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Community News

  • Judge Reed named to regional post

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has appointed a judge who serves Hart and LaRue counties to a regional post. District Court Judge C. Derek Reed has been appointed as vice chief regional district judge for the Green River Region. On the District Court level, the region consists of Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Logan, Meade, Metcalfe, Ohio, Simpson, Todd and Warren counties.

    Reed is one of the 30 judges Chief Justice Minton named to regional posts across Kentucky.

  • Community Early Childhood Council receives $14,250

    Sixty-five Community Early Childhood Councils have been funded through KIDS NOW Tobacco Settlement money. LaRue County’s program received $14,250.  

    CECCs are comprised of community partners who promote high-quality early care and education at the local level.

     

  • Homeowner installs above-ground storm shelter near Buffalo

    Joe Pearman and Sons are in the process of building their first above-ground storm shelter for a homeowner near Buffalo.

    Linda Riley said her Greensburg Road home does not have a basement and she found the above-ground shelter to be a great alternative to digging under the house.

    Pearman said the shelter is rated to withstand an F5 tornado. The shelter is 6 feet, 8 inches by 5 feet with 8-inch thick walls. The ceiling is constructed with concrete reinforced with steel rods from top to bottom. The footer goes down about 40 inches.

  • Editor honored for column writing

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was honored at the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists Metro Louisville Journalism Awards at Bellarmine University in June.

    Ireland took first place in the community newspapers division for column writing.

  • Important food safety advice offered for grilling time

    You can keep your kitchen cooler in the summer by using an outdoor grill more often to cook your family meals.

    The following tips are from Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, UK College of Ag assistant Extension Professor in Meat Science, on the best cuts of meat for the outdoor grill and the importance of keeping your food safe throughout the grilling experience.

  • Daniels awarded McCubbin Scholarship

    Samantha Daniels of Hodgenville was awarded the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 sponsored by Magnolia Bank.

    The scholarship is given based on school activities, club memberships, community involvement, scholastic honors and achievements and an essay based on how their education will benefit humanity.

    Daniels plans on attending Western Kentucky University pursuing a degree in nursing.

    She is the daughter of Teena Daniels of Hodgenville and the late Walter Daniels.

  • Lead poisoning is a preventable problem

    Lead poisoning is one of the most common and most preventable health problems, affecting children today. The CDC reports that 900,000 children in the United States between ages 1 and 5 have elevated levels of lead in their blood. The good news is – lead poisoning is entirely preventable.

    Signs of lead poisoning are not always easy to see and symptoms may go unrecognized for some time. Because of this, children may be poisoned and not act or look sick. A simple blood test is the only way to find out if a child has lead poisoning.

  • Latham graduates with honors

    Sarah Latham graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College in Louisville where she earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology.

    She has been employed at the LaRue County Animal Clinic since January 2006.

    She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and three children.

  • Latham graduates with honors

    Sarah Latham graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College in Louisville where she earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology.

    She has been employed at the LaRue County Animal Clinic since January 2006.

    She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and three children.

  • Russell accepted to Veterinary School

    Dustin Russell of Hodgenville has been accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

    Russell graduated with a bachelors in biological sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2006. Since graduation he has been working at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, as a technician in the ICU department and as a clinician’s assistant to Dr. Tom Riddle.