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Today's News

  • Tennis teams enter 5th Region play

    The LaRue County tennis team entered 5th Region competition Monday at University Park Drive with high hopes of seeing some of their young players in the finals and looking at possible state berths.

    Coach Chris Estes’ young team has shown ambition and drive all year and enter regions with a winning record for both boys' (10-3) and the girls' (8-4) squads.

    Match play started early and saw Nancy Howell and Hannah Carter, a sixth seed in the regional, capturing first round victories 6-0 and 6-1 to Bardstown.

  • Indiana penny to be released Thursday

    The U.S. Mint will introduce the new “Indiana” penny depicting Abraham Lincoln’s youth at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln City, Ind.

    The design, on the tails side of the penny, shows Lincoln, as a young man, reading a book while taking a break from rail splitting. The Lincolns lived in Indiana 1816-1830.

  • Study validates importance of Main Street to communities

    Study validates importance of Main Street to small communities

    Small communities benefit most from being part of the national Main Street organization, according to a study by the Journal of the American Planning Association. The study also cites the value of volunteers, investing in the community that is “serious work that is seriously fun.” This study illustrates with great factual basis a lot of things which people working for and as part of Main Street have long believed to be true.

    The following material is quoted from a press release in entirety.

  • Seymour has shot at state

    Landmark News Service

    After day one of the regional tennis tournament, LaRue County girls ranked third in the standings.

  • There will be no cents from this office today

    A lady called our office last week hoping to persuade one of us to “share” one of the new Lincoln bicentennial pennies with her. While we were sympathetic that she has not been able to find one, we weren’t about to mail one of the keepsakes to a perfect stranger.

    It’s not like the pennies have been showing up in pocket change.

  • Terrorist terrier learns to leave well enough alone

    When I was a kid, my dad brought in a new pup. It was a Boston terrier – a tiny black and white monstrosity with a mashed face, bugged eyes – one blue and one brown – and bad attitude.

    He named it Samson and he loved it dearly.

    It was supposed to be my dog but Samson and I had a difference of opinion early in the relationship and I never cared much for him after that.

    Samson was the worst dog that could have landed on a small farm. He refused to stay home, wouldn’t listen and tormented the other animals.

  • In this week's Herald News

    A special keepsake section honoring the LaRue County High School Class of 2009 is included with this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Here are a few of the top headlines also appear in this week's paper:

  • Burley battles against fungus

    There are several burley tobacco seedling diseases caused by fungi and fungus-like organisms. Let’s look at them.

  • Hodgenville reviews budget ordinance

    Hodgenville City Council held first reading of a budget ordinance Monday for fiscal year July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010.

    Anticipated general fund revenues are $875,500; operation and maintenance account revenues are $946,500; wastewater fund revenues are $496,360; road fund revenues are $42,000.

    The full ordinance will be printed as a legal notice in the Herald News after second reading.

    Other topics discussed by the council included the $1 million water tower project on Greensburg Street.

  • Hurdlers, harriers succeed at All-Comers Meet

    Seven schools were represented at last week's All-Comers Meet in Hodgenville April 23. Besides LaRue, those present were Nelson County, Bullitt East, Campbellsville, Bethlehem, Bullitt Central and Marion County. The LaRue County boys placed third overall with 89 points as compared to champion Bullitt East's 170. The girls placed second with 97 total points behind Nelson County's 151.