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Today's News

  • Photo contest winners named

    Local photographic talent is on display in a special section included with this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Focus on LaRue County carries 12 pages of first-quality photos shared by residents in the Best of LaRue County contest conducted by the newspaper.

    Winners were selected in four categories and several honorable mention selections are included in the publication, which is being delivered today to local stores and to all Herald News subscribers.

  • Five local students named to Dean’s List

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognized several students from LaRue County who achieved Dean’s List honors for the spring semester.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    Dean’s List honorees are Ladana Jolly, Nicholas Haynes, Jessica Williams, Joseph Brey and William Osbourne.

  • Daniels awarded McCubbin Scholarship

    Samantha Daniels of Hodgenville was awarded the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 sponsored by Magnolia Bank.

    The scholarship is given based on school activities, club memberships, community involvement, scholastic honors and achievements and an essay based on how their education will benefit humanity.

    Daniels plans on attending Western Kentucky University pursuing a degree in nursing.

    She is the daughter of Teena Daniels of Hodgenville and the late Walter Daniels.

  • Felony charge against deputy jailer amended to misdemeanor

    A felony charge against a LaRue County deputy jailer was amended to a misdemeanor July 8 in LaRue District Court.

    In April, Troy U. Carter, 28, of Underwood Avenue, was charged with one count of first-degree promoting contraband after allegedly smuggling a prepaid cell phone into the jail. He was later charged with official misconduct, a misdemeanor.

    Last week, the contraband charge was amended to a second-degree misdemeanor.

  • Lead poisoning is a preventable problem

    Lead poisoning is one of the most common and most preventable health problems, affecting children today. The CDC reports that 900,000 children in the United States between ages 1 and 5 have elevated levels of lead in their blood. The good news is – lead poisoning is entirely preventable.

    Signs of lead poisoning are not always easy to see and symptoms may go unrecognized for some time. Because of this, children may be poisoned and not act or look sick. A simple blood test is the only way to find out if a child has lead poisoning.

  • Latham graduates with honors

    Sarah Latham graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College in Louisville where she earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology.

    She has been employed at the LaRue County Animal Clinic since January 2006.

    She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and three children.

  • Latham graduates with honors

    Sarah Latham graduated with honors from Brown Mackie College in Louisville where she earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology.

    She has been employed at the LaRue County Animal Clinic since January 2006.

    She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and three children.

  • Russell accepted to Veterinary School

    Dustin Russell of Hodgenville has been accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

    Russell graduated with a bachelors in biological sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2006. Since graduation he has been working at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, as a technician in the ICU department and as a clinician’s assistant to Dr. Tom Riddle.

  • Students named to Dean’s List at University of Louisville

    Several local students were named to the University of Louisville’s Dean’s List and Dean’s Scholars for the spring semester.

    A student named as a Dean’s Scholar has achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.

    LaRue County students are Elizabeth Tremain Farrar, Dean’s Scholar; David William Henry, Dean’s List; Toni K. Millin, Dean’s List; Aimee G. Lynott, Dean’s List; and Keith Daniel Mulkins, Dean’s Scholar.

  • Students meet challenges at Camp Invention

    Fans of the MacGyver television series would have loved the adventurous activities at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last week.

    Some 56 students in first through sixth grades from throughout LaRue and surrounding counties teamed their creative energy and skills to solve science challenges at Camp Invention.

    This is the second straight year ALES has participated in the week-long summer enrichment program that operates at 1,000 sites in 47 states.