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Today's Features

  • As I stood at the church door greeting people Sunday, I received a phone call that my nephew in Augusta, Ga., was found dead. What a shock!

    We buried his mother (my sister) less than three months ago. His father has advanced Parkinson’s disease and the three of them lived together, with my nephew caring for his father and mother. His father has been sick for a long time, so no one would have predicted that my sister and my nephew would have died first.

  • The 2009 LaRue County Fair will be July 23-Aug. 1 and county residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 102nd LaRue County Community Fair.

    Specific details for all the events can be reviewed in the 2009 LaRue County Community Fair supplement in The LaRue County Herald News. The catalog should be consulted to help you meet the rules and regulations. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • The LaRue County Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Project will be conducted again this growing season with a few changes. Commonly called Rinse and Return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers. Local farmers and other users are encouraged to rinse the containers as they are used and store them until the collection date Aug. 5. There is only one date this year. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.

  • Being 90 years old, World War II Army veteran Guthrie Catlin was beginning to doubt if he ever would be able to visit the memorial built in Washington, D.C., to honor him and his band of brothers.

    However, the Illinois native who lived in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for more than 30 years made the trip May 16, thanks to the Honor Flight network.

  • Chili dinner

    A chili dinner benefit for True Way Ministries’ food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 25 at the Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville. For more information, call Darlene Daugherty at 358-0385.

    Band of Hawks fundraiser

    The Band of Hawks will hold a fundraiser yard sale, bake sale and concessions July 25. For more information, to reserve a spot for $10 or if you would like to donate items for the yard sale, call 270-401-9231.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear recently reappointed Campbellsville urologist James R. Angel to a second consecutive four-year term on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission. Angel also served on the commission 1989-1993.

    Angel represents the Fourth District on the commission, which includes Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • When U.S. President Barack Obama arrived June 3 in Saudi Arabia as part of a Middle East tour, he was greeted by members of the Saudi Royal Guard.

    Those Guardsmen were wearing new uniforms stitched by workers in Hodgenville’s Nationwide Uniform (Fechheimer Brothers) plant.

    John Karnes, president of the local plant, said local workers made about 55,000 pairs of  polyester wool tropical weight trousers for the Royal Guard – a division of the regular army charged with protecting the House of Saud.