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Today's News

  • Annual cleanup and recycling event is is Saturday

    The annual fall cleanup and recycling event is 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage across from LaRue County High School.

    Almost any item that is too large to be picked up by weekly trash service will be accepted, including appliances, scrap metal, old cars, car parts, bulky items, furniture, computers and monitors, fax machines, cell phones and other e-scrap. Vehicle, equipment and appliance batteries will also be accepted at no charge.

  • Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops find new home

    In May the Boy Scouts of America hosted its national annual conference in Grapevine, Texas, where thousands of Scout and Cub Masters flocked to hear reports on the impact BSA had during the 2012-13 year.

    The conference also resulted in an update in the BSA participant acceptance policy, allowing boys with homosexual attributes to continue to participate or join BSA troops on a national scale.

  • The LaRue County Herald News Free Gas Give-Away! Final Winner
  • Best named director of Lincoln Trail Health Department

    Sara Jo Best is the new director of Lincoln Trail District Health Department, which covers Hardin, Meade, LaRue, Nelson, Washington and Marion Counties.

    She replaces Linda Sims, who retired after 17 years of service.

  • PAGEANT WINNER - Howevalley
  • ANNIVERSARY - Sparks

    Wally and Barbara Sparks of Hodgenville celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Oct. 15, 2013.

    The couple married Oct. 15, 1993, at Hodgenville United Methodist Church by Pastor Keith Switzer. They were the last couple to be married in the church on Lincoln Boulevard.

  • ANNIVERSARY - Kirkpatricks celebrate 50 years

    Ronnie and Phyllis Phipps Kirkpatrick of Magnolia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19, 2013.

    The couple married Oct. 19, 1963, in Tennessee.

    They have two children, Scott (Jennifer) Kirkpatrick, and Stacey Kirkpatrick Cecil; and four grandchildren, Ethan Kirkpatrick, Hayley Cecil, Keegan Kirkpatrick and Breea Kirkpatrick.

    They celebrated their anniversary with their children and grandchildren.

  • The moon is always round

    For the past month I have been working on stories for my newspaper’s month-long emphasis on breast cancer.

    I’m up to my eyebrows in breast cancer research and have talked with a number of women who are either actively in treatment for this disease or are counting the months and years of being a survivor.

  • An ouch of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure

    One of our readers remembered a column I penned on Oct. 25, 1995. What is more amazing is that he requested it be reprinted. A lot of things have changed in the last 18 years. Please keep that in mind as you read this piece in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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    Warning: This column deals with a sensitive topic. It has been deemed offensive by my children. The faint of heart should proceed directly to the Lifestyles page.

  • KSP releases name of man shot by officer

    Kentucky State Police have identified the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in Hodgenville.

    Benjamin Burba, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore confirmed the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

    Jeff Gregory, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, also revealed Hodgenville Police Officer Jaron Skillman fired the shots.