Today's News

  • Nancy Raine's work donated to Genealogical Society

    Nancy Raine of Hodgenville, a long-time genealogist, has made a generous donation to the LaRue County Genealogy Society.
    She has donated six volumes of her research covering the churches and one volume on sports in the area.
    Her work has been published and is on sale at the LaRue County Genealogy Society Library located on North Greensburg Street.

  • Kellise Hoefer awarded annual Cantrell-Lorey memorial scholarship

    Kellise Hoefer of Magnolia, a senior at LaRue County High School, is the recipient of the 2011 Cantrell-Lorey Scholarship. The Cantrell-Lorey scholarship is an annual scholarship donated by a former graduate, Emma Cantrell (Lorey) — Class of 1958 and her husband.  
    Hoefer plans to attend the University of Louisville this fall to pursue a physical therapy degree.
    She has been active in the book club and art club and is a member of the National Honor Society.
    She is the daughter of Kelly Hoefer and Marshall Hoefer.

  • Hellman named outstanding student at Georgetown

    Becky Hellman, a 2007 graduate of LaRue County High School, received the Outstanding Student Leadership Award April 26 from Georgetown College.
    Of more than 300 graduating seniors and 11 finalists, Hellman and Heather Norman were selected for the award.
    Hellman’s sponsor Laura Aispuro said, “Becky not only supports students, but notices subtle “red flags” indicating a struggle. Her investment, strong relationships and experiences have helped her to solve many problems before they escalate to something more serious.”  

  • PHOTO: Stephanie Nelson receives academic award

    Stephanie Jo Nelson of Buffalo, left, receives the Campbellsville University Nursing Award of Excellence and Academic Award from Robert Wade, dean of the School of Nursing and assistant professor of nursing.

  • PHOTO: Carmen Drake honored by Campbellsville University

    Carmen Danielle Drake of Hodgenville, left, receives the Campbellsville University William K. Pennebaker Education P-12 Award from Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education and associate professor. Drake is a music major.

  • Primary election results will be available online

    Election Day approaches, but with no local races being contested.
    Only state offices will be listed on the May 17 primary ballot (see 5A).
    Polls are open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Results will not be available in the May 18 issue of The LaRue County Herald News due to press deadlines. However, the results will be available at www.laruecountyherald.com as soon as possible and in the print edition the following week.
    Races include:

  • LaRue's Relay for Life begins Friday

    LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life will begin this Friday at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    Last year, 13 teams raised $61,000 for The American Cancer Society. Nine teams are signed up for this year’s event hoping to reach their goal of $65,000, according to coordinator Bill Hawkins.
    The 12-hour event spans over two days and offers several different entertainment events.
    Tentative schedule is as follows:
    May 13
    6 p.m. – registration starts
    7 p.m. – opening ceremony

  • Farmer's Market opens for season

    The LaRue County Farmer’s Market kicked off a new season last Friday.
    According to Abby Tate, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Assistant at the U.K. Extension Office in LaRue County, the market began in 2008 with the mission  “To publicly support and sustain our local farmers markets in the long term, for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our communities.”
    Currently 10 vendors are signed up for this season, which runs May through September; there are seven returning vendors and three new.

  • Dorothy Crump retiring after 40 years at Sunrise Manor

    What marks the beginning of a new era for Sunrise Manor signals the end of a career for the nursing home’s beautician Dorothy Crump.
    As residents and employees prepare to move into the larger facility to be managed by Signature Healthcare, Crump, who has been styling hair of residents at the nursing home for the past 40 years, is preparing to retire.
    Crump, an East View native whose maiden name was Harper, married Bernice, a barber from Glendale, in 1961 (They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 13).

  • Councilman Otis Smith dies in sleep

    Long-time Hodgenville City Councilman Otis R. Smith, 78, died in his sleep at his home last week.
    His wife Rita said Smith had complained of a “stomach bug” for several days, but his death came as a surprise.
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said at Monday’s council meeting that he considers Smith’s death “a personal as well as business loss.”
    Smith, he said, was a good friend.