Today's News

  • KACo board takes chance on 'same old, same old'

    Every now and then a government body has the opportunity to truly “fix things.” A second chance to do things right.

  • Colonel Perkins to undergo surgery

    Colonel Perkins, the Meatloaf half of the ElvisandMeatloaf.com singing team – known also as The Perkins Brothers – is taking a break from performing due to medical problems.

    According to a press release, Perkins’ will undergo surgery to remove a growth on his thyroid gland.

    As a precaution against a temporary loss of his voice and an extended recovery time, advance recordings have been made for vocal projects needed in the immediate future.

  • Regional wrestling tourney is Saturday

    At the last meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club, the LaRue County Superintendent of Schools took an opportunity to issue a challenge to the high school wrestling team. 

    “Win the 2010 state tournament and bring home to LaRue County its first ever KHSAA state title.”

    “Mr. Sanders asked Eddie and I to bring a few wrestlers and speak to the Rotary about our program,” said head coach Gary Canter. “After we spoke, Mr. Sanders got up and looked at the wrestlers we brought and issued the challenge.”

  • Campbellsville donates land for animal shelter

    Taylor County Animal Shelter, the facility that houses LaRue County strays, could see another addition soon.

    At last week’s regular Campbellsville City Council meeting, Mayor Brenda Allen told Council members that she received a letter from Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asking the Council to consider donating land to the animal shelter.

    The County wants to apply for a grant to build a new building to house animals ready for adoption, Rogers said. The land would revert to the City if the County does not receive a grant for the project.

  • LaRue Schools out for third day

    Winter conditions and slick roads led to the cancellation of LaRue County Schools on Thursday. It is the third consecutive day that schools have been out.

    The National Weather Service sis predicting more winter conditions this weekend which could disrupt classes next week as well.

  • Genealogy Society honored for project assistance

    ­­­Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance and the City of Hodgenville announced the expansion of the Hodgenville Commercial Historic District at a luncheon last week. Final approval for the expansion was received in January from the National Park Service. It had been approved earlier by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board.

  • Two new programs available for low income families seeking mortgages

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has two no-down-payment programs to help individuals living in rural communities and areas obtain the dream of home ownership. One program includes a subsidized interest rate for eligible applicants.

  • Hornback makes EKU President’s List

    Eastern Kentucky University announced that 1,115 students earned President’s List honors for the fall 2009 semester.

    Included is Joseph Samuel Hornback, a Hodgenville senior majoring in police studies.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • Six Flags will close its gates

    About a week after Six Flags announced an upcoming job fair, the Louisville amusement park decided to reject its lease with the Kentucky State Fair board.

    Six Flags proposed a new lease arrangement for the Kentucky Kingdom park to the fair board. Those proposals were not accepted and the park will cease operations. Management blamed the economy.

  • Pizza and electronics stores newest additions to Shawnee Drive center

    The LaRue County Herald News office is getting neighbors – Papa John’s and Moore Electronics.

    The office space next door to the newspaper has been empty since the social services office moved several years ago.

    The building on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville has been abuzz with activity in recent weeks with hammers and saws flying at all hours.