Today's Features

  • Maddie Lee, the daughter of Marty and Teresa Lee and a student at LaRue County Middle School, was elected by peers from across the United States as the 2011 Broyhill Leadership Council President.

    The Broyhill Leadership Conference was held on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. The five-day event emphasizes leadership skills.

    She is the current state chaplin for the Kentucky Chapter of the National Beta Club. She has traveled to numerous states in the past year as a middle school state Beta ambassador.  

  • Anthony and Stephanie Jensen of Magnolia are proud to announce the birth of a son, Anden Leo Wayne Jensen. Anden was born 2:28 a.m. July 16, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jerry and Kathy Evans of Magnolia and Steven and Shawn Filkins of Scottsville.

    Great-grandparents are Pee Wee and Erma Evans, Richard and Shirley Chelf and Barbara Gerratt.

  • Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, now a Signature-managed healthcare facility, has set a new record for the facility.
    Last week, during a two-day period, three residents were discharged to home. None of the current staff can recall that many people, in such a short timeframe, returning home from the long-term care facility in its 44-year history.
    “I think a lot of people have the misconception that if they come into the nursing home, they won’t leave,” said Mark Burba, staff physical therapist. “That’s not necessarily true.”

  • A new Miss LaRue County Fair will be selected Monday, July 25 as the 104th LaRue County begins in full swing.
    However, the new queen may not be from LaRue County. The Fair Board, following the example of other county fairs, is opening the pageant to the state. As long as the contestant lives in Kentucky, she is eligible for the crown and to contend for a state title, according to Fair Board President Ann “Snookie” Morrison.
    If a non-LaRue Countian is crowned, a local contender will be named “Miss LaRue County” as well.

  • The annual Wheeler reunion was July 10, 2011, at LaRue County Sportsman’s Club in Hodgenville.
    Attending from Kentucky: Ruth Wheeler, Henry, Connie, Nathan and Aaron Wheeler, Charles, Dorothy and Layton Wheeler, Karen Falker, Robert Bennert, Beulha Collins, Jane Lognit, Dills, Mary and Caitlyn Wheeler, Zac and Constene Wheeler, Darrell and Judell Vance, Ruel and Marilyn Elkins, Freedia Thompson, Junior and Shirley Elkins and daughter, David, David Jr., Samantha and Sheila Brothers, Sharon Brothers, Jim and Margie Davis, Mildred Benningfield.

  • Several descendants of the Jesse and Mae Hornback Wortham family gathered July 17 for a reunion.

  • After the stories are written, ads placed, paper printed and circulars inserted, The LaRue County Herald News makes its way to the newsstands. However, its journey getting there deserves a story itself.

  • Michelle Ogden is the new district coordinator for the LaRue County Conservation District. She began full-time duties June 13.
    She manages the North Lincoln Boulevard office, located in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance office.
    “I’ll coordinate district programs and activities for the soil conservation board,” Ogden said.

  • If you are like most people, it is simply a fact of life that from time-to-time, you worry. 

    We worry about our children, family in general, finances, and sometimes our safety.  There are some things we cannot control, such as the weather; and we find ourselves worrying about ruined trips because of rain, our crops because of not enough rain, getting an incurable disease: it goes on and on. 

  • David and Betty Dever will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration given by their children, Fred Dever and Teresa Perkins, and their grandchildren. 

    It will be held 2-4 p.m. July 24, 2011, at Salem Christian Church, Hodgenville.

    The couple married July 25, 1961, in Celina, Tenn.

    David retired from Louisville Bus Company (TARC) in 1993. Betty is a full-time mother and homemaker.

    They are active members of Salem Christian Church.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

    No gifts requested.