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Today's Features

  • Dr. Edward Britt Brockman, Louisville ophthalmologist and managing partner at John-Kenyon American Eye Institute was unanimously elected as chairman of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Dr. Brockman has served on the UK Board of Trustees since his appointment in July 2008 by Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Finding reliable parenting information can be a challenge. There are many books, and articles – some good and some not so good. How do you know what to read – especially when you’re busy and there’s just so little time?

  • Just about everybody has a secret cache of things they are saving for the future eyes of family members, community historians, or just a vague idea of “posterity.” Maybe it’s a shoebox filled with family treasures. Perhaps it’s a special drawer where you stash old photos or negatives that are threatening to fade away, a scrapbook with pages crumbling or mementos stuck under plastic pages – secure, yes, but not preserved.

  • The LaRue County Herald News is asking all veterans to submit their name, address and phone number to the Herald News. If you are interested in being featured in the new “Veteran Spotlight” which will feature a different veteran each week as space allows, we will call and set up an interview time and pay tribute to those we owe so much. Send information to The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, KY 42748

  • The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs for adults and young adults.

    They include:

    • Queen of the Night by J.A. Jance. The traditions of the Tohono O’odham people are woven into the fabric of three families as Dr. Lani Walker and Pima County homicide investigator Brian Fellows join forces to protect a little girl who witnessed her mother’s murder.

  • Richardson Smith

    family reunion

    The Charlie and Lena Richardson Smith reunion will be 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the LaRue County Sportsman Lake Clubhouse. Bring a picnic lunch, cameras and old photos. All family and friends invited. For more information, contact Evelyn Wentz at 325-4192.

    Class of 1975

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1975 is having a 35th reunion 5 p.m. Nov. 27 at the LCMS cafeteria. For more information, call Sarina Dixon at 358-4036 or email luke@laruecounty.org.

  • Wellness on Wheels at Hometown IGA

    The Hardin Memorial Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit will be at Hometown IGA 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 25. No charge for blood pressure, body mass index and blood glucose checks. Bone density test and cholesterol panel, $20 each. For more information, visit www.hmh.net.

    Deadline is Oct. 22 for businesses to sign up for Trick-or-Treat on the Square

  • Project Graduation and Papa John’s

    LaRue County Project Graduation will hold a fundraiser 4-8 p.m. Oct. 20 with Papa John’s, 30 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville. Fifteen percent of sales will be donated to Project Graduation.

    Garden Club plant and yard sale

    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown, a non-profit organization, is having a plant and yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at the Brown-Pusey House, corner of Poplar and Main Street, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 737-5778.

    Harvest breakfast

  • The first day to apply for heating assistance is Nov. 1. The application must be made at Central Kentucky Community Action, 120 Greensburg St., Hodgenville, by Dec. 10.

    The low income home energy assistance program requires check stubs or award letters as proof of income.

  • The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, in a special called board meeting on Sept. 15, approved a leave of absence for Executive Director Rita Williams.

    The chamber appointed Charlotte Isbell of Hart County as interim director. Isbell began her duties Sept. 22.

    Williams, according to chamber president Tom Davenport, requested a leave of absence to pursue running for mayor of Hodgenville.

    Williams’ leave has been approved through Nov. 12 with Isbell serving through Nov. 15.