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Today's News

  • Cooking by heart at Farmhouse Diner

    About 11 minutes out of Hodgenville sits a little restaurant by the name of “224 Farmhouse Diner.” It is owned by Angie and Reed Smith, and was built in the middle of their own farm.
    It is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They have an ongoing menu as well as daily specials and cook most things from scratch. They offer, what Angie Smith calls “Southern home-style cooking.”

  • Man involved in fatal crash indicted for murder

     A Hardin County man was indicted on a murder charge Thursday for his involvement in a crash on Ky. 313 that killed a Radcliff woman and injured three children, ejecting a 7-month-old from the vehicle.

    Kyle David Thompson, 24, also has been indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police – motor vehicle and three counts of first-degree assault, terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender. All charges are for his involvement in a crash June 3 that left Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22, dead and three children hospitalized.

  • Police chief under investigation

     Another LaRue County official is under investigation.

  • Library's summer reading program kicks off

    Every year, LaRue County Public Library hosts a summer reading program. It is open to all children from preschool to 13 years old.

    The goal of the program, according to Crystal Packard, youth service librarian, is to prevent “the summer slide” and to encourage kids to enjoy reading.

    This year, the program is called “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and each week will have a different science theme. The group will meet at 11 a.m. every Tuesday for preschool, and 5 p.m. for school-age children.

  • County Fair - Crop Exhibits

    The 2014 LaRue County Fair is June 23-28 and LaRue county residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 107th LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo.

    Entries for the Agricultural displays will be taken 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 23. This year there is one youth division for ages 16 and younger. There are 18 vegetable classes and 10 canning classes for youth, and a garden display for youth. (4-H horticulture and crop entries will be taken at a split fair on July 31).

  • Inside the Garden of 'Ugly Babies'

    If a county-wide search for the best-looking garden were conducted by the Farm page of The LaRue County Herald News, mine would neither win, place, nor show.

    Groundhog Hill has officially entered “the ugly baby stage.”

    Uneven rows of purple corn surrounded by crabgrass reside alongside rows of zinnia dotted with Johnson grass, cape milkweed, and that weird ivy-like weed.

    I will never be accused of planting corn with a machine-like precision. If only some miraculous device existed.

  • Suffering: Christ did it, we do it

       “Why is this happening to me?”

    This question is raised all the time. Maybe you have raised it. It would be uncommon if you did not. Suffering comes to all of us. Some suffering is just a part of life. Some is because of our bad choices. Sometimes we suffer for doing good and being a believer.

    Paul has some inspiring and informative things on the subject in 1 Peter 4:12-19. Suffering is bound to happen.

  • Spontaneous combustion of hay sparks barn

    Magnolia, Buffalo and LaRue County firefighters responded to a barn fire about 8:30 a.m. June 3 on Parker Grove Spur Road.

    The fire started after a few rolls of alfalfa hay inside the hoop barn began smoldering, according to Trena Morris, who owns the farm with her husband, Derek. Freshly baled hay has the potential to generate enough heat to cause spontaneous combustion – which is believed to be the case in the Morris’ fire.

    The Morris family learned of the fire when a neighbor pulled in the driveway and honked.

  • Grad surpasses Dad's perfect attendance record

    day and, luckily, never had any serious illness that prohibited me from attending school.”

    He recalled a question from his agriculture teacher, Ralph Lobb, when he was a sophomore.

    “He asked our class, ‘What is one of the most important things an employer wants to know about you,’” Tommy remembered. “We had all kinds of answers like, ‘what was your GPA, what courses did you study, etc.,’”

  • 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.