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Today's News

  • New record: Sunrise Manor sends three home in two days

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, now a Signature-managed healthcare facility, has set a new record for the facility.
    Last week, during a two-day period, three residents were discharged to home. None of the current staff can recall that many people, in such a short timeframe, returning home from the long-term care facility in its 44-year history.
    “I think a lot of people have the misconception that if they come into the nursing home, they won’t leave,” said Mark Burba, staff physical therapist. “That’s not necessarily true.”

  • Mullins elected KASA vice president

    A local educator has taken on a state leadership role.
    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, has been elected as vice president of the Kentucky Association for School Administrators. This enters him into the cycle of leadership that will eventually have him serve as president-elect and then president.

  • Fair beauty pageants open to state

    A new Miss LaRue County Fair will be selected Monday, July 25 as the 104th LaRue County begins in full swing.
    However, the new queen may not be from LaRue County. The Fair Board, following the example of other county fairs, is opening the pageant to the state. As long as the contestant lives in Kentucky, she is eligible for the crown and to contend for a state title, according to Fair Board President Ann “Snookie” Morrison.
    If a non-LaRue Countian is crowned, a local contender will be named “Miss LaRue County” as well.

  • Four states represented at Wheeler reunion

    The annual Wheeler reunion was July 10, 2011, at LaRue County Sportsman’s Club in Hodgenville.
    Attending from Kentucky: Ruth Wheeler, Henry, Connie, Nathan and Aaron Wheeler, Charles, Dorothy and Layton Wheeler, Karen Falker, Robert Bennert, Beulha Collins, Jane Lognit, Dills, Mary and Caitlyn Wheeler, Zac and Constene Wheeler, Darrell and Judell Vance, Ruel and Marilyn Elkins, Freedia Thompson, Junior and Shirley Elkins and daughter, David, David Jr., Samantha and Sheila Brothers, Sharon Brothers, Jim and Margie Davis, Mildred Benningfield.

  • Hornback-Wortham families hold reunion

    Several descendants of the Jesse and Mae Hornback Wortham family gathered July 17 for a reunion.

  • Connor Logue earns Trustee's Scholarship

    Connor Michael Logue, a graduate of Louisville Male High School, will attend the University of Louisville this fall.
    He received the Trustee’s Scholarship and was chosen to be in the University’s honor program.
    Connor is the son of Tom and Valarie Logue and the grandson of Bradley and Maxine French of Hodgenville, and Eldred Taylor and the late Buford Logue of Louisville.

  • Estate of former patient files civil suit against nursing home

    The estate of a former Sunrise Manor Nursing Home resident has filed a wrongful death suit against the facility.
    In the civil suit, filed last month in LaRue Circuit Court, the estate of Dewey Underwood and Mary Underwood claim the nursing home failed to provide adequate medical, nursing and custodial care to Dewey Underwood and that injuries ultimately led to his death. The contract between the Underwoods and Sunrise began January 2010, according to records.

  • COLUMN: Support your community, visit the fair and have a blast

    As time goes by, I realize more and more just how working together makes the world a better place. I see that every day in this community. With that in mind, I also see what happens when people don’t take action to participate in local events, and would prefer to be critical instead of getting involved.

  • Family returns to historic home after fire

    Five and a half months ago the home of Terry and Sandy LaFollette on Old E’town Road suffered severe damage due to a house fire. Today the structure is beautifully restored.
    “I thank God and the firefighters every day,” said Sandy LaFollette. “Without them I wouldn’t be standing here.”
    The home, built in 1892, caught fire in February near the dryer area, in the center of the home.
    The house was nearly a total loss, but due to the efforts of local volunteer fire departments, the frame of the house was saved.

  • Woo hoo! Herald News driver delivers news with lighthearted approach

    After the stories are written, ads placed, paper printed and circulars inserted, The LaRue County Herald News makes its way to the newsstands. However, its journey getting there deserves a story itself.