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  • Turkey time in LaRue

    Drive down almost any country road in LaRue County and in time you’re likely to see wild turkeys nonchalantly foraging in a grain field and seemingly oblivious to your vehicle, which may be within a few yards of them.

    “They seem to realize they’re not in danger,” explained Reggie McCubbin, a longtime hunter and fisherman who lives in Magnolia. “But you hunt for them in woods or field and you’ll soon see it’s a completely different situation.”

  • Relay for Life dinner held
  • Decline of the dairy farm

    Since the 1970s LaRue County has seen a steady decline in dairy farms. LaRue county once had 150 dairy farms. A number of factors have contributed to their demise and now LaRue county is left with only a couple of dairy farms.

    Gordon McDowell began working for Kentucky Artificial Breeders Association, KABA, when he got out of high school in 1957. He and his family also had their own dairy farm.

    “When I started working for the KABA, that’s when people first started using Artificial Insemination, associated with select sires.” McDowell said,

  • Jack of all trades

    A lot of collectors specialize in one particular item, but the large collection of items for one LaRue County man ranges from model airplanes to Volkswagen Beetles.

    Phillip Atherton of Magnolia has been collecting and renovating items all of his life. He collects and restores model airplanes, bicycles, Volkswagen Beetles and more.

    His interest for collecting and renovating started with model airplanes when he was a young boy growing up in Hodgenville during the 1950s.

  • Changes made to LaRue County Herald News

    Change: To undergo transformation or transition.

    We’ve made some changes to this week’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News that we hope you find more appealing and easier to use.

  • National Day of Prayer events scheduled

    Several National Day of Prayer events have been scheduled around LaRue County on Thursday, May 5.

    The first event will be held at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday in the basement of the Hodgenville Civic Center. Guest speakers at the event will be Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore and LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner.

    A brunch will follow the event. Everyone is invited to attend the program of intensive prayer for the United States of America.

  • Free Ice cream and Derby hat event

    Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, but if getting out among crowds of party goers and sipping mint julep isn’t your style, you can still find derby fun close to home.

    What started as a fun move to get more Facebook likes has turned into a fun local event for Sweet Shoppe owner Pat Durham.

  • Police create home safety program

    Citizens in the City of Hodgenville can now feel safe if they have to leave their homes for an extended period of time.

    The Hodgenville Police Department recently started a new program where city police officers will periodically check residences of people that are away from home and will contact those people if anything happens. To be a part of the program, Hodgenville residents must fill out a form that is available at the police department or city hall, which are both located on West High Street in downtown Hodgenville.

  • Kicks for kids

    Students at Hodgenville Elementary School have all received a new pair of shoes last Friday as part of a ministry offered by Freedom’s Way Church in Hodgenville.

    Last year the church gave shoes to students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School through a program they learned about the Rural Compassion program, a branch of Convoy of Hope, that provides new, name brand shoes to rural schools.

  • Helicopter transfers discussed by fiscal court

    Mike Cottrell, LaRue County Emergency Medical Services Director, discussed with magistrates meeting at the LaRue County Courthouse in Hodgenville Tuesday his disagreement with a recent article in an area paper that focused on the high patient cost of medical helicopter transfers.

    The article, which ran in the News-Enterprise last week, focused on one patient’s $41,000 transport bill for what turned out to be a concussion and bruises.