Today's News

  • Community Calendar - July 25, 2012

    FREE CLASS: Cooking with tomatoes

    A free class “Cooking with Tomatoes” will be 2-4 p.m. July 27 at the LaRue County Extension Office in conjunction with the farmers market. Pre-register by contacting Abby Tate at 358-3401 or amtate2@uky.edu.

    Library’s community campout

  • Parks host Adventure Race series

     Kentucky State Parks will host the 2012 Unbridled Adventure Race Series with adventure races that will test participants’ physical and mental skills for beginners and veteran racers.

    The series is being conducted at Kentucky State Parks in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism and Flying Squirrel Adventures. 

  • Meredith tops at State Swim Meet

     Madeline Meredith, 8-year-old daughter of Andy and Whitney Meredith, is a state champion in swimming.

    She won the gold in the 8-and-under Long-Course State Championship July 20 at the University of Louisville.

    Meredith took first in the 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke and 200-meter medley relay team. She took second in the 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle relay team.

    Meredith won two silver medals in the Winter State (short course) Swim State championship in March at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Mr. Stripey tomatoes

     Jerry McClure, left, and his son, Austin Blake McClure, grew these large “Mr. Stripey” heirloom tomatoes in their Tonieville garden. Jerry McClure said they weigh about two pounds each. He raises also “Mortgage Lifters” and beefstake tomatoes, “thousands of cherry tomatoes” and watermelons. He pumps about 700 gallons of water from a nearby creek to his garden every other day.

  • PHOTO: Watermelon seed-spitting contest

     James Wise participated in the watermelon seed-spitting contest at the Silver Angels Daycare at Sunrise Manor. Staff member Lisa Harris and Lou Floyd looked on. The daycare group is enjoying a number of fair activities this month.

  • COURT BRIEFS: July 25, 2012

    Ordered to serve sentence

    Ben E. Poore (1964) was ordered to serve his sentence in a 2006 case of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The judge noted “defendant provided no excuse.”


    Charges dismissed

  • Ireland takes first in LCNI contest

     Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was recognized by parent company LCNI in the annual editorial contest.

    Ireland won the Best News or Feature Stories Series category with a series on the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Andre Cooper to coach soccer at ECTC

     While Andre Cooper’s inaugural Elizabethtown Community and Technical College women’s soccer team is supposed to wear maroon, the Barons’ coach from Trinidad could see some North Hardin High School blue and white at practice this week.

    Of the 12 women who filled out informational forms Friday night at the school’s athletics organizational meeting inside its Regional Postsecondary Center, four of the potential Barons attended North Hardin.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Maintenance crews spend summer cleaning, repairing schools

    Summer break not only gives the students time to revitalize themselves for the fall semester, it also affords maintenance crews and custodians needed time to repair and prepare buildings and grounds.

    “Some things – stripping and waxing floors, cleaning carpets, painting doorways, asphalt sealing – have to wait until the student traffic is not there,” said Phil Fulkerson, director of maintenance and grounds for the LaRue County School District.

    Another costly repair that takes the most amount of time might surprise most people.

  • JUST ASK: Blackberry picking time

     I noticed a lot of blackberries on the property of the LaRue County Environmental and Education Research Center on Leafdale Road. Is the public allowed to pick them?



     “Pick them while they last,” said Bob Sims, director of community and economic development and overseer of the Research Center.

    The park hours are sun-up to sundown. You are advised to use protection for ticks.