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Today's News

  • Fire claims barn, animals of Ford Road family

    The Williams family was getting ready to leave for church Sunday morning at Our Lady of Mercy in Hodgenville.

    Orry, a freshman at Central Hardin High School, was opening the garage door of the family’s Ford Road home in Elizabethtown when he saw smoke wafting up from the barn several yards away.

    The barn contained animals that he and his sister, Briann, a seventh-grader at East Hardin Middle School, had raised for 4-H. They had cared for many of the animals since birth.

  • Restaurants must post inspection scores

    Pretty soon, when you go out to eat in LaRue County — or any of the other seven counties in the Lincoln Trail District Health Department region — you will be able to review their health inspection rating before you even order your drink.

  • Herald's online news changing to subscription-based model

    Next week, The LaRue County Herald News’ website, www.laruecountyherald.com, will undergo a significant change.
    Beginning March 30 our website will change to a subscription-based news and information site.
    We will offer our newspaper subscribers complete access to all the award-winning news and features of our print product, plus breaking news and all the online features of slideshows, videos, blogs and forums. In addition, a complete electronic e-edition version of our print newspaper will be available to subscribers online.

  • Sarah Stults tops in FFA contest

    Sarah Stults, daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was the winner of Friday’s Lincoln Trail Region FFA Creed Speaking Contest.
    Misty Bivens is her Chapter advisor.

  • Bishop named acting superintendent at park

    Gail Bishop, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gulf Islands National Seashore, began a 120-day detail as acting superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Feb. 28.
    Former Superintendent Keith Pruitt, who managed the park during the Lincoln Bicentennial, retired last month and relocated to Arizona.
    Acting Superintendent Bishop began her permanent career in the National Park Service at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, D. C. which observes Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865.

  • Friendship Baptist holding art auction

    Friendship Baptist Church is holding a children’s art auction Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the young artists.
    Participating artists are Sarah Cooper, Kaleigh Graham, Tyler Foster, Patricia Keys, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Hannah Boggs, Christian Veirs, Sally Polin and Peyton Foster.
    Artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and autographs of the artists will be available for $1 donation.
    Jimmie Lee is the auctioneer.

  • Katy Cecil named Speech Coach of the Year

    Katy Cecil, LaRue County High School English teacher and speech coach whose teams have won a trophy room full of tournaments, has been chosen as the 2011 Kentucky High School Speech League’s Coach of the Year.

  • 2010 Census: LaRue shows 6.1 percent growth

    LaRue County is growing, according to information released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    LaRue grew by 6.1 percent or by 820 residents between 2000 and 2010.
    Total 2010 population: 14,193
    Total 2000 population: 13,373
    Racial breakdown:
    n 13,329 LaRue Countians are white, an increase of 3.94 percent from 2000
    n 444 LaRue Countians are black, a decrease of 6.53 percent from 2000
    n 401 LaRue Countians are Hispanic, an increase of 174.66 percent from 2000. In 2000, 146 people identified themselves as Hispanic.

  • Speech Team's phenomenal success has led to funding needs

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team spent the past weekend in Danville at the last in-state tournament of the season. Thirteen students competed in speech and debate events attempting to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the National Forensic League National Championships to be held in Dallas this June. Kentucky sends the best two students in each event to the National Tournament and LCHS managed to snag five of the total 22 speech and debate entries going to the tournament.

  • Wiggington - Thurman to wed

    Lisa Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and John Thurman of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Alfred Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and the late Rebecca Wiggington.

    The groom is the son of Stella Thurman of Hodgenville and the late Donald L. Thurman.

    The wedding is 3 p.m. March 26, 2011 at Lane Lincoln CME Church in Hodgenville.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.