Today's News

  • LaRue loses football shoot out

    After trailing 24-7 in the first half, LaRue County pulled within three points late in the fourth quarter before dropping a 51-41 decision Friday  to unbeaten Central Hardin.

    The homecoming crowd at Hawk Field enjoyed an offensive shoot out.

    First-half errors, including a fumble and blocked punt, put LaRue in a hole. But the team's powerful run game fueled a rally. Central Hardin led 44-41 late in the fourth quarter when the Hawks forced a punt. That drive stalled on a fourth-and-two stop minutes later.

  • Main Street event a big success

    Main Street’s annual dinner and concert included a great meal by the South Fork Homemakers, wonderful entertainment by Water’s Edge and a successful silent auction.

    The evening involved a lot of hard work by Main Street volunteers and board members and brought us a combined profit for tickets and auction of over $1,400, after expenses. That represents a special effort by some people to obtain the donated items.

  • Remembering Lincoln Days 2009

    The crowds poured into Hodgenville for the annual Lincoln Days weekend celebration.

    As always, the 16th president who was born in LaRue County was well represented by lookalikes, art work and images.

    The Herald News print edition Wednesday will commemorate the event with four pages of bonus coverage. It will be packed with dozens of full color photographs and be printed on a higher-quality paper that makes this annual edition a keepsake for many.

    All subscribers will receive a copy. It will be on sale at local retailers Wednesday.

  • Pamida accepts FSA cards

    All Pamida retail stores and Pamida pharmacies now accept Flexible Spending Account cards from their customers. FSA cards offer a convenient payment option for eligible medical and wellness items in their stores.

    An FSA account, also referred to as a flex plan or reimbursement account is an employer-sponsored program that allows individuals to set aside pre-tax money for eligible medical expenses.

  • LaRue schools installing emergency devices

    LaRue County Schools are installing devices – automated external defibrillators – that might prove to be lifesavers in case of a health emergency.

    “Several lives have been saved at schools, athletic events and practices in other parts of the country where these are in place,” said Mike Brown, director of pupil personnel and district health coordinator. 

  • ACT will benefit students now and in the future

    The ACT, which all Kentucky high school juniors are required to take, is important not only because it is a predictor of success in college, but also because the data gleaned from it can help strengthen students in academic areas while they’re still in high school.

    Ruth Sorace, curriculum specialist with the LaRue County School System, explained its value:

  • Learn to let go of things you can’t control

    “Stop allowing yourselves to be ... unsettled” John 14:27

    Some kids at summer camp were discussing creation. One asked, “If everything has a purpose, how come God made poison ivy?”

    Another replied, “Because he knows there are some things we should keep our hands off.”

    Keeping your hands off certain things isn’t easy, especially when you’re insecure or controlling by nature.

    “But sometimes my partner drives me crazy.” Maybe you drive them crazy too.

  • Horticulture Club offers students first-hand learning

    Some students at Hodgenville Elementary School are learning botany and some biology firsthand as members of the school’s horticulture club.

    The students have a small garden outside adviser Ashley Puckett’s classroom where they have grown several types of vegetables – tomatoes, squash, zucchini, as well as several varieties of flowers including sunflowers.

    “I began leading the club last year,” Puckett said. “Becky Hawkins (a teaching colleague) led the club about three years before me.”

  • High school speech team coaching ‘Little Leagues’

    Just as successful high school varsity sports teams have feeder leagues supplying them with skilled and experienced new faces, so Katy Cecil, speech coach for both LaRue County high and middle schools, has begun a Little League complete with teams – Speakin’ Lincolns, Jabber Jawz and Awesome Os.

    “We started the program to educate the younger grades about what speech and debate actually is,” said Cecil who teaches English at LaRue County High School.

  • Cox takes fourth in golf tourney

    Last week, 70 amateurs and 16 professionals teed it up at Richmond’s Gibson Bay in the 2009 PGA National Resort Kentucky Senior Open.

    In the Pro Division, Steve Cox of Hodgenville tied for fourth with a total score of 142. He won $275.