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Community News

  • PHOTO: Five generations of Marcums

    Five generations of the Marcum family gathered. From left, Doogie Calhoun, Suzanne Marcum, Janet Marcum, holding Riley J. Calhoun who celebrated his second birthday July 2, 2011, and Eugene Hutcherson.

  • Abbey of Gethsemani offers tranquility

    The road to Trappist takes a turn off the well-worn routes of everyday life — away from the thoroughfares that channel people to and from work, and even farther from the cities where people cook dinner, socialize, go to church, grow up and grow old.
    Winter wheat grows  along the road from either approach to the 163-year-old Abbey of Gethsemani. Along the drive south from New Haven Road, a grove of pines huddles against the nearby hills, so thick their trunks are tinted blue. The hour for daily Vespers, the monks’ evening prayer, is nearly here.

  • Fundraiser will benefit St. Jude's and Crusade for Children

    What began as a softball team reunion in 2006 has evolved into an annual fundraiser event for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Crusade for Children.   
    Event coordinator Tommy “Chief” Locke said the idea stemmed after the first ever softball reunion held at Sportsman’s Lake. After about 25 years of coaching men’s softball teams, Locke found it appropriate to hold a reunion of sorts to get everyone and their families together in one place.

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue visits The LaRue County Herald News

  • BIRTH: Rocks welcome Cannon Nicholas

    Daniel and Stefanie Rock of Hodgenville announce the birth of their son, Cannon Nicholas Rock.

    Cannon Nicholas was born at 12:24 p.m. June 15, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jack and Bo Decker of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Danny and Shirl Rock of Hodgenville and Dianna and Randy Hart of Elizabethtown. Paternal great-grandparent is Wanda Sparks of Hodgenville.

  • PHOTO: Students spend afternoon picking up trash

    Chase Puyear and Clay Rogers spent their early dismissal day Friday picking up trash along the side of Keith Road. The road starts across from LaRue County Golf Course and goes to KY 61 and runs beside the National Park walking trails and picnic area. They were assisted by their siblings, Bailey Rogers and Bryson Puyear.

  • Blood donors honored

    Three people received pins from the American Red Cross in recognition of the amount of blood they have donated over the years. Jane Reed, 1 gallon; Chad Puyear, 1 gallon; and Denny Duggins, 11 gallons.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Thompsons celebrate 65 years

    Walter and Alene Thompson of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th anniversary Oct. 24, 2011.

    They were married Oct. 24, 1946, by Rev. Leslie R. Loyall.

    They have two children, Johnie Lane Thompson of Culvertown and Ramona Sherriel Martinez of Hodgenville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Jeffrey and Lisa Stanfield

    Jeffrey and Lisa Stanfield were married Oct. 16, 2010.

    They celebrated their first anniversary with a trip to Cumberland Falls.

  • Diabetes classes planned at Extension Office

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service is teaming up with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department to hold a series of four weekly classes on “Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes.”

    In Kentucky, about 366,000 adults have diagnosed diabetes and an estimated 226,000 adults have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and are at very high risk for developing the disease.

    About 25 percent of Kentucky's Medicaid budget goes toward treating the complications of type 2 diabetes.