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  • 'Faces of Cancer' exhibit opens July 18

    Most of the time when the word “cancer” appears in news reports it is followed by an onslaught of statistics that rarely makes the illness personal.

    But one exhibit traveling the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, consisting of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, is trying to change that. The exhibit intends on giving the dreaded “C” word a face and associate it with hope rather than despair.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  • Smoking cessation classes to be offered

    Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation classes will be offered by the LaRue County Health Department beginning Aug. 2.

    This method was created more than 20 years ago by Dr. Thomas Cooper, a dentist and former heavy smoker, and Dr. Richard Clayton, an expert on drug addictions.  The method consists of one-hour weekly sessions that will provide education and support, with the use of nicotine replacement products.

    If you are ready to improve your health by quitting smoking, call the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 to register.

  • AFRICAN LION: Morris training with U.S. Marines in Morocco

    CAP DRAA, Morocco  – The sun barely peeked over the horizon when the stillness was shattered by the roar of artillery. A young marine crawled out of his tent into the southern Moroccan morning to begin another day.
    Marine Reserve Cpl. Stephen B. Morris, son of Angela Morris of Buffalo, is in Morocco supporting exercise African Lion 2011.
    “I am an M1A1 tank mechanic, I repair and maintain the tanks to ensure they are fully mission capable,” said Morris, a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • 'An Evening with John Wilkes Booth' presented at The Lincoln Museum

    Before John Wilkes Booth became infamous as the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, he was a famous actor.
    He was dubbed “the most handsome man in America.”
    With focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, Booth has returned to the limelight.
    Bart Lovins, actor and director of the Hardin County Performing Arts Center, is presenting a one-man play about Booth’s last evening as a free man – just prior to Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre.

  • Revisiting 911

    For Terry Wise, an epiphany – a change in the way he views life itself – came during a June 15 visit to the site where the Twin Towers once stood in New York City.
    “When I stood there where the Towers had been and looked at the street where 32 people jumped to their death to avoid burning to death, I could somehow feel the presence of those who died,” said Wise, a Hodgenville native who is an editorial cartoonist and was on assignment in the Big Apple as a software trainer with the U.S. Army.

  • PHOTOS: Kosair benefit car show

  • I-65 construction halted for July 4

     Contract crews will have all lanes open through Monday along Interstate 65 from Munfordville to Elizabethtown.  Work is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, following the Fourth Of July holiday weekend.  Resurfacing will continue on the inside Southbound lane near the Nolin River Bridge (MP 83), approaching Sonora.  Resurfacing will continue on the outside Northbound lane at Munfordville (MP 64).  Motorists exiting or entering the interstate at Munfordville (Exit 65) should be especially cautious as resurfacing passes these ramps.  Delays are expected.

  • Ireland, Carpenter honored by Society of Professional Journalists

    Two members of The LaRue County Herald Newsí staff were honored June 23 by the Society of Professional Journalists at the Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony.

    Editor Linda Ireland won three first-place awards and one second-place in the non-metro division. Staff writer/graphic artist Candis Carpenter had one first-place award.

    Ireland and Carpenter shared the win in feature photography for 2010 Lincoln Days coverage.

  • Missing Gravel Switch woman found

    The Kentucky State Police Post 15 - Columbia is conducting a missing person investigation in regards to Patricia Ann Moddrelle, 78, of Gravel Switch.

    Mrs. Moddrelle is 5 foot 1 inches and weighs about 160 pounds with brown-grey hair and hazel eyes. The last contact with Mrs. Moddrelle was on June 27, 2011 and she was last seen wearing black or green pants with black or tan shoes. Mrs. Moddrelle is possibly operating a maroon 1996 Ford Taruas station wagon with a possible destination of Danville.