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Today's News

  • Hines graduates from basic combat training

    Army Pvt. Corey L. Hines has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Hines studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Latecomer finds success on golf team

    Having a strong right arm has benefited Michelle Burroughs not only as a Lady Hawks softball outfielder but also as a member of LaRue County High School’s golf team.

    “I think it has helped me with my strongest part of my game, which is my driver, woods and long irons,” said the 17-year-old senior. 

    Though an upperclassman, this is only her second year on the team.

  • Lady Hawks struggling early in season

    The Lady Hawks varsity soccer team is winless in the early going this season. The team has been hampered by a small roster and injuries.

    The regular season began with a 10-0 loss to perennial power Bardstown. The team regrouped against district foe Bullitt Central but lost  2-0.

    LCHS battled Barren County to a 3-3 draw – an improvement from last years’s 8-2 loss.

    Despite having only nine players Saturday, LaRue took on Louisville Southern on Saturday. The Hawks lost 4-2.

  • Newby adopts ‘server virtualization’ for schools

    Data is Freddie Newby’s number one priority.

    As chief information officer for LaRue County Schools, he backs up computer data on multiple systems to prevent loss.

    But just as the stock market suffered its Black Friday in 1929, Newby encountered his own darkest of Fridays March 28, 2008, when his main server and all backups failed.

  • LaRue falls to North Hardin

    North Hardin beat LaRue County 32-6 Saturday night in high school football action. The Hawks are now 1-1 on the season. Look for game details in the Sept. 2 print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

    In the season opener Aug. 22, LaRue defeated Campbellsville 30-12.

    Here are results from other games played Saturday by area schools:

    Warren Central 35, Russellville 6

    Bell County 26, Marion County 21

    Franklin-Simpson 42, Metcalfe County 6

    Here are results from games Friday featuring area schools:

  • Are you at risk for chlamydia ‘the silent disease?’

    Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. An estimated 2,291,000 U.S. civilians ages 14-39 are infected with Chlamydia based on the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and women are frequently re-infected if their sex partners are not treated.

  • Diabetes Coalition meets Sept. 1

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition is open to anyone with interest in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention, and elimination of diabetes.

    The group meets 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    A class “Managing Your Meals” will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 with a follow-up 7-8 p.m. at the LaRue County Health Department.

    For more information or to register for the class, call Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

  • College courses available in LaRue this fall

    Campbellsville University will offer six general education classes in Hodgenville this fall.

    John Chowning, CU’s vice president for church and external relations, said the university’s plan to open a satellite campus in Hodgenville is on track; however, the building may not be ready by the time the semester begins in August.

    In that case, classes will be held at the Hodgenville City Police Station. The station, formerly the education building for First Baptist Church, has several large classrooms upstairs.

  • Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be

    We could draw from the poet Robert Browning’s statement, “Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be,” a parallel for the Christian walk in life.

    You trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior; He washed away your sins; you became a child of God. With each experience, your fellowship with him grows sweeter, and the best is reserved for the believer when life here on earth is completed.

  • LaRue gives presentation at Hodgenville Rotary Club

    James LaRue Jr. was the guest speaker of the Hodgenville Rotary Club last week.

    LaRue gave a presentation on those present at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and referenced 50 years of his personal research from various affidavits and writings.

    The Rotarians welcomed a new member last week: Denise Brooks with State Farm Insurance.