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  • Lost in LaRue - September 7, 2016

    Rainy days are for reflections. Literally. I love reflection in photography. After a rainstorm I find myself looking at puddles to see what the view is looking at the world backwards and upside down. A while back I saw a photograph on the cover of an album that really caught my attention. Granted it was much edgier than mine because the guy was wearing jeans and boots, not fancy duck flats and Capri pants. But nonetheless, I’ve wanted to try to take a reflective photo and when I spotted a rather large puddle on Brooks Road I figured I’d give it a try.

  • Man arrested for cultivating marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was arrested last Tuesday, August 30, for cultivating and trafficking marijuana after police found an indoor marijuana growing operation inside a residence on Earl Jones Road in Hodgenville.

  • Raising awareness of overdose

    A local overdose awareness event was held last Wednesday to help raise awareness about the drug epidemic and rising number of overdoses.

    The event was held by Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson and Vickie Dawley, who lost her daughter, Shalayna Skaggs, to an overdose on November 1, 2014. The local event was held Wednesday, August 31, which was also National Overdose Awareness Day throughout the country.

  • Piece of Buffalo history for sale

    There are many places that have seen the passing of time and have served a multitude of purposes, and become the center, even heart of the community they belong to. Buffalo School Gym is no different. From it’s days as the gym for East Lynn College to the excitement of a community coming together to cheer on their boys at a basketball game the Buffalo gym has been just that, the heart of its’ community.

  • Changing of the Postal Service in LaRue

    When Elizabeth Skaggs wanted to mail a letter or pick up her mail, she traveled no farther than to her basement where she was postmistress of the Gatton, Kentucky, post office.

    She was the second postmistress at Gatton, just a stone’s throw from Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Her mother-in-law, Viola Skaggs, was the first postmistress of the office which originally was located in a country store on the same property.

  • Reed sworn-in as county treasurer

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner swore in Olivia Reed as the county treasurer as fiscal court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, August 23.

    Reed replaces Lauralene “Luke” Reed who is retiring Wednesday, August 31 after serving 16 years as county treasurer.

  • Promotion at Amazin Glazin donuts

    Next Wednesday, September 7, Amazin Glazin Donuts located at 117 W. Water Street, Suite B in Hodgenville, will be giving away to their customers, The LaRue County Herald News newspaper, FREE with any purchase.

    It’s a great time to come in and see the new store, and get a FREE Herald News.

    We’re asking the community to come out and support local business now and throughout the month of September. So be watching for more exciting opportunities to participate.

  • State agencies enter partnership to work together on farm safety

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System/Kentucky Fire Commission signed an agreement last week to work together to promote farm safety in Kentucky.

  • Buffalo gym for sale

    A piece of Buffalo history is going to be up for bid in a couple weeks. The old Buffalo Elementary Gym along with approximately 1.8 acres and some personal property will be auctioned off by Re/Max Group Auctioneers on Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m.

    The building has served as a gym for the East Lynn College and the Buffalo School from 1936 to 2001 when the elementary school merged with Magnolia to make Abraham Lincoln Elementary. The building later became a youth center for Buffalo Baptist church.

  • School taxes increase 4%

    The LaRue County School Board approved a four percent property tax rate increase for the 2016-2017 school year at a special called meeting on August 24.

    A tax hearing was held before the special called meeting and several people attended the hearing. However, no one from the crowd discussed the issue or had questions about it.

    The board discussed their choices of picking the four percent increase or the compensating rate, which is the tax rate that is applied to the property assessment of the current year.