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Today's News

  • ‘We must all do our part’

    As a mother of three daughters and a teacher at Magnolia Elementary, in December 1999 life was going fairly well for this LaRue County lady.

    My oldest daughter had recently married, my other two daughters were successfully midway through their senior and sophomore high school years, and I recently had begun dating a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. My class was moving along at the expected pace and the Christmas Crazies had not really hit the classroom just yet.

  • Memorial fundraiser set for Allen

    It has been almost  two years since Beverly Allen drove to Buffalo to check on her daughter, Kristie, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends.

    Not long after she walked inside the house, she discovered Kristie’s body in a bedroom. The man accused of her murder fled in her daughter’s car. He was apprehended quickly but has yet to be tried as lawyers negotiate the court system.

  • Man dies after HPD shooting

    An attempt to serve an arrest warrant turned deadly early Sunday morning.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer for Post 4 in Elizabethtown, Hodgenville Police Department Officers James Richardson and Jaron Skillman were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Benjamin Burba, 59, of Hodgenville, at his apartment at 631 S. Lincoln Blvd., at around 2 a.m.

    “(There was) an attempt to execute the warrant, when a struggle and fight ensued,” Gregory said. Officers attempted to tase Burba, but the attempt failed.

  • Think pink today

    That’s right. You saw what you saw.

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is printed on pink paper.

    We hope to make a point with the pink paper about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a terrible disease that thousands of people suffer from in this country. Chances are, every reader of this issue has been touched by the disease in some way, whether they or a family member suffer from it, or they know someone who has.

    Inside are stories about breast cancer — who can get it and how steps you can take to reduce your risk.

  • Jack Mitchell Cross Country Invitational

    The Jack Mitchell Cross Country Invitational was held Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the new cross country course behind Hodgenville Elementary. Over ten schools participated in this growing run meet and the Middle School Boys Team from LaRue County placed first in the event. The meet is held annually and is named after long-time LaRue County track coach Jack Mitchell who continues to coach from the sidelines!
     

  • Cameron Dawson competes at state golf tournament

    LaRue County’s Cameron Dawson played last week in the KHSAA State Golf Tournament.

    The freshman’s day started with an uncharacteristic triple bogey and he did’t settle down until the back nine. Dawson ended up with a 12-over-par 84 to miss the cut by five strokes.

    “I haven’t had much experience playing at 7 in the morning,” Dawson said. “The course was wet and playing really long. The wind started to pick up on the seventh or eighth hole. That made it even more difficult.”

  • LCMS beats Campbellsville for conference championship

    LaRue County Middle School won the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference Bowl on Oct. 5.

    The Hawks defeated Campbellsville Middle School 14-12 in overtime.

    The Eagles took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on a 7-yard pass from Tyrion Taylor to Tristan Johnson. However, the visiting Hawks knotted the score two minutes later and the game stayed tied throughout regulation.

  • You can lower your risk

    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women’s Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most. The specter of breast cancer makes it no surprise that women are eager to seek various ways to reduce their risks of developing this potentially deadly disease.

  • Young women can get breast cancer, too

    At the age of 12 to 15, many young women are experiencing the body and life changes that accompany adolescence. It can be difficult to imagine that breasts that are just beginning to develop may contain cancer. But such is the reality for some girls.

  • Lobb dives into 99 years of memories

    Nearly a century ago, a baby boy was born to Attie Mae Parker Lobb and “Tom” Anthony Lobb in Green County. They named him “Earl.”

    Last month, Tom and Addie Mae’s son celebrated his 99th birthday. He shared a few memories of growing up during the Great Depression, his marriage and local businesses.

    Lobb attended a one-room schoolhouse as a child in Green County.