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Today's News

  • 4-Hers win record book judging

    Several LaRue County 4-H members entered their project record books for judging in the District 5 competition. 

    County winners in the junior division categories were eligible to submit their record book to be judged at the district level against 4-H members from the other 17 counties in District 5. When the judging was complete, LaRue County members had earned champion honors in three categories – rabbit, foods and gardening.

    Results

    Foods – Michaela Rock, champion, blue ribbon

    Gardening – Leslie Pike, champion, blue ribbon

  • What to do with trees damaged in the ice storm

    Last week’s ice storm was one for the ages, and one we will be seeing the effects of for years. This includes the damage to many landscape and woodland trees. I would like to share with you some information from Bill Fountain, Extension professor in arboriculture about the situation.

  • Woman indicted in fatal shooting

    A Hardin County resident faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Magnolia man.

    Angie T. Ricketts, 32, of Cecilia was indicted March 17 by a Hardin County grand jury, according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

    Ricketts, a mother of four, allegedly shot and killed Eric C. West, 37, of Magnolia on Sept. 29, 2008. Ricketts claimed self-defense at the time of the shooting, police said.

  • Take small steps for health and wealth

    Almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight (BMI between 25 and 29.9), obese (BMI between 30 and 39.9), or extremely obese (BMI of 40 and above). An obese person spends $900 more a year in medical expenses than a person of normal weight. American adult caloric intake has risen from 1,854 to 2,002 calories per day over the past 20 years. This 148-calorie per day increase equals a weight gain of 15 pounds per year.

    Cigarette smoking, followed by poor diet and physical inactivity, are the leading preventable causes of death in America.

  • Class uses newspaper in life lessons

    Each week, The LaRue County Herald News supplies 903 newspapers to teachers who request them for use in their classroom.

    Community partners pay for half the cost of a regular subscription to each class, while the Herald News covers the rest.

    Teachers use the newspaper for practical lessons in economics, math, spelling, history and geography. It’s called the most up-to-date textbook available.

  • Boyd begins doctorate program

    Jessica Boyd, a LaRue County High School alumnus, was honored for earning a 4.0 grade point average in her physical therapy doctorate program at the University of Kentucky for the fall semester.

    Boyd is in her first year of the program. She was voted class president for her 2011 graduating class.

    She is the daughter of Darryl and Debby Boyd of Hodgenville.

  • Stith accepts new position

    John Stith, principal of Hiseville Elementary School, was introduced Friday as the new director of finance for the Barren County School District.

    Stith will take over for Sarah Vincent, who retires at the end of this school year after 33 years of service.

  • Couple files suit over land division

    A Magnolia couple has filed suit against LaRue County Fiscal Court and Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Scott and Cyndi Martin claim they purchased 66.28 acres on East Leafdale Road and divided it into four tracts of 17 acres more or less. They planned to sell it earlier this year, according to the suit, and contacted an appraiser.

  • Mother of four charged with boyfriend's death

    A Hardin County resident faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Magnolia man. Angie T. Ricketts, 32, of Cecilia was indicted Tuesday, March 17, by a Hardin County grand jury, according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

    Ricketts, a mother of four, allegedly shot and killed Eric C. West, 37, of Magnolia on Sept. 29, 2008. Ricketts claimed self-defense at the time of the shooting, police said.

  • Conservation District celebrates 65 years

    For 65 years, the folks at LaRue County Conservation District have been faithful stewards of LaRue County’s land, helping conserve and improve the county’s soil, water and wildlife habitat.

    “The problems here when the district started in the '40s – erosion, water usage – are the same ones that exist today, though not as obvious,” said Michael Zahrndt, district technician, whose office is in the same North Lincoln Boulevard building as Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, the agency that sponsored the district in its formation in 1943.