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Today's News

  • Coloring Contest Winners

    The LaRue County Herald News wants to thank everyone who participated in the coloring contest this year. A large number of entries made for some stiff competition and each Tom the Turkey was creatively colored. Special thanks to our sponsors who helped support this contest. Happy Thanksgiving from your local news source, The LaRue County Herald News!

  • Sunrise Volunteers

    Sunrise Volunteers turned 50 years this year. I am proud to say that my daughter Angela Smith and myself have been volunteering for 21 of those years.

    We started in June 1996 after Angela graduated from high school. We fell in love with residents, we went 8 hours a day, 3 days a week for a year until I switched over to working as Social Service Assistant. We helped out with lots of the activities including bingo, rhythm band and crafts. To see the smile on residents’ faces when they saw us was priceless.

  • More candidates file for election

    Three more candidates have filed to run in the 2018 May Primary.

    Those who have filed to run are Republican Jamie Underwood for jailer, Democrat incumbent Ronald Dale Nunn for District #3 magistrate and Democrat Incumbent Tommy Turner for LaRue County Judge Executive.

  • DAR event honors veterans

    The Daughters of the American Revolution Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter hosted a special program on November 17 at the Brown Pusey House in Elizabethtown to honor local Vietnam veterans. Among the more than 100 guests, veterans from LaRue County included: Ron Benningfield, Nicky Durham, Joseph Greenwell, Darryl Helm, Gene Keith, David Peace, Sammy Slayton, Dennis Viers, and James E. Jeffries.

  • Church Calendar - November 22, 2017

    Community Thanksgiving Dinner

         South Fork Baptist Church will be serving a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 10 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. The dinner will be served in the fellowship hall located in the back of the church parking lot. The church is located at 4915 New Jackson Hwy., Hodgenville. For more information call 270-325-3626.

    Revival Service

  • Living with a Grateful Heart!

    In 1621, the original colonist with the Wanpanoag Indians celebrated what many consider to be the first thanksgiving. Of the 102 original colonists, only 54 had survived to this point. Though the colonists had been plagued with pain, suffering, disease, and death, they were still grateful for the harvest. Even with the issues, the colonists found reason to rejoice and be thankful.

  • Thinking and Thanking

    The Psalmist said, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise” (100:4). He also said, “Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving” (107:22). Moses instructed the children of Israel, “When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good which He has given you” (Deuteronomy 8:10).

  • More Than a Half-Million Dollars to Kentucky Nonprofits

    Monday, November 20, Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and Walmart hosted a “Day of Giving” at the Statehouse in Frankfort. Commissioner Quarles presented over a half-million dollars to 10 nonprofits receiving Walmart Foundation State Giving Grants in addition to discussing the Kentucky Hunger Initiative.

  • Hodgenville News - November, 22, 2017

    Thought for the week: Life can never promise you to be happy, but life gets better after you accept things you just can’t change.

    Hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving. Congratulations to Samantha Benningfield on being chosen for November employee of month at Nationwide Uniform. Happy 94th birthday wishes goes out to Nancy Raine. Also, happy birthday to David Jackson.

  • Community News - November 22, 2017

    Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Rex Thompson of Elizabethtown who passed away last Saturday morning. He’s the husband to Mildred Dorsey-Thompson. Visitation was Tuesday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove. The funeral is this Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.