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Today's News

  • Hurricane season on Titan

    The LaRue County Herald News will run a monthly NASA column for children as part of Newspaper-In-Education.

    It is written at upper-elementary grade level about specific topics related to space and Earth science, as well as space exploration technology. The articles are provided by the creators of The Space Place, a popular and award-winning NASA website for kids.

  • Court Briefs -September 4, 2013

    Failed to appear
    Jessyka A. Huff (1987) failed to appear Aug. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and she was declared a fugitive. She pleaded guilty in May to an amended charge of failure to report change in order to receive benefits under $100. Recommended sentence was 12 months to be conditionally discharged with state supervised probation.
     
    Final sentencing

  • Sequestration impacts Lincoln Park

    Budget cuts have taken a toll on national parks nationwide, causing even the largest parks to sever jobs and close what had been frequently traveled trails.

    The Budget Control Act of 2011 sequestration cuts took effect March 1, 2012. It created a 5 percent decrease in funds for the National Park Service among other government funded departments.

    The total amount taken from the NPS is $153 million.

    Abraham Lincoln National Birthplace is one of the 401 national parks that have suffered due to the drastic budget change.

  • Election Calendar 2013

    Nov. 6, 2013 – Earliest date for candidates to file for an office on the ballot in 2014

    Dec. 31, 2013 – Last day to change political party affiliation and be eligible to vote in that party’s primary election

    Jan. 28, 2014 – Candidate filing deadline

    Jan. 30 – Public drawing for ballot position

    April 3 – Last day for county clerks to mail absentee ballots to voters who request them

    April 21 – Last day to register to vote for the primary

  • At summer’s end, say goodbye to all bwoobies

    I blinked – and realized summer was gone.

    I got my first clue when I was going through some things and found four graduation cards I never sent. I guess those May high school graduates will get a little surprise as they start college.

    It doesn’t seem that long ago that I bought those cards. How time flies ….

    I had good luck with my garden this summer – lots of tomatoes, which was nice. And the blueberries produced for weeks.

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  • Flaget Memorial to host health and wellness fair

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free health and wellness fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28 at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown.

    The event is currently seeking additional health-related vendors, as well as support from sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a number of levels starting at $250.

    The event will offer free and low-cost medical screenings, as well as health information and education from community health providers.

  • Stay hydrated to combat illness

    September is here, and school is in full swing, which means one thing — fall sports.

    Fall brings with it the thought of Friday nights in jackets with hot cocoa on the football bleachers, or early Saturday mornings in sweat pants with coffee watching a cross country meet.

    Don’t forget, however, that practices are still long and grueling, and September has been known to carry some scorching afternoons in its 30 days. With that being said, it’s important to make sure your fall athletes are staying properly hydrated despite the change in weather.

  • Community Calendar -September 4, 2013

    LaRue County Reads
    Volunteer to tutor a child in reading for one-half hour each week at one of the local schools.

    Volunteers must attend a short training class. The next training is 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Board of Education. Training will last about one hour.

  • Saint Catherine Academy elects student council