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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Perry and Self recognized by Lincoln Trail Young Achievers

    Two LaRue County students have been named to the Lincoln Trail Young Achievers Program.

    Hannah Perry is the daughter of Jody and Tiffany Perry of Hodgenville. She was a student at Hodgenville Elementary School when nominated. Hannah is active in 4-H, Gifted and Talented, Upward Basketball and Cheerleading and little league soccer and softball.

  • Cecil attends WKU's 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute

    The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University held the 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute from June 23 to June 27.

    Katy Blair Cecil, a teacher at LaRue County High School, was one of 431 educators, who attended. The group included representatives from 75 Kentucky school districts, 14 Kentucky independent school districts, three Kentucky Diocese, 17 states and three countries.

  • Wheat variety test results are available at the Extension Office

    Despite some issues with winter injury in wheat and some concerns over DON (deoxynivalenol) in the harvested crop, most LaRue County farmers had very good wheat yields this year. Growers now are selecting the varieties they will grow for the 2014-15 crops.

    As growers select their varieties, they should consider results of the UK Small Grain Variety Performance Test. In the 2013-14 growing season, 112 wheat varieties were evaluated in six locations across Kentucky, under both no-till and conventional tillage systems.

  • It's time for Zinnia Fest at the hill; LaRue invites all to come see the vivid colors in his garden

    Next to Arbor Day, I don’t know of a holiday more exciting than the one that is fast approaching.

    This extra-special day comes around only once per year and is smack dab in the middle of the summer. Friends and family gather to celebrate a favorite flower that makes all of our spot of garden just a little more beautiful: Zinnia Fest.

    The second annual Zinnia Fest is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 26, at Groundhog Hill.

    Grab your gardening scissors, a pail of water and cut a colorful bouquet for your Sunday lunch table.

  • PHOTO: New landscaping at schools

     W.L. Miller, maintenance worker for LaRue County Schools, cut trees beside LaRue County High School last week to make way for new landscaping.