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Community News

  • Community Calendar

    Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive

  • ENGAGEMENT: Albertson-Morgan

    Kristin Brianna Albertson, of Hodgenville, and Jonathan Cecil Morgan of Hyden, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Rich and Heather Albertson, and the granddaughter of Randy and Gale Schmittou of Hodgenville, and Thelma Albertson of Texas and the late Richard Albertson Sr.

    The prospective groom is the son of Cecil and Donna Morgan and the grandson of Jonny and Jeanette Baker, and the late Cecil and Bella Morgan, all of Hyden.

  • Fundraisers to assist local businessman planned for weekend

    A trio of fundraisers is planned this weekend for a local man who is recovering from injuries sustained when he fell from a tree stand.

    Louie Payne, who owns Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, was hunting with a friend in Hardin County on Oct. 16. He was cinching a safety strap on the tree stand, when it snapped. He fell about 25-feet, breaking four ribs and vertebrae.

    He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery. He has returned home but is traveling daily to Frazier Rehab in Louisville. The therapy will last 12 weeks.

  • Vietnam veteran’s photo sought for Wall

    The LaRue County Herald News is looking for a picture of a U.S. Army veteran who was killed in Vietnam in November 1970. Lonnie Dale Fields, originally from Upton, was killed in the Thua Thien province of Vietnam.

    The Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces memorial is trying to find a picture of Fields to add to its website and The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Wall of Faces was designed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in 1982 to honor veterans of the war.

  • PHOTO: Band of Hawks Christmas Concert is Tuesday
  • PHOTO: LaFollette/Kennedy Reunion
  • ENGAGEMENT: Kristin Brianna Albertson and Jonathan Cecil Morgan

    Kristin Brianna Albertson, of Hodgenville, and Jonathan Cecil Morgan of Hyden, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Rich and Heather Albertson, and the granddaughter of Randy and Gale Schmittou of Hodgenville, and Thelma Albertson of Texas and the late Richard Albertson Sr.

    The prospective groom is the son of Cecil and Donna Morgan and the grandson of Jonny and Jeanette Baker, and the late Cecil and Bella Morgan, all of Hyden.

  • Get the most from holiday gift cards

    Gift cards are one of the most popular holiday gifts. Many of us will add a new gift card to our wallet over the holiday season.

    Sometimes, the “rules” associated with gift cards can be a mystery, leading to many gift cards being unused. When does the card expire? Is there a processing fee? If there an inactivity fee? Can I use the card online? 

  • Tips for holiday airline travelers

     Pack for hassle-free air travel. You can get through the airport security line faster by traveling with unwrapped gifts and following the ‘3-1-1’ rule when carrying on liquids. You may have favorite liquid food items you want to share during the holidays, but it’s best to put such items in your checked bag or ship them ahead of time.

  • Heating assistance funds available through KU

    Winter is several days away, but with snow falling and temperatures in the region dipping below freezing, area residents are already beginning to feel the chill of the colder season.

    To assist customers who may have difficulty paying their heating bills during the winter months, Kentucky Utilities Company is once again matching residential customers’ donations to Community WinterCare, the utility’s primary heating assistance program, $1 for $1.