Today's News

  • USPS plans to halt Saturday delivery

    The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it would no longer deliver first-class mail, newspapers and magazines starting in early August, in an effort to stanch multi-billion-dollar deficits, but would continue regular parcel deliveries, The Rural Blog reported. The move, which could still be blocked by Congress or court action, is likely to affect rural Americans more than others. Their post offices could also be open less often.

  • EKU honors graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,068 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2012 semester.

    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 15.

    Local EKU graduates include Natalie Deanne Vittitow, New Haven, MBA, in business administration; and Margaret Katrina Overgaauw, Campbellsville, BS, in psychology.

  • Hatcher's Hounds looking for furever homes

    LaRue County’s stray dogs are taken to Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The lucky ones find “fur-ever” homes; the unfortunate ones are euthanized.

    A LaRue County woman is doing her part to make sure each dog has its day.

    Gilda Hatcher opened her first adoption center, the Creekside Canine Adoption, in 2005. In 2010 she opened Hatcher Hounds Adoption, teaming up with the veterinarian she depends on for her own animal care, Dr. Michael Keller of Plantation Veterinary Clinic.

  • Eddie Miles returns to Pigeon Forge

     Although Eddie Miles has aged since his first performance as Elvis at the Memories Theatre at Pigeon Forge, he’s looking forward to making new memories there.

    Eddie Miles, a Nelson County native who has appeared numerous times at the Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville, has made a living with his Elvis act for years and headlined at the Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge in the ’90s as Elvis Presley. Now he said he’s returning to his old stage to headline again.

  • School will be in session Monday, Feb. 18

     LaRue County Schools will be in session on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 18.

    This will be used a make-up day.

  • COLUMN: What you feed will grow

     “Guard your mind” seems to be the admonition of the writer of Proverbs 23:7 when he says, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Be careful what goes into your mind for it determines what your life will be like.

    Some fill their minds with negative and destructive thoughts. The result is that they become pessimistic about life.

  • Teacher's pre-trial conference continued

     The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office requested Feb. 5 to continue a hearing in the case against a former LaRue County High School teacher accused of having a sexual encounter with a male student.

    Natalie C. Gentry, 34, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. She appeared in court Tuesday for a pretrial conference with attorney Roger Rigney, who was standing in for Louisville attorneys Scott C. Cox and Rob Eggert.

    Prosecutors asked to reschedule the pretrial conference for March 12, which is six days before the jury trial is scheduled to begin.

  • Online assistance available for veterans

     The Legal Aid Society has launched an online, interactive tool designed for low-income veterans as they apply for VA benefits, such as pension and service-connected disability. 

    Two versions of the tool are available: one version can be used by any veteran; the other helps veterans living in Kentucky find state-specific resources to assist in completing the application form.

    The tool can be found on Kentucky’s statewide legal aid website at http://www.kyjustice.org/veterans-interview.

  • Just Ask: How do I stop the telemarketers from calling?

     I seem to be getting a lot of telemarketing calls. I signed up for the no call list. Do I need to sign up again? Does it expire?


    The numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007 which became law in February 2008. First, make sure you are registered. After about a month, you can file complaints about telemarketing calls.

  • SWEETHEARTS: Let the voting begin!

     Don’t forget to vote in our Little Mr. and Miss Sweetheart Photo Contest. Free ballots are available in the Feb. 6 and 13 issues of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Additional ballots are available at the Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, for $1 each.

    The top-vote getters will represent the newspaper in the Lincoln Days Parade in October and be eligible for other prizes.

    The deadline for ballots is Feb. 15.