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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chamber announces three major annual awards

    A civic organization, a federal employee and a local businessman were honored Thursday night as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church.

  • ALES custodians win good housekeeping award

    For the second time since the recognition program began last school year, custodians at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School have won the district’s good housekeeping award.

    “They have taken a lot of pride in their work and it shows in the school building,” said Phil Fulkerson, district director of transportation and maintenance.

    Larry Nunn, Kent Ballough and Michael Franklin, custodial staff at ALES, received district-logo shirts for their first win and Texas Roadhouse gift cards the second time they claimed top honor.

  • Cyclists travel through county

    A group of cyclists following the Wilderness Trail passed through Hodgenville June 10.

    The 12 cyclists on the 31-day tour started in St. Louis and will end in Virginia July 1, with riders traveling 50-60 miles a day.

    Organizer Tom Armstrong said the members of this group come from all across the United States. Their ages range from 50 to 75-years-old.

  • Police in the sky, scanning the fields

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police began joint air and ground marijuana eradication efforts in the region this week, making a related arrest and substantial find Monday after spotting a pot patch.

    The annual eradication efforts by Post 4 employ a Bell UH-1 helicopter flying over an eight-county region, which includes LaRue. A spotter trained to identify the illegal plant from above is part of the flight crew.