Today's News

  • WEDDING: Serey

    Angelina Suzann McCoy of Bellevue, and Claudio Andres Toro Serey of Fort Thomas were married July 13, 2013, at Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown.

    The bride is the daughter of W.L. and Suzann McCoy of Hodgenville and the granddaughter of Frances Chelf McCoy of Elizabethtown. She is a graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of Georgetown College with a B.A. degree in art. She is a visitor services assistant at the Cincinnati Art Museum and will be a teaching assistant at the University of Cincinnati in the Art History Graduate Program in the fall.

  • Photo contest deadline is Friday, Aug. 2

    The deadline to enter the annual photo contest sponsored by The LaRue County Herald News is noon, Friday, Aug. 2.

    Only digital photos are being accepted. They can be emailed to laruephotocontest@hot-mail.com or brought to our office on a camera card, CD or memory stick. Our office is located at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

    There is no charge to enter and the judges’ favorite photos will be published in a special section in August.

  • BIRTH: the Wilson's welcome Brett Jacob Lewis
  • Arnette named MVP in All-Star play

    Bryson Arnette was named most valuable player in the opening game of the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional tournament in Somerset.

    Thursday’s opener ended with the LaRue County 10-year-old All-Stars defeating Bay Port from Green Bay, Wisconsin 7-5.

    Bay Port managed to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Arnette, LaRue’s pitcher, induced a ground out to himself to help his team hold on for the win.

  • UPTON; Looking Back at Upton
  • UPTON; Wayne Ridge Farm offers riding program

    Jodi Johnson gives riding lessons at Wayne Ridge Farm outside Upton.

    Johnson, who says horses have the ability to “speak to you and heal you,” has the responsibility of helping children and horses communicate when human interaction is particularly difficult.

    She oversees a therapeutic program for autistic children, where kids with the disorder come to ride horses, improve their motor skills and increase their communication ability.

  • West Point Bank has museum quality

    The Upton branch of West Point Bank is not an ordinary bank with ordinary decorations.

    Instead, it resembles a small museum.

    From the first moment that you walk through the doors, your eyes are drawn to the large and dark stained, glossy bar that is the teller’s castle.

    The bar, patented in December of 1903, was purchased by the bank’s founder, Joe Tobin, in the sunny state of California. It was placed in the building before its opening day in 2008.

  • UPTON; Uptonville and the Civil War
  • UPTON; Quarry town
  • UPTON; Damascus Creations: A new means of remembrance

    Gold, silver, leather and glass have all been used to create pieces that have adorned the fingers, necks, arms, ears and heads of women and men since the reign of man began.

    Sarah Nunn, of Upton has found that for her pieces of jewelry – regular materials will not do. She uses horsehair and the hair from other livestock such as cattle in her designs.

    Damascus Creations, a home-based jewelry operation, was established by Nunn in August 2012.