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Today's News

  • Teddy Bear Picnic begins at 11 today

    The LaRue County Public Library will host the annual Teddy Bear Picnic 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Bring a favorite stuffed animal and a sack lunch. Volunteers will provide games, music, stories and a nature walk.

    For more information, call 358-3851.

  • Follow these tips when canning fruits and veggies

    Why is open kettle canning not recommended?

    In open kettle canning, food is cooked in an ordinary kettle, then packed into hot jars and sealed without processing. The temperatures obtained in open kettle canning are not high enough to destroy all spoilage and food poisoning organisms that may be in the food. Also, microorganisms can enter the food when it is transferred from the kettle to jar and cause spoilage.

  • Golf team depends on youth for success

    Having lost three of his top five golfers last season to graduation, LaRue County head coach Rip Collins knows this will be a rebuilding year.

    Gone are last year’s number one player, Bryan Bault, number two Christian Seymour, and number five, Alex Thomas.

    “We had a great year last season, with good play in three tournaments and excellent play at region even though we didn’t send anyone to state,” Collins said.

  • Our lives are so uncertain

    As I stood at the church door greeting people Sunday, I received a phone call that my nephew in Augusta, Ga., was found dead. What a shock!

    We buried his mother (my sister) less than three months ago. His father has advanced Parkinson’s disease and the three of them lived together, with my nephew caring for his father and mother. His father has been sick for a long time, so no one would have predicted that my sister and my nephew would have died first.

  • County Fair under way

    A trio of horse shows were scheduled to kick off the 102nd LaRue County Fair at the fairgrounds on Greensburg Street this week.

    However, muddy conditions canceled all three. Organizers have rescheduled the pleasure and open fun horse show for 7 p.m. Aug. 29.

    Through Aug. 1, fairgoers can enjoy a variety of pageants, snacks, livestock shows and demolition derby.

    Back for another year are karaoke, truck pull, backseat driver, poultry show, dress-up dog show, arena derby and cornhole tournament.

  • KHSAA revises rule on soccer schedules

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association revised the number of regular season soccer contests and changed the way it counts.

    Beginning with this school year, the limitation for soccer states that the season shall consist of a maximum of 21 total games before the start of district tournament play. This total includes game-for-game counts of any regular season tournaments.

    The previous regulations limited the season to 17 games but tournaments counted as exceptions.

  • Sunrise Volunteers need you

    Can you imagine your daily life having no one to talk with or not being able to get about and do things? This, somewhat, describes those living in a nursing home. This may explain why some just sit in a wheelchair, head down, looking so alone. Or, perhaps, spend their days asleep in their beds.

    There may be entertainment and events going on, but they feel lonely for a one on one contact. Someone to talk with about their early years or to spend some time reading to them. This is where the Sunrise Manor Volunteers come in.

  • McDonald named manager of Main Street Association

    Celia Creal McDonald has been named manager for Hodgenville’s Main Street/Renaissance Association. She has held the position on an interim basis since January.

    McDonald is a native of Hodgenville and has lived here all her life except for a 19-year absence when she resided in Danville, Lexington and Louisville. She and her husband, Bob, returned to Hodgenville to take over The LaRue County Herald News after the death of her father in 1978 and later served as a founder, president and executive director of the LaRue County Arts Council.

  • Groundbreaking held for new nursing home

    July 22 was called a "day of history-making" by local officials who braved a downpour and muddy field at a groundbreaking for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    A large number of Sunrise employees, volunteers and board members joined representatives of Branscum Construction for the ceremony and a reception back at the nursing home. Branscum from Russell Springs  is building the $10.8 million, 142-bed two-story facility on a 13-acre lot beside the current nursing home.

    Site work begins next week.

  • Money released to logjam bidder

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners agreed to release payment in advance to Joe Boone Excavating, which was awarded a bid to remove a logjam in the Rolling Fork River.

    Boone, a New Haven resident, approached the council Thursday to ask for the remainder of the grant money allotted for the job.

    Minus a $375 attorney fee for writing the contract, commissioners were agreeable to the idea.

    “I have no problem if we have our fees paid ahead of time,” Commissioner John Ray Ball said.