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Today's News

  • The Monarchs to perform at Cow Days

    Honk or moo if you like milk, Kool Aid and fall festivals.

    The 41st Greensburg Rotary Club Cow Days will offer fun, excitement and a cow that gives Kool-Aid, on the square Friday and Saturday Sept. 20-21.

    Kids can milk Annie the life-size, fiber glass Holstein and get their favorite flavor of Kool Aid. They will also have a great time bouncing around in the large inflatables presented by the Greensburg Baptist Church.

  • Sandidge takes third in run

    LaRue County senior Adam Sandidge placed third at Saturday’s Central Kentucky Run for the Gold at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    His time was 16:55.20.

    Sandidge was looking to atone for what he called a lackluster showing at the St. Xavier Tiger Run last weekend. While his time isn’t where he’d like it be, he said it’s getting better.

  • Sports Shorts -September 11, 2013

    Taking Care of Business 5K
    The Taking Care of Business 5K will be 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at the LaRue County High School front parking lot. The fundraiser will help business and technology students going to Disney World in November to participate in Disney’s Youth Education Series. For more information, contact Jennifer Bernard at 270-735-3419 or jennifer.bernard@larue. kyschools.us or Kelly Sandidge at 270-234-6165 or kelly.sandidge@larue.kyschools.us.

    Iron Horse fun run/walk

  • Hawks back in winning form

    The LaRue County Soccer Hawks broke a four-match losing streak with two wins last week.

    The team whipped homestanding 2nd District rival Taylor County, 5-1, Tuesday.

    The Hawks took an early lead only to see a fluke goal from Taylor County tie the game at half time. The second half saw the Hawks up the level and add an unanswered four goals.

    Junior midfielder Miguel Martinez scored his first varsity goal for the Hawks and that was followed with a “Beckhamesk” first varsity goal from the half way line by junior defender Trevor Cecil.

  • The LaRue County Herald News Free Gas Give-Away!
  • Howell’s postcard art featured in book

    LaRue County attorney Carl Howell Jr. has collaborated on a new book on the history of Shelby, Henry and Spencer Counties.

    He provided the postcards to illustrate “Historic Kentucky Postcard Art 1900-2013” and wrote the introduction. He worked with William E.

    Matthews of Shelbyville on the book. Byron Crawford wrote the review.

    One of his favorite postcards in the book is one of a train, depot and passengers in Shelbyville about 1909. The hand-colored postcard is “just marvelous,” said Howell.

  • Iron Horse Festival is this weekend

    The annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival in New Haven is Sept. 14.

    The festival’s theme is “Small Town, Big Dreams.”

    There will be several activities Saturday including a 5k Run/Fun Walk beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    Opening ceremonies will follow at 9:30 a.m. on stage 1 in the Town & Country Bank lot.

    Admission is free.

    A baby contest for children ages 0-48 months will be held 10-11:30 a.m. on stage 1.

    The little Miss/Mister New Haven pageant, for children ages 4-7, will follow at 11:30 a.m.

  • Councilman calls cemetery financials ‘worthless’

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission, composed of members of Hodgenville City Council, Mayor Terry Cruse, City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke; and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, met Monday evening before the regular city council meeting.

    Hornback, the treasurer, prepared an income and expense statement from June 30 to Sept. 5, 2013.

    It showed $6,351.68 total income; $4,362 expenses; and $9,724.28 payroll, for a net loss of $10,802.27.

  • Slight increase in city taxes

    Hodgenville City Council set the rates for property taxes at its Monday meeting.

    Residents will see about a $2 increase on their bills, said Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    Last year’s rate, 12.5 cents per $100 assessed value on real estate and personal property, was bumped by .02 percent. The new rate is 12.7 cents per $100.

    Tax on a $150,000 home will be $190.50.

    The city’s vehicle tax of 19.5 cents remains un-changed.

  • Pipeline update: State begins talks

    LaRue Fiscal Court has no plans to adopt a resolution about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

    Magistrates Ronald Dale Nunn, W.L. Miller, Ricky Whitlock and Tony Stewart, last week said it is a “private” decision by individuals to allow a pipeline carrying highly-flammable natural gas liquids on their properties.

    Nunn said he had heard “more people for (the pipeline) than against it.” He said it was safer to transport the liquids through a pipeline than on Interstate 65.

    Stewart said he had heard from both sides of the issue.