Today's News

  • Faulty screwbands can cause problems in home canning

    Sometimes I get calls at the office about people having trouble getting their home canning jars to seal. Below are reminders of things to check when you are working with canning lids. Watch how tight you put on the screwbands and also watch your headspace, the amount of air left at the top of the jar.

    The information below came from Mississippi State University Extension Service. These are common home canning questions and answers on why jars don’t seal.

    Q. How tightly should screwbands be put on when closing jars with two-piece lids?

  • New Haven revises business license fees

    Landmark News Service

    New Haven commissioners voted to amend the city’s business license ordinance.

    Owners of a tattoo and piercing shop had approached the board on the subject because of the $1,000 business license fee for tattoo parlors, which they considered unfair.

    A committee appointed to review the ordinance suggested at the Aug. 20 commission meeting that  rates for tattoo and body artists, body piercing, fortune telling and psychics and parapsychology practitioners be lowered from $1,000 to $75.

  • Rules to be posted at Creekfront Park

    Creekfront Park soon will have written rules and streetlights.

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council gave the thumbs up to Mayor Terry Cruse to develop a set of posted rules for the park.

    Cruse said he has received numerous complaints about animals at Creekfront - especially unleashed dogs and owners not cleaning up after their pets.

    City Clerk Madonna Hornback said the Kentucky League of Cities recommended written rules for liability reasons about a year ago.

  • Lady Hawks to Volley for the Cure

    For one special evening, Sept. 1, LaRue County High School’s Lady Hawks volleyball team will add pink to their blue-and-white colors as they host their second annual Volley for the Cure.

    LaRue’s ladies will lace up with pink shoelaces, wear pink ribbons and will play with a pink volleyball, according to booster president Deena Bradley. She is hopeful their opposing players, the Lady Bruins from Central Hardin, will join them in wearing pink.

  • Herald News staff honored in National Newspaper Contest

    Two staff members of The LaRue County Herald News  were honored in a national contest last month.

    Editor Linda Ireland took third place in the National Newspaper Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ireland entered the “serious column” category. She has won or placed in the top three the last three years in the national contest. Her other wins were in the humorous column category.

    A total of 1,713 entries from newspapers across the country were entered in the editorial contest.

  • Campbellsville University holding auditions for ‘Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays’

    Auditions for Campbellsville University Theater’s fall production of “Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays” by Alan Ayckbourn will be 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 4-5 p.m. Aug. 27.

    Auditions are closed and are set up in 15-minute windows. Auditions will be in the University Theater/Alumni building.

    Anyone wanting to audition can call 270-789-5266 or e-mail theater@campbellsville.edu to set up a time to audition.

  • LCMS football team wins two of three

    The LaRue County Middle School football team has played three games, winning two.

    The Hawks won their opener against East Hardin 28-24 and beat New Haven 46-14. The team lost to T.K. Stone of Elizabethtown 12-6.

  • 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.