.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Community News

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Too much sun may damage skin

    During this time of year, many people are worried about the effects of sun exposure. We all need some sun exposure; it’s our primary source of vitamin D which helps build strong, healthy bones. However, too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause skin damage, eye damage and even cancer. For this reason, it is very important for people to learn about the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and take the appropriate precautions to enjoy outdoor fun safely.

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of your free credit report

    You may know how important credit scores are to obtaining a mortgage, getting a car loan, leasing an apartment, even getting a job. Your score is just as important as the information contained in a credit report that reflects the way an individual manages credit.
    The Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore have developed an interactive quiz, www.creditscorequiz.org that includes the latest knowledge about an evolving credit score marketplace.

  • HEALTH: Asthma affects many Kentuckians

    Do you suffer from asthma?
    According to the Kentucky Asthma Surveillance Report 2009, asthma affects 8.6 percent of adults in Kentucky. Asthma is responsible for 6,000 hospitalizations per year, with approximately $62 million in inpatient hospital charges. A growing number of people are diagnosed with asthma each year. It isn’t clear why, though indoor and outdoor air pollution is known to be contributing factors.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Stephanie Nicole Kelley and Ryan Michael Butler

    Rosalinda and Ralph Kelley are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicole Kelley, and Ryan Michael Butler, son of Sharron and Michael Butler.

    The bride to be is the granddaughter of Robert and Edna Kelley and the late Magdalena and Jose Dolores Colchado. She is a 2007 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings Volunteers

  • Herald News staffers win editorial award

    Two LaRue County Herald News staffers were recognized by parent company LCNI in the annual editorial contest.

    Editor Linda Ireland and staff writer Candis Carpenter shared third place honors in Best Photo Page Layout among weekly newspapers. The judges had high praise of the 2010 Lincoln Days wrap featuring photos from the annual festival.

    Comments included “Nice front page. Good use of dominant image.”

  • Chamber of Commerce dinner planned for June 23

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner will be held June 23 at First Baptist Church Hodgenville.

    The Chamber will present several awards: Outstanding Citizen Award, Outstanding Business or Professional Person, Spirit Award and President's Award. The recipient's of these awards have been selected, but will remain a secret until the awards presentation.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Marian Bennett Thornbury and Marshall Camden Civils

    Marian Bennett Thornbury and Marshall Camden Civils, both of Lexington, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride to be received a B.A. from the University of Alabama and M.A. from the University of Kentucky.

    She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Justice Thornbury.

    The prospective groom received a B.A. from Western Kentucky University.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander Civils Jr. of Greer, S.C.

    The wedding is July 23, 2011, in Lexington.

  • BIRTH: Higginbothams welcome Jillian Marie

    Adam and Amanda Parker Higginbotham of Lexington are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Jillian Marie.

    Jillian was born at 1:02 a.m. May 17, 2011, and weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    She is welcomed home by two sisters, Claire Elizabeth and Lucy Danielle.

    Maternal grandparents are Linda Marie and Bud Ireland of Hodgenville; and Roger and Elaine Parker of Pennsylvania.

    Paternal grandparents are Charlene and Ken Kuykendall of Birmingham, Ala.; and the late Jim Higginbotham.

  • PHOTO: Locks of Love donation

    Catherine Spalding, 6, of Hodgenville, donated 9 3/4-inches of her hair to Locks of Love.
    Her hair was cut by Ms. Kathy at Country Cuttin'.
    The program provides hair pieces to children who suffer loss of hair due to illness.