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Today's News

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; The Old Days
  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Still Standing
  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Lincoln Serenaders made an impression on Joel Ray

    Long before electric instruments and microphones became popular in music, an acoustic country band from Mount Sherman, The Lincoln Serenaders, claimed fame performing in area schools and at social functions.

    The five-man band consisted of Clyde F. Benningfield (“Short Clyde” to differentiate him from longtime Mount Sherman businessman and postmaster Clyde R. Benningfield), Hal Jones Childress, brothers Floyd and Wayne Hill, and Ray Warren.

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Herman Bell made his mark in pro baseball

    There are plenty of talented athletes but few make the jump to professional sports.

    One of Mount Sherman’s own made waves in pro baseball in the 1920s.
    Herman S. “Hi” Bell, was born July 16, 1897, to Nathaniel and Martha Ann Holthouser Bell.

    Nathaniel, also known as “Nathan,” was the eldest son of Moses Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson Bell. He was a 20-year-old farmer at the time of his marriage in 1891 to 17-year-old “Mattie.”

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Going home to Dog Gallus

    At the turn of the century, an area near Mount Sherman became known as “dog gallus” or “dog gallows.”

    The story, as told by Gary Gardner, goes .... a group of young men had imbibed some “liquid corn refreshment,” near the Old Sherman Cemetery. Their entertainment for the evening was to shut up for good an old howling hound dog by hanging it from one of the boys’s pair of galluses or suspenders. The name stuck and for many years, residents of the area would say, “I’m going home to Dog Gallus.”
     

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; 'It's glory is all moonshine'

    Local historians believe Mount Sherman was named after Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, one of the Union’s military leaders during the Civil War.

    No one seems to be certain, however, just why the small town opted to recognize one of the most notorious generals of the war.

    Sherman was promoted to brigadier general after the Battle of First Manassas and sent to Kentucky. President Abraham Lincoln thought Sherman could keep the state from seceding. Sherman made a statement that the war would not end quickly and was replaced by Don Carlos Buell.

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Did you ever shop at Clyde's?

    During the 1950s to 1970s, a small dry goods store in Mount Sherman provided LaRue and surrounding counties with boots and blue jeans. “Benningfield’s” or better known as “Clyde’s” – named after proprietor Clyde Benningfield – sold the first Levi’s in the area.

  • Skyler Hornback sets Jeopardy record

    “Go big or go home.”

    A gutsy wager helped Skyler Hornback, a 12-year-old student at LaRue County Middle School, break a “Jeopardy!” Kids Week record. He won $66,600 on the popular TV quiz show – the highest one-day total in Kids Week history and the third-highest one-day total in the show’s history.

  • Country artist J.D. Shelburne to perform at Saturday's AGstravaganza

    Country artist J.D. Shelburne said he’s a farm boy at heart.

    He learned the meaning of hard work as he grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville. The work ethic he learned from his father and grandfather “molded him” into the man he is today.

    Playing sports – something he excelled at – was easy compared to housing tobacco.

    “It’s the hardest work there is,” he said.

  • Pipeline opponents organize, offer advice to landowners

    If LaRue Countians do not want a pipeline carrying toxic natural gas liquids crossing their properties, they should prepare to fight – on their own.

    “Don’t rely on local government – cities and counties have virtually no power (to stop the pipeline),” said LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner. If you don’t want it, you’ll have to be the ones to do the legwork … don’t think there is anyone who can step in for you.”