Community News

  • Shrek the Musical

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association received a $25,000 grant to present “Shrek the Musical,” and Bardstown is one of the first locations that presented the musical off of its national tour.

    The grant came from the Community Project and Development Fund, said Dawn Pryzstal, vice president of tourism expansion and marketing.

    “The Stephen Foster Drama Association receives a grant every July, but based on the scope of this project, the board wanted to be supportive of them off-cycle,” she said.

  • Friends combine efforts to create a great family atmosphere

    Long time friends Jesse Smith of Smokin’ Em All BBQ and Louie Payne of Arrowhead Archery recently combined their businesses in one building creating a sportsman’s dream atmosphere. Smokin’ Em All BBQ moved from its former location, across from the Hodgenville Post Office to its new location inside Arrowhead Archery at 195 Lee Oak Drive.

  • Community assists single moms with oil change event

    Harvestland Community Church,located at 4761 Lincoln ParkwayHodgenville, will be hosting its 8th Single Mom Oil Change event on Saturday, April 27th 2013 from 8a.m. to 3p.m.

    Inspired by a visit to Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown during their event several years ago, Rich Albertson of Harvestland Community Church brought this idea back with him to our community as a way of assisting single moms with routine vehicle maintenance allowing them to continue working to provide for their children.

  • Cpl. Chester Rock

    Cpl. Chester Rock, technician fifth grade, was drafted in December 1942 along with several other young men from LaRue County. He served until November 1945 following the surrender in Europe. He was in “The Liberators,” the 14th Infantry Division in Europe during some of the heaviest combat to secure France and Germany. He distinguished himself in combat and earned the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge among others.

  • Extension Homemakers support free screening for ovarian cancer

    Ovarian cancer is often considered a silent killer, because many times, women do not know they have it until it is too late.

    Ovarian cancer accounts for 3 percent of all cancers diagnosed in women and is the deadliest gynecological cancer. This year, The American Cancer Society estimates that doctors will diagnose more than 22,000 cases of ovarian cancer in the United State and 15,500 American women will die of the disease.

  • Navisha Collins hired as office assistant

    Navisha Collins has recently accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News as an office assistant. Her responsibilities will include answering phones, writing articles, assisting with page design and general office duties.

    This is Navisha’s first job in community journalism; however, she is no stranger to writing. In the past she has written a few short stories, small biographies and blogged.

  • Rebecca Roscoe hired as reporter

    Rebecca Roscoe has accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News. Roscoe is working as a copy editor and reporter. Her responsibilities include page design, covering school board meetings, writing feature stories and taking pictures for the paper.

    She graduated in 2011 from Berea with two Bachelor’s of Arts degrees, one in English and another in Education Studies.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace:Park pavilion under construction

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park began construction of a new pavilion in the picnic area Tuesday.

    During construction, access to some parking areas and picnic tables will be restricted to ensure visitor safety.

    The construction is expected to be complete in May.

    “We appreciate the public’s patience as we work to improve this area,” said Superintendent Bill Justice. “The project will help to meet accessibility needs and provide an improved place for visitors to enjoy a picnic or a family reunion.”

  • Relay for Life Gearing Up for May Event

    With less than four weeks until the May 17 LaRue County Relay for Life, local teams are in the final countdown to the big event. Eleven teams are participating in this year’s Relay which is scheduled for a 6 p.m. survivor registration and 7 p.m. kickoff at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    To date, the teams have raised slightly more than $30,000 of the $57,000 county goal with more fundraising events slated in the upcoming weeks.

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in April and May. 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.