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  • Relay for Life begins at 5 p.m. Friday

    When Becky Hawkins’ second-grade class at Hodgenville Elementary started a fund drive for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in December, they thought $500 would be a worthy goal.

    The response has been so great, however, that they have had to increase their objective several times, while the HES “Hawks for Hope” team has also ballooned from one 22-member class to 19 classrooms.

  • Indiana penny to be released Thursday

    The U.S. Mint will introduce the new “Indiana” penny depicting Abraham Lincoln’s youth at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln City, Ind.

    The design, on the tails side of the penny, shows Lincoln, as a young man, reading a book while taking a break from rail splitting. The Lincolns lived in Indiana 1816-1830.

  • In this week's Herald News

    A special keepsake section honoring the LaRue County High School Class of 2009 is included with this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Here are a few of the top headlines also appear in this week's paper:

  • Hodgenville reviews budget ordinance

    Hodgenville City Council held first reading of a budget ordinance Monday for fiscal year July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010.

    Anticipated general fund revenues are $875,500; operation and maintenance account revenues are $946,500; wastewater fund revenues are $496,360; road fund revenues are $42,000.

    The full ordinance will be printed as a legal notice in the Herald News after second reading.

    Other topics discussed by the council included the $1 million water tower project on Greensburg Street.

  • Magnolia men face drug charges

    Three Magnolia men were indicted by a Hart County grand jury on drug charges.

    Derek J. Meredith, 18, and William E. Meredith, 38, both of 58 Dye Road, were indicted on manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; possession of anhydrous ammonia other than in approved container with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity; possession of a controlled substance and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

  • Federal lawsuit follows arrest

    A pair of Lebanon Junction residents were arrested last year for allegedly taking gravestones, using a trailer owned by a LaRue County man.

    The grand jury failed to indict Jeffery Walker and Terry Walden and now they are suing various police agencies in U.S. District Court.

    The federal suit was filed last week against Bullitt County, Bullitt County sheriff’s department, Sheriff Donnie Tinnell, Detective Scotty McGaha, Lebanon Junction police officer Steve Hamilton and former Lebanon Junction police chief Darrell Paul.

  • LaRue County students present annual play tonight

    LaRue County High School’s Oral Communi­cation class is presenting its annual play 7 p.m. Tuesday in the LCHS auditorium. This year’s production is a murder mystery titled “A Slip in Time” written by James T. Belich.

    Admission to the play is free.

  • Rep. Guthrie announces anti-meth funding

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie announced $57,500 in federal funding for the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force’s fight against methamphetamine production and abuse.

    “I am pleased to see the Hardin County Drug Taskforce receive this much-needed funding,” the 2nd District congressman said in a written statement. “It is essential that local law enforcement officials have the resources they need to fight the meth epidemic and protect local families from this deadly drug.”

  • Coys face cruelty to animals charges

    A Frankfort couple sought to suppress evidence alleging cruelty to animals in Franklin District Court last week, according to The State Journal.

    Sandra Coy, 52, and William Coy, 44, formerly of Hodgenville, both face 11 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. Sandra also faces 19 counts of failure to vaccinate dogs against rabies.

  • OEA report finds financial conflict of interest

    An attorney general investigation that apparently slipped through the cracks during the change of administrations in Frankfort has been re-opened regarding allegations that a financial conflict of interest exists with a LaRue County School Board member.

    James Richard “Dick” Greenwell may be required to resign his position if the current administration concludes that conflict does exist.