Today's News

  • Crazy dreams may be a reflection of our subconscious - or just a bad burger

    All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

    – Edgar Allen Poe


    Researchers say we dream four to six times per night.

    Some people, like my husband, Bud, either claim to never dream or not to remember the ones they have. Those same researchers think we forget about 99 percent of what goes on in our brain while we sleep.

    But every now and then we have a dream that is so vivid it sticks with us and causes us to puzzle over its origin and possible meaning for months – even years – to come.

  • We have issues with our food

    When I began service in this part of Kentucky, I remember a meeting with a group of older people in Nelson County. They were upbeat though there was one issue for bemoaning: that our young people thought milk and food originated at any nearby grocery store. Point taken.

    This office has almost 50 files on various facets of food and its production. Perhaps the files with the most troubling information: agribusiness, genetically modified organisms and food safety.

  • Trafficking case to be heard by grand jury

    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause in two related cases July 8 and held both to be heard by a grand jury.

    Beverly Reliford, 51, of Greensburg is charged with trafficking in controlled substance, first degree; tampering with physical evidence; obstructing or interfering with an investigation; and prescription not in a proper container.

    Reliford is a social worker in Greensburg.

  • Schools announce personnel changes

    On July 20, the LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations:

    Resignation of:

    Steve Webb as science teacher at LaRue County High School.

    Deana Paden as technology resource technician at LaRue County Middle School.

    Sissy Seidl as bus driver due to retirement.

    Sharon Allen as instructional assistant at Kids Crew.

    Employment terminated – Melissa Enlow, effective June 15.

    Employment of:

    Vanessa Devers and Samantha Rowe as teachers at LCMS.

  • Ag exhibits are a big part of LaRue County Fair

    The 2009 LaRue County Fair will be July 23-Aug. 1 and county residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 102nd LaRue County Community Fair.

    Specific details for all the events can be reviewed in the 2009 LaRue County Community Fair supplement in The LaRue County Herald News. The catalog should be consulted to help you meet the rules and regulations. 

  • Gribbins sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter

    Kenneth R. Gribbins, 58, of New Haven was sentenced to 14 years in prison on two counts of first-degree manslaughter in Nelson Circuit Court last week. He also was sentenced to three years in prison on one count of wanton endangerment. Sentences are to be served concurrently.

    He was credited with 726 days in jail and probation was denied.

  • Judge Reed named to regional post

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has appointed a judge who serves Hart and LaRue counties to a regional post. District Court Judge C. Derek Reed has been appointed as vice chief regional district judge for the Green River Region. On the District Court level, the region consists of Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Logan, Meade, Metcalfe, Ohio, Simpson, Todd and Warren counties.

    Reed is one of the 30 judges Chief Justice Minton named to regional posts across Kentucky.

  • Martha Page named to ECTC post

    Martha Page has been announced as the program coordinator/ instructor for the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Page recently retired from the LaRue County School System after serving kindergarten students for 34 years. She was the recipient of the 1995 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award and also the 2006 WHAS/EON US ExCEL Award. She will assume her duties in August.

  • New site-based council elected at ALES for 2009-11

    The new site-based decision-making council for Abraham Lincoln Elementary began its work at the June meeting in the school’s Gearon Conference Center. Members of the 2009-11 council are teachers Jackie Harley, Missy Flanders and Karlotta Cecil; parents Trudy Gardner and Farrah Pruitt; and principal and chairwoman Amber Thurman.

    Plans were made to introduce the new council to school families at both the Parent Orientation Night July 28 and the Kindergarten Launch July 30.

  • McDowell plays integral part in parental education

    Kayla McDowell helps parents to be better teachers of their children.

    As parent educator under the auspices of the Family Resource Center at Abraham Lincoln Elementary through AmeriCorps volunteers, she works with LaRue County families who have children from birth to 3 years old.

    The program’s goals are to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children’s school readiness and school success.