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  • New Haven Youth Leadership Council
  • New HMH clinical trials help patients battle cancer

    Officals announced last Friday that Hardin Memorial Health has joined the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Research Network, allowing patients across Central Kentucky to participate in clinical trials in Elizabethtown.

  • Winners of the free Christmas ham giveaway
  • Grant funds available for watershed restoration

    Grant Funds for projects that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater as well as projects that protect water resources are available from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Water (DOW).

    The grants would provide funding for watershed restoration projects and watershed plan development, as well as other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pollution.

  • State highway projects finalized for LaRue County

    More than $1,000,000 in funds have been set aside in the state construction plan to improve access from Hodgenville to I-65.

    According to the 2016-2018 Biennial Highway Construction Plan, $2,580,000 will be spent on road projects with the largest project being a reconstruction-rehabilitation and improvement project on KY 222 for $1,000,000.

  • 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.