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Today's News

  • National 4-H Week showcased ‘great things’

    More than 6 million young people across the country celebrated National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October. 4-H leveraged National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlighted the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

  • Coming soon: Legal and financial planning class

    The Cooperative Extension Service is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer a free class on legal and financial planning at 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the LaRue County Extension office.

      An attorney from ElderLaw in Louisville will lead the presentation. To make sure enough materials are available, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 by Oct. 20 to register.

  • Sports Shorts

    Night golf fundraiser

    The LaRue County High School soccer team will host a night golf fundraiser Oct. 18 at the LaRue County Golf Course. Shotgun start at 5 p.m. Cost is $40 per person or $160 per team. Cost includes golf cart, dinner, glow-in-the-dark golf balls and prizes. For more information, call Keith Blair at 270-765-9108 or Jorge Venegas at 20-696-0106.

    Upcoming tournament

    The 18th District Volleyball Tournament will be at Hart County High School. The Lady Hawks play Hart County at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Championship is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

  • Volleyball ready for district tourney

        One of the most difficult things to do in sports is getting your team to peak at the right time.

    As the 18th district tournament approaches, Head Coach Ben Schell and the Lady Hawks volleyball team expect to be playing their best volleyball of the season.

    “We have played some of our best volleyball of the season the past couple weeks,” said Schell. 

  • PHOTO: Rainy Homecoming
  • Brian Anderson named Speech All American

    Brian Anderson was named a National Speech and Debate Association All American for the 2013-14 school year. The LaRue County High School student achieved this distinction by ending last school year ranked 21st in the nation.

    Not only is Anderson the first LaRue County student to receive this honor, he is also the only junior to be ranked in the top-25 last year, and is set to receive the award two years in a row, which is a rare achievement.

  • McDonald left lasting impact on community journalism

    Celia Nan Creal McDonald, former editor and publisher of The LaRue County Herald News, died Friday, Oct. 10, after an extended illness.

    McDonald, 76, along with her husband, Robert, took over the Herald News in 1978 after the death of her father, Dalph Creal. They ran the business – the oldest in the county – until they sold it in January 1991 to Landmark Community Newspapers.

    McDonald garnered numerous civic and professional honors during her career, but considered journalism “the major work of her life,” according to her family.

  • Magnolia man’s ‘mess’ turns into police standoff

    A Magnolia man created what one deputy termed a “mess” over the weekend.

    Daniel Robert Seidler, 39, is facing numerous charges including burglary, criminal mischief and resisting arrest after allegedly running from police, taking a bench from a Magnolia store and entering a home.

  • A friend’s tribute to Celia McDonald

    It was June 1984. I was two weeks out of high school and walking into my first job interview. I had grown up in the Buffalo area with a great love for reading and writing, but all the work I had done so far in my life revolved around mowing yards, helping farmers put up hay, and assisting my Dad move heavy pianos. I had never yet held a public job. I was 17 – and nervous as a cat.

  • State beef assessment set for Nov. 20

    A referendum on whether Kentucky cattle producers may be assessed $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky is scheduled for Nov. 20.

    The referendum will ask Kentucky cattle producers: “Shall the producers of bovine animals assess themselves an additional $1 per head sold, and use the funds so collected by the Kentucky Beef Promotion Council to finance a program to promote and stimulate by research, market development, and education, the use and sale, domestic and foreign, of bovine animal products?”