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Today's News

  • Heritage can be measured by children and tomatoes

    My daughter Amanda is growing tomatoes in a small backyard in Lexington. She is having some luck – but I told her she needs fertilizer. I promised to bring her a bucket of chicken poop for side dressing the next time we visit.

    I’m not sure how that will go over with the neighbors in her subdivision. On the other hand, what they don’t know won’t hurt them.

    My granddaughter Claire, who is not yet 2, is enthralled with the cherry tomatoes – they are “hers,” she says. She eats them right off the vine.

  • Former employee charged in theft from dental office

    An Elizabethtown woman is charged with theft by unlawful taking after allegedly taking more than $17,000 from her employer.

    The case against Jennifer Rose Priddy, 29, a former bookkeeper for local dentist Douglas L. Baumgardner, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Priddy is accused of taking $17,032.42 from the practice over a three-year period.

    A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 30 in LaRue District Court; however, midway through the testimony, Priddy’s attorney, Dwight Preston, requested the matter be heard by the grand jury instead.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Sept. 15 at the LaRue County Extension Service office with president Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were Della Thomas and Martha Owen.

    Gardner opened the meeting by having the club read together aloud the Kentucky Homemaker Creed.  Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Janice Bowen.

  • Hosparus offers grief counseling retreat

    Hosparus Grief Counseling Center presents Evergreen – A Family Camp Program, Oct. 16-18 at the Loucon Training & Retreat Center near Leitchfield.

    Evergreen is a weekend gathering for families and children ages 6-18 grieving the loss of a family member.

    Through a combination of fun team-building games and grief education, Evergreen helps families learn how to strengthen family bonds and build resilience.

    The deadline for Evergreen applications is Sept. 25. For an application and fee information, call 502-456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

  • Western Recorder editor speaks at college

    Dr. Todd Deaton, editor of the Western Recorder in Louisville, will speak at Campbellsville University's chapel service  at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

    The chapel service is free and open to the public.

    Deaton has served as editor of the Western Recorder since January 2009. He has also served as managing editor of the Baptist Courier in South Carolina from 1996 to 2009, and as associate editor of the Biblical Recorder in North Carolina from 1989 to 1996.

  • Toll-free number offers flu answers

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health encourages Kentuckians to call a new toll-free hotline with their questions related to 2009 H1N1 influenza and seasonal flu for the latest news and information about flu.

    The hotline number 1-877-843-7727 will operate from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

    Information on the H1N1 virus is readily available by visiting the redesigned Health Alerts Web site at healthalerts.ky.gov.

     

  • Pre-trial conference set in chiropractor case

    A pre-trial conference for Richard Gilbert will be Oct. 28 in U.S. District Court (Western District) in Louisville.

    Gilbert, a LaRue County chiropractor, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 7 on charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    The court already has heard motions from Gilbert to dismiss, which was denied, and to establish identity. The court allowed his motion for electronic filing accessibility.

  • You can change for the better - if you want to

    “We should make plans, counting on God to direct us.” Proverbs 16:9

    If you want to change your life for the better, take these steps:

    1) Discern what success really is. When others feel good about you, you’re popular. When you feel good about yourself, you’re successful. Your life’s highest calling always will create the highest level of joy within you. That doesn’t mean it’ll be easy or pain free. Every winner in history paid a price, you will too.

  • Veterans Day parade applications available

    The American Legion Post 87 will sponsor a Veterans Day Parade at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 with a program and reception immediately following the parade at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    Anyone interested in participating may pick up an application Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at The LaRue County Herald News office, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • ECTC to sponsor community choir

    This fall, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is sponsoring a community choir to sing sections of Handel’s Messiah. All singers are invited to participate. There will be no auditions for chorus members, but all singers are expected to learn their parts.

    Members of the Louisville Orchestra will accompany the performance.