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Today's News

  • LaRue schools: 2011 top places to work

    The LaRue County Schools have been selected a "2011 Top Places to Work."
    Superintendent Sam Sanders notified the Herald News of the honor earlier today.
    The companies included in The Courier-Journal's Top Places to Work were selected based on exhaustive employee surveys measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The complete rankings and overall results will be showcased in the Top Places to Work special section in the Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 section of The Courier-Journal and will appear online at Courier-Journal.com.

  • Campbellsville woman indicted by LaRue Grand Jury

    A Campbellsville woman was indicted on several charges Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Nancy W. Ferrante (1963) was charged with tampering with physical evidence, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, possession of open container in vehicle and failure to wear seatbelt.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Commitment to Christ demands an act of the will

    What does it mean to be committed to Christ?
    Commitment demands a choice. To achieve any goal or purpose requires commitment, whether for good or for evil. Commitment to follow Christ requires a decision of the mind followed by an act of the will.
    Psalm 37:5 says “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Commitment to the Lord manifests itself in obedient trust.

  • Edmonton man to serve four years after police chase

    An Edmonton man who led officers on a chase through five counties in March pleaded guilty to 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, police officer, Dec. 20, in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Ollie David Campbell, 34, was sentenced to four years and fined $585 for his escapade into LaRue County. He faces similar charges in Hardin, Hart and Barren Counties.
    According to court records, Campbell refused to stop for a law enforcement officer on Interstate 65. After a high-speed chase, Campbell crashed his 1984 Ford Bronco in Metcalfe County.

  • 2011 full of lessons, but it's time to move on

    We have just finished an eventful year. There are things we want to discard in the wastebasket, forget and move on into 2011. But there are some things we want to hold on to and make a part of this new year. I want to mention three of those truths.
    God knows you and you are important to God. We may not feel important to God or anyone else. Our lives may not seem to have any purpose. Don’t you think the shepherds on the hillside in Bethlehem may have felt that way? Mary may have felt insignificant before the angel announced to her she was to bear the son of God.

  • Newly-elected officials learn duties

    Incoming magistrates to LaRue County Fiscal Court are already united in one aspect of their duties – they want to do the best they can for the people they represent.
    “I’m sure it will be a learning experience,” said Ricky Whitlock, who represents District Two, covering Hodgenville East, Lyons Station and White City voting precincts. “The reason I’m here is to help the people and do what’s best for LaRue County.”

  • Minister reflects on work with Hosparus

    When Tim Shockley was minister of music and youth at Buffalo Baptist Church during the early 1990s, he enjoyed and appreciated his musical calling, but also felt a passion of a different type, another calling which led him to become associated with Hospice (now Hosparus).

  • Lady Hawks defeat Edmonson

    LARUE COUNTY 58, EDMONSON COUNTY 41. Freshman guard Ivy Brown scored a team-high 24 points and had seven rebounds, four steals and three assists as the visiting Lady Hawks (11-2) rolled to their eighth straight win.

    Eighth-grade guard Alexis Brewer chipped in with 14 points, four rebounds and three assists, while senior guard Valerie Whitlock had 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.

    LaRue County led 25-23 at the half before outscoring Edmonson County, 21-6 in the third quarter.

  • Inmates, former county employee indicted for possession of meth precursor

    Two LaRue County jail inmates and a former employee of Renaissance Recycling Center, suspected of possessing ingredients used to make methamphetamine, have been indicted by a grand jury.

    James Thomas Snyder, 37, of Hodgenville; William Earl Meredith, 40, of Hart County; and Jason Christopher Wood, 29, of Walton, were each charged Dec. 20 in LaRue Circuit Court with possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity.

  • New Year ... New You

    It’s that time of year when most of us look to make changes in our lives, a do over as such. Whether it’s diet and exercise, finances, stopping bad habits, etc., we look to try to improve ourselves with great intentions.
    We want to help you with those resolutions. Starting next week, we will focus on the New Year.... New You. We are offering our readers the opportunity to call or e-mail questions to us about select subjects that you would like help on for the new year.