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Today's News

  • LaRue Schools out for third day

    Winter conditions and slick roads led to the cancellation of LaRue County Schools on Thursday. It is the third consecutive day that schools have been out.

    The National Weather Service sis predicting more winter conditions this weekend which could disrupt classes next week as well.

  • Genealogy Society honored for project assistance

    ­­­Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance and the City of Hodgenville announced the expansion of the Hodgenville Commercial Historic District at a luncheon last week. Final approval for the expansion was received in January from the National Park Service. It had been approved earlier by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board.

  • Two new programs available for low income families seeking mortgages

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has two no-down-payment programs to help individuals living in rural communities and areas obtain the dream of home ownership. One program includes a subsidized interest rate for eligible applicants.

  • Hornback makes EKU President’s List

    Eastern Kentucky University announced that 1,115 students earned President’s List honors for the fall 2009 semester.

    Included is Joseph Samuel Hornback, a Hodgenville senior majoring in police studies.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • Six Flags will close its gates

    About a week after Six Flags announced an upcoming job fair, the Louisville amusement park decided to reject its lease with the Kentucky State Fair board.

    Six Flags proposed a new lease arrangement for the Kentucky Kingdom park to the fair board. Those proposals were not accepted and the park will cease operations. Management blamed the economy.

  • Pizza and electronics stores newest additions to Shawnee Drive center

    The LaRue County Herald News office is getting neighbors – Papa John’s and Moore Electronics.

    The office space next door to the newspaper has been empty since the social services office moved several years ago.

    The building on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville has been abuzz with activity in recent weeks with hammers and saws flying at all hours. 

  • Winners of juried art competition will be displayed at ECTC

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  • Hosparus named to Best Places to Work

    Hosparus recently was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2010 in the large employer category (250-plus employees).  Created in 2005, the awards program is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management Council and the Best Companies Group.

  • Emergency responders benefit from new system

    “Can you hear me now?” is a familiar question to cell phone users. Up until a few weeks ago, it was a phrase often heard by LaRue County’s emergency responders – law enforcement, ambulance service and fire departments – as they struggled to hear radioed messages.

    Not anymore.

    The county has invested almost $100,000 in installation of a new dispatch console that utilizes “radio over Internet” protocol. Although officials are working out a few bugs in the new system, the communication is crisper and the volume improved.

  • Legal aid clinics available

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics.

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

    •Bankruptcy Seminar – 2 p.m. Jan. 21. An attorney from the private bar will be present to answer questions about bankruptcy.