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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Five injured in I-65 crash

    Five people were injured early Monday in a crash on Interstate 65.

    Maria Bartolome, 27, of Cookeville, Tennessee, lost control of the 2001 Toyota passenger car she was driving near the 78-mile marker, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The vehicle went off the right shoulder of the roadway, struck a culvert and went airborne, striking a tree.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Martial Arts Hall of Fame

    Michael A. Crain, a native of LaRue County, was inducted in the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame on June 21, 2014, making him a three-time Hall of Famer. He is the grandmaster of the American Martial Forces Association.

  • PHOTO: Cruisin' at Rotary

     From left, Terry Taylor, Gary Ray and Rotarian Alex LaRue. Taylor, a member of the Goodtime Cruisers, was the guest speaker at Thursday’s Rotary Club meeting. He was a guest of Dale Morris. 

  • Youth Baseball update

     The Meade County 12-year-old All-Stars scored four runs in the third inning and held on to beat LaRue County, 6-4 on Tuesday in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament at University Drive Park in Elizabethtown.

    Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth, LaRue County cut its deficit to 5-4 as Wyatt Pearman had a two-run double and Bryson Arnette hit a two-run homer.

    But Meade County tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.

  • LCMS students ready for laptops

    Jason Detre, LaRue County Middle School principal, realizes the importance of every one of his students receiving a laptop computer this fall.

    “As we enter the 21st Century, excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program,” he said. “Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and the learning tool of these 21st century students is the laptop computer.”