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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Couple bonded out on Tuesday

     A story in last week’s Herald News is being clarified.

    The story said officers were searching for James M. Maggard, 61 (age was incorrectly reported last week) and Linda Maggard, 58, after an indoor marijuana grow was found on their property on Peak Hollow Road.

    The Maggards turned themselves in Tuesday, June 19, and were released on bond. James Maggard, who is facing two indictments, posted 10 percent/$25,000 and 10 percent/$9,500. Linda Maggard’s bond was $9,500 unsecured.

  • FFA students honored at State Convention

    LaRue County FFA attended the 85th state convention. Several members were honored for contests held at region; others competed in state contests.

    The organization was recognized as a Gold Rated chapter and one of the top 15 chapters in the state. It now receives a National Rating.

    Six members received their state FFA degree – the highest degree awarded by the state to the organization. They are: Kyle DeVary, Kyle Edlin, Branden Pepper, Vickie Rhinehart, Sarah Stults and Austin Stillwell.

    Stillwell was a state officer candidate.

  • PHOTO: Forking Prank

    A yard on Keith Road was “forked” last week. Ann Skaggs said someone stuck about 100 white plastic forks in her front yard. One group of forks appeared to form the initials “LC” similar to the LaRue County Schools logo. “I don’t know if they meant it for a joke – or to be hateful,” said Skaggs. “I guess it’s kind of comical.”

  • New veterans nursing home to open in Radcliff

    A new veterans nursing home will open in fall 2015 in Radcliff.

    Applications for admissions will be accepted beginning April 2015.

    Veterans wishing to be contacted when applications are accepted can submit their name and contact information to Brooke Groves at the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs at 502-564-9281 or brooke.groves@ky.gov. 

  • United Way hosting Day of Action

     The United Way of Central Kentucky’s mission is hosting a region-wide Day of Action on Saturday, June 21.

    The goal is to recruit hundreds of volunteers for a record-setting day of service at numerous local nonprofit agencies, schools, and churches throughout Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue, and Meade Counties. The event will promote an environment for individuals, families, and company teams to give back, and an opportunity to bring together our region in order to LIVE UNITED.

  • Fiscal Court: Magistrate questions cost of dispatch chairs

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 10, authorized a renewal of county employees’ health insurance with Anthem that Judge-executive Tommy Turner said will probably show a rate increase between 6 and 7 percent.

    “I’m hoping our rates will go down next year as a result of a Community Rating Law that puts us with all county employees in the state instead of just our employees,” Turner explained.

  • School Calendar - June 18

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Kindergarten registration

    Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln Elementary Schools are still registering new kindergarten students for the 2014-15 school year. Register your K student by Friday, June 27. Call ALES at 270-358-4112 or HES at 270-358-3506 for details.

    First day of school

    The first day of school for students is Aug. 6. Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES

    ALES SBDM Special Called Meeting

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Honor Roll - Final Semester

    All A’s

    Kellen Bowen, Samuel Bowling, Carson Childress, Emmi Cline, Chris Collord, Adara Dobson, Will Faulkner, Gabe Fortier, Taylor Full, Tara Goodwin, Noah Grey, Aimee Hornback, Harper Hynes, Brendan Keith, Kaleb Miller, Evan Morris, Connor Nicholas, Sebastian Perkins, Isaiah Pruitt, Matthew Shuckert, Brittany Serrano, Zachary Shaw, Jacob Skaggs, Daniel Snodgrass, Brenna Southwood, Macy Stillwell, Haley Thompson, Biven Turner, Zoe VanRiper, Chandler Walters, Gavin Whitehouse, Madison Wilmoth, Hailey Wood

    A/B Honor Roll

  • ALES students honored for AR progress

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students were honored for achieving various Accelerated Reader goals during the school year.

  • Kids Crew to 'explore the natural world'

    With the theme, “Exploring the Natural World,” Kids Crew Plus Director Denise Rose has lessons, field trips and activities planned for this summer focusing on biology, ecology and horticulture.

    “We’ll also have a two-week science camp taught by Laura Evans, a Hodgenville Elementary School teacher,” said Rose, who has served as Kids Crew director for the past three years.

    The educational activities are designed to help participants learn and strengthen their social and emotional skills while having fun, according to Rose.