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Today's News

  • Fundrai$ers - June 18, 2014

    Lunch fundraiser
    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is holding a community luncheon fundraiser 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (while supplies last) on June 20. Barbecue sandwich, chips or potato salad and dessert for $6. Proceeds will be used to take two elders to Disney World. Deliveries available. Call 270-358-3105 to place your lunch order.

    Food served during car show

  • PHOTO: 4-H Rabbit Club yard sale

    4-H Rabbit Club members held a yard sale Saturday at the LaRue County Extension office. Proceeds will assist them on their trip to the national convention in Texas.

  • J.D. Shelburne returns to area for three concerts

    Country rocker J.D. Shelburne returns to the area for three upcoming concert events. Shelburne performed at last year’s LaRue County Farm Bureau’s AGstravaganza event, and returns to the area this weekend.
    Shelburne will headline a charity event Friday, June 20, at the Historic State Theatre in Elizabethtown. Information on this event can be found on page 2A of today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Community Calendar - June 18, 2014

    Weight loss program
    The LaRue County Health Department – in partnership with the LaRue County Extension office – is offering a 10-week weight loss program at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to anyone in the community. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, contact Diana Leathers at the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 or Theresa Howard at the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Hosparus needs volunteers

  • PHOTO: 4-H Teen Conference

    Sierra Mullins and Michaela Rock attended the State 4-H Teen Conference last week in Lexington on the University of Kentucky campus. Both served as voting delegates for LaRue County in the State 4-H officer election. Michaela has participated in the State 4-H Performing Arts Troupe over the past two years and auditioned and was selected to continue in the group for 2014-15.

  • Board of Adjustment provides tape of meeting

    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments has provided a tape recording of a closed meeting to The LaRue County Herald News.
    The newspaper filed a formal complaint with the BOA after a June 2 meeting. The board went into closed session to discuss conditions to place on a request for a sawmill on Sonora Road.
    Governing bodies can enter into closed session for only a few reasons – mainly discussion of specific personnel, land transaction or pending litigation – according to the state’s Open Meeting Law.

  • Family files civil suit against local nursing home

    The family of a deceased nursing home resident has filed a civil suit against her former caretakers.
    Don Gardner, the son and executor of the estate of Dorothy A. Gardner, filed the suit in LaRue Circuit Court against Signature Healthcare, LLC of Frankfort; LP Hodgenville LLC DBA Sunrise Manor; Signature Consulting Services LLC; LP Manager LLC; LPMM, Inc.; LP O Holdings, LLC; Mark Henderson in his capacity as administrator of Signature Healthcare of Sunrise Manor; and Crystal Hamilton in her capacity as administrator of Signature Healthcare of Sunrise Manor.

  • School Board unhappy with FRC personnel cuts

    School board member Joanna Hinton expressed her displeasure at Monday’s board meeting after learning three positions within the Family Resource Centers were being eliminated.

    The three positions are being replaced by one person providing administrative support at Central Office.

    Hinton said she had been contacted over the last week by several people affected by the decision.

  • County receives recycling grant

    Last week, LaRue County Fiscal Court received $58,824 in recycling grant money from the Kentucky Pride Fund, and local Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray could not contain her excitement.
    She plans to use the money to buy a skid steer (loader) and two more recycling trailers. The skid steer is what Gray calls a “multi-tasking unit” and allows for different attachments, like a claw, forks or a bucket.

  • BIRTH: Roberts welcome Allie Hope

    Ben and Angela Roberts of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Allie Hope Roberts.
    Allie Hope was born at 9:31 p.m. Jan. 27, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was 19-inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
    Grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville, and John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville.
    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.
    Allie Hope was welcomed home by her sisters, Addie, 3, and Audrie, 2.