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  • City approves budget

    The City of Hodgenville passed the second reading of their 2016-2017 fiscal budget ordinance at a special called meeting last Thursday.

    All the council members voted in favor of the second reading of the budget, except for council member Bonnie Clark. Council member Woodie Handley was also absent at the meeting.

    The budget shows expected receipts of $3,197,100 against $3,202,100 in appropriations.

  • New weather warning available

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, E-911 and Emergency Management has recently updated its account with Emergency Communications Network, providers of the CodeRED Weather Warning service. This no-charge update will allow message recipients to easily identify calls coming through the systems. Message recipient’s caller ID will read Emergency Communications Network or 866-419-5000 for CodeRED calls. And for Code RED Weather Warning calls, either Emergency Communications Network or the number 800-566-9780 will appear on Caller ID displays.

  • Tradition of hospitality, community

    For almost 100 years a group of dedicated ladies has served LaRue County tirelessly to fulfill their mission: to assist in civic work and cultural developments for a better Hodgenville. The areas of attention included art, conservation, education, health, home life, international and public affairs. With the motto “For all that is good” it’s easy to see that these ladies have certainly left an impact on the community they loved.

  • 2016 GED Graduation held

    LaRue County Schools honored their 2016 GED recipients with a graduation ceremony and reception at the high school Monday evening.

    Connie Goff, director of adult and community education, told the audience of family and friends gathered in the school auditorium that the program surpassed its goal of 15 graduates with a total of 18 obtaining their GEDs, five of them at the learning center and 13 at corrections.

  • School nurse program resolved

    The school nurse job description and salary schedule was approved by the LaRue County School Board during a special called meeting Thursday, June 9.

    During their regular monthly meeting on May 16, the board was informed that the Lincoln Trail District Health Department would have significant changes to their current model as LTDHD will no longer supply the nurses, meaning the nurses would have to become employees of LaRue County Schools.

  • Workmen’s comp insurance approved by school board

    The workmen’s compensation insurance and several other items were approved by the LaRue County School Board during their monthly meeting on Monday, June 20.

  • Men arrested for menacing

    A Hodgenville man was arrested on Monday, June 20 after police received a complaint from a homeowner in Hodgenville.

    Donald A. Poteet, 49, of Hodgenville was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, carrying and concealed deadly weapon, menacing and trespassing in the third degree.

  • Accident on Greensburg Road
  • Bowen’s sweet summer job

    Summer jobs give students a chance to earn some spending money or help save up for college, car, clothes, or other expenses.

    Keeahna Bowen, who graduated from LaRue County High School in May, has found a sweet summer job to fill the gap between high school and beginning her college studies at Campbellsville University this fall.

  • Phone Service Restored to Herald News

    At 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, phone service has been restored to the LaRue County Herald News. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage has caused our customers and readers. Our fax line is also back up and available at this time.

    Thank you for your patience during this time.

    Allison Shepherd, Publisher

    LaRue County Herald News