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  • Evelyn Whelan named National Merit finalist

     A LaRue County High School senior, Evelyn Whelan, has been notified that she is a National Merit finalist, the first student to earn the honor in the last several years at the school.

    Kelly Sandidge, LCHS director of student services, said the last student there he could find to be named a finalist was Brandon Claycomb in 1988.

  • School board to meet in special session

    The LaRue County School Board will meet 7 p.m. Monday, April 14 at Central Office in special session to discuss taking action against Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    No audience comments will be taken.

    The agenda is as follows:

    Agenda

    April 14, 2014

    7:00 p.m.

    Special-Called Meeting

    Larue County Board of Education Office

     

  • KSP dispatching for KDFWR

     On April 1, Kentucky State Police telecommunicators started providing dispatching service to 131 Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation Officers throughout the state.

    According to Lt. Col. Jack Miniard, director of the KSP Operations Division, KDFWR approached KSP last fall regarding the new arrangement.

  • City council to consider removing mayor

    Hodgenville City Council will consider removing Mayor Terry Cruse from office after a public hearing on Monday.
    According to the city council's agenda, which was released Thursday, the council's mayor, Michelle Sparks, will present a report on "violations of the law, ordinances and policy" by the mayor.

    The council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

  • Mobile home fire may have been caused by meth lab explosion

     Local law enforcement believe a mobile home burned April 1 after a suspected methamphetamine lab exploded.

  • Veterans photos may be picked up

    There are several photos of veterans that have not been picked up from The LaRue County Herald News.

    They are: Harlis Lafollette, Emmett Locke, Charles Ward, Huey Thompson, James Edward Hack, Donald Shelton, Carlos Tucker, Eugene Hutcherson and Richard McDowell.

    The photos can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at our office, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Pit bull dump found near Middle Creek

     Hardin County Animal Control discovered three badly decomposed pit bulls and skeletal remains of two more dogs Thursday morning near the LaRue/Hardin County line on Middle Creek Road after receiving a call Wednesday night, Director Gerald Foley said.

    The department is looking for the public’s help on who may have dumped the animals at the location, and Foley said callers can leave anonymous tips.

    Help is needed as the dogs contained no trace of microchip identification, he said.

    “There was no ID of any kind at all,” he said.

  • Flood warning issued

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for northern LaRue County,  southern Hardin County and northern Green County until 11:45 p.m. A foot of water was reported over the road near the intersection of Hammonsville and Lataon-Turner Road in northern Hart County.

    Additional rainfall of up to 1.5 inches is possible in the warned area.

    Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams.

  • SCHOOL BOARD: No action taken on superintendent

     The LaRue County School Board convened April 1 in a special called meeting to discuss the weekend arrest of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Sanders was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding by Hodgenville City Police. He was driving a school-owned vehicle.

    He will be arraigned April 9 in LaRue District Court.

  • LG&E adds natural gas powered truck to fleet

    At first glance, drivers across Hardin, Hart and LaRue Counties may not give a second thought when passing a utility vehicle from Louisville Gas and Electric Company on the roadways. However, heads may turn this month when the utility unveils its newest operations truck fueled by compressed natural gas.