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Today's News

  • Photo contest returns

    Any happy snappers out there? We think there are – because we’ve heard from several of you this year, asking if – and when – we will hold our annual photo contest.

    It’s on!

    There are a few changes from previous contests.

    We are accepting only digital photos this year. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – so it’s not fair to those entries. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

  • Price hired as assistant principal at LCHS

    Chris Price has been named the new assistant principal of LaRue County High School.

    He learned of his selection July 15 from newly selected principal Kyle Goodlett.

    “I was really excited; hoping that he’d call me to tell me that I did get the job – you never know until you get that phone call …until then there was a lot of nervousness,” Price said.

  • State Champs
  • E-town woman receives diverted sentence

    An Elizabethtown woman was sentenced July 9 on charges of receiving property taken from a Buffalo home where a woman was found dead in December 2011.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 28, was indicted in February 2012 for receiving stolen property more than $500.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Martin received items removed from the residence Kristie L. Allen of Hodgenville was housesitting when she was found dead. Abdullah Rahman White of Radcliff is accused in Allen’s death.

  • JUSTICE DELAYED Murder trial postponed one year

    Friends and family members of Kristie Lynn Allen shook their heads in disbelief after learning they will have to wait another year for her accused killer to be tried.

    Monday, defense attorneys for Abdullah Rahman White – the man accused of asphyxiating Allen – asked for a new trial date for the summer of 2014.

    Allen was just 28 when she was found dead of asphyxiation on Dec. 30, 2011, at the home of longtime friends. She was house-sitting for them while they vacationed.

  • MAGNOLIA; Looking Back at Magnolia
  • Nurse practitioner joins staff of Magnolia clinic

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Family Care Center in Magnolia has a new face.

    Kimberly Gambino recently accepted the position as the overseeing provider at the clinic. She is a certified family nurse practitioner who received her Master of Science in Nursing at Western Kentucky University in 2008. She is working on a doctorate from Bellarmine University in Louisville. She hopes to complete this step in her education and career by next spring.

    Gambino also teaches a class of nursing students at St. Catharine College in Bardstown.

  • MAGNOLIA; Pioneering woman was at helm of Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home

    Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia is the second longest operating business in LaRue County. (The LaRue County Herald News is the first.)

    Founded by Charlie Dixon in 1895 the business began operations in the building that is now home of the Magnolia Post Office.

    The post office building was used only as a storefront as during that time a funeral was usually held at the home or in a church.

  • MAGNOLIA; A little history...

    Magnolia began as a stage coach stop along the Louisville-Nashville Turnpike about 1850. The first house in the vicinity was built prior to 1840. A post office was established in April 1851. Postmaster David Harris named the post office in honor of his wife. After the Civil War, the post office was moved to its present site in a community then known as Center Point, but which soon took the name of the post office, Magnolia.

  • MAGNOLIA; Businesses adapt to town's changes

    Magnolia began as a stagecoach stop along the Louisville-Nashville Turnpike about 1850. It gained its first post office in 1851 which was named after Postmaster David Harris’ wife.

    After the Civil War, the post office was moved to the town of Centerpoint, but the name reverted to Magnolia.

    The Old Providence Church, later Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was built in the 1840s. Soon, several stores were established and the town began to grow. In the mid-1870s Magnolia had a population of 30. The 2010 census places the number at about 500.