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Today's News

  • Legal Aid Society holds free clinic

    Legal Aid Society staff and volunteer attorneys will offer assistance completing self-help divorce documents at a free legal clinic 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 20 at the Hardin County Justice Center in Elizabethtown. 

    Prospective clients must meet federal poverty guidelines. For a family of four, a client’s annual income must be $44,100 or less.

    Appointments for the clinic are necessary. Interested individuals should call the Legal Aid Society at 502-584-1254 ext. 3166 by July 13 to reserve their place in the clinic. 

  • Three charged after constable's traffic stop

    Three men face drug-related charges after a Friday night traffic stop.

    Constable Tim Ford stopped a vehicle driven by Mark Alan Caven, 49, of Summersville on Lincoln Farm Road about 6 p.m.

    Drug paraphernalia was found in a suitcase inside the vehicle, Ford said. Neither Caven or his passengers, Jacobi Alan Caven, 20, of Hodgenville, and Christopher T. Gray, 33, Summersville, would admit ownership, so all three were charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Old Iron event scheduled for this weekend

    Old Iron of South Central Kentucky will hold an antique farm equipment show July 17 in Magnolia.

    The event will be held at Powder Mills Farm Equipment at 1555 Powder Mills Road in the Linwood community. There is no admission charge.

    Working demonstrations with horses and tractors will be held throughout the day including plowing, threshing and corn shelling.

    A flea market, craft and swap meet will be held with set-up fees required.

  • LaRue All-Star teams compete in district

    LaRue County All-Star teams played last week in the Cal Ripken District Tournaments at Meade-Olin Park.

    CAL RIPKEN 12S

    In the opening 12-year-old game July 6, LaRue dropped to Meade County Green 10-0 in a mercy-rule loss.

    The following night, LaRue dropped to Meade County White 14-9 in the double-elimination tournament.

    Colby Skaggs went 3-for-4 with two homers and a double for LaRue County, while Chandler Lynn went 3-for-4 with a homer and Dalton Metcalfe had four singles.

    CAL RIPKEN 10s

  • Editor wins journalism honors

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, took home three awards at the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

    Ireland entered three categories in the non-metro/community newspapers division. She took top honors in feature writing for her submissions of “Teen Beats Odds” and “Mule Man;” second place in feature photography for “Lincoln Days”; and honorable mention in column writing.

  • Annual Bluegrass State Games kick off July 16 in Lexington

    The annual Bluegrass State Games will be held on several dates: July 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1.

    The Bluegrass State Games is a non-profit program to promote amateur athletics.

  • Farm calendar

    Pork Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. July 19 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Goat and Sheep Producers to meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. July 20 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. This year’s LaRue County Fair Goat and Sheep Shows will be discussed. All interested individuals are invited.

    State Fair entry deadlines

  • Unemployment rates falling in LaRue

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between May 2009 and May 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s May 2010 rate was 9.5 percent, down from 12.1 percent a year ago and down from 10 percent in April 2010.

    Of a 7,124-person civilian labor force, 6,447 were employed with 677 actively seeking employment.

  • City Council reviews gas contract

    Buying a gallon of gas is a complicated matter for a municipality.

    Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback explained the decision to change fuel providers to members of City Council Monday night.

    “I looked at the cost and what it will save the city,” said Hornback. “I do that on everything I do.”

    City vehicles were refueled at Bault Oil, a supplier outside city limits, up until a couple of months ago. The city’s contract called for a purchase price of 7 cents per gallon higher than wholesale.

  • Nutrition and health topics make headlines

    News outlets have been overflowing with lots of interesting nutrition and health topics in the past few weeks.  In case you have missed some of the major headlines, here is an overview of what’s on the plate: