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Today's News

  • Bunco tournament falls short of world record

     Despite not setting a world record, organizers of a May 18 Bunco tournament in New Haven said they’re pleased with the outcome of the event.

    “Of course I’m disappointed with the turnout, but everything ran so smooth,” said Bobbi Jo Nalley, organizer of the event, which was held on Main Street in New Haven. With the help of volunteers, “we had everything set up and ready to go in no time.”

    Jane Masse, who helped Nalley with the event, added, “The community really came together.”

  • Career readiness assessed by test

     This year, LaRue County High School tried out a career readiness exam for students.

    Kelly Sandidge, the school’s guidance counselor and director of student services, presented information about “WorkKeys” at the May 19 school board meeting.

  • Intern: Ready to write

    Hello, my name is Felicia Gray and I am the new summer intern at The LaRue County Herald News. My internship is through the Kentucky Press Association.

    Many of you probably know me as Jill and Tim Gray’s daughter. If you know my mom, you probably already know that I attend Campbellsville University — if not because she mentions it nearly every time she says my name, then because she is very proud of her “Campbellsville Mom” T-shirt.

  • Graduates continue to make history

     Last Thursday, the annual LaRue County High School senior group photo at Lincoln Farm was taken.

    I always enjoy taking that photo – mostly because someone else is in charge of lining up the kids. 

    I had a few minutes to reminisce that morning. The kids were running later than usual so I walked around the plaza in front of the Memorial Building – the first memorial constructed to honor the 16th President. 

  • Williams honored by United Way

     LaRue Countian Rita Williams was nominated by her peers to receive recognition for her positive contributions to the community. 

    Williams was presented the Voice of LaRue County Award at United Way’s recent Thank You event because of her influential role as advocate and volunteer on behalf of the United Way of Central Kentucky. 

  • Court Briefs: May 28, 2014

    Sentence modified
    Atari Markeem Hardin (1982) was ordered to serve 75 additional days May 5 in LaRue Circuit Court after testimony was heard from the LaRue County Attorney’s Child Support Office.

    Costs and fees waived
    Costs and fees ($410) were waived May 5 for Adam Davy Lamoreaux in a child support case. Lamoreaux lives in Salt Lake City and the court determined it would cost more to transport him back to Kentucky.

    Declared a fugitive

  • Farm News and 4H Calendar - May 28

    Farm News 

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be set up from noon to 7 p.m. June 19 and 26, and July 3, at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville (beside Lincoln Jamboree). For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Multifloral Rose Control Demonstrations

  • Accurately measure when using small quantities of dry pesticides

      Backpack and handheld sprayers are often used around the farm or home to treat small areas. However, most pesticide labels focus on mixing and applying pesticide in quantities that far exceed the sizes of common backpack and handheld sprayers.

    As a result, accurate conversions must be made to avoid a spray mix or application rate that could result in a treatment that is either stronger than recommended or too weak to be effective.

  • International flavors anticipated

     Several weeks of sunshine and plenty of rain have given the garden a really nice start, thus far. Zinnia, marigold, sunflower, green beans, and purple corn are all emerging and visible.

    Unfortunately, so has the Johnson grass. I half-heartedly hacked at a few blades but my resolve was not there as the ground is kinda muddy from the recent severe weather.

  • Ola Cobb named Nationwide's Employee of the Month

     Ola Cobb has been selected as the May Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since February 1977 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.