Today's News

  • Hodgenville Elementary School’s proficiency report reviewed by board

    Hodgenville Elementary School Principal Penny Cecil recently discussed the school's CATS results and showed HES growth over the last several years during a meeting with the School Board.

    She said two-year growth for the school is at eight points overall, with a slight gain in reading, 29 point gain in mathematics, 5 point gain in science, 38.7 point gain in arts and humanities, 19.4 point gain in practical living and vocational studies, 5 point gain on portfolio, and drops only in two areas – social studies, 3.9 points, and on-demand, 3 points.

  • Telephone scams hit area

    A pair of telephone scams that appear to target the elderly are being investigated by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.

    The sheriff’s office received a complaint from the daughter of an elderly woman who resides in a nursing home last week, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    A person claiming to be associated with a lending agency requested checking account information for the mother. The caller knew a small amount of personal information already. The originating number was either blocked or showed “unknown” on the daughter’s caller ID.

  • Main Street director bids farewell

    As many of you already know I have resigned my position as Hodgenville Main Street manager effective Jan. 15.

    Although this decision has been difficult for me I am comforted by the friendships I have made and the wonderful work we have accomplished. The Main Street organization has become like a family to me and I will dearly miss each of them.

  • State Wrestling Duals canceled

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks were to wrestle in the State Duals at Henry Clay High School in Lexington Saturday.

    The ice storm that covered the state canceled the event. It is the first time in the Duals’ history that it has been canceled, according to Eddie Paden, father of wrestler Nick Paden.

  • Assembly of Christians sounds like the place to be

    What is your favorite “come together” time? They probably deal with family get together times such as Thanksgiving and Christmas and another should be the family of God gatherings.

    They can be one of the greatest gatherings of every week. Some day we will be continually with the Lord and the best way to prepare for this is to make church a priority.

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  • Lincoln Bicentennial Events

    “I, too, am a Kentuckian”

    The Kentucky Life Special “Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian,” will be broadcast at the Hodgenville Civic Center 7 p.m. Feb. 10. No admission charged.

    One Man’s Lincoln

  • Whitlock retires after 34 years with forestry service

    Dwayne Whitlock retired last week from a job he truly enjoyed. For 34 years, he worked as a district forest ranger for the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

    He plans to “just kick back and take it easy for awhile,” but it’s obvious he can’t get the forestry service out of his blood. After all, he lives on a tree farm (although it is no longer on the state’s tree farm registry) and was once willing to dress up as Smokey Bear in a parade to promote the care of woodlands.

  • Local sports abound on Web

    With technology supplied via the Internet, LaRue County sports fans with Net access can enjoy coverage of their favorite sports from several different sites and sources.

    In addition to articles in print, The LaRue County Herald News also offers an online edition at www.laruecountyherald.com.

  • Community Calendar

    LaRue County Reads

    With an investment of as little as 30 minutes a week, you can help children improve their reading skills in the LaRue County Reads program. The next volunteer tutor training will be 10 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Board of Education central office. For more information or for a different training date and time, call Sarah Hornback at the LaRue County Board of Education at 358-8334 or e-mail sarah.hornback@larue.kyschools.us.

    Relay for Life meetings