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Today's News

  • LaRue All-Star teams compete in district

    LaRue County All-Star teams played last week in the Cal Ripken District Tournaments at Meade-Olin Park.

    CAL RIPKEN 12S

    In the opening 12-year-old game July 6, LaRue dropped to Meade County Green 10-0 in a mercy-rule loss.

    The following night, LaRue dropped to Meade County White 14-9 in the double-elimination tournament.

    Colby Skaggs went 3-for-4 with two homers and a double for LaRue County, while Chandler Lynn went 3-for-4 with a homer and Dalton Metcalfe had four singles.

    CAL RIPKEN 10s

  • Editor wins journalism honors

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, took home three awards at the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

    Ireland entered three categories in the non-metro/community newspapers division. She took top honors in feature writing for her submissions of “Teen Beats Odds” and “Mule Man;” second place in feature photography for “Lincoln Days”; and honorable mention in column writing.

  • Annual Bluegrass State Games kick off July 16 in Lexington

    The annual Bluegrass State Games will be held on several dates: July 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1.

    The Bluegrass State Games is a non-profit program to promote amateur athletics.

  • Farm calendar

    Pork Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. July 19 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Goat and Sheep Producers to meet

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 7:30 p.m. July 20 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. This year’s LaRue County Fair Goat and Sheep Shows will be discussed. All interested individuals are invited.

    State Fair entry deadlines

  • Unemployment rates falling in LaRue

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between May 2009 and May 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s May 2010 rate was 9.5 percent, down from 12.1 percent a year ago and down from 10 percent in April 2010.

    Of a 7,124-person civilian labor force, 6,447 were employed with 677 actively seeking employment.

  • City Council reviews gas contract

    Buying a gallon of gas is a complicated matter for a municipality.

    Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback explained the decision to change fuel providers to members of City Council Monday night.

    “I looked at the cost and what it will save the city,” said Hornback. “I do that on everything I do.”

    City vehicles were refueled at Bault Oil, a supplier outside city limits, up until a couple of months ago. The city’s contract called for a purchase price of 7 cents per gallon higher than wholesale.

  • Nutrition and health topics make headlines

    News outlets have been overflowing with lots of interesting nutrition and health topics in the past few weeks.  In case you have missed some of the major headlines, here is an overview of what’s on the plate:

  • Swimming pool at Parks and Rec vandalized

    There was an incident of vandalism at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation swimming pool July 6.

    While pool workers and police aren’t sure exactly when the damage was done, they say that it must have occurred sometime after 2 that morning.

    Pool Manager Bryan Sprowls said picnic tables, chairs and other equipment had been thrown into the pool. The vandals also spread wax and lotion throughout the pool area and wrote profanities on a dry erase board at the entrance of the pool.

  • The Lincoln Museum holds 'A House Divided' exhibit

    Abraham Lincoln invoked the phrase “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The phrase referred to his belief that the nation could not survive without A solution to the question of slavery. Yet the Kentucky-born Lincoln might just as well have been talking about his in-laws.

    His wife Mary Todd was born into a slave-holding household in Lexington. Of her 13 siblings, eight of them were Confederate sympathizers. The “A House Divided” exhibit explores how their family’s statements and actions affected the Lincolns throughout the Civil War.

  • Church calendar

    Nolynn Baptist holds revival

    Nolynn Baptist Church will hold revival 7 p.m. through July 21. Dr. Dave Martin, pastor of Leitchfield First Baptist Church, will be the evangelist.