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    By John R. Smith

    Happy New Year to each and everyone.

    Arneva Smith remains a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She’s slowly improving. Darrell Williams and his mother, Lila Williams, Kristi Breckenridge, Grayling Smith and Linda Andrews have the flu; Henry Miller was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital on Saturday. There is a lot of sickness in the community. To each and everyone, take care of yourself, get plenty of rest and drink plenty of liquids and wash your hands often.

  • Teacher spearheads donation drive

    When she was a third grade student in a northern Indiana small town, Jamie Hardin’s family lost everything they owned in a fire that left their home in ashes.

    “I’ll never forget the feeling of despair,” she said. “But I’ll also always remember the kindness that the community, about the size of LaRue County, showed to us in clothes and other things we needed.”

  • PHOTO: Boy Scouts organize food drive
  • Wisely use the time you’re given

    So here we are in the first full week of 2015. Do you wonder how we will do this year?

    Will we make good use of our time? At the end of the year will we look back with joy or regret?

    Paul gives some help in Ephesians 5:15-17. “Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

  • Bardstown man charged with fleeing from police

    A Bardstown man was charged Dec. 28 with drug possession and fleeing from police.

    Hodgenville Officer James Richardson was “flagged down” by a passerby about 7:30 a.m. to tell him about a vehicle in the ditch on U.S. 31-E near the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Two young men were attempting to get it out of the ditch.

    Richardson responded to the scene and offered to give the men a ride home. Before transporting them, he asked permission to search them.

  • Anderson distinguished at MBA Round Robin

    Over the Christmas holidays, while many LaRue County High School students were playing video games and eating leftovers, Brian Anderson suited up and attended the prestigious Extemp Round Robin at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Park employees retire, leave behind ‘big shoes’

    Two longtime employees of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park have retired.

    Friday was the last day of work for Park Ranger Patti Reynolds and Administrative Officer Rebecca Gary. Between the two of them, they have spent 70 years educating the public about and preserving the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

    Park Superintendent Bill Justice said Reynolds and Gary have left behind “some really big shoes.” Both helped him learn his job and “avoid pitfalls” when he was hired in 2011.

  • Remembering Charlie

    Charles Lee Nunn, longtime community correspondent and contributor to The LaRue County Herald News, passed away Feb. 2, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

    “Charlie” as he was known to his friends, family and customers at Roanoke Food Mart, wrote the Roanoke Community News and contributed recipes for his own column, “Charlie’s Chomps.”

    Every year, Charlie would prepare candy and share it with the newspaper staff. We certainly missed the candy – but we miss his smiling face even more.

  • Things are looking up for Kentucky

    Although there is no doubt that we still have a long way to go to recover fully from the national recession that began seven years ago, there have been some encouraging signs in recent days.

    Early last week, for example, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that the economy grew by five percent between July and September, the fastest quarterly uptick in a decade.

  • Heating assistance available at Community Action

    LaRue County Community Action, 120 Greensburg Street, Hodgenville, will assist families of low-income with heating costs through the LIHEAP CRISIS Program.

    To be eligible, you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.