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Today's News

  • Hawks down Butler County 42-6

    LaRue County snapped a two-game losing streak with a 42-6 win Friday night over Butler County.

    The Hawks closed the regular season at home with a sendoff celebration for senior members of the team that preceded the game.

    LaRue led from the outset as Ryan Whitlcock returned the opening kickoff for a score.

    Quarterback Jordan Brewer scored on two runs and completed a touchdown pass to Jason Carlberg. Alex Lee and Drew Newberry also ran for Hawk TDs.

  • Calling all veterans

    The LaRue County Herald News is asking all veterans to submit their name, address and phone number to the Herald News, if you are interested in being featured in the new Veteran Spotlight which will feature a different veteran each week as space allows.

    Send information to The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, KY 42748

  • Sprowls recovering from stroke

    Lincoln Jamboree owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls was recovering Monday morning at Hardin Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke at his home late last week.

    He’s expected to make a full recovery and could be released as early as today.

    Sprowls told the Herald News from his hospital bed Monday morning, that he was feeling “pretty good,” although doctors reportedly diagnosed him with high blood pressure.  

    “I want to thank everyone for all the calls and prayers,” he said.

  • LCMS girls play for conference title tonight

    LaRue County Middle School's Lady Hawks basketball team will be playing for its conference championship tonight at home.

    Both the seventh- and eighth-grade girls' teams won the regular season title and will host the finals of the conference championship tournament tonight.

    Coach James "Boo" Brewer invites the community to attend and support the players.

  • Cooking with fresh pumpkin

    In the fall, people often ask how to cook with fresh pumpkin.

    You must remember that not all kinds of pumpkins are best for cooking. The jack-o-lantern pumpkins you see everywhere this time of year tend to be too large and stringy for baking. So when you are growing or buying pumpkins, ask if it is a variety that is good to use in cooking.

  • West releases another book celebrating Kentucky attraction

    The “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before You Die!” contains information about points of interest across the state. It includes Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville and the Zachary Taylor Cemetery in Louisville as well as natural wonders. West provides historic detail and stories that enhance a cross-state adventure or provide arm-chair entertainment.

  • Halloween safety tips for kids and parents

    Kids love Halloween but trick or treating isn’t what it used to be. It’s not as safe to let kids walk the streets alone. Send a responsible adult or older teenager with them.

    SAFETY TIPS

  • PVA test to be offered in November

    The Department of Revenue will hold a statewide Property Valuation Administrator exam for anyone interested in running for PVA in 2010 in any county in the state.

    The test will be 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, 1000 Eagle Lake Drive, Lawrenceburg. Individuals who pass this exam will be eligible to seek election in the 2010 primary and general elections.

  • Poetry contest deadline is Monday

    The Kentucky State Parks are celebrating their 85th anniversary this year and is offering a poetry contest for visitors who like to write about outdoor experiences.

    The contest has three age categories – 11 and younger, 12-18 and 19 and older. Any style may be used but poets are asked to use a theme that is some way related to the natural, cultural or historical aspects of the 52 state parks.

  • Hodgenville Main Street finalist for state award

    The Hodgenville Main Street Association was a finalist in a competition for beautification. The nomination, in the design category, was for all the work on Lincoln Square and the surrounding area.