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Today's News

  • LaRue included in ag-assistance program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared  LaRue and 14 other counties in the Second Congressional District eligible for agriculture emergency assistance for damage caused by the storms that hit the area starting May 1.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, who sent a letter in early May to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting a prompt review for agriculture emergency assistance, announced the designation Friday.

  • Open Library keeps students sharp during summer

    “All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been - it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.” -Thomas Carlyle.

    The 19th century Scottish writer, essayist, historian, and teacher Carlyle knew the value of reading good books. So do Melissa Pearman and Machelle Durham, LaRue County Schools’ family resource center coordinators, who are operating Open Library at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Ireland honored for photography

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was honored by her peers in the 2009 LCNI editorial contest.

    In the weekly category for newspapers, Ireland placed second in Best Photo Page Layout for her work during 2009 Lincoln Days, Relay for Life and the ice storm.

    The contest was judged by journalists from the Greensboro News & Record.

  • School attendance rate remains high

    LaRue County’s School Board heard a report from Amanda Reed, curriculum specialist, during the June 21 meeting.

    The report shows LaRue County’s attendance rate has been consistently above the state rate which reached its highest rate in 2008-09 at 96.16. The district is also consistently below the state rate in retention (students repeating grades), with 0.91 percent in 2008-09.

  • Hodgenville's local mail going to Louisville

    Residents may notice some changes upon paying a visit to the Hodgenville Post Office.

    The Post Office has altered its collection and sorting processes. Now, all mail – local and out of town – that comes into the post office will be sent to Louisville and sorted. The local mail will be sent back to LaRue County for delivery.

    The post office’s mail boxes will no longer be marked “local” or “out of town.” All boxes are now marked “mixed.”

  • Hodgenville's local mail going to Louisville

    Residents may notice some changes upon paying a visit to the Hodgenville Post Office.

    The Post Office has altered its collection and sorting processes. Now, all mail – local and out of town – that comes into the post office will be sent to Louisville and sorted. The local mail will be sent back to LaRue County for delivery.

    The post office’s mail boxes will no longer be marked “local” or “out of town.” All boxes are now marked “mixed.”

  • Hodgenville's local mail going to Louisville

    Residents may notice some changes upon paying a visit to the Hodgenville Post Office.

    The Post Office has altered its collection and sorting processes. Now, all mail – local and out of town – that comes into the post office will be sent to Louisville and sorted. The local mail will be sent back to LaRue County for delivery.

    The post office’s mail boxes will no longer be marked “local” or “out of town.” All boxes are now marked “mixed.”

  • County receives $32,400 state grant for recycling

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has received a state grant of $32,400 to expand the county’s recycling efforts.

    Grants totaling more than $3.5 million were distributed to reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and sustain the environmental management of hazardous waste from homes, including electronic scrap and mercury.

  • Budgeting is automatic for some

    Based on your financial personality, there is at least one budget that should work for you. However, some budgeters are likely to retire with enough money, while others are likely to always have to deal with financial emergencies. Continuing from last week, here is another budget personality.

  • Taylor County voters say no to nickel tax proposal

    A nickel tax proposal by Taylor County School District was voted down last week.

    Voters said no to the tax in Tuesday’s special election with 2,276 voting “Against” the tax and 2,144 voting “For” the tax.

    Results from the first few precincts showed the “For” votes pulling ahead. But as the final precincts came in, the “Against” votes steadily took over.