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Local News

  • Georgetown School was pivotal part of many lives

    The house with blue siding sits along Tanner Road, looking much like many other homes in the region.

    However, its history is vastly different from similar structures: For many years it was the Georgetown Colored School.

    It has been remodeled and updated, and no longer looks as it did in pictures from the 1940s through the 1960s, but its importance in the community is clear as former students share their memories of their school.

  • Finding family

    February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” The Herald News will be featuring different staff and services available at the library each week this month.

     

    Genealogical research is becoming a favorite pastime. Some people are casual searchers, treating the effort as a pleasant hobby; others are full-force investigators, devoting many hours a day to finding their ancestral roots.

  • Teens charged with trafficking in marijuana

     Four teenagers – one only 13 – face charges of trafficking in marijuana.

  • USPS plans to halt Saturday delivery

    The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it would no longer deliver first-class mail, newspapers and magazines starting in early August, in an effort to stanch multi-billion-dollar deficits, but would continue regular parcel deliveries, The Rural Blog reported. The move, which could still be blocked by Congress or court action, is likely to affect rural Americans more than others. Their post offices could also be open less often.

  • Hatcher's Hounds looking for furever homes

    LaRue County’s stray dogs are taken to Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The lucky ones find “fur-ever” homes; the unfortunate ones are euthanized.

    A LaRue County woman is doing her part to make sure each dog has its day.

    Gilda Hatcher opened her first adoption center, the Creekside Canine Adoption, in 2005. In 2010 she opened Hatcher Hounds Adoption, teaming up with the veterinarian she depends on for her own animal care, Dr. Michael Keller of Plantation Veterinary Clinic.

  • SWEETHEARTS: Let the voting begin!

     Don’t forget to vote in our Little Mr. and Miss Sweetheart Photo Contest. Free ballots are available in the Feb. 6 and 13 issues of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Additional ballots are available at the Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, for $1 each.

    The top-vote getters will represent the newspaper in the Lincoln Days Parade in October and be eligible for other prizes.

    The deadline for ballots is Feb. 15.

  • Library offers more than books

     February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” The Herald News will be featuring different staff and services available at the library each week this month.

  • Tickets available for Lincoln Luncheon

     The Abraham Lincoln Birthday Luncheon will be held at noon Feb. 12 at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church.

    The meal will be catered by Ray’s Hodgenville Grill. There will be a guest speaker and presentation of community awards – the Richard Burks Lincoln Heritage and Mary Brooks Howard awards.

    Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at The Lincoln Museum or from Lincoln Days directors. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call the Lincoln Days office at 358-8710.

    The church is located at 1604 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville.

  • Back roads slick, schools closed

     Main roads are mostly clear after a dusting of snow fell overnight. Some back roads, parking lots and sidewalks are icy.

    Schools in LaRue and Hardin counties are closed today.

    Early morning classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are canceled today. ECTC will open at 10 a.m. today.

    The military post at Fort Knox also announced a two-hour delay for employees today unless your job has been defined as weather essential. 

  • Tornado watch issued for LaRue

    A storm front promising to bring strong winds also could lead to creation of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms overnight.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch across the western half of Kentucky, including LaRue County.

    The tornado watch will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday. The public is advised to be alert to changing conditions and keep emergency provisions including a portable radio and flashlight at hand.