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  • EMS receives $9,600 grant

    LaRue County EMS received $9,600 in grant money to purchase technology that will improve its ability to treat emergent heart patients.

    Paramedic and Education Coordinator Jerry McBride Jr. wrote the grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in May and the ambulance service received the funds in June. The department received four Apple iPads along with Bluetooth upgrades to go with their cardiac monitors.

    McBride said the upgrade would allow EMS to send electrocardiogram data through a wireless transmission to the hospital.

  • Cut Above celebrates 25 years of style

    Remember big bangs, rattails and hair picks?

    Mullets, Farrah Fawcett, crimps and funky side ponytails?

    Those hairstyles were all the rage when Cut Above opened its doors 25 years ago.

    The styles come and go – and recycle. But the four stylists and co-owners at the Hodgenville salon –Phillip and LaDona Childress, Rick Linder, and Cindy Smith – have remained the same through the years.

  • Jobless rate decreases in LaRue

    Unemployment rates decreased in 72 Kentucky counties between July 2012 and July 2013, while 42 county rates rose and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

    LaRue County’s rate was down from 8.1 percent to 7.6 percent.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.8 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 6.4 percent; Oldham County, 6.5 percent; and Scott County, 6.6 percent.

  • Sims retires after 17 years

    Linda Sims, director of the Lincoln Trail Health Department, announced her pending retirement on Sept. 10 during a Board of Health meeting in Hodgenville.

    Her last day with LTHD was Sept. 30. She served the district 17 years.

    Sims said she has enjoyed working with each community, being able to help bring many needed services to members in LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.

    Sims got her start with LTHD in 1996 after replying to an ad for a director.

  • Food Inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.

  • Sherrie’s Barber Shop celebrates 30 years

    Now in her 30th year of running a small town barber shop, Sherrie Vittitow said the time has “truly flown by.”

    Vittitow grew up in Louisville but made the small community of Magnolia her home in 1983. Randy and Shirley Johnson, Vittitow’s parents, made the move from Louisville to Magnolia earlier that year.

    She became interested in being a beautician in her teens, and constantly sought chances to cut and style hair.

  • Gardner honored
  • The LaRue County Herald News Free Gas Give-Away!
  • Thrift Shoppe moves

    The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe has moved to a new location that tripled its size from 3,000 to 9,000 square feet. The new site remains at the Helmwood Plaza in Elizabethtown (next to Sun Tan City).
     

  • Ribbon-cutting at Tino’s