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Today's News

  • Walk a mile in strange shoes

    A couple weeks ago I attended the community forum (in Nelson County) on the proposed natural gas pipeline coming through Kentucky. For the record, on what I have heard and studied, I am opposed to this project and hope it doesn’t happen, but as a realist, I know it will happen anyway because big business and big money rule the world. But that’s another story.

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  • Methodist Church hosts health and wellness fair

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church is hosting a health and wellness fair 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24.

    The fair, in its third year, is open to the community.

    “Last year there were between 120 and 130 people to show up – not including agency representatives (from local health and wellness centers or businesses). This year we have planned for a turnout of 200,” said Susan Phelps, coordinator of the event.

    Phelps said 60 percent of those who attend the event are 65-and-older and on a limited income.

  • 'Split Fair' continues Aug. 3 with garden exhibits, games and contests

    The second half of a “split fair” or “Agriculture Day” will be held Saturday, Aug. 3.

    4-Hers will display horticulture and crop exhibits 10 a.m.-noon at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. The 4-H poultry show is at 11 a.m. There are divisions for standard, bantam, waterfowl and other (turkey, guinea, geese).

    Anyone from the community who would like to “show off their vegetables or canned goods” also can participate, according to Ann “Snookie” Morrison of the LaRue County Fair Board.

  • New Haven man receives probation

    William Culver, 51, of New Haven, was sentenced July 5 in Nelson Circuit Court to one year in prison for four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    He was granted probation for a period of five years. On Jan. 25, 2013 Culver was involved in a vehicle collision with a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado on Helsinki Hill in Nelson County. The Silverado, which contained four passengers, went off a 30-foot cliff and into a creek. All passengers in the Silverado refused EMS treatment.

  • 'AGstravaganza features farm tours, concert by J.D. Shelburne

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau is hosting an AGstravaganza event on Saturday, Aug. 10. The event is being held in conjunction with the local farm bureau’s annual meeting and is open and free to the public.

    There will be farm tour stops across LaRue County. Visitors can experience the sights and sounds of LaRue agriculture being offered through this unique experience.

  • Jackie Robinson's '42' featured on Free Movie Night

    Free Movie Night continues this summer with a new movie and a pair of classics.

    The City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News will jointly sponsor “42,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and “Old Dogs.”

    Movies play at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.


  • Two residents featured on TV this month

    Two LaRue Countians will be featured on national TV programs this month.

    Thursday night, LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner will be a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” He was interviewed last week by correspondent Jason Jones on county and state rights. (Check TV listings for show times.)

  • Waldo search ends July 31

    Time is of essence if you are looking for “Waldo.”

    Waldo, a little fellow in big glasses and a red and white striped shirt, is featured in numerous “Where’s Waldo” books. He turns 25 this year.

    The “Where’s Waldo” scavenger hunt, hosted by Lincolns Loft Bookstore in Hodgenville, will end with a drawing at 5 p.m. July 31.

  • Reunions

    Class of 1973
    LaRue County High School Class of 1973 will have a 40th reunion on July 27 in Elizabethtown. Call Becky Tedder at 270-358-4032 if you have not been contacted.

    Howardstown Homecoming
    Howardstown Homecoming is 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Howardstown.

    Class of 1993