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  • It's Fair Week in LaRue County

    The 108th LaRue County Fair continues through Sunday.

    Monday evening, despite a downpour and less-than-favorable weather conditions, Lacey Graham of Elizabethtown was crowned this year’s Miss LaRue County. Abigail French from Hodgenville was second runner up.

    Tuesday night’s events included KOI Drag racing, and the Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen pageants. Information on all the the winners will be in next week’s edition of the Herald News.

    Today and tonight at the Fair (Wednesday) events include:

  • Service honored Civil War Veterans

    It is only fitting and proper that on this the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War on Memorial Day we pay tribute to our Civil War Veterans. This conflict was the costliest conflict ever fought on American soil. Only one third of the deaths contributed to this war were from battle injuries. The majority of deaths were from disease and the unimaginably horrid living conditions of the soldiers. After 4 years of war, a large number of deaths, property destruction, loss of income and family relationships had been destroyed it was time for rebuilding.

  • Relay raises $44,514

    The annual Relay for Life took place downtown on Friday, May 29, in downtown Hodgenville

    Organizer Kathy Ross said that “Overall reviews for downtown venue were great!” Wind kept the committee from using the inflatables, and forced the event to close down around 9 p.m.

    “We will return to the square and grow there,” Ross said.

  • Fair needs volunteers for 108th year
  • Relay team proves pigs really can fly… Well Almost!

    When LaRue County’s Living Strong Relay for Life team was brainstorming new ideas for fundraisers, little did they realize that a leftover box from the American Cancer Society of plastic purple pigs would end up being one of their biggest money makers for the May Relay.

  • Community Calendar - May 13, 2015

    Boyhood Home closed
    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

    FREE CLASS: Growing herbs
    The LaRue County Public Library will hold a free class, “Growing Herbs” 4:30 p.m. May 14 with herbalist Christy Arendt. Call 270-358-3851 to register.

    Chamber dinner, awards ceremony

  • Fundrai$ers - May 13, 2015

    Relay for Life
    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

    ROOF FUND: Boone’s Horse Ride

  • PHOTOS: Through the editor's eyes
  • PHOTO: Sunny and Paislee

    Paislee McCoy, right, hugged Sunny, the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home mascot during a Derby event at the facility. At left is Cheyenne Baird.

  • PHOTO: Editor and Meat Loaf

    A retirement reception was held May 8 for Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News. Linda began her tenure with Landmark in the mid-1990s, worked as a correspondent several years and became editor in 2001. She worked also with the newspaper when it was owned by the McDonald family. She was surprised by a visit from Meat Loaf impersonator and longtime friend, Colonel Perkins. Colonel belted out “Hot Patootie” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.