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Today's News

  • Quest '13 provides gifted and talented students with new challenges

    This week, 127 of LaRue County’s gifted and talented students are on quests to broaden their knowledge while pursuing enjoyable activities at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    “Quest ’13 provides enriching, challenging learning experiences for gifted-talented/talent pool students in LaRue County schools,” said Karyn Brey, district Read to Achieve intervention teacher and elementary gifted/talented coordinator.

  • Teddy Bear Picnic

     Despite the chance for rainy weather, last week’s LaRue County Library’s Teddy Bear Picnic was a success. The library staff and several volunteers coordinated the program at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park picnic grounds.

  • 5 generations of Sherrards
  • Community Calendar

    Fair pageant
    applications

    Applications for LaRue County Fair beauty pageants can be picked up at these Hodgenville locations: The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Dr.; the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old E’town Road; and Vanity Hair, 111 West Main St. For more information, call the Fair office at 234-3313 or Sandy Bell at 358-8166. The Fair begins June 14.

    Karaoke and dancing

  • Bowen completes firefighter training

    Andrew Bowen of Magnolia recently graduated from the Glasgow Fire Department training course.

    Bowen began the 12-week training process in March. During the training, he learned skills in the prevention, suppression and repelling of fires.

    Following in his father’s footsteps, Bowen began pursuing a career as a firefighter three years ago by applying for different departments. His hiring process for Glasgow Fire Department began in July 2012.

    A swearing-in ceremony for new recruits was held on May 24 with Glasgow Mayor Rhonda Trautman officiating.

  • Local students named to Campbellsville University’s Dean’s List

     Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring semester.

  • What we are eating and how can we make healthy choices?

     Research shows that many of us are not getting enough nutrient dense foods, the foods that give our bodies the most benefit. Instead we are eating too many solid fats (unhealthy fats), added sugar, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat. 

  • County's unemployment rate continues decline

    Unemployment rates decreased in 49 Kentucky counties between April 2012 and April 2013, while 63 county rates rose and eight stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.3 percent, down from 8.2 percent the previous month and down from 7.5 percent a year ago. Of a 6,934-person labor force, 6,431 people were employed.

  • City Council hears audit, passes budget

    Hodgenville City Council heard a belated auditor’s report Monday for year ending June 30, 2012.

    Susan C. Mouser, a certified public accountant with Clauson, Mouser & Co., apologized for the delay, saying her company had encountered staffing problems during the time when 30-or-so government audits had been due.

    “My goal next year is to have (financials) out by Jan. 31,” she said.

  • ANNIVERSARY: 50th anniversary for Cradys

    Edward and Gloria Adcock Crady of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 2-4 p.m. June 15, 2013, at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    They were married June 15, 1963, at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    Mrs. Crady worked for Elizabethtown Independent Schools and retired from LaRue County Schools. She is an active member of Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    Mr. Crady retired from Transport America Trucking Company and still is employed with Elizabethtown Independent Schools. He also is an active member of Severns Valley Baptist Church.