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Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Calling school off can be a tough call

    Icy, snowy weather has arrived in LaRue County earlier than in previous years, causing schools to be dismissed several days in December.

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that more days of school will be dismissed.            

    What's the best way to find out?

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools' director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.

  • COLUMN: Take time to give thanks

    For many people, holidays are a time to come together and give thanks for what you have. Holidays are an appropriate time for family members to share something for which they are thankful. 

    Be thankful for the food you are eating. Someone put a lot of time, money, and effort into your holiday feast. Be thankful for the nourishment and hard work. 

  • FISCAL COURT: County attempts to recover funds from paramedic training

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized county attorney Dale Morris to begin litigation against a former paramedic for breach of contract.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, explained the county had entered into a contract with Javier Aleman which stipulated that the county would pay for his schooling to be a paramedic with the requirement that he agree to a three-year commitment to work for LaRue’s EMS. The amount the county paid was just over $6,000, according to Pat Helm, emergency medical services director.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Caverna 97-76

    The LaRue County Hawks came within three points of the century mark Friday night as they defeated the Caverna Colonels 97-76 at Hodgenville.

    Head Coach Paul Childress was extremely pleased with his offense. 

  • Basketball: Lady Hawks defeat Caverna

    SPECIAL TO THE HERALD NEWS
    JOSH BARNES

     

    Heart pounding, sweat rolling, Lady Hawk guard and forward Ivy Brown made the shot in the last second that tied the game to send the Lady Hawks into overtime against Caverna Friday night.

    The Lady Hawks won 60-54 “with struggles,” according to Coach Travis Wooton after the intense competition between the Lady Hawks and Caverna ended.

  • Joel Ray back in (Christmas) spirit

    “Wise men came from a fire.”

    The punch line may have fallen flat if anyone else had spoken it. But the audience at the Lincoln Jamboree chuckled appreciatively when it came from the lips of emcee and owner, Joel Ray Sprowls.

    Sprowls and the Jamboree Gang hosted the 56th annual Christmas show Saturday night. He has been at the helm of the country music show for the special evening of traditional country and Christmas songs all but one of those years – 2009.

    He is still recovering from the stroke that kept him off the stage.

  • Diana Leathers joins staff of health department

    LaRue County Health Department has recently welcomed a new community health and education director to their staff.

    Diana Leathers began her duties on Nov. 29 when the position became open due to a job transfer.

    Leathers graduated from the University of Kentucky in May with a Bachelors degree in Health Science. She resides in Bardstown with her husband, Robbie and three sons, Ryan, Greg and Scott.

  • Students compete in essay contest

    Fifth grade students from Karlotta Cecil's classroom at Abraham Lincoln Elementary have been busily writing for both school portfolio requirements and the American Association of Retired People Grandparent Contest.

    Eight students elected to enter their Best Grandparent pieces in the local contest. They were Steven Greenleaf, Anna Webb, Alyssa Betz, Dylan Sullivan, Lauren Parker, Kyle Woosley, Laurel Locke and Skyler Hornback.

  • FSA moving toward electronic checks

    The Farm Service Agency's Commodity Credit Corporation is moving toward an electronic method for processing producers' checks. When producers present checks, either in person or through the mail, the checks will be converted into an Electronic Funds Transfer. These funds will be debited from the producer's account, usually within 24 hours of receipt. This improves customer relations, speeds the check clearing process, and reduces the potential for human error.

  • Two injured in Sunday wreck

    Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 6:29 p.m. Dec. 19.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 responded to a call of an injury accident in the 2300 block of Ky. 210.

    Robert Townsend, 74, of Elizabethtown was driving a 1999 Nissan Altima, leaving a residence at 2332 Hodgenville Road, according to KSP. As Townsend pulled onto Ky. 210, he failed to yield the right-of-way to a westbound 2007 Honda Pilot driven by Lindsey Driscoll, 24 of Elizabethtown.