Today's News

  • 4-H Camp was a week of fun for campers and volunteers

    Ninety-three campers and 14 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland enjoying swimming, boating, fishing, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes, low ropes and outdoor cooking. 

  • Celebrating the big 5-0: A time to reflect on bottomless mysteries

    Wonderful things happen when you turn 50.

    For instance, family members sneak around and put really funny ads in the newspaper letting everyone know you are now half a century old.

    On the other end of the spectrum is your annual doctor’s visit when he notices your birthday approaching and learns that your family has a history of colon cancer.

    “Time for a colonoscopy.”

  • Firefighters were tenacious

    Our sincere appreciation goes to the Hodgenville, Buffalo and Magnolia Fire Departments for their tenacious effort and unselfish work they gave to save the surrounding property when our barn was destroyed by fire June 17.

    These wonderful groups of people exhibit their valuable importance when disaster is experienced by people of LaRue County.

    Nile and Ruth Riddle


  • Root canals get a bad rap

    “Root canals get a bad rap.”

  • Root canals get a bad rap

    “Root canals get a bad rap.”

  • Root canals get a bad rap

    “Root canals get a bad rap.”

  • Crop exhibits will be taken July 25

    The 2010 LaRue County Fair will be July 22-31 and LaRue County residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of the 103rd LaRue County Fair.

    Let’s look this week at crop exhibits. Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the 2010 LaRue County Community Fair supplement in The LaRue County Herald News. The catalog should be consulted to help you meet the rules and regulations, as well as for other County Fair events.

  • Sports Shorts

    Volleyball tryouts

    The LaRue County High School volleyball team will hold tryouts 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. July 15-16. Attendance is mandatory both days. Any girl entering grades 8-12 may try out. A current KHSAA physical is required before tryout. Physical forms can be picked up in the LCHS office. For more information, contact Coach Ben Schell at 358-2210 or ben.schell@larue.kyschools.us.

    Soccer yard sale and car wash

  • County employees receive 2 percent raise

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a 2 percent salary increase for its employees in the 2010-11 budget as magistrates met July 13 in the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “This applies to all employees except to elected officials whose salaries are set by the state,” said Tommy Turner, judge-executive.

    Scenic highway grant

    The court approved a resolution that allows the court to receive a $144,000 Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway grant.

  • Little league coaches learn CPR basics, use of AED

    New equipment was recently introduced at LaRue County Parks and Recreation and it could help to save lives in the future.

    The park’s addition is an Automated External Defibrillator or AED. This $1,500 machine, which was donated by Nolin RECC, is used as an aid during CPR and can help to restart a heart.

    According to Jerry McBride, paramedic and instructor for the American Heart Association, AEDs save lives because they can detect when a heart enters a deadly rhythm and then reset the heart by providing a “jolt of electricity” to return it to normal.