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  • On the frontier of agriculture

    A group of LaRue County farmers are participating in a program that could put the county on the frontier of agriculture.

    Ryan Bivens, Kevin McCubbin, Caleb Ragland and David Pepper applied to participate in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s third year pilot Hemp research program.

    A bill was passed in 2014 that allowed the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to launch an agricultural pilot program in which industrial hemp could be grown or cultivated for academic research.

  • Relay for Life raises over $60K

    With the threat of rain for most of the day last Saturday, the LaRue County Relay for Life won out with only one small shower during the event. Alexis Trumbo, a member of the Beta Believers team, opened the day with the National Anthem followed by the annual Survivor Recognition. Approximately 35 cancer survivors participated in the medal ceremony while others joined in later in the day.

  • Fair continues through Saturday

    The 109th LaRue County Fair continues through Saturday.

    Wednesday, June 8

    The LaRue County Herald News Night at the Fair ($1.00 off gate admission with coupon)

    7 p.m. KOI ATV Rodeo

    8:30 p.m. Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Pageants

    Thursday, June 9

    7:30 p.m. Tiny Miss and Master Pageant, Miniature Horse Show, Parent and Child Lookalike Contest and KOI Drag Races

    8 p.m. Little Miss and Master Pageant

    Friday, June 10

  • Around the world

    At one time or another, most people have dreamed of exotic places they would like to visit. For many, the closest they’ll come to being at those sites, though, is vicariously through the Internet or pictures in travel books or magazines.

    If Faye Puyear were to write about where she has visited and what she has seen since retiring, however, she could compose a book. Among the many locations to which the former LaRue County Schools’ educator has traveled are the Vatican, Peru, Egypt, and China.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED

    At 1:50 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016,  City of Hodgenville officials have issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY for Miami Court, Oak Street, and Beachtree Street until further notice.

    If you have any questions or concerns relating to this advisory, please contact 270-358-9876.

  • Hodgenville deemed motorcycle friendly

    Hodgenville was recently named at one of the top ten most affordable cities in Kentucky to insure a motorcycle.

    According to a study by ValuePenguin, the average annual insurance premium for a motorcycle in Hodgenville is $475, making it number eight on a list of 95 cities in Kentucky. Morehead was first on the list with an average annual premium of $457 and Taylorsville was last on the list with an average annual premium of $622. The study showed that the costs in Hodgenville were eight percent below the state average.

  • Upton native keeps Navy wing flying

    An Upton native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. The station is the largest base in the Southeast Region and third largest in the nation.

    Airman Tony Butler is an aviation electronic technician serving with Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11.

    A Navy aviation electronic technician is responsible for electronic, electrical and computer systems on the P-8 aircraft.

    “It gives me pride in my job being part of a mission and working on this new platform,” Butler said.

  • New program helps protect seniors from scam artists

    Attorney General Andy Beshear recently joined Kroger, AARP and over 25 other partner organizations to launch Scam Alerts, which is a text messaging service that notifies consumers when con artists are on the attack.

    Kentuckians can sign up for Scam Alerts by texting KYOAG Scam to GOV311 (468311). Or, enroll online at ag.ky.gov/scams and select text message or email alert.

  • Centennial Celebration

    A centennial celebration only comes along once in a lifetime. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first memorial tribute to Abraham Lincoln in the nation; Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.