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Today's News

  • GENERAL ELECTION: Beshear sweeps state, county

  • Williams and Baldwin produce CD "Hardtack and Saddlesores"

    While Jerry Williams and Ken Baldwin were putting the finishing touches to their Christmas CD, “Strings and Bows,” last year at Williams’ home on North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville, the two planted a seed idea for another album of a completely different nature.
    “I’m a Civil War buff and, since the War occurred 150 years ago, I thought that putting together a mixture of traditional and original songs with a flavor of the period would be a timely project,” said Williams.

  • Band Director shares "How to Win a State Championship"

    Though LaRue County High School Marching Band of Hawks’ state championship Class AA performance took only eight minutes, its preparation was a year in the making.
    “We started thinking about it last November, but began thinking about the actual theme and design around February,” said Jaime Smith, band director.

  • Sunrise Volunteers plan bake sale

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers’ Executive Board voted to help fund Christmas presents for Adult Day Care participants by holding a bake sale, featuring homemade cookies and  candy, Dec. 16 at the  facility’s gift shop.
    At the board’s Nov. 1 meeting, Tickle Ragland, historian, reported that the scrapbook is almost up to date, but she needs pictures of volunteer activities.  Ann Easton reported  $4,398.15 in the organization’s treasury.

  • COURT BRIEFS - November 2011

    Guilty plea
    Rudolph E. Adams (1965) pleaded guilty Oct. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court to a charge of theft by unlawful taking/disposition - auto. Recommended sentence is three years to be probated. Defendant furloughed until final sentencing on Nov. 7.

    Guilty plea

  • Long-time penpals discover similar family background

    Although Magnolia resident Tickle Ragland and Sharon Meisenheimer, who lives in Walnut, Ill., have exchanged letters for 65 years, neither pen pal knew until recently that Sharon’s husband Lester has relatives buried in LaRue County.
    “We knew Lester’s grandparents came from Hodgenville and moved to Illinois where they were buried, but we didn’t know where the rest of his family was buried,” Sharon said.  

  • PHOTO: Signs of the times

    Signs point the way to a new polling place – Hodgenville Elementary School – for three precincts in Tuesday’s General Election. Results of the election will be available at www.laruecountyherald.com and in next week’s print edi

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Nov. 9, 2011

    CKAG holds ‘Five by Twenty’ exhibit
    The Central Kentucky Art Guild Gallery in the Hardin County History Museum is featuring an exhibit “Five by Twenty” beginning Nov. 9. Twenty artists have agreed to paint the same five objects in a painting using their own style. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular museum hours. The public is encouraged to stop by and search for the items in the paintings. For more information, call Mary Lou Hall at 765-7156.

  • FUNDRAISERS: Nov. 9, 2011

    Sonora Veterans Memorial Park
    A chili supper fundraiser for Sonora Veterans Memorial Park will be 4-8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Farm Harvest Market (Paul Stewart Sonora Market) on Western Avenue. Barbecue sandwiches, hotdogs and desserts also available. Items priced individually.

    Fundraiser breakfast
    B.R. Young Masonic Lodge #132 will have all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and bacon 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 for $5. Proceeds benefit building fund. For more information, call 234-4223.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Fundraisers

    Loaded potato luncheon at First Baptist Church
    First Baptist Church Living Strong Relay for Life team is sponsoring a loaded potato, garden salad and homemade dessert luncheon noon Nov. 13 in the FBC gym. The cost of the meal is a donation.
     
    Refreshments at Veirs auction
    Veirs Crew Relay for Life team is selling refreshments at the Veirs auction on Fork Road 1 p.m. Nov. 19. Proceeds benefit Relay.