Today's News

  • City Police stumped by 'big boom'

     Hodgenville City Police are investigating a “big boom” that startled several individuals about 9:10 p.m. Jan. 2.

  • Sports Shorts - Jan. 9, 2013

     Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon Kickoff Luncheon

    The USA Cares Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon luncheon, sponsored by Furniture Liquidators, is Jan. 10 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. USA Cares spokesman Bryan Anderson, an Emmy Award winning actor, advocate, Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient will speak. RSVP by logging on to usacares.org.

  • Heath congratulated by a 'circle of friends'

     Friends, family and co-workers filled Sunrise Manor’s Adult Daycare facility Thursday to offer best wishes to Beverly Heath on her last day as director.

    Heath, retiring after 25 years, began her Sunrise career as a nurse’s aide before taking over as daycare director. She’s seen the program grow from three clients to 18; the daycare expand from a room to its own building; and a name change. Signature Healthcare, the managing company, has dubbed it Sunrise Manor Silver Angels Adult Daycare.

  • Farm Calendar - Jan. 9, 2013

     Goat and Sheep Producer Meeting

    LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited. The meal will be potluck with meat provided.

    Hunter Education Orange Card Class

  • 4-H Calendar - Jan. 9, 2013

     Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.


    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Extension Office. Youth interested in showing livestock are required to have a minimum of six livestock educational hours. For more information, contact Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.



  • Jerianne Strange joins Herald staff

     Jerianne Strange has accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News.

    Strange will work as a copy editor and reporter. Her responsibilities include page design, covering school board meetings and writing feature stories.

    She got her start in community journalism at a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania.

    “I really enjoyed the weekly paper and the connection it had with the community,” Strange said.

  • FUNDRAISER: Living Strong team holds soup supper

     Living Strong team holds soup luncheon

    The Living Strong team will hold a soup luncheon at First Baptist Hodgenville gym at noon Jan. 27. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. The team will serve a variety of soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts; donations only. This team also has purple and white baseball shirts with “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fight Cancer Alone” on the front. They are $12 each with an additional charge for shirts larger than XL. For more information, call Katie McDowell or Kathy Ross at 234-3309.

  • Community Calendar - Jan. 9, 2013

     Small Business Smart Start Seminar

    The University of Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Elizabethtown hosts a pre-business orientation seminar called “Smart Start – Business Basics” each month. This month’s seminar will begin at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 at Hardin County Public library, 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 765-6737. 

    Youth Service Center Advisory Council to meet

  • Ron Smith elected to Executive Committee of CTIA

     Ron Smith, president & CEO of Bluegrass Cellular Inc., has been elected to his third consecutive term on the Executive Committee of CTIA – The Wireless Association. 

    CTIA is an international industry trade group based in Washington D.C. representing the wireless communications industry. As an executive committee member, Smith will represent the interests of regional and rural carriers while addressing the essential issues facing the wireless industry to help ensure it remains innovative and competitive. His one-year term began Jan. 1.

  • ECTC accepting dental patients

     The Dental Clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is now accepting patients.

    Services include cleanings, X-rays, fluoride, sealants and exams by a dentist.  Cost is $45.; $35 for students, children age 12 and under and senior citizens (age 65 and older).