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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Library offers free books
    The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, is giving away a variety of discarded books.

    Volunteers needed for Hosparus
    Hosparus of Central Kentucky is looking for volunteers to make lap quilts (about 3’X4’) for patients as part of the CARE blanket program. Quilted, crocheted, knitted or fleece tie blankets are welcome. Contact Annette Jones at 737-6300, 1-800-686-9577 or ajones@hosparus.org for more information.

  • Hanson participates in AP scoring program

     LaRue County High School teacher Rex Hanson was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in mathematics. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. 

  • Summer Reading Program offers scholarships

    The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives as well as the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust are teaming up this year to award eight children in Kentucky each a $1,000 scholarship through this year’s Summer Reading Program.

    “We Dig Summer Reading and Saving for College” will be available at participating libraries – including LaRue County – across the state.

    All entries for the scholarships must be postmarked by Aug. 16 and received by Aug. 23.

  • State graduation rates rise

     According to a press release last month from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s office, the graduation rate among Kentucky’s students rose 13.5 percent from 2000 to 2010, making the state the third most improved in the nation.

  • Where's Waldo? Maybe at The Herald News

    Waldo, the sneaky little guy in big glasses and a red and white striped shirt, turns 25 this year.

    Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore in Hodgenville will be hosting a “Where’s Waldo?” Scavenger Hunt event in July.

    It’s your mission to find Waldo at participating businesses.

  • Senior Activities - July 3, 2013

     Prime Time Band to perform

  • Stephens honored by Chamber

     LaRue County Chamber of Commerce President Elect Kenny Rambo presents current Chamber President Pam Stephens with a service plaque for her service to the Chamber this past year.

  • Rabbit Fun Show

    Total entries – 94

    American Chinchilla
    Senior Buck – Weston Anderson – First place – Best of Breed
    Senior Doe – Dalton Rutledge – First place

    Californian
    Senior Doe – Taylor Robertson – First place
    Junior Buck – Kendall Druen – First place
    Junior Buck – Levi VanVactorf – Second place
    Junior Buck – Payton Druen – Third Place

  • Know the warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke

    What causes heat exhaustion and heatstroke?

    Heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke, occur when your body can’t keep itself cool. As the air temperature rises, your body stays cool when your sweat evaporates. On hot, humid days, the evaporation of sweat is slowed by the increased moisture in the air. When sweating isn’t enough to cool your body, your body temperature rises, and you may become ill.

    What is heat exhaustion?

  • Optometrists attend Educational Congress

     Dr. David Woody and Dr. Lisa Sloan Woody, optometrists with Bardstown Eye Care Center, attended the Kentucky Optometric Association’s 111th Annual Spring Educational Congress in April at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. 

    They attended lectures on the latest updates in eye care and disease. The conference also included an exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services. 

    The Woodys reside with their son, Matthew Thomas, in Bardstown, where they both began practicing optometry in 1993.