Community News

  • PHOTO: Relay donation

     Decades Restaurant owner and manager Christine Shelton, left, presented Kathy Ross of LaRue County Relay for Life with a check for $264. Decades contributed a portion of its Valentine’s Day special to the Relay. Mary Ann Crain’s team from Howardstown received $25 for having the most referrals.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Lindsay McNeil and Bradley Delaney

    Lindsay McNeil and Bradley Delaney, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Stephen and Andrea McNeil of Elizabethtown.

    The prospective groom is the son of Julie Delaney of Niagara, Wis.

    The ceremony is April 6, 2013, at LaRue Baptist Church, Hodgenville.

    Invitations have been mailed.

  • COLUMN: Why Kentucky needs to make healthy changes

     Here is the latest Kentucky health statistics for Adult Obesity, Physical Activity and Nutrition. This health information came from Partnership for a Fit Kentucky. 

    A look at the numbers:

    · Kentucky ranked 10th highest in the U.S. for adults who were obese.

    · Kentucky is one of 12 states with obesity rates greater than 30 percent.

    · 66.2 percent of adult Kentuckians are overweight or obese.

    · 72.6 percent of men and 60 percent of women in Kentucky are overweight or obese.

  • Bardstown Community Theater presents 'Fiddler on the Roof'

     The Bardstown Community Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof” March 1-10 in the auditorium at Nelson County High School at 1070 Bloomfield Road.

    Performances are 7 p.m. March 1, 2, 8 and 9, with matinees at 2 p.m. March 3 and 10. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/groups (10 or more) and $8 for students.

  • BIRTH: Astors welcome Zaxton Andrew

     Andrew and Cortney Astor announce the birth of a son, Zaxton Andrew Astor.

    Zaxton Andrew was born 7:34 p.m. Dec. 25, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Curtis and Robin Pearman of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Craig and Ruth Astor of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are Paul and Beverly Pearman; and Don and Brenda Miller.

  • PHOTO: Miss Sweetheart

     Lily Christine Tackett and her mom, Britney Tackett, picked up her gift basket from The LaRue County Herald News. Lily was selected as Little Miss LaRue County Sweetheart by the Herald’s readers and will represent the newspaper in the Lincoln Days Parade. Proceeds from the Little Miss and Mister Contest benefit the Newspaper-In-Education program which provides newspapers to LaRue County classrooms.

  • PHOTO: T-shirt winner

     Chaundra Bland-Brooks won a T-shirt from the LaRue County Public Library. Another drawing will be held Feb. 28.

  • Relay for Life sponsors Survivor Dinner

     For the second year, the LaRue County Relay for Life County Committee is sponsoring a dinner to honor those in the community who count themselves as cancer survivors.

    About 100 invitations were mailed this past week to known survivors, but the actual number of survivors is unknown in the county, according to Survivor Chair Kathy Ross.

  • COLUMN: Test your savings knowledge

     Taking the following savings quiz will reveal how much you understand about the realities of saving in America.

    Q. How much loose change is available for Americans to save?

    A. The U.S. Treasury says that Americans hold about $15 billion in loose change.


    Q. What is the typical amount of emergency savings that Americans need?

  • WEDDING: Chelsea and John Weber

     Chelsea Logue and John Weber were married Sept. 29, 2012, at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Valarie French Logue. Maternal grandparents are Bradley and Maxine French of Hodgenville.