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Today's News

  • South Fork Homemakers, Jan. 2010 meeting

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Delores Bale and Amanda Gatewood serving as hostesses.

    The meeting was called to order by President Emogene Gardner.  Also present were Janice Bowen, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Hazel Hodges, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Julie Devore.

    The Club agreed to cater the annual County Extension Council Leadership and Awards Banquet.

    Bingo games were enjoyed after the luncheon.

  • Middle School Mat Hawks bring home medals

    The LaRue County Middle School wrestling team took third in the District 2 Middle School Championship Jan. 15. The event was held at North Middle School.

    The team had 230 points, falling just eight points behind second-place Central Hardin. North Hardin won the event with 275 points.

    The top three schools doubled scores of the fourth- through eighth-place

    teams: Wayne, Meade, Boyle, Bluegrass and Bates.

  • Former John Deere dealer dies

    Sorrow touched the hearts of many in Shelby County last week with the loss of a man who was well-known not only as a local businessman for half a century but also for his generosity and love for his community.

    Joseph E. Burks, 89, was the husband of 66 years of Mary Anderson Burks, and father to Joseph E. II, Carl David, Mark Athel, John Jay Crittenden (deceased) and Paul Morgan Burks and Bonnie Burks Gray. He owned the John Deere dealership in LaRue County many years ago.

  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System opens Military Unit

    When the new Military Unit at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System opens Feb. 1, those who serve our country will have a place to call home that meets their needs.
    “I think it’s important for people to know that with the Military Unit in place, we will have a separate unit for military, a separate unit for CD (chemical dependency) patients and a separate psychiatric unit,’’ LTBHS Chief Executive Officer Chuck Webb said. “It’s something that will be better for our military.’’

  • Family Fitness & Wellness Club schedule

    Family Fitness & Wellness Club

    6-7 p.m. at listed school location (Hodgenville Elementary or  Abraham Lincoln Elementary)

    Jan. 27          HES       Lower Body Conditioning

    Feb. 1            ALES     Kickboxing

    Feb. 3             HES      Walk/Fit Night

  • Scholarship opportunities

    Bluegrass Cellular

    Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 38-county coverage area, which includes LaRue County. The deadline for applications is April 4.  Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. For guidelines and application, go to www.BluegrassCellular.com.

    Nolin RECC

  • Old photo identified as 'Ballinger School'

    Longtime reader Melanie Thompson identified the old photo published in the Jan. 19 issue of The LaRue County Herald News.

    The photo also ran in the Aug. 24, 1978 issue of the Herald News and Thompson’s grandmother had saved the information. Thompson and her daughter Mandy found the clipping while looking through a box of old photos.

  • National Issues Forum to be held in Campbellsville

    The University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service will host a National Issues Forum 10 a.m. Feb. 7 in Campbellsville.

    NIF is a result of a partnership between the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute. The purpose is to use the comments from the Forums as a method to communicate and inform national policy makers. 

  • Schools closed Friday

    LaRue County students will enjoy a long weekend as classes were called off Thursday in anticipation of the approaching snow storm and again Friday, after about 3-inches of snow fell on the area. That brings a total of eight days missed due to inclement weather this school year.

    The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning that ended at 1 a.m. Friday.

    Local and state crews have made good progress clearing main roads, but backroads are still slick. Drivers should use caution in intersections as well.

  • Fantasias welcome twins

    Frank and Deborah Fantasia of Hodgenville announce the birth of twins – a daughter, Rebecca Anne Fantasia and a son, Justin Thomas Fantasia.

    They were born Sept. 14, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Rebecca Anne weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Justin Thomas weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    They are welcomed home by siblings, Rachael, 11; Nicole, 8; and Joseph, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Sally Bourgeault of Elizabethtown.