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  • LaRue Co. native singing in Pigeon Forge theatre

    Singing comes naturally to Betsy Kay Perkins.

    After all, her mother, Phyllis Ann Perkins, her father, Doyt Perkins, and her grandfather, Clyde Benningfield, all sang in gospel quartets and instilled in her that love of singing. She has sung in gospel groups, has performed at Dollywood and several stage shows throughout Kentucky.

    Her newest singing engagement, at Biblical Times Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, came as an indirect result of her pursuit of gospel singing.

  • To reminisce

    Every year at the LaRue County Extension Expo the staff at The LaRue County Herald News brings out all the unclaimed photos from the archives. This draws quite a crowd as people sift through hundreds of old photos to find friends, relatives and even themselves in these images long forgotten. Friends and neighbors reminisce about things they remember, places, events and people.

  • If you keep on believing

    LaRue County High School and Middle School students have been hard at work rehearsing for the premier of their production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which opened March 17 and will have two more public performances at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 25 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

    Auditions for the musical began at the beginning of January with rehearsals starting the day after the cast list was posted, according to Choir and musical director, Amber Tucker. She said dress rehearsals ran the week of March 13.

  • Four indicted for meth, endangering children

    Four people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, March 20 for charges dealing with meth and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Exploring the impact of color

    In celebration of their second year, Art Gypsy, a local art gallery and gift shop, will be featuring a new exhibit installation by artist and gallery owner, Amber Gardner.

    The opening will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Art Gypsy located at 201 N. Lincoln Blvd. #3 in Hodgenville. In the exhibit, there are a total of 44 nude paintings, 33 flying houses, 6 mixed media pieces and 4 large pieces.

    Gardner said she has been pretty low-key since the gallery’s opening and she wanted to do something big that was very much her own.

  • Expo showcases health, local organizations, business

    The 2017 LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service held their annual Expo event on Saturday, March 18 at the LaRue County High School gym.

    The event began at 10 a.m. that morning. However, people were already starting to come in at 9:30 a.m. to check out the booths and pick up some trees, given away by the LaRue County Conservation District.

  • Giving hope to disabled

    After spending more than two weeks in Kenya, several LaRue Countians recently returned home from the trip after providing hundreds of disabled Kenyans with advice and handicap equipment.

  • Alcohol petition circulating countywide

    Several weeks after a wet/dry alcohol vote petition was started for the City of Hodgenville, there is now another petition for a wet-dry vote to determine if alcohol should be sold throughout all of LaRue County.

    The countywide petition was started by Hodgenville councilmember Lisa Reidner, who was also the same person who started circulating the petition for the City of Hodgenville last month. Reidner said she received the required number of signatures for the city petition and that she is now going to see if the county petition will be also be successful.

  • Goodlett state trial set

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett had his state child pornography trial set for October.

    Goodlett appeared in Hardin County Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 21 for a pretrial conference. His trial was set in Hardin County Circuit Court on October 23 at 9 a.m. and another pretrial conference was set for October 10 at 1:15 p.m. in the same court.

  • Goodlett state trial set

    Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett had his state child pornography trial set for October.
    Goodlett appeared in Hardin County Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 21 for a pretrial conference. His trial was set in Hardin County Circuit Court on October 23 at 9 a.m. and another pretrial conference was set for October 10 at 1:15 p.m. in the same court.