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Today's News

  • Pearman is Memorial Scholarship winner

    At their 40th class reunion in November 2008, the LaRue County High School Class of 1968 established a scholarship in memory of their deceased classmates.

    This year’s recipient is Cortney Pearman, daughter of Curtis and Robin Pearman of Hodgenville.

    Pearman will attend ECTC this fall and plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University where she will major in elementary education.

  • Moore competes in state am

    A local man competed in the at&t Men’s State Amateur Championship at Champion Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville last week.

    Former LaRue County High School golfer Cody Moore, who transferred to Taylor County his sophomore year (2005), entered the three-day, 156-player event.

    Moore tied for 133rd after firing 11-over 83s.

  • Deal with discouragement one step at a time

    All of us at times get discouraged causing us to be defeated in our worthwhile goals in life. What causes discouragement?

    Discouragement may begin in the home. Some are easily discouraged because of experiences they had as children. Children who are not loved easily turn from their goals in life. They feel unworthy of pursuing worthy goals.

    Sometimes standards are too high in the home. The child does his best, but it never seems to be good enough. Such children never really have satisfying experiences.

  • Man faces sex abuse charges in three counties

    A Mount Sherman man faces 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy in three counties.

    Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road, was indicted on 100 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sodomy by a LaRue County grand jury June 15. The arrest came as the result of an investigation by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Kentucky State Police, according to court records. The detective presented the case to the grand jury directly, rather than district court.

  • Herald’s price change requires third quarter

    The LaRue County Herald News marks 125 years of service this year. In an ever changing business world, that accomplishment is a point of pride that today’s staff shares with the hundreds who have worked here and contributed to our ongoing success.

    With a constant eye toward serving our community, the paper has become a healthy business interest and we owe much of it to our faithful readers.

  • Lady Hawks honored at softball banquet

    The Lady Hawks softball team held its annual banquet Tuesday night to recognize the 43 players. Although the theme was to reflect on the past season, it was also a night to remind the underclassman that preparations for the 2009-10 season begins now.

    The banquet began with the recognition of the five seniors. Unfortunately, they could not hold the traditional senior night on the softball field, as the last home game was rained out.

  • Charges against foster parents amended

    The case against two foster parents facing drug charges has been resolved in LaRue District Court.

    Shawn Russelburg, 31, and her husband Jason Russelburg, 32, of 6360 Campbellsville Road, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first degree, on April 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Take time to learn about your history

    In a column in The Turret, Gen. George S. Patton’s grandson talked about the importance of keeping not just things but memories. He called recorded memories “the most meaningful, enduring dimensions of inheritance.”

  • Christian Cox gets sole hit in All-Star game

    Former LaRue County High School Lady Hawk Christian Cox competed in the East vs. West All-Star game June 12-14 at the University of Kentucky.

    Cox, who played for the West Seniors, played three games that weekend – two seven-inning games on Saturday and one nine-inning game on Sunday.

    Lady Hawk coach Mielle DiStefano coached the West Junior All Stars. 

    DiStefano said her team defeated the West Seniors, with pitchers combining for a one-hitter.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations June 15:

    •Extended-employment of Lisa Kerr as LaRue County High School girls' track coach effective end of school year.

    •Resignation, due to retirement, of Vicky Stewart as teacher at LaRue County Middle School effective July 1.

    •Extended-employment of Becky Hawkins as HES Cool School Cake Decorating Club Sponsor effective May 20.

    •Extended-employment of Cara Holt as HES Cool School Art Teacher effective May 20.