Today's News

  • PHOTO: Kindergarten class catches snowflakes

    Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten class had fun catching snowflakes Tuesday morning. They learned that no two snowflakes are exactly the same and almost all snowflakes have six sides. Pictured are Erica Vittitoe, Dylannaa Perkins, Elise Cecil, Margaret Johnson and Ty Tedder. Emma Carter is pictured with her head held back. She was enjoying tasting the new snow.

  • Community Calendar - Dec. 7, 2011

    Santa’s Helpers need toys
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas. They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away. For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.

  • PHOTO: State Rep. Michael Meredith

    Rep. Michael Meredith, left, R-Brownsville (19th District) speaks with a Senate colleague before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance meeting in Frankfort.

  • Baby boomers join the silver tsunami

    About 40 million Americans are age 65 and over, a number projected to more than double by 2030 due primarily to the baby boomer generation. Baby boomers are the post-World War II babies born worldwide between 1946 and 1964. In America, they represent 29 percent of the population. In 2011, the first of the boom reached the retirement age of 65. This group of adults represents an estimated 1.2 million Kentuckians.

  • Fundraiser Calendar - Dec. 7, 2011

    Bake sale at Middle Creek
    Middle Creek Baptist Church’s Women’s Ministry will hold a bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 at Hodgenville IGA. For more information, call 737-6174.

    Pancake breakfast
    benefits Mallory Williams’ family

  • Lane Lincoln celebrates 144 years

    Lane Lincoln Memorial CME Church celebrated its 144th anniversary Sunday.
    On Feb. 13, 1867, the original deed between Jerome and Martha S. Smith sold the land to Lou Handley, Albert Woodson and J.W. French, Trustees of the “Colored” Methodist Church for the sum of $50. The location was at the northwest corner of Hodgenville where the small frame church was built.  

  • Herald News announces holiday schedule

    The LaRue County Herald News will close Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 for the holidays.

    Early deadlines are noon Dec. 23 and 30.

  • Mystery photo continues to perplex

    We received several phone calls about the above photo which is being displayed at the Frazier History Museum.
    The photographer said it was taken between 1975 and 1977 in LaRue County – a statement that brought some confusion because LaRue County has been dry (no alcohol sales) for decades and the store sign clearly says “beer.”

  • COLUMN: Accept holiday greetings in the spirit they're given

    My apologies. I dusted off a column that was published a couple of years ago. It seems that every year about this time, I become involved in a quest for an item that no one really needs – but many really, really want. And that usually entails witnessing an irate shopper tearing apart an exhausted sales clerk. The following contains my thoughts on the subject:

  • PHOTO: Betty Stinson celebrates 70 years

    Five generations met to celebrate Bettie Stinson’s 70th birthday. Front from left, Aven Carter, 2, Bettie Stinson, Flossie Dillon; back, Terry Gardner and Ashley Carter.