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Today's News

  • Goodman receives Treece scholarship

    Catherine Emily Goodman of Sonora has been awarded the Monsignor Treece Scholarship, which is a $15,000 renewable scholarship to Bellarmine University.

    She will start classes in the fall and her major will be biochemistry and molecular biology.

    She is the daughter of Dale Goodman of Hodgenville and Gary and Sharon Crewz of Sonora.

  • Sen. Bunning is not running

    U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning announced Monday that he will not run for a third term in 2010, citing a lack of campaign money.

    The latest election filings show that from April through June, Bunning raised less than half the total of Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, a 37-year-old Republican who began an exploratory committee to raise funds while awaiting Bunning's decision on another term.

  • Football fireworks may be toned down

    Complaints about noise had the LaRue County School Board discussing a long-standing tradition of shooting fireworks from a cannon at LaRue County High's home football games after points have been scored.

    Some community members have voiced complaints about the noise.

    School Board member Dick Greenwell said most of the complaints came after several late games last year and that the loudness "can be a bit much at late hours."

    Board member Anita Cruse said she thinks "the kids enjoy it" but suggested "toning them down a bit."

  • 4-Hers enjoy week at camp

    Extension Agent for 4-H

    Seventy-one campers and 17 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland enjoying swimming, boating, fishing, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes, low ropes and outdoor cooking June 29-July 2. 

  • LaRue County Fair calendar

    Applications for fair pageants may be picked up at the Extension Service office or LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or you can fill one out at practice. For more information, call Ashley England at 270-763-7072 or 270-234-3313.

    Parent/child contest

    July 29 following Little Miss and Mister.

    Pre-Teen Pageant

    Aug. 1 at 8:30 p.m., practice July 26 at 1 p.m.

    Miss Teen Pageant

    July 28 at 8:30 p.m., practice July 25 at 4 p.m.

    Miss LaRue County Pageant

  • ECTC offers poetry contest

    The Heartland Review, the literary publication published by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is offering a poetry contest for area residents.

    First place in the Ruth Redel Poetry Contest is $200 and publication in The Heartland Review Fall 2009 issue.

    THR asks for a $3 tax-deductible contribution for each poem to support the contest and journal. Make checks out to The Heartland Review. Send a cover page with contact information and titles of poems name, address, and a short biography (40 words maximum).

  • Board evaluates superintendent in open session

    The LaRue County School Board broke tradition at Monday night’s meeting by discussing Superintendent Sam Sanders’ evaluation in open session.

    The meeting started with board member Norbert Skees’ motion to move the superintendent’s evaluation up on the agenda, but receiving no second the motion died. Skees also made a motion to discuss the evaluation in executive session, but that motion also received no second from other board members.

    The superintendent’s evaluation is based on a series of questions related to different aspects of his job.

  • NIE sale a success

    The LaRue County Herald News Newspaper in Education Block Sale was July 24. We want to thank everyone who called in donations and received a great bargain in return. With your help, we are teaching children to improve their learning skills to battle the local literacy challenge.

  • LaRue cancer survivors featured in photo exhibit

    “The Faces of Cancer,” a special photo exhibit, was unveiled at a cancer survivor celebration, “Hope Soars … Celebrating Life” June 28 at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. The exhibit features survivors from LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Two Hodgenville residents, Sue Young and Ramona Coffey, are survivors portrayed on the exhibit. The exhibit, donated by Lakeview Photography in Bardstown, will travel the eight-county region, stopping first at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

  • Kentucky golf guide available

    The American Lung Association’s Kentucky Golf Tour Book is now available.

    The Golf Tour Book offers reduced greens fees and discounts at all participating facilities located throughout Kentucky, in addition to numerous courses and ranges in Indiana, Tennessee and several other states. More than 2,000 discounted rounds are included in the program.

    Valued at $5,000, the book costs only $35, or about the price of two to three rounds of golf. The Lung Association also offers a buy-three, get-one-free Fabulous Foursome Package.