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Today's News

  • NARFE meets

     Chapter 1050 of the Elizabethtown National Active and Retired Federal Employees met in April after a winter hiatus. Members brought paper products for Clarity Solutions Crisis Pregnancy Center and used books for sale to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. 

    During the business meeting, Chapter president Mary Tom Haun shared information from April’s State Convention.

    NARFE will meet 11 a.m. May 5 at the Nolin RECC conference room. This will be a potluck meeting, so come prepared to share and feast on the food. 

  • Teacher, daughter identified as Botland victims

    Kathy Netherland and her daughter were killed in a double homicide, Kentucky State Police Post Four investigators released today just after 5 p.m.

    "Based on investigations and autopsies performed this morning at the State Medical Examiner’s Office, both deaths are being ruled as homicides," the release said. "The cause of death will not be released at this time."

  • TENNIS ROUNDUP

     TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    April 21

    ELIZABETHTOWN 4, LARUE COUNTY 1

    University Drive Park in Elizabethtown

    Singles

    Faizan Movania (E) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-1, 6-0

    Ibrahim Siddiqui (E) def. Alex Best (LC), 6-0, 3-6, 10-8

    Ameer Haider (E) def. Cole Constant (LC), 6-4, 6-1

    Doubles

    Trevor Sanders/Kyler Hart (LC) def. Daniel Crain/Nathan Henson (E), 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 10-5

  • Rifles, knives from Richie Farmer's administration to be auctioned

     The state will auction dozens of high-quality collector’s items left over from a 2008 agriculture conference during Richie Farmer’s tenure as Kentucky agriculture commissioner.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will sell 13 Remington rifles and 16 Case knives in an auction May 5 at KDFWR headquarters, 1 Sportsman’s Lane west of Frankfort. Proceeds from the auction will help fund an urban garden project that will be announced later this year.

  • Band of Hawks earns Distinguished rating, advances to state competition

     The LaRue County Band of Hawks recently performed at the Heartland Large Ensemble Festival Assessment in Elizabethtown. At the annual event, the band performs two pieces of music that have been rehearsed and prepared for performance. 

    Immediately following that portion of the assessment, the band is given a piece of music never seen before, allowed five minutes to look it over (without playing) and then performs it for an adjudicator. At the end of the day, all four judges scored the band at the Distinguished level. 

  • ENGAGEMENT: Joni Renee Rust and James Burke Phelps III

     Joni Renee Rust of Bardstown and James Burke Phelps III of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Pam Rust of New Haven and the late Gary Rust. She is a speech language pathologist for LaRue County Schools.

    The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Susan Phelps of Hodgenville. He teaches sixth grade at LaRue County Middle School.

    The wedding is at 7 p.m. May 31, 2014, at St. Catherine Church in New Haven.

  • Two dead in Botland

     

    Kentucky State Police have identified Kathy Netherland, 48, as one of two dead females discovered in a Botland home this morning.

    Investigators did not release the name of the second person, only identifying her as a 16-year-old.

    Police said both were pronounced dead at the scene, located at 5120 Springfield Road. Autopsies will be performed by the state medical examiner's office Wednesday morning. 

    KSP is leading the investigation. Police have released few details in the case.

  • Williams honored by Herald News

    Randy Williams, delivery driver for The LaRue County Herald News, was honored for his fifth year anniversary with the company.

  • PHOTO: Best speaks at luncheon

     Sara Jo Best, left, director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, was guest speaker at the April 16 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. At right is Community Health Educator Diana Leathers.

  • American General Contractors endorse LaRue

     Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Political Action Committee have endorsed J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville in his bid for state representative.

    LaRue is running in the 24th district, which includes LaRue, Green and Marion counties.

    The Associated General Contractors is the leading organization in the state’s commercial construction industry, providing services for more than 700 member companies.