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Today's News

  • Give attention to the lasting

    There is a renewed interest in better health as evidenced by the emphasis on health clubs and exercise and better eating habits. There seems to be a desire to get fit and stay fit. Paul tells us that God bought us and we are not our own so we are to glorify him in our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

    If we stay as fit as possible we will live a better life and be able to serve God more effectively. God put us here primarily to love and serve him.

  • Little Miss and Mister LaRue County

    Winners will represent The LaRue County Herald News in the Lincoln Days Parade in October – and receive a prize packet. One girl and one boy will be selected based on the number of votes. 

  • Trio win at Gorlak Gala

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team kicked off competition for the spring semester by traveling to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Saint Louis, Missouri, to compete in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 24-25.

  • Magnolia Bank earns 5-Star rating

    Magnolia Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm since 1983.

    A 5-Star rating indicates that Magnolia Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn the designation, the bank must excel in capital quality, asset quality and profitability.

    Magnolia Bank has earned the 5-Star rating for the last seven consecutive quarters and a recommended rating of 5-Stars or 4-Stars for the latest 101 consecutive quarters.

  • Peterson Farms wins Top Producer of the Year Award

    Peterson Farms of Loretto has been named the winner of the 2015 Top Producer of the Year award.

    The operation includes 15,000 acres across seven counties – including LaRue County – growing corn, soybeans, wheat and canola and maintaining a double-digit return on equity.

    “Its core values include being stewards of the land, building trusting partnerships, honesty, fairness, reliability and teamwork,” said Jeanne Bernick, editor of Top Producer magazine.

  • Community News

    Georgetown

    By John R. Smith

    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 are ill due to 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 rest and drink plenty of liquid and wash your hands often.

  • PHOTOS: County takes a Snow Day
  • Personnel Changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following employment recommendations at its Jan. 20 meeting:

    Employment of:

    • Kirsta Albert as first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Sue Gomez as ESS daytime instructional assistant at HES

    • Tonya Druen as temporary instructional monitor at Kids’ Crew

    Resignation of:

    • Tim Barzee as substitute teacher.

  • Scholarships

    John Deere Scholarship applicants sought

    Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial established a $2,000 scholarship available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree with a focus on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year are being accepted through Feb. 13. For more information, visit southernstates.com/scholarship or scholarship@sscoop.com.

    County Homemaker Scholarship

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary Honor Roll

    Second quarter

    Honor roll

    All A

    Samuel Bowling, Jillian Burks, Patrick Butterworth, Will Faulkner, Gabe Fortier, Logan Hawkins, Kiara Higdon, Jacob Hinton, Jacob Hornback, Harper Hynes, Hailey Kelly, Alex Loyall, Emma Madrigal, Gavin McGovern, Connor Nicholas, Carter Peace, Samantha Perkins, Alex Poore, Abby Riggs, Jake Skaggs, Brenna Southwood, Macy Stillwell, Kolby Stradley, Kinsey Thompson, Mason Thompson, Taylor Ulrich, Sandy Wilkey, Katelyn Williams

    A/B