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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Wee Time

    Reese Greenwell carefully cut out her project at Wee Time as her mom, Leann Greenwell monitors her progress.

  • Beautiful butterfly

    The students at Hodgenville Elementary School colored butterflies in honor of Ashley Long, who passed away earlier this month due to leukemia. Many wrote comforting notes on the butterflies.

  • Hybrid buses praised

    Since LaRue County Schools began participating in the Hybrid Horsepower for Kentucky Schools program in 2010, the district has saved 7,285 gallons of fuel, making it a top-five district among participating schools.
    “It’s not every day you have the opportunity to participate in a program that makes a great deal of sense for the environment and saves the district money in the long run,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue’s superintendent of schools. “That’s what this program has done.”

  • Schools receive Workplace Award

    LaRue County School District has recently been recognized as one of the 2013 Top Workplaces among similarly sized companies, organizations, and educational institutions in Kentucky. There were 36 school systems in this division.
    The 2013 Top Workplaces distinction is earned through employee survey results distributed by Workplace Dynamics that asked employees to rate their company, organization, or educational institution and their bosses by responding to a series of statements.