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Today's News

  • Farm News - April 9, 2014

    Tobacco GAP Training
    Tobacco Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training is needed for those who grow tobacco for 2014. There will be a training session at the Elizabethtown Receiving Station 6 p.m. April 15. This is a private, company-sponsored meeting, but all growers are welcome if they RSVP by calling the Elizabethtown Receiving Station at 270-360-8436.

  • Sports Shorts - April 9, 2014

      Track meets

    LaRue County High School’s next home track meet is April 19. The team competes April 21 at Bardstown; April 25 at Elizabethtown; April 29 at Thomas Nelson; May 2 at Green County; May 6 at Elizabethtown (conference meet). The region meet is May 12-15 at Bardstown. The state track meet is May 23 in Lexington.

  • Attorney disputes client's DUI charge

    A Hodgenville man, who was attempting to be a good neighbor to a vacationing family, now faces a charge of driving under the influence.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Wesley L. Warren, 32, had notified dispatch of a suspicious vehicle – a 2013 Nissan – parked at a nearby home on West Water Street just after 10 p.m. April 1.
    Warren, according to Chief Johnson, drove an all-terrain vehicle across a yard to meet the responding officer, Eddie Dockery, at the home.

  • 39 percent of schools participate in 'free for all food'

    Kentucky schools participating in a program that provides free breakfast and lunch to all students in high-poverty schools have significantly increased student participation in school lunch and breakfast programs, Charles Edwards reports for Education Week.

  • Veterans photos may be picked up

    There are several photos of veterans that have not been picked up from The LaRue County Herald News.

    They are: Harlis Lafollette, Emmett Locke, Charles Ward, Huey Thompson, James Edward Hack, Donald Shelton, Carlos Tucker, Eugene Hutcherson and Richard McDowell.

    The photos can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at our office, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Scars, suspicion follow chick war

     We hatched out a batch of chicks this spring.

    I had a feeling they would be rowdy birds as soon as they began hatching – the first one exploded out of the shell and immediately began screaming at the world. Six more chicks followed.

    We lost two under odd circumstances. After recent events, I’m pretty sure they were assassinated by their brothers and sisters.

    The remaining five seemed healthy enough. They were fluffy and cute and picture-perfect. But one day, I came home from work and found carnage inside the brooder.

  • JUST ASK: Why are the mayor and city clerk still on the job?

      Why are the mayor and city clerk still on the job?

    If they were employed by any other business or company they would have been fired months ago.

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  • Church Calendar: April 9, 2014

     Round Top egg hunt

    Round Top Baptist Church, 705 Round Top Road, Elizabethtown, will have an egg hunt 4-6 p.m. April 12. Creative Ministries will perform. Crafts and dinner will be provided. No charge to attend. For more information, call 270-737-7339.

     

    Communion teaching at Freedom’s Way

  • Fiscal Court: Magistrates dealing with road issues

     Wet winter and early spring weather wreaked havoc on county roads as evidenced by the number of requests magistrates made while fiscal court met April 8 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    District One Magistrate Tony Stewart reported water standing in a ditchline in Hutcherson Heights and a stop sign leaning on Commerce Drive.  

  • Crawford enjoying life after double-organ transplant

      Betty Crawford credits two things for saving her life when her kidneys were failing and her diseased liver had swollen to weigh 30 pounds: God and a person she never had the opportunity to meet.