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  • 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.

  • Preserving slave graves

    Several people in the community are showing interest in preserving African-American and slave gravesites in LaRue County that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Gary Gardner of Hodgenville said that he and several people who attend Lane Lincoln Memorial CME Church in Hodgenville are organizing an effort to clean and preserve the gravesites.

  • On the Journey

    Life is full of surprises, some are wonderful and bring joy, and other surprises stop you in your tracks and change everything you ever knew.

  • Celebrating 100 years with President Wilson

    Celebrating 100 Years continues at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on August 27-28 when President Woodrow Wilson will relive his 1916 visit to Hodgenville.

    President Wilson came to the Park on September 4, 1916, to accept the birthplace property deed on behalf of the American people.   2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Park and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.