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Local News

  • Christmas tree kerfuffle

    The Christmas tree on the square in downtown Hodgenville caused a little kerfuffle when local radio station 94.3 The Wolf posted a comment on their Facebook page about the tree remaining up and not having been taken down by mid-January.

    The comment drew praise and criticism alike from Facebook users and LaRue County residents.

  • LaRue to receive school based clinics

    LaRue County students will soon be able to receive better healthcare in schools after the LaRue County School Board approved a partnership with Cumberland Family Medical Center to provide health clinics in each school that will serve the students and staff.

  • Locals go on European tour with famous quartet

    LaRue Countians Blake Whitlock and Jeshua Logsdon not only are touring the USA but also are performing in several European countries as members of the Stamps Quartet, the Southern Gospel group whose members once were backup vocalists for Elvis Presley.

    Whitlock, a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and an alumnus of Campbellsville University, signed with the group in October 2015 and began singing with them the following January.

    Logsdon, who graduated from LCHS in 2011, joined the group this past October.

  • Herald staff recognized by KPA

    The LaRue County Herald News was recognized and awarded multiple honors for editorial and advertising achievements at the Kentucky Press Association Convention. Winners were announced during separate banquets held on Thursday and Friday, January 19-20 at the Marriott East Convention Center in Louisville, KY.

    The Kentucky Press Association sponsors two contests each year; one for writing, design and photography and one for advertising.

  • Lifting up disabled in Kenya

    Several people in LaRue County are playing a part in helping disabled people in Kenya.

    Howard Ragland of Hodgenville and his daughter Darlene LaPlue of Morristown, Tennessee, along with Gary Rock of Hodgenville have all played a part in the outreach that will provide wheelchairs, walkers and other equipment to people in Kenya. A team of 23 people, including Rock and LaPlue, will be leaving for Kenya on February 18 to deliver them, educate them on how to use them and be an inspiration for them.

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  • Construction accident update

    Two men were airlifted following a construction accident on Monday, January 9 and they were reported to be in stable condition.

    LaRue County EMS responded to a call at a residence on South Lincoln Boulevard. According to authorities, Joe Doyle, of Meade County and Jay Harris of Hardin County were installing new siding on a house when their scaffolding gave way on one side causing two men to fall approximately 15 feet.

  • Accident causes power outage

    The electric was out for several hours for some residents in Magnolia while KU repaired an electric pole and power lines after a vehicle accident last Saturday, January 14.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, a Chevy Silverado truck driven by Ben Perkins, 19, of Hodgenville was traveling north on Mill Road when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle in a curve, causing him to hit a fence and strike an electric pole.

  • Job description reviewed for Red Hill Cemetery

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission reviewed an employee’s job description at their quarterly meeting on Monday, January 9.

    The commission, which is made up of the Hodgenville City Council, reviewed the job description for a sexton, which is the office of the person or persons who are in charge of a cemetery.

  • School board approves HCC contract

    The LaRue County School Board passed a motion to pass a new communications contract with Heartland Communications Consultants during their special called board meeting on Wednesday, January 11.

    The contract was for the 2016-2017 school year with a $2,450 per month retainer fee, which was an increase from the $2,000 a month for the 2015-2016 school year. The issue was discussed and tabled during the December school board meeting.

  • Cruse receives ExCEL award

    Teachers, students, elected officials, family and friends came together on Wednesday, January 11 at LaRue County High School to celebrate the 2017 LaRue County ExCEL award recipient, Houston Cruse, an LCHS teacher who through his positive impact has helped students rise to unexpected levels of achievement.

    The WHAS11 and LG&E-KU Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership Award recognizes and rewards the contributions of public schools and the teaching profession to the development and well-being of young people and the community.