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Today's News

  • Puryear inducted into First-Year Honor Society

    LaRue County High School graduate and Transylvania University first-year Curtis Puryear was recently inducted into the inaugural class of the Transylvania First-Year Honor Society.            

    The society recognizes students who are in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

    He was also named to the Dean’s List at Transylvania University for the 2009 winter term.

  • Sports physicals offered Tuesday

    Dr. Brandon Houk will be conducting sports physicals 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at LaRue County High School for all middle and high school student athletes.

    Cost is $10 and forms will be on hand.

    For more information, contact David Dawson at 358-2210.

  • Band director highly qualified

    Since I was on the committee that helped select Jaime Smith as the present band director of LaRue County High School, I feel that it is my duty and obligation to defend him against some of the baseless criticism and false comments that he is receiving from an element in the county that cannot find anything positive or complimentary about our school system and some of its personnel, which includes Smith and the band program.

  • Kids Crew discovers life in trip ‘Down Under’

    “Children of all ages learn better if they have a real-life experience to relate to the subject,” said Stephanie Ash, Kids Crew director.

    That’s the reason 34 children, four teachers and three parent chaperons traveled June 17 to Horse Cave to Kentucky Down Under where they observed animals and the culture of a land almost 10,000 miles away – Australia.

  • Richmond awarded two scholarships

    Melanie L. Richmond of Hodgenville has been chosen to receive a pair of scholarships – a $300 award from The LaRue County Herald News and a $5,000 Horatio Alger Association’s Kentucky State Scholarship.

  • E'town Open crowns champions

    Landmark News Service

  • Disappointed in band season

    I feel I must comment on the articles in the paper regarding the band and its new direction. I am a former band member, a former band executive and a former senior parent. I am a firm believer that the band experience will last a student a lifetime more than any sports program and I have done both.

    My son graduated this year and it was his worst year in band.

  • Herald News wins state history media award

    The LaRue County Herald News received the media award for its Lincoln Bicentennial coverage at the 2009 Kentucky History Awards March 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, the annual award ceremony recognizes outstanding achievements in Kentucky history.   

  • McCoy, Rutledge named to college Dean’s Lists

    Angela Rutledge of Buffalo was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Those with a GPA of 3.75 or higher qualify for the Dean’s List.

    Rutledge is a correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News.

    Angelina Suzann McCoy, daughter of Wilbern and Suzann McCoy of Hodgenville, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Georgetown College.

    The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 hours and a 3.7 GPA.

  • EMS scholarships available

    The Community Foundation of Louisville is accepting applications to the Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship Fund, a perpetual endowment fund created by Brian’s parents to honor his life and commitment to helping others. On July 20, 2001, he died after a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis. He was an emergency medical technician with the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services.