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Today's News

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Kathy Ross reflects on 'C' word survivors

  • COLUMN: May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to shine the light on the foster care experience. Let’s start with some facts and figures:
    • More than 6,800 Kentucky children and youth are in out-of-home care, with 75 to 80 percent of those in foster care. Most are placed in temporary foster care due to parental neglect or abuse.
    • The average age of a child in care: 10.7 years.
    • More than 73 percent of the children/youth in care are white; 19.3 percent are black and 4.3 percent are Hispanic.

  • COLUMN: Death of bin Laden is another 'Film Unfinished'

    Most everyone can remember what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001.
    It was Tuesday and at The LaRue County Herald News, we were busy putting together that week’s edition. We don’t have a TV in the office and radio reception is poor so we were oblivious to the reports of terrorist attacks to the north.
    Mid-morning we received a phone call from a lady who insisted that a plane had just hit the Twin Towers and “both Pentagons.”

  • Farm Service Agency opens in new location

    The United States Department of Agriculture Service Center in Elizabethtown has moved to a newly built location at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Sportsman Lake Road. The USDA center houses the Hardin/LaRue Farm Service Agency, the office of Rural Development, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Resource Conservation and Development program.
    Services began to reopen last week after the move.
    The office formerly was on Westport Road in Elizabethtown and the lease was up for the space in the building.

  • Kiper earns Bachelor of Science in elementary education

    Amy McCorkle Kiper will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at a commencement ceremony 6 p.m. May 14 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
    She will graduate with a 3.89 G.P.A. and is a member of the Gaumma Beta Phi sorority and Presidential Dean’s List.
    There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate her accomplishments on May 21.
    She is the wife of Darrell Kiper and daughter of William and Antonella McCorkle of Hodgenville.
    She is a 2005 graduate of LaRue County High School.
     

  • Fiscal Court: Session includes deep water and budget

    LaRue County’s proposed 2012 budget will not cut funding to any agency, County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 10.
    “Overall, I’m pleased with the budget,” Turner said. “While most counties have to cut funding, this budget allows us to be able to pave roads and build bridges.”
    The $7,467,353 total is about a million dollars larger than last year’s ($6,466,117). Turner said about 10 percent comes from real property taxes while 90 percent is from other sources.

  • Purple prisms are first step in detecting Emerald Ash Borer

    The 2011 survey program to locate the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer has begun.
    The Emerald Ash Borer, an Asian insect, was first found in the United States in 2000, making its way to Kentucky by 2009.
     In the larval stages of development, the borer burrows deep underneath the bark of the ash tree, cutting off the circulation of nutrients throughout the tree’s system, ultimately leading to the trees demise.  

  • FEMA-provided pump clears water from Lincoln Farm Road

    Flooding at McDowell’s Lakeview Cabins, across from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, has prompted concerns for the safety of residents.
    The flooding on Lincoln Farm Road became an issue around April 25, when several inches of rain fell over LaRue County.
    Although water levels in the small pond in front of the cabins have risen in the past, owner Gary McDowell said he has never “seen it like this.”

  • Dale Buckles receives award of distinction

    Dr. Dale Buckles, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Chief Student Affairs Officer, received the Administrator Award of Distinction at the annual Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Seattle, Washington in April.
    He was one of 25 chosen from among thousands of college administrators. Recipients have served in their position for at least two years as of the annual convention and have demonstrated during their tenure a strong level of support for the Society.

  • Nancy Raine's work donated to Genealogical Society

    Nancy Raine of Hodgenville, a long-time genealogist, has made a generous donation to the LaRue County Genealogy Society.
    She has donated six volumes of her research covering the churches and one volume on sports in the area.
    Her work has been published and is on sale at the LaRue County Genealogy Society Library located on North Greensburg Street.