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Today's News

  • New store planned for southern Hardin County

    A Hodgenville businessman is expanding his holdings by building a specialty grocery store in Hardin County.

    Vernon Detweiller, owner of Bent N Dent in Hodgenville and a discount grocery in southern Wisconsin, and his brother, Perry Detweiller, are developing a 6.5-acre site on U.S. 31-W, south of Lincoln Parkway.

    Vernon Detweiller's new store will be "D&D Grocery." It will be about 10,800-square-feet with more than half the floor space devoted to retail sales. It will open in the first quarter of 2011.

  • Williams honored by Chamber of Commerce

    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce members expressed mixed emotions last Wednesday as they bid farewell to Executive Director Rita Williams.

    Williams is stepping down from the executive director position after about five years of service. In October, Williams took a leave of absence as she campaigned for the seat of Mayor of Hodgenville. When she lost the race, she decided to step away from chamber of commerce duties.  

    Friends, past presidents and other chamber leadership filled the Lincoln Museum Community Room to show appreciation for Williams.

  • Ernst honored by WKU

    Caleb Ernst of Buffalo was one of 1,407 graduates honored by Western Kentucky University during its 168th commencement.

    The English and allied language arts major and son of Robert and Sharon Ernst had the highest GPA from Potter College of Arts & Letters, according to a news release.

    During weekend ceremonies, WKU conferred 69 associates degrees, 960 baccalaureate degrees, 353 master’s degrees and 25 certificates.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Calling school off can be a tough call

    Icy, snowy weather has arrived in LaRue County earlier than in previous years, causing schools to be dismissed several days in December.

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that more days of school will be dismissed.            

    What's the best way to find out?

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools' director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.

  • COLUMN: Take time to give thanks

    For many people, holidays are a time to come together and give thanks for what you have. Holidays are an appropriate time for family members to share something for which they are thankful. 

    Be thankful for the food you are eating. Someone put a lot of time, money, and effort into your holiday feast. Be thankful for the nourishment and hard work. 

  • FISCAL COURT: County attempts to recover funds from paramedic training

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized county attorney Dale Morris to begin litigation against a former paramedic for breach of contract.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, explained the county had entered into a contract with Javier Aleman which stipulated that the county would pay for his schooling to be a paramedic with the requirement that he agree to a three-year commitment to work for LaRue’s EMS. The amount the county paid was just over $6,000, according to Pat Helm, emergency medical services director.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Caverna 97-76

    The LaRue County Hawks came within three points of the century mark Friday night as they defeated the Caverna Colonels 97-76 at Hodgenville.

    Head Coach Paul Childress was extremely pleased with his offense. 

  • Basketball: Lady Hawks defeat Caverna

    SPECIAL TO THE HERALD NEWS
    JOSH BARNES

     

    Heart pounding, sweat rolling, Lady Hawk guard and forward Ivy Brown made the shot in the last second that tied the game to send the Lady Hawks into overtime against Caverna Friday night.

    The Lady Hawks won 60-54 “with struggles,” according to Coach Travis Wooton after the intense competition between the Lady Hawks and Caverna ended.

  • Joel Ray back in (Christmas) spirit

    “Wise men came from a fire.”

    The punch line may have fallen flat if anyone else had spoken it. But the audience at the Lincoln Jamboree chuckled appreciatively when it came from the lips of emcee and owner, Joel Ray Sprowls.

    Sprowls and the Jamboree Gang hosted the 56th annual Christmas show Saturday night. He has been at the helm of the country music show for the special evening of traditional country and Christmas songs all but one of those years – 2009.

    He is still recovering from the stroke that kept him off the stage.

  • Diana Leathers joins staff of health department

    LaRue County Health Department has recently welcomed a new community health and education director to their staff.

    Diana Leathers began her duties on Nov. 29 when the position became open due to a job transfer.

    Leathers graduated from the University of Kentucky in May with a Bachelors degree in Health Science. She resides in Bardstown with her husband, Robbie and three sons, Ryan, Greg and Scott.