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Community News

  • Community News - Georgetown

    Alice Lee Thomas is in HealthSouth Rehab in Elizabethtown.

    Mike Bell is improving at home.

    Willie Pearl Curle Madden’s funeral was 11 a.m. last Saturday at Phillips Memorial CME Church, Lexington. She was the sister-in-law to Woodie Handley of Hodgenville. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the family.

    Donald Thurman was admitted to the hospital last week.

  • Community Calendar: June 17, 2015

    Finance and budgeting workshops

    LaRue County Public Library is offering BankOn finance and budgeting workshops. The workshops are Thursday, June 18 (Check It Out) and Thursday, June 25. Both workshops begin at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. After completing a two-part workshop, you will receive a certificate that you can present to one of 12 participating financial institutions and open a free or low-cost checking account. RSVP by signing up at the library or by contacting Elspeth Curtis at 270-737-6608.

    Theater at Lindsey Wilson College

  • Faster wireless internet more available in Upton

    More residents in LaRue, Hart and Hardin counties now have access to 4G LTE – the fastest, most-advanced 4G network – on their Bluegrass Cellular wireless Internet devices.

    Bluegrass Cellular has expanded its 4G LTE wireless Internet network in and around the Kentucky city of Upton. The expansion provides high-speed Internet along I-65 north and south of Upton, along 31W north and south of Upton, along Highway 224 east of Upton, as well as along Millerstown Road west of Upton. Coverage is also improved along Lone Star Road south of Millerstown Road.

  • United Way invests $280,500 in LaRue County

    Eight programs serving LaRue County have received grants totaling $280,500 from United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) that serves Hardin, Breckenridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade counties.

    Rita Williams, of LaRue County, a member of the all-volunteer Community Investment Team that, along with the UWCK Board of Directors, gave approval for the final grant awards.

    The 8 programs serving LaRue County and their total UWCK grant awards are:

    American Red Cross, $30,000

    Community Health Clinic, $75,000;

  • ENGAGEMENT

    Barbara Howard Davila, of Hodgenville, proudly announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Antonia Leigh Davila, to Chaz Lee Jones, son of Chris Jones, of Bristow, Okla., and Bobbie Mills, of Depew, Okla.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Lura Leigh Thomas, of Hodgenville. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Campbellsville University. She is employed with Airgas in Tulsa, Okla.

  • Hornbacks honored at Making Memories
  • Anniversary - Ragland

    J.C. and Naomi (Bowen) Ragland will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 20. They were married on June 20, 1953, in Buffalo, KY, at the home of Rev. E.W. Godbey.

    Mrs. Ragland worked at LaRue County Public Schools food service for 29 years at the Hodgenville Elementary School. Mr. Ragland retired from Houchens Industries after 34 years of service in the meat department.

  • Mother of the Year

    Bettye Jean Thomas was announced as the 2015 LaRue County Fair Mother of the Year.

    Thomas lives between Hodgenville and Sonora, and is an active member of the County Homemakers organization, Hodgenville First Baptist Church and the Kentucky Association of Retired Teachers. She also has served on the Hodgenville Cemetery Board.

    She had a great impact on many youth in her role as a teacher with the LaRue County Schools for more than 30 years. Three of her children followed in her footsteps and also became teachers.

  • It's Fair Week in LaRue County

    The 108th LaRue County Fair continues through Sunday.

    Monday evening, despite a downpour and less-than-favorable weather conditions, Lacey Graham of Elizabethtown was crowned this year’s Miss LaRue County. Abigail French from Hodgenville was second runner up.

    Tuesday night’s events included KOI Drag racing, and the Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen pageants. Information on all the the winners will be in next week’s edition of the Herald News.

    Today and tonight at the Fair (Wednesday) events include:

  • Service honored Civil War Veterans

    It is only fitting and proper that on this the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War on Memorial Day we pay tribute to our Civil War Veterans. This conflict was the costliest conflict ever fought on American soil. Only one third of the deaths contributed to this war were from battle injuries. The majority of deaths were from disease and the unimaginably horrid living conditions of the soldiers. After 4 years of war, a large number of deaths, property destruction, loss of income and family relationships had been destroyed it was time for rebuilding.