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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will be greeted by a new face this week.

    Douglas Richardson, whose permanent position is at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in Pennsylvania, will be filling in for recently retired Sandy Brue, chief of interpretation and resource management at the park.

    Richardson said he is “absolutely thrilled” to be working at the park for a few months during the search for a permanent replacement for Brue.

  • Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was honored at the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists Metro Louisville Journalism Awards at Bellarmine University in June.

    Ireland took first place in the community newspapers division for column writing.

  • You can keep your kitchen cooler in the summer by using an outdoor grill more often to cook your family meals.

    The following tips are from Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, UK College of Ag assistant Extension Professor in Meat Science, on the best cuts of meat for the outdoor grill and the importance of keeping your food safe throughout the grilling experience.

  • Samantha Daniels of Hodgenville was awarded the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 sponsored by Magnolia Bank.

    The scholarship is given based on school activities, club memberships, community involvement, scholastic honors and achievements and an essay based on how their education will benefit humanity.

    Daniels plans on attending Western Kentucky University pursuing a degree in nursing.

    She is the daughter of Teena Daniels of Hodgenville and the late Walter Daniels.