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Today's News

  • 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.

  • PHOTOS: Hunters nab huge harvests
  • Local child featured in Museum's photo exhibit

    A local child is being featured in a photo documentary at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville.
    Ashley Long, the 9-year-old daughter of Todd and Linda Long of Hodgenville, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in November 2009.
    She and her family were interviewed for the photo project “Redefining Normal” almost a year ago. Fifteen other children from Kentucky and southern Indiana are featured.

  • Saturday lineup features Santa, carolers, bazaar and home tours

    Christmas will arrive early in downtown Hodgenville Saturday with several activities available for the family.
    Events begin at 2 p.m. with a tasting party at Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The party ends at 3:30.
    The Club will offer holiday home tours 2:30-5:30 p.m. Four decorated homes are on the tour. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any Club member or on the day of event.

  • PHOTO: One big buckaroo