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Today's News

  • My Old Kentucky Home celebrates park system's anniversary today

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Park supporters can hobnob with the commonwealth’s first lady, Jane Beshear, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown. The garden party will mark the 85th anniversary of the Kentucky State Park system.

    “This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the legacy of the Kentucky State Parks as they mark 85 years of creating family memories,” Beshear said. “We appreciate the support of the foundation and all contributors to help our great park system.” 

  • Fort Knox welcomes Brooks & Dunn

    The 2009 Army Concert Tour headlined by Brooks & Dunn begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Godman Army Airfield at Fort Knox. The Fort Knox Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is staging the country concert. It also includes performances by Lee Ann Womack  and the opening act is Joey + Rory from the Country Music Television series “Can You Duet.”

  • Saudi Royal Guard impressive in new Nationwide uniforms

    When U.S. President Barack Obama arrived June 3 in Saudi Arabia as part of a Middle East tour, he was greeted by members of the Saudi Royal Guard.

    Those Guardsmen were wearing new uniforms stitched by workers in Hodgenville’s Nationwide Uniform (Fechheimer Brothers) plant.

    John Karnes, president of the local plant, said local workers made about 55,000 pairs of  polyester wool tropical weight trousers for the Royal Guard – a division of the regular army charged with protecting the House of Saud.

  • Richardson joins park staff as Brue retires

    Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will be greeted by a new face this week.

    Douglas Richardson, whose permanent position is at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in Pennsylvania, will be filling in for recently retired Sandy Brue, chief of interpretation and resource management at the park.

    Richardson said he is “absolutely thrilled” to be working at the park for a few months during the search for a permanent replacement for Brue.

  • Editor honored for column writing

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was honored at the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists Metro Louisville Journalism Awards at Bellarmine University in June.

    Ireland took first place in the community newspapers division for column writing.

  • Thurmans hold Legends of the Fifties basketball gathering today

    A celebration in honor of Raymond “Corky” Withrow’s induction into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2010 will be held today at Thurman-Phillips Guest Home and Claudia's Tea Room 103 Broadway, Sonora.

  • Important food safety advice offered for grilling time

    You can keep your kitchen cooler in the summer by using an outdoor grill more often to cook your family meals.

    The following tips are from Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, UK College of Ag assistant Extension Professor in Meat Science, on the best cuts of meat for the outdoor grill and the importance of keeping your food safe throughout the grilling experience.

  • 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.