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Today's News

  • LaRue, Isbell honored by Chamber of Commerce

    John Gordon of the National Weather Service was the guest speaker at the Jan. 19 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Gordon provided a lively presentation of the weather facts and trivia of this area.
    He shared some interesting facts for Hodgenville, which included:
    •Hottest temperature: 107°, July 23, 1983
    •Coldest temperature: -25°, Jan. 21, 1984
    •Wettest day:  5.95-inches, May 2, 2010
    •Snowiest day:  15-inches, Nov. 2, 1966
    •Deepest snow:  16-inches, Jan. 20-22, 1978

  • Williamson graduates from criminal justice training

    Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the state, including Eric Williamson of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
    The 22 officers of Class 419 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 750 hours, recruit-level-officer academy instruction.

  • Teachers trained on 'Project Based Learning'

    Teachers at LaRue County High School are implementing a fresh approach to instruction, Project Based Learning, which they hope will help students to solve problems much as they’ll have to do once they graduate and face the real world.
    “Students will be in charge of their own learning, helping to develop the objectives, the process, and to some extent how they are assessed,” said Ruth Sorace, curriculum specialist.     

  • Price Smith named chairman of school board

    The first meeting of the LaRue County School Board for the new year brought a change in leadership.
    Price Smith was elected chairman of the board. Dick Greenwell was named vice-chairman after “respectfully declining” a nomination for chairman.
    In other business:

  • Lincoln National earns 5-Star rating

    The Lincoln National Bank has been recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation.
    The bank has earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability.
    To earn Bauer’s 5-Star Superior rating, a bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability.  
    The Lincoln National Bank has earned the rating for 88 consecutive quarters. It’s a distinction claimed by only 3 percent of the nation’s banks.

  • Childress Insurance opens in Mount Sherman

    Bonnie Childress has opened an insurance office in Mount Sherman.
    Childress moved to her new location in October, after spending a two-year stint in her Elizabethtown office.
    She is enthusiastic about the move saying, “The setting is really peaceful and the people are extremely welcoming.”
    Childress lives in Mount Sherman with her husband J.J. They have three children, Josh, Chelsee and Chloe. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in middle grades education and in 2008 became licensed to sell insurance.

  • Ret. Maj. Gen. Silverthorn to speak at annual Lincoln Luncheon

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthday Luncheon will be held at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School at noon, Saturday, Feb. 12.
    While the celebration will be toned down from the events held during the Lincoln Bicentennial, the 202nd observance of Lincoln’s birthday will remain memorable, according to Opal Dail, a director of the Lincoln Days Celebration.
    The meal – a steak dinner with assorted desserts – will be catered by LaRue County Beef Producers.

  • Dollar General opens in Magnolia

    Magnolia’s Dollar General Store opened last week.
    The grand opening ceremony is planned for 8 a.m. Saturday, but word about the new store has spread quickly in the small community.
    Saturday, the parking lot was packed with vehicles and inside, the aisles were full of residents filling carts with food items, clothing or cleaning supplies.
    Hazel Hodges was looking over every aisle, putting a few items in her cart, but mostly browsing in the well-lit store.
    “It takes awhile to get through everything,” she said.

  • Herald News wins General Excellence Award from Kentucky Press Assocation

    The LaRue County Herald News received a General Excellence Award Friday from the Kentucky Press Association. The Herald took third in the state among medium-sized weekly newspapers.
    Individual awards in writing, design and photography earned points in the annual KPA Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest.
    Correspondent Ronnie Benningfield racked up three awards for sports writing. He took first and third for Best Sports Story and second for Best Sports Feature. He also won second for Best Business or Agribusiness Story.

  • Extension Office promotes health and wealth challenge

    Benjamin Franklin, that famous American patriot, once said, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
    Recognizing that it may take a few more steps for many of us to achieve those goals, the LaRue County Extension Office has organized a life-changing challenge: “Small Steps to Health & Wealth Challenge.”
    Extension Agent Theresa Howard said the series of classes “will be similar to the past programs I’ve done on Lighten Up LaRue County, except we’re adding money management info too.”