http://www.laruecountyherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en E.Coli found in city water sample http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/ecoli-found-city-water-sample <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/n1108p66015c.jpg" alt="Water from Hodgenville Water Works is deemed safe to drink after City officials said they tested multiple locations, chlorinated and flushed the lines and isolated the source of samples that tested positive for Coliform bacteria and E. Coli." title="Water from Hodgenville Water Works is deemed safe to drink after City officials said they tested multiple locations, chlorinated and flushed the lines and isolated the source of samples that tested positive for Coliform bacteria and E. Coli." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A boil water advisory was issued for all Hodgenville Water Works customers last Friday after city officials determined a random sample indicated some bacterial growth at a residence that had not been occupied for quite some time.</p> <p> After chlorinating and flushing the system last Saturday, Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said retesting came back clean and that the water is now safe to drink.</p> Shooting in Mount Sherman http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/shooting-mount-sherman <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/inmateimg082016zzz17141_08172016030205.jpg" alt="Steven A. West" title="Steven A. West" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> A physical confrontation ended up with a woman getting shot in the hand in Mount Sherman last Tuesday night, August 16.</p> <p> According to the LaRue County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, officers responded to Bird Road in Mount Sherman after receiving a 911 call about a woman being shot in the hand and that the shooter was currently pinned to the ground by the caller.</p> Prickly keepsakes http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/prickly-keepsakes <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/chelf_w_pic_of_blooms.jpg" alt="Kathleen Chelf shows a picture of her many Cacti in full bloom. Chelf has been collecting cactus on the roadside during her travels since 1975. " title="Kathleen Chelf shows a picture of her many Cacti in full bloom. Chelf has been collecting cactus on the roadside during her travels since 1975. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> When most people travel, it isn&rsquo;t uncommon to come home with trinkets and souvenirs that remind them of the places they&rsquo;ve visited.</p> <p> Bringing home a piece of the places traveled for those people means a glass or a t-shirt, spoons or shot glasses with the names of the city, state or landmark etched or printed on. Kathleen Chelf, however, has a different idea of bringing home bits of the places she&rsquo;s traveled.</p> Cottrell is a national finalist http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/cottrell-national-finalist <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/turner_cottrell_1.jpg" alt="Turner Cottrell is a national finalist for an FFA Agriculture Proficiency Award. " title="Turner Cottrell is a national finalist for an FFA Agriculture Proficiency Award. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> When Turner Cottrell, a 2015 graduate of LaRue County High School, learned that he was one of the national finalists for an FFA Agriculture Proficiency Award, it came as a complete surprise.</p> <p> LaRue County FFA advisor Misty Bivens said that this was Cottrell&rsquo;s final year to do a proficiency for FFA.</p> Reed retires after 16 years http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/reed-retires-after-16-years <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/luke_and_olivia_reed.jpg" alt="Olivia Reed, left, and Luke Reed discuss the duties of the LaRue County treasurer. Olivia was sworn into that office August 23. Luke, after 16 years in the position, completes her last day of work August 31." title="Olivia Reed, left, and Luke Reed discuss the duties of the LaRue County treasurer. Olivia was sworn into that office August 23. Luke, after 16 years in the position, completes her last day of work August 31." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> As Lauralene &ldquo;Luke&rdquo; Reed prepares to retire after 16 years as LaRue County treasurer, her daughter-in-law Olivia Reed is ready to assume the responsibilities of the office.</p> <p> &ldquo;I think God has always prepared me for the jobs I&rsquo;ve held during my career,&rdquo; said Luke who lives with her husband of 40 years, Willie, on their farm on Walter Reed Road. &ldquo;It seemed each job I had gave me the skills I needed for the next one.&rdquo;</p> Drug overdose awareness event scheduled http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/drug-overdose-awareness-event-scheduled <p> A local event for International Drug Overdose Awareness day will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at Hodgenville City Hall.</p> <p> The Hodgenville Police Department is working together with Vicki Dawley, who organized the first overdose awareness event last year which was held at CreekFront Park.</p> <p> Dawley said thousands of people die from a drug overdose every year. She said some survive but suffer a permanent injury, which has a devastating impact on their families and friends.</p> Celebrating 100 years with President Wilson http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/celebrating-100-years-president-wilson <p> Celebrating 100 Years continues at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on August 27-28 when President Woodrow Wilson will relive his 1916 visit to Hodgenville.</p> <p> President Wilson came to the Park on September 4, 1916, to accept the birthplace property deed on behalf of the American people. &nbsp;&nbsp;2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Park and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.</p> LaRue gears up for State Fair http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/larue-gears-state-fair <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sweet_shoppe_fair177.jpg" alt="The Sweet Shoppe in Hodgenville has been selling products at the state fair for ten years. Pictured are Keeahna Bowen, Forrest Durham and Pat Durham busy making, cutting and packaging fudge in preparation for the Kentucky State Fair August 18 – 28, held in Louisville, Kentucky. " title="The Sweet Shoppe in Hodgenville has been selling products at the state fair for ten years. Pictured are Keeahna Bowen, Forrest Durham and Pat Durham busy making, cutting and packaging fudge in preparation for the Kentucky State Fair August 18 – 28, held in Louisville, Kentucky. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> From cupcakes, fudge and hams to cattle, rabbits and crafts, many LaRue County residents are getting ready for the state fair.</p> <p> Several local businesses are going to set up shop at the Kentucky State Fair including Sugar Fashion Cakes, Sarah Anthony, who said it&rsquo;s her first time at the state fair as a vendor.</p> <p> &ldquo;This is our first year doing the state fair,&rdquo; Anthony said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve been making around 1,000 cupcakes a day.&rdquo;</p>