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Today's News

  • 'Kentucky Proud' essay contest deadlines Feb. 5

    Kentucky students are invited to create posters and write essays based on the theme “Kentucky Proud: Growing a Healthy Kentucky” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.

    Participating students in grades kindergarten through 12 will create posters and write brief essays describing their posters and the theme. A winning entry will be chosen in each grade level, and each winning student will receive a $100 savings bond. The winning posters and essays will be printed in a 2011 calendar with Kentucky Proud recipes.

  • Farm calendar

    Grain Marketing Short Course

    A Grain Marketing Short Course will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the Hardin County Extension Service in Elizabethtown. Various elements of grain marketing will be discussed including cash contracts, futures, basis, hedging, ACRE, crop insurance and marketing strategies. Enrollment is limited and there is a $20 registration fee. For enrollment or for more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Office at 358-3401. 

               

  • 4-H calendar

    Cloverbuds meet

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:15-4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Extension Service office. The Cloverbuds club is open to LaRue County youth ages 5 to 8 or in kindergarten through third grade. New members are welcome to attend. For more information, call 358-3401.

  • Federal tax credit extended, expanded for homebuyers

    Economic reports show the real estate market continuing on a good news-bad news pendulum. For buyers, the good news includes extended and expanded homebuyer tax credits. These new tax incentives raise the eligibility income cap and also include repeat purchases. 

  • Social worker accepts plea for role in passing pills

    A Greensburg social worker pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct and controlled substance not in original container in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Beverly Reliford, 51, of Greensburg, was charged originally with trafficking in controlled substance, first degree; tampering with physical evidence; and obstructing or interfering with an investigation after being involved in a traffic accident in Mount Sherman last June.

    She was sentenced to 90 days on each count to run consecutively for 180 days, conditionally discharged. The other counts were dismissed.

  • Teen accused of taking car posts post-crash photos online

    A teenager who allegedly stole and wrecked a car in Mount Sherman Feb. 6 was apprehended in Hardin County last week.

    Lewis Kelly Dailey, 19, faces charges of first- and third-degree criminal mischief and no operator’s license, according to LaRue County Constable Ira Bloyd Jr. The car’s owner filed a complaint of theft by unlawful taking (auto) with the county attorney’s office.

  • Kennel Club to meet tonight

    The Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club, an AKC affiliated club, will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Nolin RECC building on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Speakers are Donna Herzig and Steve Fox, who will talk about the national and local fight to maintain animal ownership. They will present an overview of the influence and impact of HSUS and PETA, and their experiences in Kentucky, also the future of what lies ahead in Kentucky, and in the country as it impacts pet owner’s rights.

    Soup and sandwiches will be served at 6:30 p.m. with meeting to follow.

  • Drew Newberry wins state title

    Landmark News Service Drew Newberry brought home a state championship from the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

    Newberry capped an undefeated 43-0 season by pinning Louisville Trinity sophomore Brendan Darrow (38-12) with 2 seconds left in the second period.

  • BBB Census Facts

    Census facts – U.S. Census workers will be going door-to-door from April to July 2010. To be sure you aren’t scammed, BBB offers these tips: A Census worker must present an ID that contains a Dept. of Commerce watermark and expiration date. The worker will provide you with a supervisor contact upon request and provide you with a letter from the Census Bureau. A Census worker will never ask for your social security number, bank account or credit card numbers. Census workers also never solicit for donations and will never contact you via e-mail.

  • Herald News has new e-mail addresses

    The LaRue County Herald News has changed e-mails. Please update our listings in your address book:

    For news, e-mail editor Linda Ireland at editor@laruecountyherald.com.

    For circulation matters or bookkeeping, e-mail circulation manager Ramona Coffey at circulation@laruecountyherald.com.

    To submit a legal ad, e-mail Mary Vaughn at ads@laruecountyherald.com.

    To contact office assistant Charlotte Isbell, e-mail Isbell@laruecountyherald.com.

    General Manager Ben Sheroan can be reached at bsheroan@laruecountyherald.com.