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Today's News

  • Prayer at graduation?

    For the first time in memory Lincoln County High School in Central Kentucky will not have a planned prayer as part of its graduation ceremony, after six students, some who called themselves atheists, protested the move.

    That prompted a story by Editor Ben Kleppinger for the local weekly paper, The Interior Journal, published by Schurz Communications. The school allows a planned prayer at graduation as long as the senior class votes unanimously in favor of it.

  • Siblings win state library video contest

    Three Hodgenville teenagers have won a statewide video contest.
    Levi, Stephanie and Heather Clark, children of Charlotte and Steve Clark, defeated four other finalists to win the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge.
    The challenge involves the creation of a public service announcement to promote student use of local libraries. This year’s theme was “Beneath the Surface.”
    Twenty-six states participated in the challenge.   

  • COLUMN: May 23 is 'Lucky Penny Day'

    May 23 is Lucky Penny Day.

    I am sure we have all heard the saying “See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.”

    The first time I heard it was on the movie “Grease.”

    Who knew the coin we all love to hate had its own day?

  • Court Briefs May - 22

    In contempt
    Debra L. Lynch was found in contempt April 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. She was ordered to serve 90 days, probated on condition she pay $50 per month. The civil suit will be reviewed Aug. 5.
     
    Guilty plea

  • Old photos identified

    Two family members have identified some of the old photos published in the May 8 edition of The LaRue County Herald News. The photos were found in a house now owned by Greg and Bonnie Ballard.
    Bobby Glenn’s daughter, Lindsey Burgess Perkins, and another relative, Josh French said the “gentleman sitting in a chair” is Robert Lee Rogers (1898-1969), the father of Bobby Glenn.
    The “lady on the porch” is Bobby Glenn Rogers’ mother, Sue Bloyd Rogers (1902-1982).

  • Library to host Teddy Bear Picnic

    The LaRue County Public Library will kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program with a Teddy Bear Picnic from noon to 2 p.m.  Thursday, June 6, at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    There will be live music for families to enjoy and Smokey Bear will be there for the kids. The event is free of charge and open to all ages. You are asked to bring a blanket and a sack lunch.
    During the event, there will be guest readers and tours given by park rangers.

  • ‘Trouble with the Curve’ shows Saturday

    The next installment of Free Movie Night is the sports drama “Trouble with the Curve.”
    The movie plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.
    The 2012 movie stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman. Eastwood portrays Gus Lobel, a baseball scout, who is slowing down due to age and failing eyesight. His daughter tags along as he checks out the final prospect of his career.
    The movie is rated PG-13 for language and sexual references; and lasts 111 minutes.

  • Hail brings out cons

    Local officials advise residents to be leery of solicitors in the wake of Sunday’s hailstorm.
    Unscrupulous contractors sometimes take advantage of homeowners by offering substandard work – or no work at all – for a seemingly cheap price.
    Make sure you know the contractor, ask to see the person’s city business license or check to see if he is accredited through the Better Business Bureau before letting him make repairs to your home or before you sign a contract.

  • Fiscal Court: Commissioners reappointed to water district

    Magistrates reappointed John Detre and Pat Eastridge to the LaRue County Water District Number One board while meeting at the LaRue County Courthouse May 14.
    Terms of Detre, chairman, and Eastridge, commissioner, will expire in May 2017.
    The court concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval to rezone one acre of land at 1493 Weldon Loop belonging to Brenda Johnson from A1 to R1A and an acre at 155 Knob Schoolhouse Road, Garry Hayes owner, from A1 to R1B.

  • HES students compete in Special Olympics

    Six students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 11.
    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participants competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.
    Each HES student competed in the 50 meter dash and the softball throw.
    Emma Grace Pepper took first place in the 50-meter dash and third place in the softball throw.
    Makayla Pearman took fifth place in the 50-meter dash and fifth place in the softball throw.