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Today's News

  • Superintendent receives raise after debate

    During the School Board meeting on June 15, board members debated the approval of Superintendent Sam Sander’s contract through 2018.

    Sanders was approved a raise – with Board Member Linda Pearman voting no. Sanders was unavailable for comment after the meeting. Watch next week’s Herald News for coverage.

    In other business, a second reading of policy and procedure changes was held. There were modifications to the sections regarding athletic and sport activities.

  • New Haven man indicted for attempted murder

    Joseph “Josey” W. Martin, 28, of Bardstown, has been indicted for attempted murder after police say he attempted to run over Charlie Clark with his vehicle May 27.

    New Haven Police Chief Kenny Holbert said Martin drove a mid-sized SUV at Charlie Clark, and Clark ran between a guardrail and a nearby building to miss getting hit near the old Magoo’s Tavern across from the New Haven IGA.

    “There was actually never any contact between the vehicle and (Clark),” Holbert said.

  • Clarification

    Scout McCurry is the daughter of Eliza-Jane Cruse McCurry and the late Nathan McCurry. An error was made in last week’s newspaper.

  • Court Brief

    Final sentencing

    Carol Michelle Taylor (1976) received a five-year diverted sentence July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court on a charge of failure to report change in order to receive benefits.

    According to court records, she must pay $7,827.40. Final sentencing was held.
     

  • Lighten Up LaRue helped with life changes

    A dream about dying caused Carol Shaw to wake up to the fact that she was destroying her body with unhealthful eating.

    “I had the worst dream that I was really dying,” said Shaw, a LaRue County Schools bus monitor who lives on Jericho Road. “For the past couple of weeks, I had felt bad, and when I woke up from that dream that seemed so real, I realized that my body had been trying to tell me I was damaging my health with the way I had been eating.”

  • Wreck at intersection
  • Hunt graduates from EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    Local EKU graduates include Kristopher R. Hunt of Sonora, who earned a bachelor’s degree in music.

  • Reunions

    Catlett - Mather
    The Catlett Mather reunion is noon July 20 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Relatives and friends are invited in memory of Ed and Cynthia Mather Catlett. For more information, call Lorena Catlett Russell at 358-3551.

    Class of 1973
    LaRue County High School Class of 1973 will have a 40th reunion on July 27 in Elizabethtown. Call Becky Tedder at 270-358-4032 if you have not been contacted.

    Howardstown Homecoming

  • WEDDING: Dockery

    Danielle Lee Lobb and Eddie Ray Dockery, both of Buffalo, were married July 14, 2013, at Rough River State Park. Roy Dockery presided.

    The bride is the daughter of Denny Lobb of Green County and Cyndi Lyons of LaRue County. She is an employee of Bullfrogs and Butterflies Child Development Center LLC.

    The groom is the son of Roy and Lyris Dockery of Morgantown. He is an officer with the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Their children, Bryson Elisha Lewis and Holly Dockery, were in attendance.

    A reception followed the ceremony.

  • Prepare your child for school with these tips

    It is never too early to start providing the kinds of experiences that will help your child enter school ready to succeed.

    “School readiness” refers to the academic knowledge, independence, communication and social skills children need to do well in school. Getting your child ready for school requires you to spend time reading, talking and playing with your child.

    Even if you have older children, reinforcing these learned skills and behaviors will help them continue to be successful in school and in life.