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Today's News

  • County receives recycling grant

    Last week, LaRue County Fiscal Court received $58,824 in recycling grant money from the Kentucky Pride Fund, and local Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray could not contain her excitement.
    She plans to use the money to buy a skid steer (loader) and two more recycling trailers. The skid steer is what Gray calls a “multi-tasking unit” and allows for different attachments, like a claw, forks or a bucket.

  • BIRTH: Roberts welcome Allie Hope

    Ben and Angela Roberts of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Allie Hope Roberts.
    Allie Hope was born at 9:31 p.m. Jan. 27, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was 19-inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
    Grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville, and John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville.
    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.
    Allie Hope was welcomed home by her sisters, Addie, 3, and Audrie, 2.

  • Allen joins Farm Bureau

    Bryan Lee Allen has been appointed as an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at LaRue County Farm Bureau. Allen’s appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, vice president of agency support and marketing for KFB Insurance.
    Allen, who earned a degree in business administration from Mid-Continent University, joins LaRue County Farm Bureau after working for Enterprise Rent-a-Car and St. Catherine College.
    Allen will work with Agency Manager Price Smith, and the staff at LaRue County Farm Bureau.

  • Cooking by heart at Farmhouse Diner

    About 11 minutes out of Hodgenville sits a little restaurant by the name of “224 Farmhouse Diner.” It is owned by Angie and Reed Smith, and was built in the middle of their own farm.
    It is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They have an ongoing menu as well as daily specials and cook most things from scratch. They offer, what Angie Smith calls “Southern home-style cooking.”

  • Man involved in fatal crash indicted for murder

     A Hardin County man was indicted on a murder charge Thursday for his involvement in a crash on Ky. 313 that killed a Radcliff woman and injured three children, ejecting a 7-month-old from the vehicle.

    Kyle David Thompson, 24, also has been indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police – motor vehicle and three counts of first-degree assault, terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender. All charges are for his involvement in a crash June 3 that left Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22, dead and three children hospitalized.

  • Police chief under investigation

     Another LaRue County official is under investigation.

  • Library's summer reading program kicks off

    Every year, LaRue County Public Library hosts a summer reading program. It is open to all children from preschool to 13 years old.

    The goal of the program, according to Crystal Packard, youth service librarian, is to prevent “the summer slide” and to encourage kids to enjoy reading.

    This year, the program is called “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and each week will have a different science theme. The group will meet at 11 a.m. every Tuesday for preschool, and 5 p.m. for school-age children.

  • County Fair - Crop Exhibits

    The 2014 LaRue County Fair is June 23-28 and LaRue county residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 107th LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo.

    Entries for the Agricultural displays will be taken 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 23. This year there is one youth division for ages 16 and younger. There are 18 vegetable classes and 10 canning classes for youth, and a garden display for youth. (4-H horticulture and crop entries will be taken at a split fair on July 31).

  • Inside the Garden of 'Ugly Babies'

    If a county-wide search for the best-looking garden were conducted by the Farm page of The LaRue County Herald News, mine would neither win, place, nor show.

    Groundhog Hill has officially entered “the ugly baby stage.”

    Uneven rows of purple corn surrounded by crabgrass reside alongside rows of zinnia dotted with Johnson grass, cape milkweed, and that weird ivy-like weed.

    I will never be accused of planting corn with a machine-like precision. If only some miraculous device existed.

  • Suffering: Christ did it, we do it

       “Why is this happening to me?”

    This question is raised all the time. Maybe you have raised it. It would be uncommon if you did not. Suffering comes to all of us. Some suffering is just a part of life. Some is because of our bad choices. Sometimes we suffer for doing good and being a believer.

    Paul has some inspiring and informative things on the subject in 1 Peter 4:12-19. Suffering is bound to happen.