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Today's News

  • It’s county fair week - enter your crop exhibits

    The 2011 LaRue County Fair will be July 22-30 and LaRue county residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 104th LaRue County Community Fair.
    Let’s look this week at crop exhibits.  Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the last week‘s 2011 LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo supplement in The LaRue County Herald News.  It can help you meet the rules and regulations for these and other County Fair events.  

  • New Haven teen injured in wreck

    A New Haven man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash.

    Dillon Downs, 18, of Stiles Road, was driving a 1995 BMW on N. L&N Turnpike toward White City when he lost control of the vehicle. It slid off the right side of the roadway, spun and struck a tree.

    Deputy Eric Williamson said the driver’s door was pinned against the tree and firefighters had to remove the top of the car to remove Downs. The roadway was closed about an hour.

  • Eastern Kentucky University opens new arts center

    RICHMOND, Ky. -- Great variety and a sparkling array of internationally-known entertainers mark the inaugural season of the EKU Center for the Arts at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

  • Heath family holds reunion

    The descendants of Doc and Josephine Heath held their reunion July 9 in the basement of South Fork Baptist Church. Sixty-three attended, including three of their children, Dorothy Cruse, Frankie Bell and Bill Heath.

  • 'Faces of Cancer' exhibit opens July 18

    Most of the time when the word “cancer” appears in news reports it is followed by an onslaught of statistics that rarely makes the illness personal.

    But one exhibit traveling the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, consisting of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, is trying to change that. The exhibit intends on giving the dreaded “C” word a face and associate it with hope rather than despair.

  • BIRTH: Bales welcome Ella Grace

    Nathan and Amanda Bales are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace Bales. 

    Ella Grace was born at 2:42 a.m. on May 12, 2011, at Norton Hospital.  She weighed 4 pounds 9 ounces and was 17 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Beverly Veirs and the late Roy Veirs of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Rita Bales of Hodgenville.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Emily DeWitt wins Bluegrass Cellular scholarship

    Bluegrass Cellular will lighten the burden of paying for college tuition for a student from LaRue County this fall. Emily Dewitt from Hodgenville, a graduate of LaRue County High School, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship.

  • COLUMN: Jericho's walls came tumbling down

    Joshua had commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth until the day I say unto you, ‘Shout.’ Then you shall shout.” Joshua 1:10

    God gave Joshua specific instructions about how to conquer Jericho. It was a supernatural strategy which consisted of waiting, walking and no talking. The children of Israel had to march by faith day after day with no apparent results. The faith-walk was a test of their obedience and trust. (Psalm 37:34)

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  • Mark B. Carter named CEO of Passport Health Plan

    University Health Care, Inc. which does business as Passport Health Plan announced July 7 that Mark B. Carter has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Carter has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since December.