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Today's News

  • LCS asks community to participate in school safety survey

     LaRue County Schools officials are asking students, staff, parents and member of the LaRue community to provide input on school safety measures by taking a survey available on the district’s website.

    Like school districts across the country, LaRue County is concerned about preventing potential threats to school safety. The district’s approach focuses on prevention and the efficiency of the response to an emergency situation. School officials are considering multiple additional preventative measures and are seeking additional input via the survey.

  • Charity truck and tractor pull

    The 3rd annual pulling for Ronnie Chaudion and Mike Coffey charity truck and tractor pull will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the LaRue County Fair Grounds located at 375 S. Greensburg Street, Hodgenville.

    This year’s event features kids peddle pull that will be held at 4:30 p.m., along with a RC pull at 4:30 p.m. and the Tractor pull starts at 5 p.m. A balloon launch in memory of Dane Pickerell will be held during the pull as well.

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  • First reading heard for mayor, council raises

     The Hodgenville City Council heard the first readings of ordinances that will raise the salary for the mayor and council members.

    The ordinances were heard during their monthly meeting on Monday, April 9 and both ordinances state that the council and mayor salaries have not been increased in several years. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said the council and mayor have not always taken the recommended Department of Local Government cost of living adjustment in the past years as well.

  • New superintendent named

    LaRue County Schools will have a new superintendent for the 2018-2019 school year.

    The LaRue County School Board selected David Raleigh as the new superintendent for LaRue County Schools. The board officially approved and announced Raleigh as the new superintendent in front of a large crowd at an open special called meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 29. The meeting was also streamed live to all LaRue County Schools students and faculty. The LaRue County Herald News also streamed the meeting live on our Facebook page.

  • LCS educators continue to rally

    LaRue County Schools educators and supporters continued to rally last week as the state budget and pension continue to move through the state legislature.

    Approximately fifty educators and supporters rallied at the end of the school day on Tuesday, March 27. The group held signs and participated in chants at the LaRue County High School and on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

  • Reed hospitalized

    Kentucky lawmakers put a hold on debating a revenue plan Monday afternoon as Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville, KY suffered a medical emergency and was taken by ambulance to the hospital with a “serious medical condition.”

    This happened while lawmakers were debating House Bill 366. The entire house stopped the debate, as Representative Chris Fugate, Republican from Chavies, KY, led the House in prayer for Representative Reed.

    Reed represents the 24th District, serving LaRue, Green, and Marion counties.

  • Old Timers basketball

    Some events that people experience, even when they happened many years ago, have a way of finding a resting place in their minds so that memories of those occasions can be pulled up almost as fresh as when they were made.

    Even though over 60 years have passed, Murrell Smith, who graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1954, remembers very well his high school days on the basketball court and the rivalry between his Eagles, the Magnolia Majors, and the Buffalo Bisons.

  • State highways to be resurfaced in LaRue

    Sections of Kentucky 84 (Howardstown Road) and KY 2761(Carter Brothers Road) are recommended to be resurfaced this year, Josh Hornbeck, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Fourth District Project Delivery and Preservation Branch Manager, informed magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 27.

    Some 3.651 miles of KY 84, from US 31E to the Nelson County line and another 3.992 miles from KY 210 to KY 1607 are recommended for asphalt resurfacing.

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  • Seeing the importance of art

    What inspires or influences an artist to choose a particular person, place, or thing as a subject?

    LaRue County Library’s featured artist for April, Betty Mitchell, explained how she came to choose a subject for one of her pieces which will be among several displayed during April at the library.