Today's News

  • Remember loved ones on Memorial Day

    Recently we received an e-mail titled, “Preparing for Memorial Day,” which was a series of thought-provoking serious cartoons about this event. 

    One depicted a young boy giving thanks at a meal with the caption, “Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have; Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks for the people who fought for the things we have.”

  • Ag investment program is changing

    The Kentucky Agri­cul­tural Development Board approved the County Agricultural Investment Program in March.

    The program provides farmers with incentives to improve and diversify current production practices.

    CAIP combines what were known previously as County Model Cost-share Programs into one, in which each model program becomes an investment area.

    This change, along with a 12-month term for all investment areas, will provide better uniformity and continuity, which will enhance accountability.

  • Keep asking questions

    It appears like every few weeks or so, we are reading in the Herald how our school superintendent is being scrutinized by one of his board members. It seems to me that Norbert Skees is the only one that asks questions at meetings, or at least he’s the only one reported on in the paper. I, for one, want to thank him. This is why I and many others voted for him, so that the superintendent would be held accountable on any question that went unanswered, and that questions would not just be “forgotten,” but followed up on until a satisfactory answer is or was obtained.

  • Never underestimate value or influence of a mother

    “Her children … call her blessed; her husband also … praise her.” Proverbs 31:28

    A man who felt neglected because his wife was spending so much time with the kids, decided to make a change. Storming into the house he announced, “As the man of this house, my word is law. From now on I expect you to prepare gourmet meals every night, run my bath, and leave out my clothes. Then afterwards, guess who’s going to dress me and comb my hair?” Quietly his wife replied, “The funeral director.”

  • Public welcomed at piano recital Saturday

    Diana Aubrey’s music students will hold a recital 5 p.m. May 23 at Hodgenville Christian Church.

    LaRue County High School seniors Taylor Akin and Caleb Phelps have studied under Aubrey since first grade.

    Akin, son of Sherry and Doug Akin, plans to major in music education at Western Kentucky University.

    Phelps, son of Glenn and Teri Phelps, plans to major in worship arts at Campbellsville University.

  • LaRue athletes advance to state track meet

    The LaRue County boys placed third out of 12 teams that competed at the regional track meet May 16 at Marion County. The girls placed fifth. 

    “I am very proud of the way we competed at the regional meet,” Coach Jeremy Blair said. “I was a bit disappointed with the team scores, but you have to hand it to Elizabethtown and  Butler County – they really brought it.”

  • Relay stories: Ross a cancer survivor for nine years

    As a part of our community’s preparation for LaRue County’s Relay for Life event on May 15 at Hodgenville Elementary, the local Relay for Life Committee is recognizing individual survivors and their stories. This week, Kathy Ross, nine-year cancer survivor, is featured.

  • Relay: Surviving ovarian cancer took faith, friends

    As LaRue Countians prepare for the annual Relay for Life Event scheduled for May 15 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life County Committee is focusing on local survivor stories. This is the third of eight stories.

    I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer at age 39 in April 2005.

  • LaRue wins eighth straight district title

    For the eighth consecutive year, LaRue County is the champion of the 18th District Baseball Tournament.

    The Hawks have won the district title every year since 2002. This year's edition of the team defeated Green County 3-2 Tuesday at Horse Cave to extend the streak.

    It has been an up-and-down season for the Hawks, who enter next week's 5th Region Tournament with a 15-14 record overall. Coach Chris Price's team was unbeaten in seven games against district opponents and 10-4 against 5th Region teams.

  • Former sheriff, three-term mayor die within week

    Two men who spent several years as civil servants passed away last week.

    Former LaRue County Sheriff John A. Smith Sr., 81, of Magnolia died May 11 at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville.

    Former Hodgenville mayor R.K. Keith, 84, died May 16 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home – the facility he served as a volunteer for many years.

    Smith served as deputy 1970-78 and as sheriff 1978-82. He was an unopposed Democratic candidate for sheriff elected in November 1977.