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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Hodgenville named a safe city

    Hodgenville has been ranked as the third safest city in the state.

    The ranking of the top-50 safest cities was compiled by Safewise, a home security agency, from 2012 data.

    Cities were chosen based on their level of reported violent (murder, rape, aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny, theft). The data was collected from FBI reports and numbers were calculated as occurrences per every 1,000 people.

  • Larry Davis to complete city council term

    Local businessman Larry Davis was selected Monday to serve out the remainder of a two-year city council term.

    Davis, who was unsuccessful at his first run for the office in 2012, agreed to fulfill the term of interim Mayor Kenny DeVore. DeVore is completing the term of former Mayor Terry L. Cruse, who was removed from office last month by the council.

    In other business:

    • The Council approved a 3 percent raise for all city employees, except for the mayor and city council. The raise will go into effect July 1.

  • Burglary charge to be heard by grand jury

    Joshua Ray Perkins, 34, of Buffalo, was charged May 25 with one count of second-degree burglary.

    According to court records, the alleged victims returned from a trip and noticed their garage door was open. During the investigation, officers spoke with Perkins. A black safe was found in the house that matched the description of one taken from the victims’ home. Xanax was also taken from the house.

  • Man charged with contacting child online

    A registered sex offender pleaded guilty in LaRue District Court to one count of contacting a juvenile through Facebook.

    Parker Wayne Meredith, 59, of Magnolia, was charged by Kentucky State Police with “sex offender, IM/chat/social network use. According to the arrest citation, Meredith obtained the Facebook account and contacted a 10-year-old girl. He used an email account he had listed with the sex offender registry.

    The incident occurred in April.