Today's News

  • Byway commands second glance

    Sincerity and enthusiasm are an irresistible combination.

    Standing in the entry lobby at the Lincoln Museum on Friday, a series of speakers celebrated the selection one week earlier of U.S. 31E and U.S. 150 from Hodgenville to Danville as a National Scenic Byway.

    The designation reaffirms our local heritage, including the connection to Abraham Lincoln. In fact, the selected section of roadway will be known as the Lincoln Heritage Highway.

  • Grand jury returns murder indictment

    The man accused of killing a LaRue County resident was indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Nelson county.

    Kenneth Craig “Sprout” Mattingly, 33, of Boston faces multiple charges including one count of murder and a charge of complicity to commit murder.

  • Farm calendar

    CAIP grant applications

    Applications for the 2009 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program administered by the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, are available at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 25.

    Dead animal pick-up

  • A glimpse of things to come

    I called the health department to get swine flu shots for me and my husband. I am 68 and have COPD, asthma and diabetes. My husband is 78 and has COPD, a leaky heart valve and is on oxygen.

    They informed me we could not have a shot if we are over 65, even though I explained we are high risk.

    If you are an illegal alien, you can have the swine flu shots. I do believe my tax dollars are paying for these shots. I guess our government is hoping to get rid of all the older people in this country and take care of all of the people from other countries whether illegal or not.

  • 4-H candy sales under way

    The annual LaRue County 4-H candy sale begins Nov. 18 when 4-H members may pick up candy at the Extension Service office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road across from Magnolia Bank. Parents must sign a permission form in order for members to participate. 

    Members will be selling a variety of candy bars including caramel, crisp, peanut butter and milk chocolate with almonds for $1 each.

    For each 40 candy bars sold, the member’s name will go in a drawing for a $50 gift card to Wal-Mart.

  • Santa letter deadline Nov. 20

    Santa Claus is beginning the final process of making his list and checking it twice in preparation for his rounds on Christmas Eve.

    Santa has a lot of work to do to prepare for that evening, so the staff of The LaRue County Herald News pitches in annually by collecting and publishing wish lists for LaRue County children.

    Boys and girls can address their letters to Santa in care of The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, KY 42748.

  • LCMS announces dropoff changes

    LaRue County Middle School is implementing new pick up procedures for students who ride home in cars, School Administrative Manager Paula Wood said.

    The new procedure is only for afternoon pickup. Drop off procedures will remain the same. Car riders who returned their surveys should have received a number that will be used for pick up identification.

    If you did not receive a number or if you have questions, call the LCMS office at 358-3196.

  • LaRue County students honored

    Five students from LaRue County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.

    Local students who earned this prestigious designation are Hannah Canter, Autumn Kidd, Max McCubbin, Shanoa Milby and Chelsie Morrison.

    Central Hardin High School student Kristin Cardin also was named.

  • County observes American Education Week

    During American Education Week, Nov. 15-21, Americans nationwide will join the National Education Association in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education. The celebration highlights the importance of bringing together educators, parents, students and communities in a unified effort to build great public schools. It also reflects NEA’s vision of calling upon America to provide public school students with quality schools so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century.


  • Board member questions District Improvement Plan

    The LaRue County School Board approved an updated version of the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan Monday night, but not without controversy.

    After Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor, presented the plan, board member Norbert Skees asked if this was a document he had ever seen before. Reed explained it was updated from the previous year. Skees questioned why he was listed in the document as a member approving it since he had no involvement, and she said it was meant to be the approved document after the vote at the meeting.