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  • Schools stress traffic safety

    Traffic tangled a part of Monday night’s LaRue County School Board meeting as concerns about congestion and the safety of students and police officers at the district’s two elementary schools.

    Steve Hall, engineer with the Kentucky Department of Transportation, was on hand to offer an assessment about traffic at Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and to suggest possible solutions.

  • McConnell re-elected to Senate leadership

    The U.S. Senate Republican Conference held leadership elections Tuesday for the 111th Congress and Kentucky's Mitch McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to serve as Republican Leader.

    “I am honored that my colleagues re-elected me to serve as the Republican Leader in the 111th Congress,” McConnell said. “As Republican leader, I will continue to use my clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

  • Catholic school raises money for tuition

    Lights, Camera, Auction! — the premier tuition assistance fundraiser for Bethlehem High School in Bardstown — is Saturday. Each year the auction has a theme and the school’s gymnasium is decorated to fit. This year is Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. with an open bar. Auction items will be displayed. Dinner, catered by Ladyfingers of Louisville, begins at 7:30 p.m. Some tickets still are available for $60 and can be purchased by calling (502) 348-4685.

  • Mt. Sherman woman injured in wreck

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured Monday in Green County after her vehicle was struck by pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Fiscal Court in support of U.S. 31-E becoming national scenic byway

    LaRue County magistrates passed a resolution in support of U.S. 31-E, from Bardstown to Hodgenville, becoming part of the National Scenic Byways.

    “The road is already a state scenic highway, but this declaration should help in opening the door for more federal grant money to, among other things, make that section of 31-E safer, by, for instance, installing more guardrails,” Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said during the Nov. 11 meeting of Fiscal Court.

    The area also will be included in any federally funded tourist promotions, he added.

  • Santa letters due by noon today

    It’s that time of year when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations mingle on the store shelves. And, that jolly old elf – Santa Claus – is already checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice before he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve.

    Santa has a lot of work to do to prepare for that evening, so once again, the staff of The LaRue County Herald News is cooperating with him to deliver wish lists for LaRue County children.

  • Ashley Judd helps launch "green" film festival

    Golden-Globe nominated, Kentucky-raised actress Ashley Judd has joined Kentucky's first lady Jane Beshear to launch the first “Green Team Kentucky Online Film Festival.” 

    The launch was done using the same technology that hundreds of Kentuckians will use to enter the competition — a YouTube video, broadcast over the Internet. To watch the video, go to www.greenteam.ky.gov/filmfestival.

  • The Great American Smoke Out is at hand

    Each November, Americans celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out. This Thursday marks the 33rd annual event. The Great American Smoke Out is a designated day where smokers from across our nation unite in cause and commit to give up smoking for one day. These future “non-smokers” need to be: cheered, applauded, supported and encouraged by family, friends, community and everyone else who is concerned about the harmful dangers associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

  • District Health Department confronts whooping cough

    Landmark News Service

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department will host a community forum on pertussis, also known as whooping cough, as 25 cases have been identified in Hardin County. 

    Most of the cases are in children. The schools involved are St. James Catholic School, Heartland Elementary, Elizabethtown Christian Academy, Morningside Elementary, Bluegrass Middle School and Rineyville Elementary, the health department reports.

  • School Board holds special meeting Thursday

    A special meeting of the LaRue County School Board has been called for Thursday evening.

    Two items are on the agenda for the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the LaRue County Board of Education's conference room on the second floor of the old Hodgenville Elementary building.

    The board will discuss bids for heating and air conditioning work plus window replacement at LaRue County Middle School as well as bids for asbestos abatement in the building.

    All meetings of the board are open to the public.