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  • County ranks 13th in health outcomes

    LaRue County has been ranked the 13th healthiest county in the state, according to research by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute.

    The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides information on all 120 counties.

  • 75 acres scorched near Magnolia

    A brush fire got out of control Sunday afternoon in the “hills and hollers” between Magnolia and Mount Sherman.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said someone was burning brush in a hollow off LG&E Road about 3 p.m. The wind picked up and spread the flames into the heavily-wooded area.

    About 75 acres were affected, said Perkins.

    Buffalo, Magnolia, Linwood and Summersville firefighters, State Forestry Department workers, LaRue County EMS, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and American Red Cross responded to the scene.

  • Evelyn Whelan named National Merit finalist

     A LaRue County High School senior, Evelyn Whelan, has been notified that she is a National Merit finalist, the first student to earn the honor in the last several years at the school.

    Kelly Sandidge, LCHS director of student services, said the last student there he could find to be named a finalist was Brandon Claycomb in 1988.

  • School board to meet in special session

    The LaRue County School Board will meet 7 p.m. Monday, April 14 at Central Office in special session to discuss taking action against Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    No audience comments will be taken.

    The agenda is as follows:

    Agenda

    April 14, 2014

    7:00 p.m.

    Special-Called Meeting

    Larue County Board of Education Office

     

  • KSP dispatching for KDFWR

     On April 1, Kentucky State Police telecommunicators started providing dispatching service to 131 Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation Officers throughout the state.

    According to Lt. Col. Jack Miniard, director of the KSP Operations Division, KDFWR approached KSP last fall regarding the new arrangement.

  • City council to consider removing mayor

    Hodgenville City Council will consider removing Mayor Terry Cruse from office after a public hearing on Monday.
    According to the city council's agenda, which was released Thursday, the council's mayor, Michelle Sparks, will present a report on "violations of the law, ordinances and policy" by the mayor.

    The council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

  • Mobile home fire may have been caused by meth lab explosion

     Local law enforcement believe a mobile home burned April 1 after a suspected methamphetamine lab exploded.

  • Veterans photos may be picked up

    There are several photos of veterans that have not been picked up from The LaRue County Herald News.

    They are: Harlis Lafollette, Emmett Locke, Charles Ward, Huey Thompson, James Edward Hack, Donald Shelton, Carlos Tucker, Eugene Hutcherson and Richard McDowell.

    The photos can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at our office, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Pit bull dump found near Middle Creek

     Hardin County Animal Control discovered three badly decomposed pit bulls and skeletal remains of two more dogs Thursday morning near the LaRue/Hardin County line on Middle Creek Road after receiving a call Wednesday night, Director Gerald Foley said.

    The department is looking for the public’s help on who may have dumped the animals at the location, and Foley said callers can leave anonymous tips.

    Help is needed as the dogs contained no trace of microchip identification, he said.

    “There was no ID of any kind at all,” he said.

  • Flood warning issued

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for northern LaRue County,  southern Hardin County and northern Green County until 11:45 p.m. A foot of water was reported over the road near the intersection of Hammonsville and Lataon-Turner Road in northern Hart County.

    Additional rainfall of up to 1.5 inches is possible in the warned area.

    Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams.