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  • Grad parents, your jobs are just beginning

    Congratulations to the recent LaRue County High School graduates.

    More importantly, congratulations to graduates’ parents. Your child’s diploma belongs just as much to you as it does to them. You spent 18 years packing lunches, helping them with homework, and serving as your child’s personal chauffeur as you carted them to school, sports practices, and back home again.

  • Enjoy these days, it gets real, really fast

    Many things have changed since the day I graduated only two years ago from LaRue County High School. Most notably is that graduation is now held outside on the football field – something that graduating seniors pushed for – for many years. Apparently, I graduated only one year too early, because the very next year, they moved graduation to the football field – making us the last class to have graduated in the gym (so far).

  • Column: Where we're from

    The trees are changing their leaves and the scent of spring is in the air at LCHS. Another spring means another set of finals, end of tem assessments and another graduation. This time it’s us.

    We’ve traveled to school every day for 13 consecutive years now. I can’t believe how fast the time has passed.

  • Plan ahead for successful summer canning

    Whether you’ve been canning for years or are just starting out, now’s the time to plan ahead, so that you’ll be ready to make the most of this summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

    First, you need to decide which type of canner you’ll be using. There are two types of canners available: boiling water canners and pressure canners. A boiling water canner can safely be used to can high-acid foods like fruits, jams, jellies, pickles and acidified tomato products.

  • A few more words about photo day

    Sometimes the words I’m thinking do not make it on paper.

    Sometimes that’s a good thing – a very good thing.

    But last week, I failed to include an entire paragraph in a column and even if it’s a week late, it needs to be said.

    Last week, in this space, I wrote about the LaRue County High School seniors having their group photo taken at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • 'Lighten Up LaRue' offers biggest loser challenge

     

     If you want help with your goals for managing your weight, eating healthy, and getting moving, come and join the Lighten Up LaRue County Biggest Loser Challenge this summer. 

  • Intern: Ready to write

    Hello, my name is Felicia Gray and I am the new summer intern at The LaRue County Herald News. My internship is through the Kentucky Press Association.

    Many of you probably know me as Jill and Tim Gray’s daughter. If you know my mom, you probably already know that I attend Campbellsville University — if not because she mentions it nearly every time she says my name, then because she is very proud of her “Campbellsville Mom” T-shirt.

  • Graduates continue to make history

     Last Thursday, the annual LaRue County High School senior group photo at Lincoln Farm was taken.

    I always enjoy taking that photo – mostly because someone else is in charge of lining up the kids. 

    I had a few minutes to reminisce that morning. The kids were running later than usual so I walked around the plaza in front of the Memorial Building – the first memorial constructed to honor the 16th President. 

  • Relay for Life DJ shares story

     In February 2011, I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and my story all began with a skin cancer on my nose. Dr. Timothy Brown, my dermatologist, suspected leukemia as he examined the slides from the cancer he removed. The cells were abnormal and he quickly ordered additional blood work.

    I admit I was skeptical at first and thought the doctor was crazy. My wife pushed me to have the blood work done there in Dr. Brown’s lab the next day and I was given the horrific results. My platelet counts were so low that I could have bled out at any time.

  • COLUMN: Say 'thank you' to moms and role models