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Today's News

  • Herald News staff honored by Kentucky Press Association

    The LaRue County Herald News received 12 editorial awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The prizes were awarded Jan. 23 in Louisville at the conclusion of the annual convention.

    Editor Linda Ireland took first place honors for best on-going or extended coverage of a story for her entry about the Lincoln Bicentennial.

  • Hardin History Museum has new hours, events

    The Hardin County History Museum, 210 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. There is no admission charge.

    Upcoming events include noon-1 p.m. Feb. 21, stories about Abraham Lincoln; noon-1 p.m. Feb. 28, the story of Vinnie Ream, the youngest and first female artist commissioned by the federal government.

    For more information, e-mail christywpritchard@gmail.com, call 763-8339 or visit www.hardinkyhistory.or

  • Deputy jailer faces theft charges

    An expired registration plate on a vehicle parked at the LaRue County Courthouse drew the attention of a Hodgenville city officer patrolling the area. When Kentucky State Police ran the tag, they learned the owner, Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough was wanted on several counts of felony theft in Perry County, Ind. She is also a LaRue County deputy jailer.

    McGee was charged with five counts of “fugitive from another state” according to Kentucky State Trooper Jonathan Vaughn, who arrested McGee at her workplace at 2:48 a.m. Feb. 8.

  • Reduce fertilizer rates and maintain yields

    The prices of fertilizers have increased at an astounding rate the last two years. With the decrease in commodity prices, fertilizer costs now may be the dominant factor in determining a profit. Efficient and wise use of fertilizers and the nutrients in the soil become important in determining your profit.

  • Don’t be afraid of life’s changes

    “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23:6

  • Crown him Lord of all

    One day in the jungle a lion with a big ego went around asking the other animals who the king of the jungle was. The lion roared at the monkey, “Who is the king of the jungle?”

    The monkey with fear in his voice said, “Why you are, Mr. Lion.”

    The lion went and found the zebra. “Who is the king of the jungle?” 

    “There is no doubt about it. You are, Mr. Lion.”

  • Middle school wrestlers take third at state

    The slimmest of margins separated first from third at the middle school state wrestling tournament. In the end, the Mat Hawks fell short of winning their fourth straight middle school state championship, finishing in third place, just four points out of first place.

  • Keep learning and growing

    “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6

    Outside Harvard, America’s oldest university, founded shortly after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, there is a commemorative inscription that reads, “After God carried us safe to New England … one of the … things we longed for and looked for and looked after was to advance learning … dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers … lie in dust.”

  • Softball organizational meeting is tonight

    A girls’ youth softball meeting is planned tonight at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation building to organize the softball season. It begins at 7 p.m.

    Anyone interested in helping or coaching may attend. This meeting is not for signups. Signups will start in March.

    For more information, call Regina Devers at 234-6217.

  • Middle school wrestlers take third at state

    The slimmest of margins separated first from third last weekend at the middle school state wrestling tournament. In the end, the Mat Hawks fell short of winning their fourth straight middle school state championship, finishing in third place, just four points out of first place.