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Local News

  • Leadership LaRue Education Day
  • Chamber Gala benefits LCHS Students
  • Rotary News
  • Optical Illusion

    Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion, will perform a magic and variety show on Saturday March 17 as a fundraiser for the Hodgenville Lions Club.

    All money raised stays in the local community and benefits the Lions’ eyeglass program, which provides eye care, glasses and treatments to local residents. The show will be held in the LaRue County High School auditorium and begins at 7 p.m.

  • Strange things are happening

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office have been led on a wild goose chase this past week that involved two vehicle thefts and one home invasion, which was all reportedly done by one suspect.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy and Chief Deputy Sheriff Brian Smith, they first received a call around noon on Thursday, March 8 that a black truck had been stolen at a residence on Herbert Howell Road in LaRue County. The truck was a Ford F-350, crew cab, Harley Davidson edition.

  • Church Calendar

    Lenten Lunch at FBC

    First Baptist Church Hodgenville invites the community for their Lenten Lunch 2018 each Thursday of Lent now through March 29. For more information call the church at 270-358-3193.

    First Baptist Easter Egg Hunt

    Mark your calendars for the First Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt on March 24. More information is available by calling the church at 270-358-3193.

    Parkway Baptist Easter Egg Hunt

  • House Budget: education, pensions top priorities

    By the first day of March, the House of Representatives had adopted a budget. While this is a historic first during my time in the General Assembly, it is not the only one we saw in the past week.

  • Sweat indicted on additional charges

    Joseph William Sweat, 35, of Elizabethtown was recently indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury for three counts of first degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12-years-old. According to the indictment, two of the counts occurred on December 28, 2017. The new additional charge occurred between January 1, 2017 and December 27, 2017. The indictment further reads that all three counts involved the same female victim.

  • A man’s best friend

    The relationship between Steve Skaggs’ and his 12-year-old golden retriever Buck is much more than that of a man and his dog.

    In their years together, the Lincoln Boulevard resident and his furry friend have formed a special bond of duck hunter and dog that has stretched from the swampy fields near the Mighty Mississippi to the slick banks rimming Rolling Fork River.

  • National treasure trunks

    History doesn’t have to be boring for students; the traveling trunk program at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is a case in point. Part of the National Park Foundation’s Parks as Classrooms program, the traveling trunk service provides educators with interactive materials such as books, films and period items to teach historical topics. The LaRue County Herald News asked Natalie Barber, the ranger in charge of the program, about Abraham Lincoln, the Underground Railroad, and teaching outside the box.