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Today's News

  • Ashley Hornback joins Angus Association

     Ashley Hornback, Magnolia, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

    The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with over 24,000 active adult and junior members.

  • Herald's delivery impacted by icy conditions

     Delivery drivers for The LaRue County Herald News have been hampered in some areas by icy roadways.

    They are doing their best to reach all our readers.

    If you do not receive your newspaper by Thursday, Feb. 6, please call our office at 270-358-3118.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • Tickets available for annual Lincoln Luncheon

    Lincoln Days, Inc. will celebrate the 205th birthday of Abraham Lincoln at its annual Lincoln Birthday lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
    The luncheon will be noon to 1 p.m. at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church, 1604 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville.
    Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Lincoln Museum, 66 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville. For more information, call 270-358-3163. Advanced ticket purchases are recommended. A limited number will be available at the door.

  • Bald eagles spotted

     Kenny and Kathy Bishop spotted two bald eagles in a cornfield off McCubbins Road.

  • Candidate filings FINAL

    Candidates began filing Nov. 6, 2013, for the May 20 Primary. The last day for partisan candidates to file was 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

    COUNTY ATTORNEY
    Thomas “Tom” Claycomb (D)
    Kyle Williamson (D)

    COUNTY CLERK
    Linda Carter (D)

    COUNTY CORONER
    Todd R. Skaggs (D)

    JUDGE/EXECUTIVE
    Joe Pearman (D)
    Jerry W. Rock (D)
    Tommy Turner (D)

    JAILER
    Johnny Cottrill (D)

    PVA
    Scotty Lee (D)
    Chad Puyear (D)

  • Magnolia family loses home to fire

    A Magnolia family lost their home to fire Jan. 28.
    Kenny and Theresa Gardner’s two-story farmhouse was a landmark on Hawkins Road. The original part of the structure was built in 1836, according to Kenny Gardner.
    The fire broke out just before midnight. Firefighters from Magnolia, LaRue County and Buffalo battled the blaze about four hours in frigid temperature.
    At least four family members were home when the fire started, said Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Wolford, and all were able to safely leave the home.

  • Ivy Brown a finalist for Miss Basketball

    LaRue County senior guard Ivy Brown, a Western Kentucky signee, was named Wednesday as a finalist for the 2014 Kentucky Miss Basketball award.
    The other finalists for this year’s award are Anderson County’s MacKenzie Cann and Eriel McKee, Newport Central Catholic’s Nicole Kiernan, Perry County Central’s Kayla Rankin, Ballard’s Javonna Layfield and Sacred Heart’s Daijia Ruffin.
    The Mr. and Miss Basketball awards will be announced March 18 before the start of boys’ state tournament.

  • PHOTO: Corky Cox basketball card
  • Basketball court dedicated to Corky Cox

    Cortland ‘Corky’ Cox was honored Friday by faculty and fans at the dedication of the high school basketball gym in his name.
    Cox coached the Hawks for 13 years, leading them to three state tournament appearances. His teams sported a 247-133 record.
    Before coming to LaRue County, the West Point native and Valley High School graduate was a star basketball guard and standout shortstop at the University of Louisville.

  • PHOTOS: 100 Days of School