Today's News

  • Relay for Life fundraisers

    Luminaire sale
    Relay for Life teams will have a luminaire sale through May 4 to honor or remember cancer victims. Contact any Relay team.

    Gospel singing at Buffalo Baptist
    Buffalo Baptist Relay Team is having a gospel singing 7 p.m. April 27 at the church with Heartland Quartet, Brighter Day, Glen Rice and Bro. Rodney Troutman.

    Janet’s Angels holding yard sale

  • Engle wins gold medal in SkillsUSA

     Twelve Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students won gold medals at the SkillsUSA State Championships in Louisville in April. They will represent the college and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the National SkillsUSA Championship in late June in Kansas City, Mo. In addition, eight students won silver medals and two won bronze.

  • Jobless rate down for year

    Annual unemployment rates were lower in 105 Kentucky counties in 2011 than in 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    In addition, 14 Kentucky counties had a higher annual unemployment in 2011 than in 2010 while the unemployment rate in Laurel County remained the same for both years.
    LaRue County’s rate was 8.6 percent. Of a 6,983 average labor force, 6,382 people were employed.
    The Elizabethtown Metro Statistical Area, which includes LaRue County, was 8.9 percent.

  • Career center offers training

     Lincoln Trail Career Centers are taking applications for summer and fall classes for job-seekers interested in advancing their skill sets through training opportunities. Programs vary from short-term up to two years and are available for high-skill, high-demand occupations in fields such as health care, computer and information technology, advanced manufacturing and new automotive. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

  • PHOTO: Wildcat trophy tour

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents visited with University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari during his statewide tour with the Wildcats’ eighth NCAA Tournament championship trophy. Calipari, at left, visited Kroger April 16. Residents pictured from left are, Charles Rogers, Lisa Shaheen and Mary Hall.

  • COLUMN: Free camps offered to military families

     Do you know a military family who would like to have lots of fun at a free camp this summer? Kentucky Operation: Military Kids is once again offering free camps for military families. 

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Can you control your tongue?

     How good are you in controlling your tongue?  

  • PHOTO: Do you know Super Cat?

    William Gowen shows off a unique “Super Cat” comic from 1989. It was  created by Cindy Perkins Fryrear and published by Collegiate Collection Comics with a cover price of $1.50.  If you have information on the comic, please call Linda at The LaRue County Herald News at 270-358-3118.

  • Sunrise Manor holds National Day of Prayer service

     Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will hold a National Day of Prayer service beginning at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, May 3.

    Part of the program will be streamed from the Signature HealthCare’s home office in Louisville, according to Chaplain Judy Hensley.

    Local dignitaries such as Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and ministers also will speak.

    The program will last about 45 minutes.

    For more information, contact Hensley at 358-3103 ext. 1060.

  • LaRue County Schools awarded VISTA associate

     Christopher Wilborn, Executive Director of United Way of Central Kentucky, has announced that the organization has secured a grant to bring six AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) Summer Associates to local nonprofits for a 10-week term of service. One of these full-time positions will involve work in LaRue County through an ongoing partnership with LaRue County Schools.