Today's News

  • Buffalo resident hurt in car crash

    A Buffalo woman was injured Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a head-on collision.

    About 10 a.m., John Jankowicz Jr., 30, of Oak Hill Road, was driving a 1999 Ford F250 eastbound on Parkers Grove Road, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck crossed the centerline and struck a westbound 2000 Dodge Intrepid driven by Brenda Meers, 53, of Ferrill Hill Road.

    Meers complained of leg injuries and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. Magnolia and Buffalo firefighters also responded.

  • Panthers fold under Hawk attack

    The LaRue County Hawks ruined Elizabethtown’s homecoming Friday, taking away a 35-7 win. The victory brought LaRue’s record to 4-1.

    Assistant coach Josh Jaggers’ Hawk defense kept Elizabethtown wondering if they were even going to cross the goal line. LaRue held Elizabethtown to only 208 total yards.

  • LaRue County looks to slow down Central Hardin

    Landmark News Service

  • Flu shot clinic continues today

    The final day of the seasonal flu shot clinic is Thursday, Oct. 1, at the LaRue County Extension Service office on Old E’town Road. The shots will be given from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    The vaccine costs $23 unless you have Medicare B, Medicaid or Humana State Insurance.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends seasonal flu vaccine for:

    • Annual vaccination of children age 6 months to 19 years;

    • Pregnant women;

    • People older than age 49;

  • Conservation Stewardship Program sign-ups end Wednesday

    Signups for the Conservation Stewardship Program will be accepted through Wednesday, Sept. 30. CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations.

    Unlike the Conservation Security Program under the 2002 Farm Bill, which was available only in designated watersheds, CSP is available statewide.

  • Merrill Kurtz IV accepts position with Ovesen Heights

    Merrill Kurtz IV is the new associate pastor for children and family ministries at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church.

    He is a graduate of Boyce Bible School and is attending Southern Seminary in Louisville.

    His responsibilities include developing programs to minister to children and families as well as fill the pulpit as needed.

    He and his wife, Lora, and their son, Joseph, reside in Elizabethtown.

  • Main Street presents awards at dinner

    Two awards were presented Saturday during the Hodgenville Main Street Renaissance Association’s annual dinner at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The late Carolyn Martinette was selected for the President’s Award for her life-long commitment to the community and encouragement. Her daughter, Lyndsay Saunders, accepted the honor on her behalf from Main Street President Larry Davis.

    Wally Sparks received the Service Award, which goes to the person who best epitomizes the spirit of volunteerism. Last year’s recipient, Phyllis Blakeman, made the presentation.

  • 4-H program to be highlighted in Herald’s centennial salute

    The 4-H program in Kentucky turns 100 this year.

    Since its inception in 1909, it has provided countless programs for youth. The earliest offerings were in agriculture, but more activities were added over the years including photography, communication, leadership, shooting skills and dog clubs.

    By 1939, 4-H programs existed in every county in Kentucky. Last year, 233,423 children participated in 129 different 4-H programs, projects and camps.

  • Leadership LaRue is an investment in the community

    Get out of the office and get to know what makes LaRue County click.

    The more we know about our community — and each other — the better we can do our jobs. That applies to newspapers, of course, but also to bankers, educators, insurance sales representatives, utility workers, store clerks and most everyone else.

  • Have you ever wondered ‘why me?’

    Have you ever wondered “why me?”

    This question is a cry from deep within the suffering human heart most of the time. (Sometimes a grateful heart speaks thus, too.)

    Persons and families, friends and acquaintances who suddenly come upon tragedy struggle with this question. Especially wrenching developments include grave illness or death of precious children and other loved ones, suicides, drastically changed relationships and situations.