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  • Making country music great again for 63 years

       LaRue County is known for Abraham Lincoln, but just as notable is the showplace of south central Kentucky, The Lincoln Jamboree.

    The Lincoln Jamboree located at 2579 Lincoln Farm Road in Hodgenville will present its 63rd Anniversary show, Saturday, September 9, 2017.

  • SCRTC coming soon

    According to General Manager Jeff Eaton, South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative may be ready to provide phone, internet, video, and security service to parts of LaRue County by mid-November.

    “We have completed laying cable to the South Lincoln section and are awaiting construction of a central equipment office there,” Eaton said.

    Concrete footers were poured last week at that office site located on Lincoln Boulevard across the road from Physical Therapy Associates.

  • School tax increases four percent

    The LaRue County School Board held a special called meeting regarding a proposed general fund tax levy on Thursday, August 31. A public hearing was held prior to the meeting.

    School board members Farrah Pruitt, Joanna Hinton, Dawn Conner and Price Smith unanimously approved the four percent property tax rate increase following a lengthy discussion and comments from the public. Board member Paul Handley was not present for the meeting.

  • The art gypsy of Hodgenville

    The featured artist at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of September is Amber Gardner.

    The library will feature water color paintings and leather materials made by Gardner, including belts, purses, bracelets and more. Gardner’s art can be seen in the library throughout the entire month of September.

  • LaRue County events rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey

    The remnants of Hurricane Harvey are expected to roll through LaRue County later this week and it is already causing several event changes in the county.

    Friday, September 1 event changes

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has cancelled their First Friday event and it has been rescheduled for Friday, September 29.

    The LCHS Hawks varsity football game has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 31 at home against Thomas Nelson. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.

  • Library to take compensating tax rate

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville August 22, heard Sarah Graff with the LaRue County Public Library say the Library Board will take the compensating tax rate for 2017-18 which means it will not be seeking an increase and revenue will be approximately the same as last year.

  • Laha’s and Lincoln Birthplace Park recognized at the KY State Fair

    For the first time in Kentucky Living’s history, the commonwealth’s largest circulated magazine announced its ‘Best in Kentucky’ winners during a live awards show at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Award winners from LaRue County were Laha’s Red Castle Hamburgers – Hodgenville (Hamburger – 1st place) and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park – Hodgenville (Historical Landmark/Museum - Hall of Fame).

  • Chase ends in arrest

    A police chase ended when a LaRue County man was removed from his vehicle at gunpoint on Thursday, August 24.

    According to the police citation, Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherarrd initially was responding to a reported domestic dispute on New Jackson Highway in Magnolia. Once he arrived, someone pointed out a truck as it drove by and told Sherrard that the perpetrator might be in the truck. The driver of the truck was later identified as Brandon Wayne Moore, 30, of Upton.

  • Marketing with the stars

    Imagine a job where you work at sites where the likes of the Rolling Stones, Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers, Harlem Globetrotters, and many other famous celebrities are performing, and you have an inkling of the venue Ed Downs has experienced since he retired from education.

  • Hinds joins Herald News staff

    The LaRue County Herald News announces the hiring of Mary Hinds as a reporter/page designer.

    Hinds, 28, is a 2007 graduate of Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon where she grew up on a small sheep farm. In 2014, she graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree in journalism and hasworked for various Oregon magazines.