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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Ramona's first turkey

    Ramona Coffey, of Boston, harvested her first turkey April 20. The turkey weighed 20 pounds, and had 3/4-inch spurs and 11-inch beard. 

  • 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT begins Monday

    The 18th District Baseball and Softball Tournaments are set for May 18-19 at Hart County High School.

    The top-seeded Hawks will compete 6 p.m. May 18 against fourth-seed Caverna. Following that game, about 8 p.m., the second-seeded Lady Hawks will take on third-seeded Hart County.

    The baseball championship game will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The softball championship game will be at 7 that evening.

    Tickets are $6 each.

  • PHOTO: Brandon's tom

    Brandon Struck harvested a tom turkey May 2. The bird weighed 25.5 pounds with 1 1/2 inch Spurs and two beards measuring 12 inches and 7 1/4 inches.

  • PHOTO: Struck and jake

    Brandon Struck harvested a jake April 18. It weighed 19 pounds and had two beards measuring 5 1/2 inches and 5 inches.

  • PHOTO: Jared's harvest

    Jared Stillwell, Hodgenville, harvested a turkey April 5. It weighed 20 pounds and had a 10-inch beard.

  • COLUMN: It's a duck thing, you wouldn't understand

    Over the years I’ve written more stories than I can count about tragedies, court cases, local government, closings, openings and even a few features. Some are forgettable – in fact, I’ve forgotten them myself. But the story – or more accurately, a column – that readers have asked about more than all the others combined was one of the first I penned.

  • COLUMN: Remembering Harvey Lee DeSpain

    Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean (Feb. 8, 1931 – Sept. 30, 1955)

    My cousin Harvey was 23 when I was born. He was the son of my Aunt Marie – my dad’s sister – the one I was named after.

    Harvey Lee DeSpain spent the first years of his life in LaRue County, but he had already moved to the big city of Buechel when I met him. He didn’t visit us often, but his visits were memorable.

  • PHOTO: Editor and Meat Loaf

    A retirement reception was held May 8 for Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News. Linda began her tenure with Landmark in the mid-1990s, worked as a correspondent several years and became editor in 2001. She worked also with the newspaper when it was owned by the McDonald family. She was surprised by a visit from Meat Loaf impersonator and longtime friend, Colonel Perkins. Colonel belted out “Hot Patootie” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  • PHOTO: Reception

    A retirement reception was held May 8 for Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News. Linda began her tenure with Landmark in the mid-1990s, worked as a correspondent several years and became editor in 2001. She worked also with the newspaper when it was owned by the McDonald family. Linda, left, visited with former co-worker Ramona Coffey, long-time office manager at the Herald. Ramona retired due to medical reasons and continues her battle with ovarian cancer.

  • COLUMN: Thank God for mothers

    We have just celebrated a very important day in the life of our nation – Mother’s Day. There is a saying, “As goes the home, so goes the nation.”   

    Who is central in the home? Mother.

    Proverbs 31 was read in many churches last Sunday honoring mothers. It gives the description of a worthy woman. Ephesians 6 tells us to honor our mothers and this is not just one day out of the year, but daily. Mothers set the tone of the home.