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Today's News

  • It's Fair Week in LaRue County

    The 108th LaRue County Fair continues through Sunday.

    Monday evening, despite a downpour and less-than-favorable weather conditions, Lacey Graham of Elizabethtown was crowned this year’s Miss LaRue County. Abigail French from Hodgenville was second runner up.

    Tuesday night’s events included KOI Drag racing, and the Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen pageants. Information on all the the winners will be in next week’s edition of the Herald News.

    Today and tonight at the Fair (Wednesday) events include:

  • Hawks ‘bleed blue’ for the week

    Traditionally summer basketball has consisted of teams getting together for practices and then attending a week-long summer basketball camp on a university campus. These camps are usually very expensive for individuals and more focus is put on competing against other teams.

    So, instead of loading up and traveling to a summer basketball camp, Head Coach Paul Childress decided to do something different, and host his first ever team camp. This team camp took place on the LCMS/LCHS campus. Twenty-five players in grades 9-12 attended the overnight week-long camp.

  • Guilty plea yields 3 years for abuse

    Amanda Banks of Hodgenville pleaded guilty June 2 in Hardin Circuit Court to one count of second-degree criminal abuse. She was sentenced to three years in prison. The sentence carries with it a 15 percent parole eligibility.

    As part of her sentence, Banks is required to attend a batterers intervention program, undergo a mental health assessment and complete recommendations from each.

  • UPDATE -West Main Street Reopened

     According to Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore, West Main Street just east of College St is temporialy reopened. Crews closed the road on Friday, due to collapsing of street decking over the drain. A steel plate has been placed over the drain, and repairs are expected to happen on Thursday, June 11. 

  • I'm at peace

    Abdullah R. White, 38, of Radcliff, was formally sentenced Monday morning in the LaRue County Circuit Court for the 2011 murder of Kristie L. Allen.

    Allen’s parents, Beverly and David Allen, stood a few feet from White to make victim impact statements. They spoke to White with tones of forgiveness and reconciliation.

    “I’m at peace. I hope someday you find God,” said Beverly Allen. “You’re going to need him.”

  • School board approves some salary changes

    The LaRue County Board of Education has approved, in part, a recommendation to approve salary schedules and changes for the 2015/2016 school year.
    Originally, the proposed changes included: all principals would receive a minimum salary equivalent of Rank I, 15 year’s experience compensation; add up to 10 days to LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School technology resource teachers; move “highly structured” instructional assistants from IA to MD scale; and increase LCHS assistant principal supplement from $8,250 to $8,500.

  • Relay raises $44,514

    The annual Relay for Life took place downtown on Friday, May 29, in downtown Hodgenville

    Organizer Kathy Ross said that “Overall reviews for downtown venue were great!” Wind kept the committee from using the inflatables, and forced the event to close down around 9 p.m.

    “We will return to the square and grow there,” Ross said.

  • Service honored Civil War Veterans

    It is only fitting and proper that on this the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War on Memorial Day we pay tribute to our Civil War Veterans. This conflict was the costliest conflict ever fought on American soil. Only one third of the deaths contributed to this war were from battle injuries. The majority of deaths were from disease and the unimaginably horrid living conditions of the soldiers. After 4 years of war, a large number of deaths, property destruction, loss of income and family relationships had been destroyed it was time for rebuilding.

  • Where did the time go?

    It’s that time of year when we get to watch cash strapped, teary eyed, last minute, emotional moms and dads of this year’s senior class, come in to the office to put that graduation ad in, or get a copy of the paper for somebody that lives out of town, or for the random, “I’m not sure where my paper went,” as we watch everyone trying to hang on to any memory of these big moments in their child’s life.

  • Relay for Life 2015 - Be There !

    Relay for Life 2015 is underway. With less than three days until the annual event, the LaRue County Relay Leadership team promises this year will be one to remember with a venue move to the Hodgenville Square and enough entertainment and activities for everyone in the family.