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  • Sallee’s Family Taekwondo
  • Shoffner case continued again

    For the second time, the sentencing for former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner has been continued until later this month.

    The postponement was the second time Shoffner’s sentencing in his embezzlement case had been postponed since it was first scheduled on September 21. After being rescheduled to September 27, his sentencing was postponed again until Tuesday, October 24.

  • Teal Pumpkin Project

    Though most families are greeted by orange Trick or Treat pumpkins as they make their rounds this Halloween, some homes may have teal-colored jack-o-lanterns in their display.

    “Teal is the color associated with food allergies,” said Sara Mullins. “So, the teal pumpkin is put on display to show that a house has nonfood treats instead of candy.”

  • LaRue Countian is Drawn to Art

    The featured artist at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of October is Kaila Lamas. Drawn to art from an early age, Lamas started experimenting with art in kindergarten—and never stopped.

    “I’ve been painting and drawing since I was five,” she said. “In kindergarten I picked up the teacher’s clipboard with activities and there was a tracing station. We traced pictures from coloring books and I decided that I liked it. I took a few classes in high school but I’m mostly self taught.”

  • You’re Not Alone

    With a little over a year since being diagnosed with a progressive form of breast cancer, one LaRue County woman and her family are using their story to help others battling breast cancer.

    Tabitha “Tabi” Smith of Hodgenville said her life changed forever on September 30, 2016 when she was preparing to shower and found a lump on her left breast. Discovering that lump would be the beginning of a long journey.

  • State assessment data reveals success, opportunities for LaRue County Schools

    LaRue County Schools is celebrating academic gains and continuing to develop plans for improvement after the Kentucky Department of Education on Thursday released data from 2016-17 statewide assessments.

  • Shoffner sentence continued

    The sentencing for former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner has been continued. Shoffner was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court for embezzlement at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27.

    According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shoffner is now scheduled to be formally sentenced at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24 in the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse in Louisville.

    For the complete story see the October 4 edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Delayed Newspaper Delivery

    We have been notified that carrier delivery of The LaRue County Herald News has been delayed due to unforseen circumstances in the areas of Salem Church, White City, Roanoke, and Carter Brothers Road areas.

    It is our understanding, delivering of the newspapers are being made, and subscribers should still receive their newspapers  today.

    If you do not recieve your paper, please contact our offices at 270-358-3118 or email circulation@laruecountyherald.com so we can get the issue resolved.

  • Community News - September 27, 2017

    Lorraine Embree had surgery last week in Detroit, Michigan. Carlos Cox was admitted to the hospital in Louisville and has been transferred to Health South Rehab. Jimmy Handley remains as a patient at VA Hospital in Louisville. Cathy Ford was at church Sunday morning after having surgery.

    Congratulations to Jo Cox and Robert Williams who was married last Saturday afternoon at Lane Lincoln.

  • Barnhart speaks to Hodgenville Rotary

    Excitement was high for Kentucky Wildcat fans last week in LaRue County as UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart visited Hodgenville on Thursday, September 21.

    Barnhart was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club.

    The story of how Barnhart came to speak at the meeting was ironic. Hodgenville Rotary member Price Smith was the one who got Barnhart to come.