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Today's News

  • Construction at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP

    A construction project to repair the foundation of the park Visitor Center is taking place at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP. The project started January 2, 2017 and is expected to run through March 2017.

    As a result of this construction, the accessible board walk and public restrooms at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP will be closed until further notice. Parking spaces directly in front of the Visitor Center will also be closed through the duration of this project. Portable toilets are available to the public.

  • Community calendar - January 11, 2017

    Friends of the Library

    The LaRue County Friends of the Library meet at the library at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

    Library Story Time

    The LaRue County Public Library will have story time twice a month on the first and third Friday of each month in 2017 at 1 p.m. For more information call Crystal at the library at 270-358-3851.

    Laptop class

  • Fundraising calendar - January 11, 2017

    Project Graduation

    Premiere Jewelry Bunco beginning 6:30 p.m. January 26 in the LaRue Co HS Cafeteria. Cost to play is $10.00. Winners win money to purchase Premiere Jewelry pieces. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. For more info, contact Rachel Phillips 270-766-7834.

    Peeler Cards are being sold through January 25. Cost is $10.00 per card.  There is $250 worth of savings from local businesses and surrounding counties as well listed on the peeler card. Contact any LCHS graduating senior to purchase one or contact Karen Cooper at 270-304-9212.

  • Check your bills for mystery phone charges

    Cramming happens when a company adds a charge to your phone bill for a service you didn’t order or use. This may be a charge for services like trivia, ringtones, daily horoscopes or love tips to your bill that you didn’t agree to or use.

    The most common dollar amount for a cramming charge is $9.99, a relatively small amount which is easy to overlook. Some charges sound like larger fees you do owe, making it tough to pick out the phony charges, especially if your mobile phone bill varies month to month.

  • Senior calendar - January 11, 2017

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information call Charles 270-358-4311 or email Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily activities

  • Goodlett receives federal indictment

    Former LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, January 4. See the January 11 edition of the LaRue County Herald News for the complete story.

  • Sheriff phone scam alert

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has received several calls about a recent scam.

    McCoy said someone is calling people and claiming to be Deputy Cooper with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. The number they are calling from is 270-238-5154.

    According to those who have received the scam call, McCoy said the caller states they have a warrant or document they need to pay to court. He said the caller attempts to persuade victims to put money on a prepaid debit card or other money cards to send to them as payment.

  • Five New Year Opportunities

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

    2016 is gone and 2017 is here. It’s hard to believe! What a year we leave behind! What does the year ahead hold? Only the Lord knows. He is in control, no matter how out of control our years may seem to be. Regardless of what the Lord has ahead, we can be intentional in 2017 to not miss the opportunities the Lord has given us.

  • Thoughts for a New Year

    Have you ever driven on an unfamiliar road in a very dense fog?  It was not a very enjoyable experience, was it?

    You were tense and nervous not knowing what was just a few feet in front of you.

    We could compare this experience to where we are today as we have entered a new year.  2017 is cloaked in mystery. We do not know what is out there in the days ahead.  Someone referred to these as “the unopened tomorrows” that only time will reveal.

  • New Years Resolution number one

    Weight Watchers or joining a Gym should not be your only New Year Resolution. How about organizing our digital life? I have spent some 45 years in the computer field, working with end users nearly the entire time. If I know anything, it is that the inside of our computer tends to looks like our real-life - messy.

    The benefits of organizing your files into folders, removing programs you don’t use anymore and updating those you do, and cleaning up your desktop can go a long way toward making your computer experience more bearable and productive.