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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Ramona's first turkey

    Ramona Coffey, of Boston, harvested her first turkey April 20. The turkey weighed 20 pounds, and had 3/4-inch spurs and 11-inch beard. 

  • 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT begins Monday

    The 18th District Baseball and Softball Tournaments are set for May 18-19 at Hart County High School.

    The top-seeded Hawks will compete 6 p.m. May 18 against fourth-seed Caverna. Following that game, about 8 p.m., the second-seeded Lady Hawks will take on third-seeded Hart County.

    The baseball championship game will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The softball championship game will be at 7 that evening.

    Tickets are $6 each.

  • PHOTO: Brandon's tom

    Brandon Struck harvested a tom turkey May 2. The bird weighed 25.5 pounds with 1 1/2 inch Spurs and two beards measuring 12 inches and 7 1/4 inches.

  • PHOTO: Struck and jake

    Brandon Struck harvested a jake April 18. It weighed 19 pounds and had two beards measuring 5 1/2 inches and 5 inches.

  • Saul Marin finds his niche in track

    For many of us, finding our niche in a particular task takes a long time. Some of us find it early in life, while others find it later. I am always seeking out students who are not involved in activities to consider giving a sport a try in hopes they will find their niche. 

    Most of the time I point them in the direction of track, simply because there are 14 events in which kids have an opportunity to excel. For Saul Marin, a freshman at LaRue County High School, it appears he has found his niche in track.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Summer activities planned by Kids' Crew

    Children in Kids Crews’ summer program need to look no further than into a mirror to find Super-Heroes.

    “Our summer program entitled ‘The Super Hero in Me’ begins June 1 and will include many different indoor and outdoor activities to help the children find the ‘super hero’ within themselves,” explained Janet Campbell.

    Learning opportunities abound each weekday. The children will do craft projects, learn good nutrition, music, dance, drama, yoga and even tae-kwon-do.

  • PHOTO: Jared's harvest

    Jared Stillwell, Hodgenville, harvested a turkey April 5. It weighed 20 pounds and had a 10-inch beard.

  • COLUMN: It's a duck thing, you wouldn't understand

    Over the years I’ve written more stories than I can count about tragedies, court cases, local government, closings, openings and even a few features. Some are forgettable – in fact, I’ve forgotten them myself. But the story – or more accurately, a column – that readers have asked about more than all the others combined was one of the first I penned.

  • COLUMN: Remembering Harvey Lee DeSpain

    Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean (Feb. 8, 1931 – Sept. 30, 1955)

    My cousin Harvey was 23 when I was born. He was the son of my Aunt Marie – my dad’s sister – the one I was named after.

    Harvey Lee DeSpain spent the first years of his life in LaRue County, but he had already moved to the big city of Buechel when I met him. He didn’t visit us often, but his visits were memorable.

  • PHOTO: Editor and Meat Loaf

    A retirement reception was held May 8 for Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News. Linda began her tenure with Landmark in the mid-1990s, worked as a correspondent several years and became editor in 2001. She worked also with the newspaper when it was owned by the McDonald family. She was surprised by a visit from Meat Loaf impersonator and longtime friend, Colonel Perkins. Colonel belted out “Hot Patootie” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.