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Today's News

  • Community appreciative of University's gift

    Thanksgiving was celebrated early in LaRue County.

    Exactly one week before the annual holiday feast, a couple hundred or more gathered to give thanks for a new opportunity that will enhance Hodgenville’s quality of life.

    Campbellsville University dedicated its new Hodgenville campus. Renovation of the former USDA Service Center means much more than putting an idle building into productive service. The six classrooms will change lives.

  • Mac’s heart is in the right place

    I usually don’t comment on a lot of things and I enjoy the The LaRue County Herald News. But the article on Mr. (Mac) Trumbo was a bit unfair.

    Maybe we should take another look at Mr. Trumbo, the one most of you know. This is a man that would not think twice about stopping to help someone with car trouble, who would not think anything of it to help someone that didn’t have enough to feed their family, who greets people in the store with a great smile and you know that he actually does care. He is a man that hates to see someone sad and tries to make you smile.

  • LCMS students are superstars in reading challenge

    Sixth graders from LaRue County Middle School joined Super Bowl MVPs Peyton and Eli Manning and Scholastic Book Clubs to help donate 1 million books to disadvantaged children.

    This fall, students in Jim B. Phelps’ class pledged to read and accomplished reading 100 books as part of Scholastic Book Clubs’ ClassroomsCare program. The philanthropy-based literacy campaign is designed to teach children about the joys and importance of reading and giving. The students started the task Oct. 12 and reached 100 books by December.

  • Kids Crew enjoys early holiday treat

    Children at Kids Crew received an early Christmas treat as they and their families had breakfast with Santa Dec. 11 at the child-care center at the LaRue County Board of Education.

    “In years past Kids Crew has prepared a musical where the children spend all month learning songs and then we perform them for family and friends during an evening event,” Stephanie Ash, Kids Crew director, said. “The Breakfast with Santa is much less formal and more laid back than the musicals were.”

  • Magistrates approve energy-saving resolution

    LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Dec. 22 approved a resolution which could save the county a lot of money on energy costs.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, said if the competitive community development block grant is awarded, the money would go toward replacing existing courthouse windows with energy efficient ones, replacing the building's back door and retrofitting the front doors to make them more efficient.

  • It's impossible to measure the value of God's greatest gift

    How do you measure the value or worth of a gift?

    It is Christmas and our attention is on God’s gift to us – his only son. God gave us his son to live among us showing us how to live and then to die on the cross giving his life to pay for our sins. How do we measure the value of God’s gift to us?

  • Elizabethtown couple accused of identity theft

    An Elizabethtown couple has been summoned to LaRue District Court to answer charges of identity theft and theft by deception.

    Cedric Dennis, 36, and Brandi Dennis, 34, formerly of Glendale Road, are accused of using another person’s identity to have Direct TV service installed at their residence in 2008, then leaving the residence without returning the equipment.

    The Junction City woman who made the accusations said she is being billed by the company, according to court records.

  • Extra training required for LaRue School Board member

  • Headlines from the Herald News

    The LaRue County Herald News' final print edition of 2009 is delivered Wednesday to subscribers and available at local stores and single-copy machines.

    Here are some of the top headlines in this week's paper:

  • Local business is latest victim in burglary ring

    A Hodgenville business was burglarized Saturday, losing about $10,000 in merchandise.

    Someone cut a lock on the side door and broke a window to gain access to Smoketown II on South Lincoln Boulevard between 10:40 and 10:45 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. The building’s alarm was activated.Owner John Lewis estimated between $8,000 and $10,000 worth of Marlboro cigarettes were taken, Darst said.