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Today's News

  • 4-H contest deadlines approaching

    The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 26 at LaRue County High School auditorium. Pre-registration is required by March 22. In order to pre-register, call the Extension Office at 358-3401 or stop by to pick up a registration form. 

    The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.

  • Improve your nutrition by building better eating habits

    March is National Nutrition Month and most of us know that a healthy diet is a very important part of a healthy life style. But what if our eating habits are a bit less than nutritious or healthy? Where should we start to make our habits –and our children’s habits – better? The American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that an easy way to focus on eating better is to start with the basics and to build better eating habits from the ground up.

  • Pamida Foundation gives back

    The Pamida Foundation announced its 2009 donation of $158,800 to local schools.

    The donation will be divided, then distributed to schools or organizations in the communities that Pamida serves. Schools and organizations chosen to receive donation dollars were selected by the Pamida stores in their communities. The funds will be used to help maintain quality education.

    In Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education will receive a check in the amount of $750 to enhance various learning programs for its students.

  • Folklife program spotlights unique Kentucky traditions

    Bob Gates, Kentucky Folklife program director, will present “A Sampling of Kentucky Folklife” 7-8:30 p.m. March 25 at the American Cave Museum in Horse Cave. 

    Kentucky is alive with diverse folk traditions. Gates will share his experiences working as the state folklorist and discuss the many ways Kentucky’s folk heritage is unique. Following the presentation on Kentucky’s folklife, please stay for a discussion with Folklife staff about the upcoming Community Scholar training opportunity in your area in April, May, June and July.

  • Teen pregnancy rate is on the upswing again

    It’s a touchy subject, but the discussion is warranted. With teen pregnancy arguably on the rise again, adults have no choice but to consider talking about this growing dilemma. The quintessential solution remains the same – parent involvement.

  • Curves holds food drive

    Curves of Hodgenville is holding its annual food drive.

    Throughout March, Curves will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal is for the community to come together to help families in need.

    Members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 in March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Non-members who do likewise between March 8 and 20 can join Curves for free. Curves will waive the cost to join.

  • Juveniles tie up emergency services after traffic stop

    A pair of teenage girls facing drug charges monopolized two LaRue County ambulances by complaining of severe menstrual pain last week.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police received a call to assist an investigation by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force just after 9 p.m. March 9.

    “He said he needed help stopping a vehicle that possibly had marijuana in it,” Johnson said. LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson and Nelson County Deputy Dennis Wells assisted with the traffic stop.

  • Herald News recognizes Newspaper in Education donors

    Newspaper in Education Week is observed annually during the first full school week in March. This year’s celebration is March 1-5. LaRue County schools taking part in this year’s Newspaper in Education (NIE) program are LaRue County High, LaRue County Middle, Hodgenville Elementary, Abraham Lincoln Elementary and LaRue Baptist.

  • Book presents new stake in Lincoln legend

    Every few years, a new generation discovers vampires, adds a few twists to the old legends and falls in love with the undead all over again.

    When I was a kid, watching “Fright Night” movies on Saturday nights, Bela Lugosi was the vampire to fear. The black and white film “Dracula” was based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker.

    Who can forget that cheesy accent when the Count says, “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”

    Or “I never drink ... wine.”

  • Have you ever considered 'why'?

    “Why” is just a three-letter word. 

    When used in a question though it is one very big word – whether coming from a youngster or a moral theologian, with all of us along the spectrum in between them.

    Some more or less profound and random “Why” questions include:

    •Why do I pay more attention to troublemakers than people steadily doing good things?