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Today's News

  • Louisville Civic Orchestra to bring free concert to LaRue

    Come 7 p.m., Sept. 20, LaRue Countians will have the opportunity to hear the Louisville Civic Orchestra perform in a free concert at a site in this county.

    “The beauty of these instruments imparts an enjoyment that lasts a lifetime,” said local pianist and music teacher Diana Aubrey who is coordinating the visit.

    “The good thing is you don’t have to have all this classical knowledge to enjoy it.”

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • Firefighters critically injured in C-ville

    Firefighter Tony Grider is in critical condition and Alex Quinn is listed in fair condition after they were injured Thursday afternoon while helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

    Four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were injured at 11:42 a.m. today after a ladder from a fire truck approached power lines, and the proximity of the ladder to the lines allowed what is known as an electric arc to occur, which caused the firefighters to be shocked.

  • Coloring contest winners: Garrett and Kaylee

    Garrett Dohn and Kaylee Hatcher were the winners of The LaRue County Herald News’ Back-to-School Coloring Contest.

    They received a goodie bag filled with fun school and craft supplies. Their artwork was displayed in the newspaper’s office, along with the other entries.

    Garrett is the son of Joe and Glenda Dohn. Kaylee is the granddaughter of Tommy Hatcher.

    Our thanks to all who entered. 

  • Rutledge: $1,000 scholarship

     Kelsey Rutledge of Hodgenville has been selected for a University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

    She plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to study automotive technology.

    The 2014 LaRue County High School graduate is the daughter of Robert Rutledge and Twala Rutledge.

  • Sandidges celebrate golden anniversary

     Terry and Sue Sandidge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2014.

    They were married Aug. 28, 1964.

    A reception, hosted by their children, will be held 2-4 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center.

  • Who’s behind Kentucky’s ban on casinos, gay marriage?

    Why have casinos and gay marriage had such a tough time in the Kentucky General Assembly?

    Baptists.

    That’s the consensus among the Kentucky Baptist Conference and lawmakers themselves, who say the high number of Baptists in the General Assembly can take the blame or credit for Kentucky’s continuing ban on gay marriage and lack of casinos.

  • CU and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders discuss new partnership agreement

     Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.

  • Hawks look to future, put ’13 season behind

    Each and every one of us go through struggles in our daily lives. To say Head Coach Josh Jaggers went through a three-month struggle with his 2013 varsity football season is a huge understatement.

    This year’s 2014 Hawks football team remembers the pain and struggle experienced last season, and is determined to right the wrong that took place last year going 0-11.