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Community News

  • 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.

  • Family Fun Day is this Saturday

    A free concert by Edgewood offers a chance for you to enjoy music under the stars at Creekfront on this Saturday night. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs. Edgewood most recently was a headliner on 4th Street Live’s Hot Country Nights in Louisville and has lots of fans. We hope you’ll join them.

  • It's easy to pour on the pounds when you don't think your drink

    There is no other single food or beverage that promotes weight gain as much as sugary drinks do. Drinking one can of soda a day can add up to 10 extra pounds a year. The link between sweetened beverage intake and obesity is undeniable.  People who drink more soda, take in more calories and are heavier. Cutting back on sweet drinks and drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to lose weight.

  • Lincoln Memorial Building remains closed for renovation

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building is still under renovation and closed to the public, park officials say.

    The building, which houses the traditional birthplace cabin, was first closed in September 2009 to solve mold problems and issues with the heating and air system.

    In May, park officials were hoping to be finished with the renovation project by the end of this month. Workers now are unsure when the repairs will be finished.

  • Corn grill planned Friday at Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will have a corn grill 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, July 30. The market is at the Extension Service's parking lot on Old E’town Road.

    To keep the best quality in taste and appearance in fresh vegetables when you freeze them, take the time to blanch them in boiling water. Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture. Quickly cool vegetables after blanching by plunging them into ice water.

  • Project Salute aids veterans

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Project Salute is visiting Louisville in partnership with the Legal Aid Society to develope a program to recruit and train volunteer attorneys to help veterans. Project Salute will be at the Legal Aid Society at 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10. Project Salute students and faculty will provide individual consultations for veterans with VA benefit appeals. 

  • Use herbs to flavor foods and cut down on sodium intake

    Celebrity chefs say people eat with their eyes first. It may be true, but most of us use our senses of smell and taste to satisfy hunger.