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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.