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Today's News

  • School Board hears personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard several personnel recommendations Jan. 21.
    • Recommendation of employment for Allison Blair as substitute bus monitor
    •Resignation of Kristi Wright, guidance counselor at LaRue County High School, effective Dec. 20, 2013.
    • Resignation of David Miller as a substitute teacher for LaRue County Schools, effective Feb. 1.

  • Scholarships

    Black History Makers

    The deadline for the McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship program, offering $1,500 each to 10 students, is Jan. 31. The program honors outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership, character and community service. It is offered to outstanding high school seniors, with at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean descent. Applications are available at www.mcstate.com. 

     

  • School Calendar

    ALES
    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    LCMS
    Yearbooks on sale

    LCMS yearbooks can be ordered online at www.jostensyearbooks.com through Jan. 30.
     
    LCMS site-based council

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Council
    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the LaRue County Extension office.
     
    Wranglers
    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the  Extension office.
    Cloverbuds
    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Feb. 5 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Rabbit Club
    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Extension office.

  • Mysterious Masons

    The Freemasons are one of the world’s most secretive groups.
    Their initiation rituals, mystery handshakes and archaic symbols, dating from medieval times, have become the source of many myths, conspiracy theories and outrageous claims. Blockbuster Hollywood films and novels, along with information and misinformation on the Internet, have led to suppositions that Freemasons faked the moon landing, sank the Titanic, assassinated President Lincoln and plan to take over the world.

  • The LaRue County Herald News wins General Excellence Award

    The LaRue County Herald News was honored Friday by the Kentucky Press Association. The newspaper received a 2013 General Excellence Award during the KPA convention, winning second place in the mid-size weekly category.
    General Excellence is determined by the number of individual points earned by newspaper employees.
    Editor Linda Ireland received two firsts, three seconds, two thirds and two honorable mentions; and photographer Terry Sandidge received one first-place award.

  • Ireland named to KPA board of directors

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was named to the Kentucky Press Association board of directors last month.
    She attended her first meeting Jan. 23-24 at the KPA convention in Lexington.
    Scott Schurz Jr., president and publisher of Advocate Communications, Inc., Danville, was installed as KPA president.
     

  • Debbie Matteson chosen as Employee of the Month

    Debbie Matteson has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1987 and is under the supervision of Debra Coursey in the trouser department.
    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Valentine’s Day looms, share your love stories with us

    I don’t remember the first time I saw Bud Ireland.
    I visited his church as a young teen – but don’t recall him. I was a friend of his cousin in middle school, but our paths did not cross.
    We even worked at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home during the same period in the late 1970s – but we don’t remember each other.
    I think the first time we spoke was when he was serving on Hodgenville City Council and I interviewed him for a story.
    Our sons were in baseball together – and later, wrestling.

  • Candidate Filings

    Deadline for partisan candidates to file for the May 20 Primary was 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Visit www.laruecountyherald.com for last minute filings.

    COUNTY ATTORNEY
    Thomas “Tom” Claycomb (D)
    Kyle Williamson (D)

    COUNTY CLERK
    Linda Carter (D)

    COUNTY CORONER
    Todd R. Skaggs (D)

    JUDGE/EXECUTIVE
    Joe Pearman (D)
    Jerry W. Rock (D)
    Tommy Turner (D)

    JAILER