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Today's News

  • Herald's online news changing to subscription-based model

    Next week, The LaRue County Herald News’ website, www.laruecountyherald.com, will undergo a significant change.
    Beginning March 30 our website will change to a subscription-based news and information site.
    We will offer our newspaper subscribers complete access to all the award-winning news and features of our print product, plus breaking news and all the online features of slideshows, videos, blogs and forums. In addition, a complete electronic e-edition version of our print newspaper will be available to subscribers online.

  • Sarah Stults tops in FFA contest

    Sarah Stults, daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was the winner of Friday’s Lincoln Trail Region FFA Creed Speaking Contest.
    Misty Bivens is her Chapter advisor.

  • Bishop named acting superintendent at park

    Gail Bishop, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gulf Islands National Seashore, began a 120-day detail as acting superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Feb. 28.
    Former Superintendent Keith Pruitt, who managed the park during the Lincoln Bicentennial, retired last month and relocated to Arizona.
    Acting Superintendent Bishop began her permanent career in the National Park Service at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, D. C. which observes Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865.

  • Friendship Baptist holding art auction

    Friendship Baptist Church is holding a children’s art auction Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the young artists.
    Participating artists are Sarah Cooper, Kaleigh Graham, Tyler Foster, Patricia Keys, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Hannah Boggs, Christian Veirs, Sally Polin and Peyton Foster.
    Artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and autographs of the artists will be available for $1 donation.
    Jimmie Lee is the auctioneer.

  • Katy Cecil named Speech Coach of the Year

    Katy Cecil, LaRue County High School English teacher and speech coach whose teams have won a trophy room full of tournaments, has been chosen as the 2011 Kentucky High School Speech League’s Coach of the Year.

  • 2010 Census: LaRue shows 6.1 percent growth

    LaRue County is growing, according to information released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    LaRue grew by 6.1 percent or by 820 residents between 2000 and 2010.
    Total 2010 population: 14,193
    Total 2000 population: 13,373
    Racial breakdown:
    n 13,329 LaRue Countians are white, an increase of 3.94 percent from 2000
    n 444 LaRue Countians are black, a decrease of 6.53 percent from 2000
    n 401 LaRue Countians are Hispanic, an increase of 174.66 percent from 2000. In 2000, 146 people identified themselves as Hispanic.

  • Speech Team's phenomenal success has led to funding needs

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team spent the past weekend in Danville at the last in-state tournament of the season. Thirteen students competed in speech and debate events attempting to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the National Forensic League National Championships to be held in Dallas this June. Kentucky sends the best two students in each event to the National Tournament and LCHS managed to snag five of the total 22 speech and debate entries going to the tournament.

  • Wiggington - Thurman to wed

    Lisa Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and John Thurman of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Alfred Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and the late Rebecca Wiggington.

    The groom is the son of Stella Thurman of Hodgenville and the late Donald L. Thurman.

    The wedding is 3 p.m. March 26, 2011 at Lane Lincoln CME Church in Hodgenville.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • COLUMN: There is much good in prayer

    Jesus prayed three times while he hung on the cross. His first prayer was “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). He began his ministry in prayer and concluded his ministry in prayer.

    When Jesus’ hands could no longer reach out and touch the blind because they were nailed to a cross, he prayed. When his feet could no longer take him to the needy because they were nailed to the cross, he prayed. When Jesus could no longer gather his disciples and teach them because they had fled, he prayed.

  • Two injured in New Haven Road wreck

    Two people were injured in a car accident near M&M Get-and-Go Mini Mart near Balltown about 6:30 a.m. March 16.
    According to a police report, Ann M. Nalley, 29, Bardstown, pulled out of the Mini Mart into the path of the car of Fred Boone, 51, New Haven, who was traveling north on New Haven Road at 50-55 mph.
    Boone suffered multiple bodily injuries and Nalley suffered head injuries. Nelson County EMS confirmed Boone was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital after first aid was administered at the scene.
    Both cars were towed.