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Today's News

  • Mysterious Masons

    The Freemasons are one of the world’s most secretive groups.
    Their initiation rituals, mystery handshakes and archaic symbols, dating from medieval times, have become the source of many myths, conspiracy theories and outrageous claims. Blockbuster Hollywood films and novels, along with information and misinformation on the Internet, have led to suppositions that Freemasons faked the moon landing, sank the Titanic, assassinated President Lincoln and plan to take over the world.

  • The LaRue County Herald News wins General Excellence Award

    The LaRue County Herald News was honored Friday by the Kentucky Press Association. The newspaper received a 2013 General Excellence Award during the KPA convention, winning second place in the mid-size weekly category.
    General Excellence is determined by the number of individual points earned by newspaper employees.
    Editor Linda Ireland received two firsts, three seconds, two thirds and two honorable mentions; and photographer Terry Sandidge received one first-place award.

  • Ireland named to KPA board of directors

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was named to the Kentucky Press Association board of directors last month.
    She attended her first meeting Jan. 23-24 at the KPA convention in Lexington.
    Scott Schurz Jr., president and publisher of Advocate Communications, Inc., Danville, was installed as KPA president.
     

  • Debbie Matteson chosen as Employee of the Month

    Debbie Matteson has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1987 and is under the supervision of Debra Coursey in the trouser department.
    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Valentine’s Day looms, share your love stories with us

    I don’t remember the first time I saw Bud Ireland.
    I visited his church as a young teen – but don’t recall him. I was a friend of his cousin in middle school, but our paths did not cross.
    We even worked at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home during the same period in the late 1970s – but we don’t remember each other.
    I think the first time we spoke was when he was serving on Hodgenville City Council and I interviewed him for a story.
    Our sons were in baseball together – and later, wrestling.

  • Candidate Filings

    Deadline for partisan candidates to file for the May 20 Primary was 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Visit www.laruecountyherald.com for last minute filings.

    COUNTY ATTORNEY
    Thomas “Tom” Claycomb (D)
    Kyle Williamson (D)

    COUNTY CLERK
    Linda Carter (D)

    COUNTY CORONER
    Todd R. Skaggs (D)

    JUDGE/EXECUTIVE
    Joe Pearman (D)
    Jerry W. Rock (D)
    Tommy Turner (D)

    JAILER

  • Government building office hours

    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

  • Dial-10 a must on Feb. 1

    Phone customers in the 270 area code region may place calls by dialing seven or 10 digits in preparation for the roll out of an additional area code.

    The option to use seven digits ends Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls, according to a news release. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.

    Even though use of 10 digits will be required, no additional fees are applied. A local call will remain local, according to the release.

  • New Haven man faces several charges

    Charles Dale Harris, 23, of New Haven, was charged with buy or possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing or evading police and alcohol intoxication by Hodgenville City Police.

  • ‘Kindergarten, Here I Come’

    Even in this day and age, when many children get their feet wet in preschool, not all kids are prepared for kindergarten. The 2013 Early Childhood Profile indicated in 2012 only 27 percent of the preschoolers entering kindergarten in LaRue County were actually “kindergarten ready.” The remaining 73 percent were considered to be kindergarten ready with support from their teachers.