• LETTER: The ham was great

     Eagle Scout dinner

    The LaRue County Boy Scouts Troop #151 would like to thank Cindy Cruse and Save-A-Lot for their donation of ham for our Eagle Scout Dinner.

    Scott Willman

    Scout Master

  • LETTER: Searching for the Demumbrums

     Searching for the Demumbrums

    I am looking for information on the Demumbrum family of Nelson/LaRue Counties. My grandfather, Tom Shields, served multiple terms as Nelson County Sheriff and was shot near Stiles by Lawrence Demumbrum Jr. on or about Dec. 26, 1960.

    Mr. Demumbrum Jr. was born on July 21, 1928, and died Oct. 20, 1965, possibly in an automobile accident. 

    Mr. Demumbrum Sr. died July 22, 1976, in Nelson County and I have been told he was a teacher at Buffalo High School.  

  • LETTER: 31 donated blood

    Thank you to the 31 individuals who volunteered to donate blood on Feb. 12 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. Two individuals gave using the double red procedure. We received 31 good units of blood and met our goal.

    Thanks to Rob Brown, Becky Loyall and Linda Stearman for assisting at the drive and The Sweet Shoppe and Geneva’s Florist for items donated.

    Many thanks for your support of the community blood drive which is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The next blood drive is April 9.

    Faye Puyear

  • LETTER: Don't ignore headache pain

     Don’t ignore headache pain

    Don’t let headache pain get ignored.

    On Feb. 5, I had severe headache pain and didn’t go to work. My head was killing me.

    About 12:30 p.m., I was at Dad and Mom’s house and started to lay down on the couch and my right leg gave away with me.

  • LETTER: Baseball fundraiser was successful

     Baseball fundraiser thanks

    The LaRue County Hawk Baseball team would like to express their appreciation to the community for their support at the Jan. 19 spaghetti dinner.

    We would like to express a special thank you to Coach Beauford Sanders of Campbellsville University, Stevie Delabar of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jody Thurman, The Sweet Shoppe, Save-A-Lot, IGA, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, Magnolia Bank and The LaRue County Herald News.

  • LETTER: Circuit Clerk's office to be open one Saturday each month

     Circuit Clerk office to be open one Saturday each month

    For the past 12 years, the LaRue County Circuit Clerk’s Office has been open on Saturdays.

    When promises are made by elected officials, it is often the reaction of the public to say,  “yea, right – that will never happen.”

  • LETTER: Amber Thurman was a gift to the county

    It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we lost LaRue County’s most beloved soul – Amber Thurman. As I think of that smile and that love for her family and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, I too, still struggle as to why she had to leave this earth. She had a heart of gold and truly cared about everyone.

  • LETTER: Hometown support for local business

     Local businessman Greg Grant wrote the following letter after seeing the results of an online poll at www.laruecountyherald.com.

    I am shocked that 40 percent of LaRue Countians who responded to a poll on The LaRue County Herald News’ website don’t consider shopping at home first.

  • LETTER: Lincoln would be disappointed

    I am Phyllis (Howell) Mcfadden. I am Mitchell Howell’s widow. Mitch grew up in Hodgenville and was happy to tell people he grew up in Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace.

  • LETTER: Help Me Help Others thank you

    I want to thank everyone who helped us and hope there is more next year.