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Today's News

  • Chamber: Thankful for volunteers at Pride of the Counties

    The State Fair is over and wow, what a fun time. This annual event gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase to fellow Kentuckians and other visitors the importance of Hodgenville and LaRue County. Where else can you visit two national parks (Lincoln’s Birthplace and Boyhood Home), and Kentucky’s Official Lincoln Museum? Only here!  

  • Board of Adjustments greenlights two bed and breakfast inns

    Two LaRue County couples received approval last week to open their houses as bed and breakfast inns.

    The LaRue County Board of Adjustments, headed by chair Paul Lassanske, voted to issue conditional use permits to Michael and Kaye Smith, and James and Kay Curle.

    The Smiths are planning a “farm stay” at their home on Tanner Road.

    Located in an out-of-the way area, it will give guests a hands-on experience of rural life.

  • City installing basketball court at Creek Front

    For the last two years during budget talks, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse has mentioned adding a basketball court at Creekfront Park.

    Last week, construction began on a 50x70-foot court in front of the small log cabin in the lower area of the park. Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback said two goals and benches would be added.

  • I-65 crash creates traffic snarl on 31-E

    A crash on Interstate 65 on Aug. 26 sent an unprecedented number of vehicles onto Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E.

    LaRue County Chief Deputy Russell McCoy estimated more than 500 semi trucks ended up on 31-E about the time local schools let out, creating a snarl that backed up traffic for miles.

  • Fiscal Court: Research Center has ‘improved’

    Second district magistrate Ricky Whitlock told fellow magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 27 that he has seen improvement in the appearance of the Environmental Education and Research Center located about three miles from Hodgenville off Leafdale Road.

  • Senior Center Menu September 4 - 13, 2013

    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    Sept. 4 –Boneless baked chicken breast with mustard sauce, baby lima beans, wild rice, strawberry and banana dessert, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 5 –Hot turkey sandwich with gravy, pasta salad, corn, mandarin oranges, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 6 –Meatloaf, roasted potatoes, spinach, cantaloupe and peach slices, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 9 –Baked ham, baked sweet potato, black-eyed peas, mandarin oranges, cornbread

  • Nominations sought for MLK Award

    The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission, part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, is seeking nominations for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award, along with essays and artwork for the esteemed King Award.

    Wednesday, Aug. 28, was the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington, D.C., where Dr. King delivered his famous, “I have a dream…” speech.

  • Hurricane season on Titan

    The LaRue County Herald News will run a monthly NASA column for children as part of Newspaper-In-Education.

    It is written at upper-elementary grade level about specific topics related to space and Earth science, as well as space exploration technology. The articles are provided by the creators of The Space Place, a popular and award-winning NASA website for kids.

  • Court Briefs -September 4, 2013

    Failed to appear
    Jessyka A. Huff (1987) failed to appear Aug. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and she was declared a fugitive. She pleaded guilty in May to an amended charge of failure to report change in order to receive benefits under $100. Recommended sentence was 12 months to be conditionally discharged with state supervised probation.
     
    Final sentencing

  • Sequestration impacts Lincoln Park

    Budget cuts have taken a toll on national parks nationwide, causing even the largest parks to sever jobs and close what had been frequently traveled trails.

    The Budget Control Act of 2011 sequestration cuts took effect March 1, 2012. It created a 5 percent decrease in funds for the National Park Service among other government funded departments.

    The total amount taken from the NPS is $153 million.

    Abraham Lincoln National Birthplace is one of the 401 national parks that have suffered due to the drastic budget change.