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Community News

  • The cost of raising a child is rising

    In 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report estimating the annual expenses associated with raising children in two-parent and single-parent households. On average, households in the lowest income group spent 25 percent of their before-tax income on a child; those in the middle-income group, 16 percent; and those in the highest group, 12 percent.

    Total family expenditures on a child (for a total of 18 years), by single-parent and two-parent households:

    • $149,760 for single parent households

    • $160,410 for two-parent households

  • Community Calendar

    County Clerk announces hours

    The LaRue County Clerk’s office will be open half day Sept. 1 and all day Sept. 2. The office will close Sept. 4 and 6 to honor Labor Day.  

    LaRue County Reads

  • 4-H dog show brings out pooches and proud owners

    The LaRue County 4-H Dog Show was held July 24. Eight club members participated in the show and competed in obedience and agility classes.

    Sarah Lope also participated in a costume class with her dog Spike.

    The agility course included several obstacles that the handlers took the dog through. Included was a tunnel, a platform the dogs walked up and back down, as well a hoop that the dogs jumped through.

    AGILITY

    Cloverbud Division

    Madison Wilmoth with Max - Blue

    Justin Taul with Rambo - Blue

    Dylan Taul with Rambo - Blue

  • Library Landing

    Story Time

    Story time with stories, activities and nursery rhymes for preschool children is 11-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue Public Library.

    AR tutoring

    Accelerated Reading tutoring is 4-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue Public Library. Find the right books with the right grade level.

    Homeschool program

    A program for homeschoolers is 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday at the LaRue Public Library. Support group and unit study. All ages welcome.

    After school program

  • KSP holding fundraiser for Trooper Island

    Tickets are still available for the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island fundraiser, which features a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County, Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.

  • Glen Rice concert will be Aug. 13

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.

    The concert, featuring former educator Rice, The Broken Hearts Band, Kevin Whitlock, Madison Brown, Allen Hilbert and Christy Miller, will be held at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.

    The concert includes the “Future Star” series where local and regional entertainers will have the chance to show off their musical skills.

  • Pat Meers retiring from circuit clerk's office

    After 30 years of service at the LaRue County Courthouse, Pat Meers will retire this weekend and begin a new chapter in her life.

    Meers, chief deputy in the circuit clerk’s office, has been a part of the courthouse since three decades ago, when she began working with the ambulance service. A few years later, a job opened in the circuit clerk’s office and she applied. Meers began working in the office Aug. 1, 1983, and her retirement will be made official on the same day this year.

  • Herald staffers honored by National Newspaper Association

    Two LaRue County Herald News employees will be honored by the National Newspaper Association for stories entered in the NNA’s Better Newspaper Contest.

    Circulation Manager Ramona Coffey took first in best humorous column for newspapers with circulation of 3,000-4,999.

    Her column “At least we know what to get her for Christmas” described an incident with losing her false teeth. The judge’s comment was “This column made me laugh out loud. There’s something about personal stories of problems that works.”

  • Salsa a popular way to use garden tomatoes

    One way many people like to use their surplus garden fresh tomatoes is making salsa. This recipe is from the University of Georgia Extension Service - So Easy to Preserve book.

    Chile Salsa

    10 cups peeled, cored, chopped tomatoes

    6 cups seeded, chopped chili peppers (use mixture of mild and hot peppers)

    4 cups chopped onions

    1 cup vinegar (5 percent)

    3 teaspoons salt

    1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • Perkins Brothers to perform Saturday at State

    The Perkins Brothers headline a fundraiser concert Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The brothers, who hail from Ball Hollow in LaRue County, present musical tributes to Elvis, Meatloaf, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. and Sr.

    They’ve hosted several successful, sell-out concerts for the Elizabethtown theater.