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  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY

     A boil water advisory has been issued by Hodgenville Water Works for customers on West High Street to the LaRue County Courthouse; and College Street to Old Sonora Road.

    The advisory was issued due to the water being cut off in that area due to construction.

    Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking. Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

    The advisory will remain in effect until test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

  • 'Lighten Up' challenge provides weekly support

     Entering the ninth week of a 10-week “Lighten Up LaRue, Biggest Loser Challenge,” participants are finding out that healthful lifestyle changes are more important to general well-being than following a specific diet’s regimen.

  • Volunteer training begins this week at Park

     Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is holding several volunteer orientation training days for individuals looking to volunteer at the park’s visitor center information desk. 

  • One injured in crash

     Two Kentucky State Troopers looked at a wrecked Oldsmobile on Ky. 84. The driver lost control of the vehicle about 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, near the intersection with Barren Run Road. The car went down an embankment and struck a tree. The driver was injured. No other information was available as of presstime.

  • Awesome egg hunts planned for Saturday

     As the Easter season approaches, several organizations are planning secular and religious celebrations.

  • Discover LaRue: Updates needed

     The LaRue County Herald News staff is working on Discover LaRue County 2013. 

    We’re collecting data about local clubs, schools, public utilities, government and businesses.

    If your group’s information has changed since last year, please call us at 358-3118 or email Linda Ireland at editor@laruecountyherald.com. 

    For advertising, contact General Manager Allison Shepherd at gm@laruecountyherald.com.

    Deadline is April 1.

  • March 22-23: County Cleanup Days

     It’s spring cleaning time for LaRue County.

    The annual County Cleanup Days will be held March 22-23 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County Middle School.

    Drop-offs will be accepted noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray requests “no early birds” as she does not have as many workers available this year.

  • Adopt-A-Highway

      How can you contribute to the community, make a difference, send a message and educate others – all while having fun with friends and family? Join Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway Program. By taking responsibility for an area roadway, you set an example in your community.

  • Wreck on I-65 diverts traffic to U.S. 31-W

     Northbound I-65 remains reduced to one lane at Exit 71 in Hart County due to a multi-commercial vehicle and personal vehicle crash that occurred around 4 a.m., according to the Department of Transportation.

    The Bonnieville exit is blocked.  Motorists needing to access US 31W should use Exit 65 (Munfordville) and then proceed north on US 31W.  With morning traffic increasing, the queue is extending.  Minor delays may be possible.  Both lanes should be re-opened in 1-2 hours.

  • Family needs assistance after fire

     A Taylor County family lost their home Tuesday evening in a fire.