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Today's News

  • Cpl. Chester Rock

    Cpl. Chester Rock, technician fifth grade, was drafted in December 1942 along with several other young men from LaRue County. He served until November 1945 following the surrender in Europe. He was in “The Liberators,” the 14th Infantry Division in Europe during some of the heaviest combat to secure France and Germany. He distinguished himself in combat and earned the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge among others.

  • Extension Homemakers support free screening for ovarian cancer

    Ovarian cancer is often considered a silent killer, because many times, women do not know they have it until it is too late.

    Ovarian cancer accounts for 3 percent of all cancers diagnosed in women and is the deadliest gynecological cancer. This year, The American Cancer Society estimates that doctors will diagnose more than 22,000 cases of ovarian cancer in the United State and 15,500 American women will die of the disease.

  • Navisha Collins hired as office assistant

    Navisha Collins has recently accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News as an office assistant. Her responsibilities will include answering phones, writing articles, assisting with page design and general office duties.

    This is Navisha’s first job in community journalism; however, she is no stranger to writing. In the past she has written a few short stories, small biographies and blogged.

  • Rebecca Roscoe hired as reporter

    Rebecca Roscoe has accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News. Roscoe is working as a copy editor and reporter. Her responsibilities include page design, covering school board meetings, writing feature stories and taking pictures for the paper.

    She graduated in 2011 from Berea with two Bachelor’s of Arts degrees, one in English and another in Education Studies.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace:Park pavilion under construction

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park began construction of a new pavilion in the picnic area Tuesday.

    During construction, access to some parking areas and picnic tables will be restricted to ensure visitor safety.

    The construction is expected to be complete in May.

    “We appreciate the public’s patience as we work to improve this area,” said Superintendent Bill Justice. “The project will help to meet accessibility needs and provide an improved place for visitors to enjoy a picnic or a family reunion.”

  • Hornback wins scholarship

    Ryan Hornback, a senior at LaRue County High School, will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    The 2013 Presidential Scholarship Award will be presented at an upcoming awards ceremony at the high school.

    The scholarship honors KACo’s current Association President and LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner, who will present the award.

    Hornback plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall, where he plans to study mechanical engineering.

  • Relay for Life Gearing Up for May Event

    With less than four weeks until the May 17 LaRue County Relay for Life, local teams are in the final countdown to the big event. Eleven teams are participating in this year’s Relay which is scheduled for a 6 p.m. survivor registration and 7 p.m. kickoff at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    To date, the teams have raised slightly more than $30,000 of the $57,000 county goal with more fundraising events slated in the upcoming weeks.

  • COLUMN: Begin your day with breakfast

    Breakfast is perhaps the most underappreciated and overlooked meal of our day.  We tend to skip it altogether or grab something that is not very good for us –like a doughnut. 

    But, just as mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for all of us, especially children and teens.

    Here are the Super 7 reasons why you should include breakfast in your daily routine:

    1. Breakfast provides an energy boost to start the day. We all need to kick our day off by eating as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day

    May 22 – Last day for students

     

    LCHS

    Senior photos

    A group photo of LCHS seniors will be taken at 8:30 a.m. May 2 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

     

    National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society induction is 1 p.m. May 5.

     

    Baccalaureate

    Baccalaureate is 3 p.m. May 19.

     

  • LCHS to be featured in KDE program

    Kentucky Department of Education officials brought their own technology with them as they recorded a LaRue County Schools’ technology webcast last week in the high school library.

    David Couch, associate commissioner for knowledge, information, and data services, led a panel that interviewed LaRue’s superintendent of schools, Sam Sanders and district administrators Paul Mullins, Amanda Reed, and Freddie Newby in an hour-long taping.