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Today's News

  • Second pipeline eyes central Kentucky

    On Friday, the Kentucky Senate addressed the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.

    The pipeline, if built, will carry natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico, cutting a swath through central Kentucky. Natural gas liquids are the byproduct of natural gas drilling, and contain flammable materials like propane and ethane.

    The Senate’s resolution, introduced by Senator Jimmy Higdon in special session, asks for two things:

  • Sports Shorts -August 28, 2013

    Little league girls’ basketball
    Little league girls’ basketball sign-ups are 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the LaRue County High School cafeteria. The league is for grades K-6th grade. The cost is $30 for kindergarten through second-grade; and $40 ($60 for two in the same family) for third- to sixth-grade.

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  • Volley for the Cure is Sept. 5

    The Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the sixth annual Volley for the Cure on Sept. 5.

    The freshman Ladies will play Taylor County at 5:30 p.m. in the LaRue County High School gymnasium. Cancer survivors will be recognized and Mary Jane Stillwell, a breast cancer survivor, will speak immediately after the game.

    The jayvee and varsity teams play after the recognition.

    The event has generated between $700 and $1,500 in previous years for cancer research.

  • Lady Hawks open season with win over Caverna

    The Lady Hawks Volleyball Team got their season off to a good start with a 3-0 victory Aug. 22 over 18th District rival Caverna (25-7, 25-4, 25-8).

    The Lady Hawks were on their game from the service line as six players combined for 25 aces.

    Junior outside hitter Alyson Yingling led the way with nine aces, while senior middle hitter Allison Evans and sophomore outside hitter Chloe Owen chipped in with five apiece.

  • Hawks fall in season opener

    The LaRue County Hawks battled Washington County’s Commanders Saturday, falling 20-7 in the Don Franklin Auto Alumni Bowl.

    The Hawks had 20 brand new starters on the field – five sophomores and two freshmen on defense alone.

    The Hawks piled up 161 yards on the ground as sophomore Damarcus McCray, senior Kody Key-Close and junior Tyree Jones each had at least 37 rushing yards. The Commanders had 27 less rushing yards on just one fewer carry.

  • Office Hours -August 28, 2013

    Hodgenville City Hall
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    Closed for lunch
    Electrical permits sold 8-9:30 a.m.

    LaRue County Attorney
    7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    Closed noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday only

    LaRue County Board of Education
    7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Letters to the Editor -August 28, 2013

    PIPELINE: Speak up, LaRue County
    I read the results of last week’s LaRue County Herald News’ Internet poll with great interest. It indicated that, of 38 responses, 39 percent were in favor of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline coming through the county and 61 percent were opposed. I realize that such a small sample does not provide the best statistical analysis of the situation, but it does raise a question or two and presents a challenge to those who stand in opposition to the project.

  • Redistricting bumps LaRue to the 24th district

    Last week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol to re-draw the geographic lines that govern the 100-member House of Representatives and the 38-member Senate.

    It’s something we and every other state are called upon to do each decade, to reflect the differences in population found by the Census.

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  • Farm News -August 28, 2013

    Composting class
    The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener Volunteers will hold a composting class 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Learn what to do with your fall leaves and more. For more information, call 270-358-3401.

    Grain Field Day – Sept. 3