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Today's News

  • WEDDING: Dockery

    Danielle Lee Lobb and Eddie Ray Dockery, both of Buffalo, were married July 14, 2013, at Rough River State Park. Roy Dockery presided.

    The bride is the daughter of Denny Lobb of Green County and Cyndi Lyons of LaRue County. She is an employee of Bullfrogs and Butterflies Child Development Center LLC.

    The groom is the son of Roy and Lyris Dockery of Morgantown. He is an officer with the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Their children, Bryson Elisha Lewis and Holly Dockery, were in attendance.

    A reception followed the ceremony.

  • Prepare your child for school with these tips

    It is never too early to start providing the kinds of experiences that will help your child enter school ready to succeed.

    “School readiness” refers to the academic knowledge, independence, communication and social skills children need to do well in school. Getting your child ready for school requires you to spend time reading, talking and playing with your child.

    Even if you have older children, reinforcing these learned skills and behaviors will help them continue to be successful in school and in life.

  • Photo contest returns

    Any happy snappers out there? We think there are – because we’ve heard from several of you this year, asking if – and when – we will hold our annual photo contest.

    It’s on!

    There are a few changes from previous contests.

    We are accepting only digital photos this year. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – so it’s not fair to those entries. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

  • Price hired as assistant principal at LCHS

    Chris Price has been named the new assistant principal of LaRue County High School.

    He learned of his selection July 15 from newly selected principal Kyle Goodlett.

    “I was really excited; hoping that he’d call me to tell me that I did get the job – you never know until you get that phone call …until then there was a lot of nervousness,” Price said.

  • State Champs
  • E-town woman receives diverted sentence

    An Elizabethtown woman was sentenced July 9 on charges of receiving property taken from a Buffalo home where a woman was found dead in December 2011.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 28, was indicted in February 2012 for receiving stolen property more than $500.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Martin received items removed from the residence Kristie L. Allen of Hodgenville was housesitting when she was found dead. Abdullah Rahman White of Radcliff is accused in Allen’s death.

  • JUSTICE DELAYED Murder trial postponed one year

    Friends and family members of Kristie Lynn Allen shook their heads in disbelief after learning they will have to wait another year for her accused killer to be tried.

    Monday, defense attorneys for Abdullah Rahman White – the man accused of asphyxiating Allen – asked for a new trial date for the summer of 2014.

    Allen was just 28 when she was found dead of asphyxiation on Dec. 30, 2011, at the home of longtime friends. She was house-sitting for them while they vacationed.

  • MAGNOLIA; Looking Back at Magnolia
  • Nurse practitioner joins staff of Magnolia clinic

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Family Care Center in Magnolia has a new face.

    Kimberly Gambino recently accepted the position as the overseeing provider at the clinic. She is a certified family nurse practitioner who received her Master of Science in Nursing at Western Kentucky University in 2008. She is working on a doctorate from Bellarmine University in Louisville. She hopes to complete this step in her education and career by next spring.

    Gambino also teaches a class of nursing students at St. Catharine College in Bardstown.

  • MAGNOLIA; Pioneering woman was at helm of Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home

    Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia is the second longest operating business in LaRue County. (The LaRue County Herald News is the first.)

    Founded by Charlie Dixon in 1895 the business began operations in the building that is now home of the Magnolia Post Office.

    The post office building was used only as a storefront as during that time a funeral was usually held at the home or in a church.