Today's News

  • Walsh turns 100

     Lura Walsh celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 28, 2013, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. Some of her family members surprised her on Jan. 27 with balloons, flowers and cake.

  • Veterans Salute: James McDowell

     James McDowell served in the U.S. Army at Fort Amador at the Panama Canal during World War II. He served 1942-1945. 

    McDowell died at age 66 in 1988. He is the brother of Bobby McDowell and father of Donald McDowell.


    Veterans salutes can be emailed to Linda Ireland at editor@laruecountyherald.com. Photos and a brief biography will be published. For more information, call Ireland at 270-358-3118.

  • Senior Activities: Feb. 6, 2013

     Public Retirees meet

  • Mat Hawks prepare for Region tournament

     Since 1998, the LaRue County Mat Hawks have won 12 regional championships.

    Head coach Gary Canter, who is facing his final regional tournament, said the championship is up for grabs between several teams.

    “Central Hardin, John Hardin, North Hardin and us are all about even when you look at tournament teams,” said Canter. “Any one of these teams could win the regional tournament. I am very sure you can’t say any one team is favored.”

  • MONEY TIP: Know your paystub

     Understanding pay stubs

    When you work, your employer will give you a pay stub when you get paid, even if you use direct deposit. Understanding the information on the pay stub is vital to managing your money and budgeting, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Each company’s pay stub is different, but all employers must include these items:

    · Gross Pay: This is what you earned that pay period before any taxes or benefits, such as insurance, were withheld.

  • Fraser takes third in dramatic interpretation

     Western Kentucky University forensic team members traveled to Murray and Ypsilanti, Mich., to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 2-3.

    Ellis Fraser, a sophomore from Hodgenville, competed at Eastern Michigan University. WKU’s team won the team sweepstakes championship.

    Fraser was third in dramatic interpretation and sixth in poetry interpretation; fourth in dramatic interpretation and fifth in impromptu speaking. He advanced to finals.

  • Local businesses stepping up for Relay for Life

     With LaRue County’s Relay for Life less than four months away, several local businesses and teams have already contributed to the event with either in-kind services, discounts, money or team sponsorships.

  • Robey named executive director for Community Action

     Lynne B. Robey has accepted the position as executive director for Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. Robey has directed several programs within the agency over the past 14 years.

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. provides jobs for 267 employees, and operates programs in the eight counties of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, including LaRue County, assisting more than 9,000 families including 24,000 persons.

    The agency is located at 332 Hood Avenue, Lebanon, KY.

  • Tickets available for Lincoln Luncheon

     The Abraham Lincoln Birthday Luncheon will be held at noon Feb. 12 at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church.

    The meal will be catered by Ray’s Hodgenville Grill. There will be a guest speaker and presentation of community awards – the Richard Burks Lincoln Heritage and Mary Brooks Howard awards.

    Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at The Lincoln Museum or from Lincoln Days directors. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call the Lincoln Days office at 358-8710.

    The church is located at 1604 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville.

  • Mat Hawks defeat Oldham on Senior Night

     The Mat Hawk seniors were honored at their final home match Jan. 30.

    They gave the home crowd a night to remember as they rolled over Oldham County, 64-3.

    B.J. Carman, the Hawks’ top-ranked 182-pounder, led Garrett Bird 6-2 after the first period, then pinned him 15 seconds into the second period.

    Spencer Hines decisioned Will Jennings 12-2 at 152-pounds.

    Tanner Mouser defeated Sean Dunn 12-4 at 126-pounds.

    Nathan Bell, the Mat Hawks’ heavyweight, pinned Thomas Fow in 13 seconds.