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Today's News

  • House plan restores highway money

    The U.S. House of Rep­resentatives voted across party lines, 367 to 55, Tuesday to restore cash to the Highway Trust Fund, which is teetering on insolvency.

    The trust fund provides money to states for bridge, road and other transportation projects and is expected to run short on money starting next month without a stopgap from Congress.

  • Reader survey will influence planning and zoning decisions

    LaRue Countians have an opportunity to influence community planning by completing a short survey.
    The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning is offering a nine question survey on their website www.laruecounty.org/pzsurvey and in the June 18 issue of The LaRue County Herald News (See page 5A.) Paper ballots are available at three offices in the LaRue County Courthouse (planning and zoning, county clerk and PVA) and Hodgenville City Hall.

  • Submit your best shots for photo contest

    The LaRue County Herald News’ annual photo contest is underway.

    For the second year, we are accepting only digital photos. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – so it’s not fair to those entries. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

    All entries should be emailed to laruephotocontest@hotmail.com – the same address used in previous contests. You can bring digital photos on a CD or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Louisville Civic Orchestra to bring free concert to LaRue

    Come 7 p.m., Sept. 20, LaRue Countians will have the opportunity to hear the Louisville Civic Orchestra perform in a free concert at a site in this county.

    “The beauty of these instruments imparts an enjoyment that lasts a lifetime,” said local pianist and music teacher Diana Aubrey who is coordinating the visit.

    “The good thing is you don’t have to have all this classical knowledge to enjoy it.”

  • You can download a book for free

     Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to check out a library book from anywhere – a free one that can’t be lost, stolen, overdue or eaten by the family dog?

    That opportunity is available right here in LaRue County through the LaRue County Public Library, according to Dana Jolly, LaRue County librarian.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • 10U tournament brought 16 top teams to county

    LaRue County hosted the West Kentucky Cal Ripken 10U State Tournament last week, giving residents a chance to enjoy the best of youth league baseball action.

    The LaRue County All-Stars, coached by Jerry McBride, had the three toughest teams – out of 16 – in their pool.

    The team “played hard and was excited to be there,” said McBride, but it wasn’t enough to overpower the eventual two-time state champion – Germantown; Jeffersontown; and three-year finalist Saint Matthews.

  • PHOTO: CRASH AT CROSSROADS

    Two vehicles collided Monday at the intersection of Ky. 210 and Ky. 470. Just before 4 p.m., a 2011 Freightliner M2 Conventional, driven by Timothy A. Dennie, 39, of Waddy, was traveling east on Ky. 470. The Freightliner, owned by Penske Truck Leasing of Louisville, pulled into the path of a 2009 Toyota Venza driven by Rebecca M. Ohanian-Samerian of Ekron. The Venza, traveling north on Ky. 210, was struck in the left side. Both drivers refused medical transport. LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield, pictured, investigated.

  • PHOTO: Pirates win the gold