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Today's News

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Many holiday events planned

    October has been a very busy month for the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. We are in the middle of the holiday activities and it looks to be a very fun and exciting time in November as well.

  • MILITARY: Pvt. Litton graduates from Basic Training

    U.S. Army Reserves Pvt. Tyler D. Litton graduated Oct. 21, 2011, from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, Litton studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks lose to Wayne in opening playoff round

    LaRue County was held to a season-low 46 yards Friday night as the Hawks ended their season with a 7-0 loss to the visiting Wayne County Cardinals in the first round of the Class 2-A playoffs.

    The Hawks (6-5), featuring a pair of 2,000-yard career rushers in seniors Drew Newberry and Cody Thompson, were limited to 37 rushing yards on 30 carries.

  • Campbellsville University to hold opera

    Campbellsville University's Opera Workshop will present "Gianni Schicchi" (pronounced Johnny skee kee) Nov. 19-21 in The Gheens Recital Hall at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 21 with a Sunday, Nov. 20 matinee at 3 p.m.

    There is no admission charge and seating is first come-first serve.

    "Gianni Schicchi," by Giacomo Puccini, is an opera comedy sung in English.

  • Sunrise Volunteers meet in November

    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.

  • One Knox to work with community members on soldier transition

    One Knox is working to prepare the Hardin County area for the largest number of veterans to return home from combat since World War II.

    One Knox is hosting a community event titled "Returning from Combat ... Building an Understanding Community" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Fort Knox Leaders' Club  to prepare workers in public service industries and organizations for the more than 3,500 soldiers returning home with the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

  • LaRue County Voter Facts

    LaRue voter facts - Nov. 8, 2011 Election


    9,668 registered voters


    6,295 Democrats
    2,876 Republicans
    497 Other


    Source: LaRue County Clerk's Office

  • General Election results available online

    General Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. No local races are being contested and state and local officials are predicting a low turnout.
    Results will not be available in the Nov. 9 issue of The LaRue County Herald News due to press deadlines.
    However, the results will be available at www.laruecountyherald.com as soon as possible and in the print edition the following week.
    Races include:
    Governor and lieutenant governor:
    Republican – David L. Williams and Richie Farmer
    Democrat – Steven L. Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson

  • Bardstown man injured when tractor overturns

    A Bardstown man calls himself a “fortunate man” after escaping serious injury when a tractor overturned on him Oct. 25.
    Charlie Estes, 69, and his friend Thomas Downs of Howardstown were working in the woods near Flats Road, off KY 84 south of Howardstown. Estes, who has a hunting cabin in the area, was driving a tractor attempting to drag treetops (laps) and limbs out of the woods when the Massey-Ferguson Super 90 overturned.

  • PHOTO: Four generations of Marcums