Features http://www.laruecountyherald.com/features/todaysfeatures en Lost in LaRue - January 18, 2017 http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-january-18-2017 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lost_in_larue_jan_11.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Color in winter; I&rsquo;ve been on a mission to find it. I find myself looking for little bits of color that stand out against the gray landscape during the winter months. The best time to look for color in winter is when it is snowing.</p> <p> As the sky sprinkles light powder across the earth as if it was a giant pastry, colors begin to pop out. What once looked like a row of gray trees, now have many hues of brown, russet and burnt umber; as the stark white of the snow hides a carpet of fallen leaves.</p> Starting with a clean slate http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/starting-clean-slate <p> January 1 marks not only the beginning of a new year, but also for many people the opportunity to start over with a resolve to make this upcoming year better than the previous ones.</p> <p> According to a 2016 study conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, some 48 percent of Americans usually make New Year&rsquo;s resolutions, but only about eight to 12 percent keep them throughout the year.</p> Lost in LaRue http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-16 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0366.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Lost in LaRue - November 23, 2016 http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-november-23-2016 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0632.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> This time my trip in my vehicle was short. It lasted the whole of three minutes. I walked out of the office and drove less than half a mile to the LaRue County Courthouse where I got lost in the year 1853. You read that correctly.</p> <p> I&rsquo;ve been looking, off and on, for information about the county poor house farm for about three or four months. There were supposedly two in LaRue County, I was looking for the one that was located between White City and Howardstown somewhere along Plouvier Road.</p> Lost in LaRue - November 16, 2016 http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-november-16-2016 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0584_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> For some reason when I&rsquo;m not sure where I want to go I often find myself headed south on 31E. I&rsquo;m really not sure exactly why, I can only guess that part of it is that I&rsquo;m intrigued by early &ldquo;interstate&rdquo; highways like 31E. My fascination was soon diverted when I came upon a road I&rsquo;m pretty sure I haven&rsquo;t been on, Charlie Ragland Road.</p> Lost in LaRue http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-15 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/use_this_do_not_crop.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> I&thinsp;&thinsp;had to take a detour to work one day; sure I could have taken several shorter routes, but that&rsquo;s just not my style. I called the office and told Hazel I was taking this opportunity to get lost. And lost is exactly what happened.</p> Lost in LaRue http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-14 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0294.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> It has been over a year of Lost in LaRue. What started as a conversation of &ldquo;getting to know&rdquo; each other at the office, when I was new at this job and pretty much new to LaRue County, turned into one of my favorite parts of this job. When I was talking about what I like to do, one of the many things was to take road trips. Not the long distance kind but the little backroads that really give the feeling of what a town, area or county are all about, especially if they aren&rsquo;t paved; I mentioned that I like to get lost in the back roads and Lost in LaRue was born.</p> Lost in LaRue http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/lost-larue-13 <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0112_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> An eighth of a tank of gas is probably not enough for a back roads morning adventure, but I did it anyway. I was on my way to work and the sun was shining on the trees that are just about to change colors, mist was rising out of the hills and it just seemed like the perfect morning to take some photos. I was on 31E headed toward Hodgenville and turned onto Hwy 470 headed toward a spot where I knew I could get some great shots.</p>