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Today's News

  • Cast a vote for your town in Reader's Digest contest

    Reader's Digest launched the second year of its We Hear You America campaign, the popular national, grassroots initiative that serves as a catalyst to empower Americans to help their local communities by casting votes at ReadersDigest.com on behalf of their hometowns.

    Last year’s program touched 50 percent of the cities, towns, and villages in the United States, 110 of which received funds and promotional support for needed community projects and civic initiatives.

  • 'Donate a Car' makes a nice tax break

    This year has been tough on almost everyone because of the economy and the high unemployment. Americans are a very resilient people. Even during troubling times, they are always ready to lend a hand to someone who needs help and is struggling.

    A great way to help a person or an animal in need is to donate a car you do not us anymore to charity. The process is very simple, the pickup is free and the rewards are great.

  • Inmate alleges animal abuse

    County officials are denying an inmate’s claims that animals at Taylor County Animal Shelter were buried alive in mass graves.

    In a letter to the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Andy Stewart, who is serving time for arson, said he was working at the animal shelter when the event allegedly occurred. Stewart has since been transferred to the Marion County jail.

    Stewart’s claims were recently reported by Wave 3 News in Louisville.

  • Phyllis Causey retires as Guthrie aide

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will retire at the end of January.

    “While traveling as a candidate for Congress, I met so many individuals whose first question to me was, ‘Are you going to keep Phyllis if you are elected,’” Guthrie said. “Their question was a testament to Phyllis’ compassion, hard work and dedication to the individuals in the counties she served. She was, and still is, irreplaceable.

  • BIRTH: Perkins family welcomes Asa Glenn

    Charlie and Lindsey Perkins of Hodgenville announce the birth of a son, Asa Glenn Perkins.

    Asa Glenn was born Oct. 26, 2011, at Taylor Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 15.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bill and Mary Pierson of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are David and Lisa Perkins of Buffalo and the late Jolene Perkins.

    Great-grandparents are the late Ray and Maime Perkins, the late Robert and Audrey Drumm and the late R.G. Rogers.

  • South Fork Homemakers plan catering

    The South Fork Homemakers met Nov. 15.

    Present were 12 members – Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Ann Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Billie Shahayda, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.

    The minutes were approved and treasurer’s report received.

  • New Hope Food Bank answers questions

    The New Hope Food Bank has not violated any United Way of Nelson County policies and will receive its fourth and final allocation of the year.

    The organization's board of directors made this decision Monday after a conversation with food bank Director Carmel Cecil about the New Hope Food Bank's recent six-month suspension from receiving food from Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: Miracle on 34th Street

    The movie classic “Miracle on 34th Street” will be featured at Free Movie Night Saturday, Dec. 17.

    It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center and is co-sponsored by the City and The LaRue County Herald News.

    The movie features Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle, an elderly man who is recruited to be a Santa in Macy’s and later claims to be the real Santa Claus. A youthful Natalie Wood co-stars as Susan Walker; Maureen O’Hara plays Susan’s aunt, Doris Walker.

  • LCMS minutes, Oct. 18. 2011

    LaRue County Middle School

    SBDM Meeting Minutes

    October 18, 2011

     

    I.      Call to Order

    Meeting was called to order at 4:30pm in the LCMS library. Those members present were Bob Bright (principal), Trudy Gardner (parent), Karlotta Cecil (parent), Angie White (teacher), Eddie Paden (teacher), and Joe Reed (teacher).

     

    II.     Approval of Agenda

  • COLUMN: Kickstart your savings

    Here are five ways that you can save $100 or more this winter:

    · Take a look at your cell phone bill. Many of us overestimate our cell phone usage. Drop minutes or features you’re not using to add to your savings.

    · Walk or bike rather than drive to destinations less than a mile. You’ll not only burn calories, but also save the wear-and-tear on your vehicle.