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Today's News

  • Women's Ministry sponsors retreat today at First Baptist

    First Baptist Church Hodgenville Women’s Ministry will host its annual Fall Women’s Day Retreat on Saturday. With a theme of “Ladies in Waiting,” the event will focus on what happens in life while women wait. After all women spend most of their time waiting for something or someone special,  for that special man to come into their lives, a on a great job, on that baby to complete the family or for that feeling that makes life worth living.

  • Man hospitalized after deer steps onto road

    A deer is blamed for an Oct. 30 wreck that sent a 60-year-old Hodgenville man to the hospital.

    According to a LaRue County Sheriff’s Office report, Russell H. Cooke was driving north on Bardstown Road about 9 p.m., nearly seven miles outside of Hodgenville's city limits, when he swerved to avoid a deer.

    His 1986 Buick overturned and landed in a nearby ditch, according to the report. Road conditions were wet, according to the report.

    Cooke failed a sobriety test administered by a deputy, the report said.

     

  • Former EMS director rehired on part-time basis

    LaRue County Fiscal Court hired Pat Helm as director of emergency medical services on a part-time basis.

    "The emergency services committee felt that making the job part time would save the district a significant amount of dollars as we won't have to pay benefits, which right now amount to 17 percent," said Tommy Turner, judge-executive, meeting Tuesday with the magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Helm, who retired from the director's position in June with 27 years of experience, will be on a one-year contract.   

  • LaRue’s playoff again begins at Valley

    For the second straight year, LaRue County’s playoff schedule opens at Valley High in southern Jefferson County.

    Coach Rodney Armes thinks his team will be ready for action Friday night.

    “You play for the playoffs,” he said. “We need to take what we’ve done and put it toward the playoffs.”

    Armes said the Hawks are coming off the most difficult schedule in his 14-year tenure as head coach and 18 seasons on the LCHS staff.

  • Hawks down Butler County 42-6

    LaRue County snapped a two-game losing streak with a 42-6 win Friday night over Butler County.

    The Hawks closed the regular season at home with a sendoff celebration for senior members of the team that preceded the game.

    LaRue led from the outset as Ryan Whitlcock returned the opening kickoff for a score.

    Quarterback Jordan Brewer scored on two runs and completed a touchdown pass to Jason Carlberg. Alex Lee and Drew Newberry also ran for Hawk TDs.

  • Calling all veterans

    The LaRue County Herald News is asking all veterans to submit their name, address and phone number to the Herald News, if you are interested in being featured in the new Veteran Spotlight which will feature a different veteran each week as space allows.

    Send information to The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, KY 42748

  • Sprowls recovering from stroke

    Lincoln Jamboree owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls was recovering Monday morning at Hardin Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke at his home late last week.

    He’s expected to make a full recovery and could be released as early as today.

    Sprowls told the Herald News from his hospital bed Monday morning, that he was feeling “pretty good,” although doctors reportedly diagnosed him with high blood pressure.  

    “I want to thank everyone for all the calls and prayers,” he said.

  • LCMS girls play for conference title tonight

    LaRue County Middle School's Lady Hawks basketball team will be playing for its conference championship tonight at home.

    Both the seventh- and eighth-grade girls' teams won the regular season title and will host the finals of the conference championship tournament tonight.

    Coach James "Boo" Brewer invites the community to attend and support the players.

  • Cooking with fresh pumpkin

    In the fall, people often ask how to cook with fresh pumpkin.

    You must remember that not all kinds of pumpkins are best for cooking. The jack-o-lantern pumpkins you see everywhere this time of year tend to be too large and stringy for baking. So when you are growing or buying pumpkins, ask if it is a variety that is good to use in cooking.

  • West releases another book celebrating Kentucky attraction

    The “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before You Die!” contains information about points of interest across the state. It includes Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville and the Zachary Taylor Cemetery in Louisville as well as natural wonders. West provides historic detail and stories that enhance a cross-state adventure or provide arm-chair entertainment.