickness in the community. To each and everyone take care of yourself, get plenty rest and drink plenty of liquid and wash your hands often.

  • PHOTOS: County takes a Snow Day
  • PHOTO: The best cuts
  • PHOTO: Seed treating
  • Deadline for annual 4-H Poetry Contest is approaching

    The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the Extension office by Feb. 20. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest, or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Make your tax refund work for you

    It’s easy for us to think of this year’s tax refund as free money coming to us courtesy of Uncle Sam. However, the truth of the matter is that the check you receive is a return of your own hard earned money. And since you’re going to get your own money back, why not use it to get ahead of your financial goals?

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue
  • Circuit Clerk: 332 lives saved through organ donation

    The Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky made 2014 a momentous year in the fight to save lives. With 998 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant, there is no better time to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

    In 2014, 103 individuals in Kentucky were able to save 332 lives, and many more individuals enhanced someone’s life or gave sight through tissue and cornea donation.

    More than 124,000 patients are currently waiting for their organ transplant. Each day 21 patients lose their fight, and their lives, waiting.