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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks break Hart in district opener

     The LaRue County Lady Hawks won their semifinal Monday in the 18th District Softball Tournament. They defeated the third-seeded Hart County Lady Raiders, 13-8, at Green County.

    Senior Courtney Johnson hit a two-run home run and drove in four runs.

    “We knew this could be our last game,” Johnson said. “As seniors, we want to play out our season as long as we can. We didn’t want it to end tonight.”

    Thanks in part to Johnson, it didn’t.

  • Primary winners: McCoy, Turner, Williamson, Lee

    Several races were decided in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Fewer than half (43.1 percent) of the county’s registered voters turned out at the 12 precincts.

    In one of the closest races, Kyle Williamson edged Thomas “Tom” Claycomb for county attorney (1,806 to 1,438). There is no Republican candidate, so Williamson will take office in January.

    Williamson said he and Claycomb “have been friends a long time and will continue to be.”

  • PHOTO: Middle School Champs
  • Several indicted in Nelson County

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court May 22.

  • COLUMN: Audiobooks added to children's library

     I can remember going to the LaRue County Public Library as a child. A very fond memory of mine was going to the rack that housed the baggies with a book and a cassette of that book. I would flip through them until I found one that caught my eye and excitedly rush to Mrs. Kathy to check me out.

  • Ferrisses celebrate 50 years together

     Patricia and Lee Ferriss of Upton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2014.

    They were married June 12,1964, at Sonora Baptist Church.

    Patricia is the daughter of the late Ernest Hornback, Jessie Devore, and Thomas “Tommy” Devore. She retired from Hardin Memorial Hospital and is a member of Lucas Grove Baptist Church

    Lee is the son of the late Percy and Verna Ferriss. He retired from International Harvester and currently works at Midwest Logistics in Upton. He is a deacon at Lucas Grove Baptist Church.

  • Students honored by WKU

     Western Kentucky University conferred degrees to its largest spring baccalaureate graduating class ever on Saturday as three undergraduate ceremonies wrapped up the University's 175th Commencement.

    WKU conferred 1,545 baccalaureate degrees, 120 associate degrees and 33 undergraduate certificates.

    In a fitting ceremony on Armed Forces Day, 14 Hilltopper Battalion Army ROTC cadets – including Micah Farmer of Upton – were commissioned as second lieutenants.

  • COLUMN: Memorial Day helps us remember

    The ability to remember is a wonderful gift God has given us. Some memories cause us to laugh, while others cause us to weep. Memories are also very practical. If we could not remember that a red light means "stop" we would be in trouble.

    But the problem is that sometimes our memory fails us. Sometimes we forget. There are events we should never forget. Memorial Day commemorates some of them.

  • Kentucky Kingdom opens May 24

    With final stages of a $44 million renovation nearly complete, Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville is set to reopen May 24, the start of Memorial Day weekend.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life donation

     Allison Shepherd, right, general manager of The LaRue County Herald News, presented a check for $375 to Kathy Ross, Survivor chairperson for LaRue County Relay for Life. The newspaper collected donations for “in memory of” and “in honor of” ads for those who have battled cancer.