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Today's News

  • Ruth graduates from Naval Academy

    Ensign Timothy J. Ruth graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on May 27, 2011, and was commissioned into the U.S. Navy. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in economics.
    He was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and presented a flag by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie. The flag was flown over the Capitol in Ruth’s honor on May 27.

  • Class of 1961 holds reunion

  • Kickball tournament will benefit American Cancer Society, Park and Recreation

    LaRue County Park and Recreation and the Relay For Life of LaRue County are hosting a Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 20.
    The event will be held at Park and Recreation and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and parks renovation fund.
    Entry fee is $50 per team of 10 players. It will be a double elimination tournament with divisions for youth, 6th-12th grade and adult co-ed, ages 18 and older. Co-ed groups must have at least three female players per team. Trophies will be awarded to the top-two teams in each division.

  • Antique Linotype to be displayed at Genealogy Society

    An antique Linotype owned by The LaRue County Herald News is on display at the LaRue County Genealogy Society.
    The Mergenthaler Linotype was moved from the Herald’s office at 40 Shawnee Drive by city workers and hauled by forklift to the Genealogy Society on Greensburg Street. The LCGS is located in the city’s maintenance building.
    It will be on loan for an indefinite period of time.
    Mayor Terry Cruse, who assisted with the move, said the old machine was placed in the hallway at the Society rather than in the office area because of its size.

  • Lady Hawks to 'Volley for the Cure'

    On Aug. 22, the Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the fourth annual Volley for the Cure.
    The Ladies will add pink – the color symbolic of breast cancer awareness – to their traditional blue and white uniforms and play with a pink volleyball when they host the North Hardin Lady Trojans. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. in the LaRue County High School gymnasium.
    Booster president Sandra Baird hopes fans for both teams will join them in wearing pink.

  • Students return to class

    A total of 2,353 LaRue County students returned to school Aug. 4.
    The first-day enrollment has stayed relatively stable over the past few years, although there was a sharp drop in enrollment from last year as indicated by information provided by the superintendent’s office.

    2011
    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School  489
    Hodgenville Elementary School  566
    LaRue County Middle School  555
    LaRue County High School  711
    The Life Connection: 32
    TOTAL 2,353

    2010

  • Plea agreement accepted in human trafficking case

    A local court case that drew statewide attention is drawing to a close.
    James Merritt Curtsinger, 64, the Hodgenville man who was charged with promotion of human trafficking, pleaded guilty to lesser charges Aug. 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. His trial-by-jury was scheduled for Aug. 8.
    In December, Kentucky State Trooper Bruce Reeves said it is the first human trafficking case opened by state police working from the Elizabethtown post.

  • BBB Tips: Back-to-School Basics

    Summer is winding down, and soon local students will be headed back to school! Chances are, you still have some major “back-to-school” shopping to get done. Whether your child is headed to grade school, high school or college, the Better Business Bureau has some Back-to-School basics.
    When shopping for anything from new attire to electronic items, BBB has these tips to help you be a savvy back-to-school shopper:

  • Western Kentucky University Spring Graduates

    Several local students graduated from Western Kentucky University in the spring semester.

  • School Calendar: Updated 0809

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Holiday, Labor Day – Sept. 5
    Fall break – Oct. 3-7

    ALES
    Aug. 10 – 3rd-5th grade field trip to The Stephen Foster Story, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Aug. 24 and 25 – 5th grade field trip to Frazier Museum
    Aug. 30 – Blood drive
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    LCHS
    Open House
    Open House for parents is 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-2210.

    OTHER
    Wee Time