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Community News

  • 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.

  • Kynect premiums going up

    Most premiums for private health insurance purchased through Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, will increase in 2015.

    Most of the people who have used Kynect have been added to Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Only about 85,000 Kentuckians used the site to purchase private plans.

    Health insurance companies have filed their rate requests for 2015, and the state Department of Insurance has approved most of them, reports Adam Beam of The Associated Press.

  • Brass Ensemble returns to Light Up Hodgenville

    UPDATE: Light-Up Hodgenville will be held in the Civic Center, due to anticipated inclement weather.

    The LaRue County High School Brass Ensemble is taking up their horns to bring holiday joy to the people of Hodgenville. Headed by city councilman Larry Davis, the quintet will perform Christmas hits at the Light Up Hodgenville tree lighting ceremony on Friday.

    The group consists of five LCHS students: Hunter Phillips, Marc Jackson, Bryan Downs, John Michael Lawler and Lauren Parker. Davis is also helping out by playing tuba when needed.

  • Tickets available for Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner and play

    Tickets for the annual Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund luncheon are on sale at the LaRue County Board of Education.

    The luncheon is noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at the LaRue County High School cafeteria.

    Tickets for the luncheon and a community play are $10. A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door but advanced ticket sales allow more efficient meal planning. Call Rip Collins at 270-358-4111 for more information.