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Community News

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gibsons celebrate 61 years

     Kenneth and Rita Gibson will celebrate their 61st anniversary on June 16, 2012.

    They plan a trip to Tennessee to celebrate.

    Kenneth retired from Crucible Steel in 1992. Rita is a housewife.

    They were married June 16, 1951, at St. Ann’s Church in Howardstown.

    They have six children, Joseph Kenny Ray Gibson, Eugenia Butler, Dorman Gibson, Joey Gibson, Venita Hawkins and Viola Hawkins; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

  • Reed completes Navy basic training

    REED.Navy Seaman Elizabeth P. Reed, daughter of Dara B. and Derek C. Reed of Magnolia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  Reed is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • COLUMN: Summer fun can be spoiled by food borne illness

     Summer is here, and that means time for family reunions, pool parties and grill outs. Don't let your gatherings be darkened by food borne illnesses or food poisoning. Keep your food safe from the time of purchase to leftover storage and everywhere in between. 

  • BIRTH: Humphreys welcome Emerson Lee

     Eric and Jessica Humphrey of Mount Washington announce the birth of a baby boy, Emerson Lee, born March 31, 2012. The family posed for a five-generation photo. Front from left, Eric Humphrey and great-great grandmother Marie Stinnett, holding Emerson Lee; back, grandmother Kathy Humphrey of Shepherdsville and great-grandmother Norma Jean Richard of Hodgenville.

  • Legal Aid Clinics – June 2012

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in June. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. For Ask-A-Lawyer clinics, call (502) 614-3716.
    n Foreclosure Clinic - 11 a.m. June 12; 4 p.m. June 14; 11 a.m. June 19; 4 p.m. June 21; 11 a.m. June 26; 4 p.m. June 28. Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • FUNDRAI$ERS - JUNE 6, 2012

    Car wash, bake sale, raffle
    A car wash, bake sale and raffle will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9 at Save-A-Lot in Hodgenville. Proceeds will benefit the family of Chad Knox to assist with funeral expenses. Donations appreciated. For more information, call 270-505-6430.

    Garden Club of Elizabethtown garden tour

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - JUNE 6, 2012

    LaRue County Rabies Clinics
    Rabies shots are available for $5 at LaRue County Animal Clinic, 121 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville – 5-6:30 p.m., June 11. For more information, call the LaRue County Environmental Office at 270-358-8665.

    District Facility Plan public hearing

  • Casablanca plays at Free Movie Night

    “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
    An Oscar-winning classic is next in the Free Movie Night lineup.
    On Saturday, June 16, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid will be shown at the Hodgenville Civic Center.
    The movie begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in conjunction with the Goodtime Cruisers Cruise In on Lincoln Square.

  • Scoby joins staff of The LaRue County Herald News

    You’ll see a new face at The LaRue County Herald News this summer.
    Ashley Scoby will intern as a reporter for 10 weeks, courtesy of a program sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association.
    Scoby, a Glasgow native, is a student at the University of Kentucky, majoring in journalism and marketing.
    She has previous experience working at The Glasgow Daily Times as a sportswriter.

  • Joel Ray's Restaurant celebrates 53rd year

     Joel Ray’s Restaurant in Hodgenville celebrates its 53rd anniversary this weekend.

    Joel Ray Sprowls bought the restaurant June 6, 1959, and for 14 years it operated on a 24-hour, seven days a week schedule. Several superstars have dined here: Faron Young, Tammy Wynette, Bill Monroe, Englebert Humperdink, Johnny Cash Band and many others.