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Today's News

  • Jobless rate falls in county

    Unemployment rates decreased in 32 Kentucky counties between May 2012 and May 2013, while 78 county rates rose and 10 stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate fell from 7.7 percent in May 2012 to 7.5 percent in May 2013. Of a 6,915 civilian labor force, 6,395 people were employed.

  • ‘Mac’ Mather looks forward to 99th year

    Madison “Mac” Mather, 98, has been a LaRue County citizen all his life.

    The son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, Mac has seen many things change.

    He remembers the close knitted family that Hodgenville citizens created among each other.

  • Legal Aid Clinics -July 31, 2013

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in August and September. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Levelwoods Church celebrates 217 years

    Sunday was the annual homecoming of Levelwoods United Methodist Church. It was a great day and the weather was like a late fall day. Many families and friends traveled from various locations to return home for this day. Levelwoods has been in existence for 217 years.

    The church began when Rev. John Baird, a Methodist circuit rider, preached a sermon at the residence of his brother-in-law Phillip Reed on Aug. 7, 1796. This led to the organization of Levelwoods Methodist Church.

  • Judge recalls career of Chris Jackson

    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner delivered the eulogy for 911 Coordinator Chris Jackson Thursday. Jackson died July 23. The following is an excerpt.

    I’ve spoken numerous times at funerals, but none has been any more difficult than this one. When I sat down and thought about what I would say, emotion would always over take me. And then when I concentrated on Chris, I got strength. Because Chris exemplified strength.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline: Don’t let them overlook us

    Hopefully, you’ve read the many articles in The LaRue County Herald News about Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP’s plans to run a pipeline across Kentucky.

    This pipeline will transport natural gas liquids (not natural gas) from Pennsylvania to the Gulf coast. Williams and Boardwalk would like to see it cross LaRue County on its way to a connection point in Hardinsburg.

    Representatives have been talking to landowners, seeking permission to run lines across their property.

  • State tractor overturns while mowing
  • Shipp participates in GO College

    Chynna Michelle Shipp was one of 35 Fern Creek High School students chosen to participate in the Gaining Options for College Colla-borative
    (GO College!) initiative held July 8-19 in Frankfort.

    A data-driven program designed for student success, GO College! provides academic assistance and career advisement to high school students.

    Selected students receive continuous services throughout their high school years. The ultimate goal of the program is to help them prepare for post-secondary training.

  • Property Transfers -July 31, 2013

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Parwood Enterprises LLC to Wood Realty LLC, lots 13A-B, 16A-B and 17A-B of Woodpark Subdivision, Section 1, no monetary consideration, FMV $67,500

    Heather Cline NKA Heather Sutherland and Marty Sutherland to Cora E. Whitlock, lot 29 of KC Estates Subdivision, Hodgenville, $135,000

    Mitchell W. Cruse and Sandra Cruse and Monica Underwood to Rebecca Winchester, property on South Fork and Orrendersburg Roads, $86,500

  • Food Inspections -July 31, 2013

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.