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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.

  • 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.”

  • Reunions

    1954 Hodgenville Class Reunion

    The Hodgenville High School Class of 1954 is holding its 60th reunion at 11 a.m. Aug. 2. at Hodgenville Methodist Church. Lunch will be served at noon and is $15 each. All class members and friends are invited. Reservations must be made by calling Donald Davenport at 270-358-3372.

     

    Howardstown Homecoming

    The Howardstown Homecoming is 2-6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Saint Ann’s School, 7500 Howardstown Road, New Haven. Raffle drawings are at 6 p.m.

     

  • Community Calendar - July 23, 2014

    Bingo at the Library

    The LaRue County Public Library will host bingo 5 p.m. July 24. Call 270-358-3851 to register.

     

    Republicans to meet

    The LaRue County Republican Party will meet 7 p.m. July 28 (incorrect date listed in last week’s issue) at the LaRue County Courthouse. For more information, call 270-358-8313.

     

    Brett Guthrie in E’town

  • Farm Calendar - July 23, 2014

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be set up from noon to 6 p.m. July 24 and 31, at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville (beside Lincoln Jamboree). Several new vendors have been participating and meal options are available. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

     

    Farm Service Agency County Committee nomination

  • 4-H Calendar - July 23, 2014

    Rabbit Club Fundraisers

    The LaRue County Rabbit Club is holding several fundraisers to send club members and their families to the National Convention and Show of the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association in Fort Worth, Texas in November. The club will host a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. July 26 at the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.

     

    Forestry Field Day