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Today's News

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Oct. 9 – Senior Center, Taylor Mills, LaRue Trace Apartments, Morningside Apartments

    Oct. 10 – First Friends, ALES preschool, Paula’s Hot Biscuit, East Main Street

    Oct. 14 – Rose Circle, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Trumbo Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road

    Oct. 15 – Countrylane Road, Greensburg Road, Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare

    Oct. 16 – LaRue County Middle School, Ferrill Hill Road, Alvin Brooks Road, Buffalo School Apartments, Carter Brothers Road, Tonieville Road  

  • Jobless rate decreases in LaRue

    Unemployment rates decreased in 72 Kentucky counties between July 2012 and July 2013, while 42 county rates rose and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

    LaRue County’s rate was down from 8.1 percent to 7.6 percent.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.8 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 6.4 percent; Oldham County, 6.5 percent; and Scott County, 6.6 percent.

  • Sign up for 4-H sewing classes

    A series of four sewing classes will be offered in October and November for beginning sewers. No sewing experience is necessary.  

    The class is open to 4-H age youth, ages 9 to 18. Participants will make a variety of items that can be used as holiday presents. The classes will be taught by Master Clothing Volunteer Judy Greenwell.

    Class size is limited.  

  • Herald News’ Sweethearts
  • Sims retires after 17 years

    Linda Sims, director of the Lincoln Trail Health Department, announced her pending retirement on Sept. 10 during a Board of Health meeting in Hodgenville.

    Her last day with LTHD was Sept. 30. She served the district 17 years.

    Sims said she has enjoyed working with each community, being able to help bring many needed services to members in LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.

    Sims got her start with LTHD in 1996 after replying to an ad for a director.

  • Saint Catherine School plans Autumn Fest

    Saint Catherine Academy in New Haven will have Autumn Fest Oct. 19.

    A turkey dinner will be 4-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets are $9 for adults; $5 for children; carryout is $9. Booths and games in the gym. Silent and live auction.

    For more information, contact Ellen Bowling at ebowling@saintcatherineschool.com or 502-549-3680.
     

  • Find hope amid hopelessness

    Several years ago a U.S. Navy submarine sank off the coast of Massachusetts in a terrible storm. Rescue teams tried to rescue the trapped crew. Communication with the trapped crew was with dots and dashes of the Morse Code. After much effort to rescue the men inside the vessel the last message received from them was, “Is there any hope?”

  • Church Calendar - October 9, 2013

    Revival at New Bethlehem Baptist
    New Bethlehem Baptist Church will hold revival 7 p.m. Oct. 10-12 with Bro. Dwayne Dobson and Rev. Odell Warren. Special singing each night. For more information, call 270-324-3179.

    Boys to Men orientation
    The men of Lane Lincoln C.M.E. Church, 200 Tanner Road, Hodgenville, are hosting a mentoring program, “Boys to Men” for boys ages 9-18 this fall. An orientation will be 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at the church. There will be monthly meetings.

  • Food Inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.

  • KACo presents cool tool for school

    The Kentucky Association of Counties, commonly referred to as KACo, presented last month a new learning tool to third and fourth grade students called the “County Government Booklet: An Activity Guide for Kids.” The booklet contains fun learning exercises to help promote student learning about various government officials within their community.

    The County Government Booklet: An Activity Guide for Kids was developed through the meshing of ideas from three teachers based out of the state’s capital –Frankfort.