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Today's News

  • Boys Basketball Boosters plan golf scramble

    The LaRue County High School Boys Basketball Boosters will hold its sixth annual golf scramble beginning 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at the LaRue County Country Club. Cost is $50 per golfer which includes golf, cart, free drinks on course and lunch.  Bring your own team or sign up and be placed on a team.

    More than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to top three teams and ninth place. Prizes for closest-to pins, longest drives and door prizes.

  • Former bookkeeper faces more charges in dental office theft

    A bookkeeper accused of taking more than $17,000 from a local dentist office faces additional charges.

    Jennifer Rose Priddy, 30, of Elizabethtown, a former employee of Dr. Douglas L. Baumgardner, was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury in January on one count of theft by unlawful taking.

  • Teen dies in single vehicle wreck

    Joseph David Ray Shoffner, 19, of New Haven died Tuesday afternoon after a single-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson, Shoffner was driving near Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek when he lost control of the Chevrolet Blazer. The vehicle rolled three or four times and Shoffner, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected.

    LaRue County Fire Department responded also to the scene.

    Shoffner is survived by his mother, Angela Gail Ball; his father, Crazy Horse Shoffner; and two brothers.

  • Teen dies in single vehicle wreck

    Joseph David Ray Shoffner, 19, of New Haven died Tuesday afternoon after a single-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson, Shoffner was driving near Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek when he lost control of the Chevrolet Blazer. The vehicle rolled three or four times and Shoffner, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected.

    LaRue County Fire Department responded also to the scene.

    Shoffner is survived by his mother, Angela Gail Ball; his father, Crazy Horse Shoffner; and two brothers.

  • New Haven man charged with indoor marijuana grow

    A New Haven man has been charged with cultivating marijuana, five or more plants, at his River Road residence.

    James Larence Johnson, 48, was charged also with use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Deputies Russell McCoy and Matt Darst said they found 57 marijuana plants, grow lights and potting soil inside the home when they served a warrant July 22.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center. He will be arraigned today in LaRue District Court.

     

  • Hawks scrimmage Friday against Nelson County

    LaRue County Hawk Football fans will get their first view of the 2010 team Friday.

    The Hawks will scrimmage Nelson County at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Hawk Field. Admission is laundry detergent, towels or soap.

    The football boosters will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and snowcones at the scrimmage. Plus, they will offer new “Hawks Football” T-shirts, booster memberships and reserved seating for all home games.

    The team plays Mercer County in the Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville High School 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

  • Pat Meers retiring from circuit clerk's office

    After 30 years of service at the LaRue County Courthouse, Pat Meers will retire this weekend and begin a new chapter in her life.

    Meers, chief deputy in the circuit clerk’s office, has been a part of the courthouse since three decades ago, when she began working with the ambulance service. A few years later, a job opened in the circuit clerk’s office and she applied. Meers began working in the office Aug. 1, 1983, and her retirement will be made official on the same day this year.

  • Herald staffers honored by National Newspaper Association

    Two LaRue County Herald News employees will be honored by the National Newspaper Association for stories entered in the NNA’s Better Newspaper Contest.

    Circulation Manager Ramona Coffey took first in best humorous column for newspapers with circulation of 3,000-4,999.

    Her column “At least we know what to get her for Christmas” described an incident with losing her false teeth. The judge’s comment was “This column made me laugh out loud. There’s something about personal stories of problems that works.”

  • Salsa a popular way to use garden tomatoes

    One way many people like to use their surplus garden fresh tomatoes is making salsa. This recipe is from the University of Georgia Extension Service - So Easy to Preserve book.

    Chile Salsa

    10 cups peeled, cored, chopped tomatoes

    6 cups seeded, chopped chili peppers (use mixture of mild and hot peppers)

    4 cups chopped onions

    1 cup vinegar (5 percent)

    3 teaspoons salt

    1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • Saturday's Wolverine Classic to benefit Backpack Program

    On Saturday, the Kentucky Wolverines, a minor league football team from Hardin County, will reform a partnership with the LaRue County BackPack Program, a non-profit organization for local kids in need. The Wolverines, who first collaborated with the BackPack Program in 2008, will host the Wolverine Classic at LaRue County High School to raise money for the backpacks. The team will play the Miami Valley Warriors from Ohio.

    The first Wolverine Classic brought in about $3,500. This year, the team’s goal is to raise $5,000.