Today's News

  • Embree completes basic training

    Navy Seaman Apprentice Joseph C. Embree, son of Rebecca A. and Charles L. Embree of New Haven, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., according to Hometown News Releases.

    During the eight-week program, Embree completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Herald News welcomes Skaggs

    Kaitlyn “Kaity” Skaggs has accepted a position as correspondent with The LaRue County Herald News.

    Skaggs, the 17-year-old daughter of Jodie Case and James Skaggs, both of Magnolia, is a student at LaRue County High School, editor of the yearbook and member of the track team, academic team and Pep Club. She enjoys reading and shopping.

    After graduation, she plans to attend Campbellsville University and major in journalism or psychology. She already is taking college credit classes.


  • Lady Hawks defeat Campbellsville, drop to John Hardin

    The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs avenged a Sept. 5 loss to the Lady Hawks volleyball team Sept. 29. The scores were 19-25, 25-19 and 20-25. All three sets were tightly contested with several lead changes in every game. 

    In game one, the Lady Hawks jumped out to early 7-0 and 10-3 leads only to see John Hardin come back to tie it up and surge ahead. The lead seesawed with John Hardin taking a late lead for the win.

  • Fall soil sampling saves time when spring comes

    Can you believe it? Fall is here. LaRue County farmers need to put “take soil tests” on their list of things to do this fall. It will save time next spring.

  • College classes begin Oct. 19 in Hodgenville

    Campbellsville University Hodgenville is beginning new classes Oct. 19.

    The classes being taught for the second eight weeks are General Psychology 6-10 p.m. on Mondays, and English Composition II 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays.

    Residents interested in enrolling may visit www.4CUGRAD.COM or call 877-4CU-GRAD.

    Campbellsville University’s Brockman Center in Hodgenville is the home for the classes; however, work is being done on the building and classes currently are being held in the second floor of the police station adjacent to City Hall.

  • McFarland sentenced to 18 years for shooting death of stepdaughter

    Family members of Sabrina Shirley gathered Monday to witness the sentencing of the man who shot and killed the young mother of two.

    In late August, David McFarland, 45, accompanied by attorney Bart Adams, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the July 2007 death of Shirley, his former stepdaughter.

  • Community calendar

    Blood drive

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club, 19 Lincoln Square, will hold a blood drive noon-5 p.m. Oct. 13.  Identification is required and you must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health.

    Look Good/Feel Better

  • Seniors shine at last home meet

    Last Thursday was senior night for the LaRue County soccer teams. Ten players were honored.

    The girls gave their signature performance – playing with heart – but came out on the short end with a 2-0 loss. It was not displayed on the scoreboard, but all that were present that night saw the emotions and raw determination on the field.

  • Senior activities

    Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Carol Walzemayer, Hardin Memorial Hospital representative, will speak about living wills.

  • Get moving with your fellow Kentuckians on Second Sunday

    It’s time to get up off the couch and head outdoors ... or at least its time to save the date to get up and moving. On Oct. 11, LaRue County is participating in a statewide event to promote healthy living.

    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service is promoting Second Sunday — an event that encourages physical activity. People in communities throughout the state will simultaneously participate in the event, turning Kentucky’s reputation of being one of the unhealthiest states in the country upside-down and promoting a healthy lifestyle.