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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue

     The Leadership LaRue class met with Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse Wednesday as part of the local government program. The class is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Front from left, Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray; Kelly Clemens, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union; Beth Roberts, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College; Gina Lewis, Lincoln National Bank; Sarah Graham, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home; back, Angel French and Krista Levee, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Discover LaRue: Updates needed

     The LaRue County Herald News staff is working on Discover LaRue County 2013. 

    We’re collecting data about local clubs, schools, public utilities, government and businesses.

    If your group’s information has changed since last year, please call us at 358-3118 or email Linda Ireland at editor@laruecountyherald.com. 

    For advertising, contact General Manager Allison Shepherd at gm@laruecountyherald.com.

    Deadline is April 1.

  • Fifth-grader wins essay contest

     Nicholas Vazquez, a fifth-grade student at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, was the LaRue County winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Elizabethtown-Hardin-LaRue Retired Teachers Association.

    The topic was: “Why My Grandparent Should be the AARP/KRTA Grandparent of the Year.” Nicholas read his winning essay at the March 15 meeting of EHLRTA.

    He wrote about his grandmother Wanda Howard.

    He received a medal and gift certificate to Barnes & Noble and became eligible to participate in the state finals.

  • 4-H Gardening Club to meet

     The 4-H Gardening Club will have its first meeting of the season 10 a.m. Saturday at Lee’s Garden Center.

    All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening  – and their parents – are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages.

    Participants will learn about gardening and be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Shooting Sports

     The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will have practice 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the New Haven Gun Club. Club officers are from left, president, Hunter Thomas; vice president, Nichole Thomas; treasurer, Cameron Wimsett; secretary, Mason Lane and photographer, Hannah Perry.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 20, 2013

     Cloverbuds

    Cloverbuds (ages 5 to 8 or grades K-3) will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 20 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Kids Choice and Photography

    The 4-H Kids Choice Club and the 4-H Photography Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 21 at the Extension office.

     

    Talent Show

    The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the LCHS auditorium. Participants must pre-register by March 18. Call 358-3401 for more information.

  • COLUMN: Start small to save big

     Many households experienced a 2 percent decline in take-home pay in January as the employee portion of Social Security taxes returned to 2010 levels. Combined with fluctuating prices for different goods and services, this reduction in take-home pay might have you feeling more stretched at the end of the month than usual. Spending plans are a key tool to help families balance their income and expenses on a monthly basis.

  • COLUMN: What influences you?

     Dr. C. Everett Koop, former surgeon general under President Ronald Reagan, died recently. The president of the National Christian Medical and Dental Association paid tribute to Dr. Koop’s Christian life and ministry in a newsletter to fellow physicians. 

    In his article he quoted a poem that meant much in Dr. Koop’s life:

  • COLUMN: Let Christ handle your worries

     In the time we are living, many of us are choked by anxieties.

    Our lives are characterized by feelings of uneasiness, apprehension, dread, concern, tension, restlessness and worry. Our brains record specific memories and emotions that are stored and can be replayed today in as vivid a form as when they occurred. We are reacting not only to the current day stresses, but also to the repressed emotions of childhood. 

  • Deadline looms to file income taxes

     The Kentucky Department of Revenue reminds everyone that income taxes are due Monday, April 15. New this year is “Where’s My Refund,” an online resource that allows taxpayers to check the status of their 2012 individual income tax refund.

    Taxpayers can log on to www.revenue.ky.gov and click on Where’s My Refund to obtain the most current and up-to-date information about their 2012 refund. A primary social security number and the exact amount of the refund are needed to retrieve this information.