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Today's News

  • Flood warning issued for Rolling Fork River

    A flood warning for the Rolling Fork River near Boston will continue through Friday afternoon.

    The warning comes after three days of rainfall throughout the county.

    “In Nelson County, a good number would be a little over 3 inches of rain over the last three days,” said Mike Callahan, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Callahan predicted possible flurries or sprinkles overnight Tuesday, but said the precipitation would likely come to an end after that.

  • Grand jury indictments - November 2011

    Nine people were indicted Nov. 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Joseph L. Sheldon (1991) of Hodgenville and Kevin Lee Lewis (1990) of Hodgenville were each charged with second-degree burglary and complicity and theft by unlawful taking and complicity.
    They are accused of acting alone or in concert with each other and a juvenile and entering a residence on Oct. 22. They allegedly took an iPod and John Deere collectible mailbox full of change.
    Bail was set at $9,500 each and no contact with each other or the alleged victim.

  • Elvis and Meatloaf in concert Thursday

    The Perkins Brothers AKA Elvis and Meatloaf will be in concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.
    Tickets are $10 in advance; $20 at the door. Senior and children discounts available.
    For advance tickets, call 765-5672.
    Silent auction and door prizes available.

  • American chestnut trees planted at Birthplace

    The Lincoln Memorial Building provided a backdrop for a historic tree-planting at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    Officials from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, American Chestnut Society and the National Park Service gathered Tuesday to plant a pair of American chestnut trees.
    The American chestnut tree was once as prolific as the common weed at the Birthplace – and across the eastern United States. It was the “keystone species” in 188 million acres of eastern forests, according to the ACS.

  • Carpenter completes Citizen's Police Academy

    Candis Carpenter, staff writer for The LaRue County Herald News, graduated Nov. 22 from the Citizen’s Police Academy sponsored by Kentucky State Police Post 4.
    She received training in traffic stops, criminal and drug investigations, as well as demonstrations from the KSP K-9.
    She learned about Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the KSP lab and how evidence is handled.

  • City Council proposes raising water and sewer rates

    Hodgenville City Council is considering a measure that will increase the cost of water and sewer service.

    At Monday’s public hearing, the Council held first reading of an ordinance that will raise sewer rates by 10 percent and minimum water rate by 7.5 percent in 2012. Annual increases through 2015 are being considered.

    Combined minimum water and sewer rates will be $8.94 higher by 2015 than current rates.

  • Band of Hawks invited to march in Inaugural Parade

    The LaRue County High School Marching Band of Hawks has been invited to march in the Dec. 13 Inaugural Parade in Frankfort.
    The parade, part of the 59th Kentucky Governor’s Inauguration, is 10 a.m.-noon. It will begin at the intersection of Wilkinson Boulevard and Broadway Street and will conclude in front of the Capitol.  
    Gov. Steve Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear, and Lt. Governor-elect Jerry Abramson and Mrs. Abramson will wave to the crowd from open horse-drawn carriages provided by the Kentucky Horse Park.
    Other events are:

  • School Calendar updated 1130

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed Dec. 19-30.

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Independent readers
    Independent readers may stay after school until 4:15 p.m. each Tuesday in the library.

    HES
    Site-based council schedule

  • LCHS delegation honored in Louisville

    The LaRue County High School delegation had an award-winning experience and a special visitor at the biannual Kentucky Youth Assembly. LCHS attended the Nov. 20-22 session.
    KYA is an experiential learning conference held in Frankfort and Louisville. The program is sponsored by the Kentucky YMCA Youth Assocation. Overall, 45 delegations registered for the conference. State Representative Michael Meredith met with LCHS students in Frankfort on Nov. 21.

  • Schools raise more than $6,000 for United Way campaign

    LaRue County Schools United Way campaign this fall raised $6,425.65, more than doubling last year’s total and breaking the record for total contributions and number of donors (117).
    Vicki Devers, the district’s community education director and campaign chairperson, coordinated the campaign with Superintendent Sam Sanders who serves on the United Way’s board of directors.
    The district’s certified and classified employees gave through payroll deductions starting in January.