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Today's News

  • Lincoln Days Elementary Art Contest

    Kindergarten:
    1st: Alissa Hughes, Mrs. Lawler
    2nd: Kendall Butler, Mrs. McDowell
    3rd: Ella Tucker, Mrs. McDowell

    First Grade:
    1st Lilli Gibson, Mrs. Gibson
    2nd Sebastian Adams, Mrs. A. Williams
    3rd Garrett Dohn, Mrs. DeVore

    Second Grade:
    1st Emma Carter, Mrs. Price
    2nd Connor Metcalf, Mrs. Clifford
    3rd Jillian Burks, Mrs. Cottrell

    Third Grade:
    1st Abigail Keith, Mrs. Altman

  • LaRue County students have “got the power”

    If you happen to see some high school students helping the little ones during Trick or Treat on the Square Oct. 31, they likely are members of a LaRue County High School organization built upon serving others.

  • Edelen releases county audit

    State Auditor Adam Edelen released the audit of LaRue Fiscal Court for year ending June 30, 2012.

    The fiscal court had total net assets of $10,704.678. Debt principal was $2,544,664.

    The county owns vehicles and equipment valued at $458,483.

    The county collected $1,423.347 in taxes; $1,76,157 in licenses and permits.

    The road fund had an ending balance of $231,692. The jail fund was in the red $188,776.

  • EMS receives $9,600 grant

    LaRue County EMS received $9,600 in grant money to purchase technology that will improve its ability to treat emergent heart patients.

    Paramedic and Education Coordinator Jerry McBride Jr. wrote the grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in May and the ambulance service received the funds in June. The department received four Apple iPads along with Bluetooth upgrades to go with their cardiac monitors.

    McBride said the upgrade would allow EMS to send electrocardiogram data through a wireless transmission to the hospital.

  • Truck & Tractor pulling
  • ‘We must all do our part’

    As a mother of three daughters and a teacher at Magnolia Elementary, in December 1999 life was going fairly well for this LaRue County lady.

    My oldest daughter had recently married, my other two daughters were successfully midway through their senior and sophomore high school years, and I recently had begun dating a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. My class was moving along at the expected pace and the Christmas Crazies had not really hit the classroom just yet.

  • Memorial fundraiser set for Allen

    It has been almost  two years since Beverly Allen drove to Buffalo to check on her daughter, Kristie, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends.

    Not long after she walked inside the house, she discovered Kristie’s body in a bedroom. The man accused of her murder fled in her daughter’s car. He was apprehended quickly but has yet to be tried as lawyers negotiate the court system.

  • Man dies after HPD shooting

    An attempt to serve an arrest warrant turned deadly early Sunday morning.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer for Post 4 in Elizabethtown, Hodgenville Police Department Officers James Richardson and Jaron Skillman were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Benjamin Burba, 59, of Hodgenville, at his apartment at 631 S. Lincoln Blvd., at around 2 a.m.

    “(There was) an attempt to execute the warrant, when a struggle and fight ensued,” Gregory said. Officers attempted to tase Burba, but the attempt failed.

  • Think pink today

    That’s right. You saw what you saw.

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is printed on pink paper.

    We hope to make a point with the pink paper about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a terrible disease that thousands of people suffer from in this country. Chances are, every reader of this issue has been touched by the disease in some way, whether they or a family member suffer from it, or they know someone who has.

    Inside are stories about breast cancer — who can get it and how steps you can take to reduce your risk.

  • Jack Mitchell Cross Country Invitational

    The Jack Mitchell Cross Country Invitational was held Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the new cross country course behind Hodgenville Elementary. Over ten schools participated in this growing run meet and the Middle School Boys Team from LaRue County placed first in the event. The meet is held annually and is named after long-time LaRue County track coach Jack Mitchell who continues to coach from the sidelines!