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Today's News

  • Family Dollar to open in Magnolia

     Just two years after Dollar General Store opened in Magnolia, another discount retailer has plans to build nearby.

  • 1,000 Medicaid patients to be added in LaRue

     In the wake of Gov. Steve Beshear’s recent decision to expand Medicaid under federal health reform, there is concern that Kentucky’s healthcare system will not be able to care for the newly insured.

  • Grillin'
  • Community Calendar

    Fair pageant applications
    Applications for LaRue County Fair beauty pageants can be picked up at these Hodgenville locations: The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Dr.; the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old E’town Road; and Vanity Hair, 111 West Main St. For more information, call the Fair office at 234-3313 or Sandy Bell at 358-8166. The Fair begins June 14.

    Friends of the Library meet
    Friends of the Library will meet at 5 p.m. June 6.

    Karaoke and dancing

  • Eastern Livestock owners sentenced

    The former owner and former chief operating officer of now-bankrupt Eastern Livestock Company, LLC, were sentenced in U. S. District Court last week, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for mail fraud arising from their part in a check-kiting scheme that caused the loss of millions of dollars to hundreds of businesses and individuals.

    About 200 sellers of cattle in Kentucky, did business with Eastern Livestock in 2010, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • It's county fair time, livestock shows aplenty

    The LaRue County Fair has a new date this year of June 14-22, but continues to feature many livestock and crop shows and displays.

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate and ownership by certain date. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day
    Aug. 7 – First day for students

    LCHS
    LCHS site-based council

    The LCHS site-based decision-making council will meet at 4 p.m. June 27 in the school’s conference room. For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    St. Catherine Academy Open House

  • 140 to attend 'Cool School'

    School will be exceptionally “cool” at Hodgenville Elementary next week.

    HES and Abraham Lincoln Elementary’s family resource centers, with the district’s youth service center, are sponsoring Cool School – five days of learning and experimenting with an emphasis on fun for LaRue County first-through-fifth-grade students.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Saltsman - Fields

    Julie Hayden of Bardstown, and Christopher Fields and Michelle Wright of Taylorsville, announce the engagement of their parents, Carolyn Saltsman and Larry Fields, both of Hodgenville.

    They will be married June 22, 2013, at an outdoor ceremony at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Kerfoot in Hodgenville.

    The bride to be is a semi-retired registered nurse with Intrepid Home Health and a tour director with Shockey Tours in Louisville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Thompson - Lew

    Johnie and Maureen Thompson of New Haven announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Marrisa to Stephen Lew, son of Joe and Jennie Lew of Upton.

    The bride to be is a 2005 graduate of Nelson County High School, and is employed by Bardstown City Schools as an instructional assistant. She is the granddaughter of John and Alene Thompson of Hodgenville, and the late Leo and Margie Ball of New Haven.

    The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. June 8, 2013, at Bardstown Church of God, 3909 Louisville Road, Bardstown.