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Today's News

  • It’s time for the Herald’s block sale

    Do you need a gift for that someone special? Or how about a night on the town for two? The LaRue County Herald News will conduct its fourth annual Newspaper in Education block sale 9 a.m.-noon Friday, July 24. It offers the perfect opportunity to save some money on restaurants, family fun and lodging.

    At the same time, you’ll be helping our NIE program which places newspapers in local classrooms at the request of teachers.

    If you are a pizza lover, certificates and gift cards are available from Pizza Hut, Hometown Pizza and Mr. Gatti’s.

  • Hawkins kids operate benefit

    For the third summer, 8-year-old Elyssa Hawkins will sell lemonade to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand,  a foundation that raises funds for childhood cancer research.

    The stand will be set up 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25 and noon-4 p.m. July 26 at IGA at Lincoln Plaza.

    Elyssa’s brother Ethan will assist her with the stand.

    They are the children of Bill and Becky Hawkins.

    For more information about the project, see www.alexslemonade.org.

  • Veteran takes Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

    Being 90 years old, World War II Army veteran Guthrie Catlin was beginning to doubt if he ever would be able to visit the memorial built in Washington, D.C., to honor him and his band of brothers.

    However, the Illinois native who lived in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for more than 30 years made the trip May 16, thanks to the Honor Flight network.

  • All-Stars lose in semifinals

    The LaRue County All-Stars were eliminated Sunday from the 9-year-old Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament.

    The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission All-Stars surged back in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the LaRue County All-Stars, 10-9 in the losers’ bracket semifinals at the EABC minor league fields.

    Other than a briefly lived tie at 4-4, Elizabethtown had trailed the entire game as it went into the fifth inning down, 9-4.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Chili dinner

    A chili dinner benefit for True Way Ministries’ food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 25 at the Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville. For more information, call Darlene Daugherty at 358-0385.

    Band of Hawks fundraiser

    The Band of Hawks will hold a fundraiser yard sale, bake sale and concessions July 25. For more information, to reserve a spot for $10 or if you would like to donate items for the yard sale, call 270-401-9231.

  • Sewer trouble seeps to surface

    City workers endured a smelly task early Saturday after a sewer line backed up on Lincoln Boulevard near the intersection with Tanner Road.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police said he discovered the problem while on patrol. He drove his cruiser through the sludge about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said the sewer line had “apparently been backing up for some time with solids.”

  • Angel appointed to second term

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently reappointed Campbellsville urologist James R. Angel to a second consecutive four-year term on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission. Angel also served on the commission 1989-1993.

    Angel represents the Fourth District on the commission, which includes Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Stephen Foster musical in jeopardy

    Landmark News Service

    Now in its 51st season, “Stephen Foster — The Musical” has been part of the community so long, many residents consider it a staple, Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton said. But its continuation is not guaranteed, and if it closes, city businesses could suffer.

    “I think they are at this point very much at risk of having to close after this season,” Heaton said.

  • Club K comes to LaRue County

    Club K, a well-known softball training facility, will offer a workshop Thursday, July 23, at LaRue County High School.

    Club K will host a hitting and slapping clinic for any girl interested in learning the fundamentals of these two techniques.

    In slapping, the player aims the ball where she wants it to go. Her sprint to first base already has begun when the ball is hit.

    Slots for the 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. hitting clinic are already full. Players who have registered with Lady Hawk coach Mielle DiStefano have a spot.

  • Governors Cup goes to Tennessean

    Maddie Denton of Murfreesboro, Tenn., won the Governors Cup as the state championship fiddler at the Official Kentucky State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest last weekend. She also won backup musician and junior fiddler, beating Doug Fleener and Adam French, both of Leitchfield.

    Joel Whittinghill of Bowling Green won second place in the championship and Leonard Lawson of Vine Grove took third. The 35th annual event attracted competitors from several states, including Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Colorado, to Rough River Dam State Resort Park.