Today's News

  • HOWARDSTOWN; Small church bands together for 157 years

    Union Band Baptist Church outside Howardstown was established in 1856 by members of the Stiles family.

    The original church building was located on a hill near to where the church is now. According to Herbie “Herb” Stevenson, former pastor of UBBC, “lightning hit it and they had to rebuild.”

    The white frame building was completed in 1924. It has double entry doors used to separate the genders. Men used the right door; women used the left.

    The building is surrounded by six acres but the congregation once owned several more acres.

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  • HOWARDSTOWN; Three-room school produces circuit judge

    Charles Simms III, chief circuit judge for LaRue, Nelson and Hart Counties, is an alumnus of Saint Ann’s School in Howardstown.

    Simms attended the small school in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. He attended Saint Catherine’s in New Haven for grades 1-5.

    He called his time at Saint Ann’s “a wonderful experience.”

    There were five other students in his 8th grade class: Anna Bowling, Jerry Mouser, Scott Johnson, Joey Holcomb and Archie Spalding. They got to know each other well.

  • HOWARDSTOWN; Saint Ann's organized in 1862

    The Louisville Archdiocese website http://www.archlou.org provides background on Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in Howardstown.

    It reads:
    Before a Catholic church was built in Howardstown, priests coming from Hodgenville would swim or wade the Rolling Fork River to celebrate Mass in private homes. The first Saint Ann Church was erected between 1862 and 1865 on the site of the present cemetery, and the first school was built nearby.

  • HOWARDSTOWN; Saint Ann's School a fixture since 1862

    As a light breeze wisps through the dark green leaves of the trees in the rolling knobs of Howardstown, a schoolgirl skips up to and peeks around the corner of a small white building.

    It appears to be a house. But when the girl, in her khaki pants and navy polo, opens one of the bright blue doors, you’ll see classrooms and students inside. The building is one of the oldest schools in the area – Saint Ann’s.

  • Buffalo’s Village Post Office has grand opening: Buffalo Post Office still closed due to spider infestation

    The opening of a Village Post Office in Buffalo does not reflect on the future of the Buffalo Post Office, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

    The post office has been closed since July 5 due to a brown recluse spider infestation. Since then, residents have been able to pick up their mail in post office boxes at Y Not Stop, a convenience store at 2202 Greensburg Road.

  • Court Briefs -August 21, 2013

    Failed to appear
    Tammy Skaggs (1974) failed to appear Aug. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued. Bond was applied to financial conditions. She was declared a fugitive.

    In contempt
    Maryleah Gibson was found in contempt Aug. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court during a hearing in the case Aaron L. Gibson vs. Maryleah Gibson. Child support arrearage is $1,768.96. She was ordered to serve 90 days or pay $1,000 on child support by Aug. 19.

    In contempt

  • Food Service Inspections -August 21, 2013

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.

  • Herald’s story leads to new family practice

    An article in The LaRue County Herald News has led to the creation of a new family practice.

    Gwen Thomas, an advanced registered nurse practitioner and office administrator for E’town Family Practice, said the story, which detailed the shortage of medical practitioners in the area, sparked an idea.

    “We read the article and we thought it’s awful that people cannot get the help they need so we created a family practice here to help with that,” said Thomas.

  • Church Calendar -August 21, 2013

    Food distributed at Church of Christ
    The LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to those who qualify, 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 24, and 6-7 p.m. Aug. 28. For more information, contact the church at 358-9812.

    Binkleys celebrate 25 years at Full Gospel Assembly
    Full Gospel Assembly, 500 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville, will honor Pastor and Mrs. Richard T. Binkley 11 a.m. Aug. 25 on their 25th anniversary with the church. Rev. David Brock will speak. A dinner will follow at 2 p.m.