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Today's News

  • ALES honors staff members

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School concluded its first month of school with the selection of two employees for the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet Awards. The award is given monthly to one classified and one certified person through a nomination process from ALES colleagues. Recipients must demonstrate a positive attitude with students and staff, a “whatever it takes” attitude, a good relationship with families, a desire to grow professionally, and evidence of service beyond the call of duty.

  • Soccer Hawks pluck Eagles

    On Sept. 1, the LaRue County Hawks boys' soccer team came out sluggish against the Eagles from Campbellsville, but the boys escaped with a 4-0 blanking at home. 

    Five minutes into the match, Dylan White rocketed his shot into the corner netting with the assist to fellow junior Dillon Walker. The junior attackers were unlucky as they traded passes and shots throughout the first half. The Hawks outshot the Eagles 11-2, in the half, but earned only a 1-0 lead.  Intensity picked up in the second half as the offense pelted the opponents’ goal mouth 12 times.

  • Three charged with manufacturing meth

    Three Magnolia residents have been charged in conjunction with an alleged methamphetamine lab.

    Ricky Glenn Stearman, 48, Tammy Lynn Stearman, 35, and Shaun Christopher Manookian, 27, of 4906 S. L&N Turnpike were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of meth precursor and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, according to court records.

    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst said he received a call from social services about 9 p.m. Sept. 10 requesting a check of the residence.

  • LaRue boys' soccer team records 5-1 win

  • Hawkins & Keith make top 10 in growth agencies for state

    Hawkins & Keith Insurance Agency Inc. of Hodgenville has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance in Kentucky for 2008. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Lexington, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.  Hawkins & Keith Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 2003.

    Auto-Owners Insurance has been doing business since 1916, and serving Kentucky since 1994.

  • Sonora seeking ideas for former school building

    Sonora residents and others with ideas about how the town should use a former school building are encouraged to attend an open meeting Tuesday.

    The city earlier this year agreed to pay the Hardin County school district $43,000 for the former Sonora Elementary School. While officials tentatively refer to it as Sonora Community Center and City Hall, plans are not set in stone.

    “We don’t want to make any decision until we get everybody together and see what the community wants to do,” Mayor Larry Copelin said.

  • Guide to Lincoln Days distributed in newspaper

    The official 64-page guide to the Lincoln Days festival is included inside this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News. All subscribers received a copy and the section is included as an insert in all copies sold in local stores and Herald News rack locations.

    It includes a detailed schedule, festival map, feature stories, photographs from previous festivals and registration forms for various events. The section is produced in concert with the Lincoln Days committee.

    The Lincoln Days festival is held annually on the first weekend of October.

  • New Haven holds Iron Horse Festival

    A large crowd attended New Haven’s 19th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival last weekend.

    Numerous LaRue Countians participated in contests, booths and the parade. New Haven is in Nelson County, but located between the LaRue communities of Athertonville and Lyons Station.

    The festival’s theme was “All Roads Lead Home.”

    The event began Friday night with bouncers, concessions, demonstrations, games and face painting at New Haven City Park.

    On Saturday, the streets were crowded with visitors taking in the sights and sounds.

  • Mayor pledges no increase in water rates

    The City of Hodgenville needs nearly $1 million to pay for a new 300,000-gallon water tower on Greensburg Street.

    But that will not mean an increase in water and sewer rates, according to Mayor Terry Cruse.

    Thanks to several grants and the city’s policy of earmarking about $10,000 each month for the project, the tank is nearly paid for.

    At Monday’s city council meeting, Cruse said the city will pay only about $211,000 of the total cost of the tower, engineering fees, any extra excavation fees and for the site where the tank will be located.

  • Two students named national proficiency finalists

    The National FFA Organization recently announced that LaRue County FFA members Emily Johnson and Cody Sullivan were selected as finalists for National FFA Proficiency Awards.

    Johnson is a finalist in floriculture-entrepreneurship/placement. Sullivan is a finalist in turf grass management-entrepreneurship/place-ment.

    Each is one of only four students chosen from across the nation to compete for this award at the National FFA Convention this fall.