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  • Students to receive free lunch

    More than 1,000 LaRue County elementary students will receive free meals at school when classes resume in August.

    The LaRue County School Board approved the Community Eligibility Option referred to as “CEO” during a special meeting on June 25.

    Dee Anne Sanders, food coordinator for LaRue County Schools, did a presentation on the change.

    The CEO program is associated with the reauthorization of the National School Lunch Program and seeks to provide all students at qualifying schools with free lunch and also one free breakfast meal each day.

  • Goodlett named LCHS principal

    Kyle Goodlett has been hired as principal of LaRue County High School.

    Goodlett, who served as assistant principal last year, takes over for Paul Mullins who has accepted the superintendent’s job at Garrard County.

    His duties began Monday.

    Goodlett was one of 12 applicants and four people interviewed by the LCHS site-based decision-making council. The council used also an online survey which gave everyone in the community a chance to have input.

    Their decision to hire Goodlett was unanimous.

  • Body found on I-65 identified

    Nearly a month after a woman’s body was found off Interstate 65 in Hardin County, authorities have identified her as Madiha E. Roshdy Hafzalla, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

    An Egyptian national, she was discovered May 29 by crews mowing off the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 99-mile marker.

    The body bore signs of head trauma, investigators said, and likely had been left by the side of the road several days before it was discovered. Authorities released photos of some of the woman’s clothing and jewelry hoping to prompt tips from the public.

  • Pool opening delayed

    Another problem has delayed the opening of the LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool.

    The pool was to open Saturday but health inspectors suggested new grates be installed at the bottom of the pool, said Eric DeVary, a Park and Rec board member.

    The grates were replaced Friday; however, the final inspection has not been held.

    Devary hopes the pool will open later this week.

  • KSP serve search warrant at City Hall

    Kentucky State Police served a search warrant Friday at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse notified The LaRue County Herald News about 10 a.m. that City Hall would be closed while the investigation takes place.

    A trooper turned away residents from the door, informing them City Hall would reopen later that day.

    Investigators left about 2:30 p.m., according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Mayor Cruse said his staff was "fully cooperative" with the investigators.

  • Body found on I-65 identified

    Nearly a month after a woman's body was found off Interstate 65 in Hardin County, authorities have identified her as Madiha E. Roshdy Hafzalla, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

    An Egyptian national, she was discovered May 29 by crews mowing off the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 99-mile marker.

    The body bore signs of head trauma, investigators said, and likely had been left by the side of the road several days before it was discovered. Authorities released photos of some of the woman’s clothing and jewelry hoping to prompt tips from the public.

  • National Weather Service: Tornado destroyed dairy barn

    The National Weather Service has determined an EF2 tornado ripped through the Roanoke section Wednesday night.

    Residents of Dan Dunn, Carter Brothers, Slack Road and Roanoke Road are facing substantial damage to property.

    The storm destroyed the Rock family's dairy barn, ripped off roofs, uprooted large trees and overturned a motor home. Several homes were without electricity for several hours.

  • Strong winds damage home

     Powerful straight line winds struck the home of Donna Wells on Old East Sonora Road Monday afternoon. 

  • Bluegrass Pipeline talks reach Nelson, LaRue may be next

     Nelson County residents grilled representatives of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline at a public forum last week. 

  • Four being interviewed for principal’s job

     Twelve people have applied for the position of LaRue County High School principal. As of last week, the pool had been narrowed to four candidates by the school’s site-based decision-making council.