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  • 15 apply for LCS superintendent

    Fourteen men and one woman have completed applications to be LaRue County Schools’ superintendent once current superintendent Sam Sanders retires this summer.

    Applicants include four current district superintendents, eight central office personnel, and three principals, according to a list presented at the first joint meeting of the superintendent search committee held at the LaRue County Board of Education on February 15.

  • Second alcohol petition filed

    After receiving the news of not having enough valid signatures on a previous petition, a Hodgenville woman has now filed a second petition to calling for a special election to determine if alcohol should be sold in the city limits of Hodgenville.

    Lisa Reidner, the person who started both petitions, filed the second petition with the LaRue County Clerk on Friday, February 16. Reidner said she collected 529 signatures this time, which is more than the required amount and Reidner believes enough of them will be valid.

  • Hanging it up

    A well-known LaRue County servant will retire later this year and will not seek reelection after serving in his position for almost two decades.

    LaRue County Circuit Clerk Larry Bell took office in November 2000 after being appointed to the vacant seat left by former Circuit Clerk Ruth Ann Brown. Bell won the election for the seat in 2000 and officially started his first term on January 2001.

  • “The Summit”

    Dangerfield Road residents Gary and D.J. Canter, after gaining insight from a mission trip to Northern Ireland last fall, have embarked on a mission of their own here in LaRue County.

    “We want a gathering place for youth that will allow them to connect in a wholesome environment,” said D.J., who like her husband is a retired LaRue County school teacher.

  • More than books

    When a lot people think about a library, the first thing that comes to their mind is books and reading. For Sheree Priddy, a library is much more than that.

    Priddy is a circulation librarian at the LaRue County Public Library and she has been working at the library since June, 2013.

    Priddy’s journey to working at the library was not a typical one. She started getting familiar with libraries while she home schooled her one son and four daughters.

  • Hometown Teams: A family tradition

    Sports are a family tradition in LaRue County. One display at Hometown Teams includes over 60 years of sports photos, uniforms and memorabilia from the Davenport and Brown families.

    This is the last weekend to experience the exhibit which is located at the Community Room in downtown Hodgenville, next door to The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce office.

    The last days for the exhibit are:

    -Thursday, Feb. 22: 4 to 8 p.m.

    - Friday, Feb, 23: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    - Saturday, Feb. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Celebrating Lincoln’s 209th birthday

    As the rest of the country prepares to observe President’s Day on February 19, this week Hodgenville celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday on February 12.

    The city commemorated the day with two simple ceremonies. First, a crowd gathered on the square downtown at 8:30 a.m. Monday to lay a wreath at the foot of the Adolph Alexander Weinman statue. At noon, a second ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park took visitors to the top of the hill to lay a wreath at the symbolic birth cabin.

  • Hawk Pride at District Elementary Governor’s Cup

    Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary were clearly the dominate force in this past weekend’s District 51 Elementary Governor’s Cup competition held at Boston School. With 24 of 30 individual placements and 3 out of 4 advancing team placements, LaRue County Schools clearly were prepared for the day.

  • Correction

    In an article entitled “Ballot set for May Primary” in the February 7, 2018 edition of The LaRue County Herald News, Republican candidate Ronnie Chelf was inadvertently left out as a Republican candidate for District #2 Constable.

    Chelf will face Democrat candidate Bennie Mauldin in the November general election.  

  • DUI driver causes accident