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Today's News

  • Superintendent suspended for 30 days

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to suspend Superintendent Sam Sanders for 30 days without pay.

    The board met in closed session for two hours to discuss Sanders' status.

    Sanders was charged with DUI in March. Police said he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district at the time of his arrest.

    He has pleaded not guilty and his case is progressing through the court system.

    The board will also be looking at Sanders' contract which expires in July.

  • City Council: Open meeting questions lead to delay in proceedings

    Hodgenville City Council prepared to take a vote to remove Mayor Terry Cruse Monday night.

    However, City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke questioned whether the vote could be taken since public notice of the hearing had not been published in The LaRue County Herald News.

    The council voted to hold the meeting 7 p.m. May 1 at City Hall. For details, read Wednesday's Herald News.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

    A LaRue County grand jury handed down indictments against eight individuals Feb. 17.

    Walter A. Gaulke(1967) of Buffalo was indicted in five separate cases involving burglary of Buffalo residences.

    He was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a house on Dec. 23, 2013, and taking six silver dollar coins and cash.

  • Andrew Tucker graduates from basic training

     Army Reserve Spec. Andrew T. Tucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Tucker studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • Veteran's Salute: Earl Thomas Riggs

     

    Earl Thomas Riggs of Hodgenville served in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of sergeant. He was stationed at Tuy Hoa air base in the 100 fighter squadron in 1967-68.

  • Skyler Hornback competes in Geographic Bee

     Skyler Hornback, LaRue County Middle School Geographic Bee winner, competed in the 2014 Kentucky State Geographic Bee on April 4. The State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, was held at Western Kentucky University. This was the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 26th year.  

    LCMS Academic Coach Doris Jean Holleran said this is the second year LCMS has participated. Bridget Southwood represented LCMS in the State Bee in 2013. 

  • Legislative wrap-up: Rep. Terry Mills

     FRANKFORT – Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make. Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.

  • BIRTHDAY: John Gozzard Sr. celebrates with family

     John E. Gozzard Sr. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner on April 18, 2014.

    He was born in Warren, Ohio, to Edwin Jackson and Beatrice Marie (McGunigal) Gozzard. 

    He retired from RMI Extrusion Co. in 1990.  He and his wife Gail then moved from Ashtabula, Ohio and have resided in Hodgenville since. 

  • Sandidge breaks, sets new record

     Adam Sandidge, LaRue County’s only competitor, won the 1,600 at Friday’s Central Hardin Invitational. He set a school record with a time of 4:26.81.

    Sandidge took second in the 800, after setting the school record in the event Wednesday in the LaRue County All-Comers meet. He broke the record Friday with a time of 2:00.57.

    Sandidge had taken the lead with about 200 meters to go from Central’s Christian Wright.

  • On Educating LaRue: Chautauqua speakers to entertain, educate

     Daniel Boone is coming to LaRue County Schools next week.

    Actually, it’s Daniel Boone portrayer Scott New, but once he enters the classroom, Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementary schools’ fifth-grade students will find it easy to become believers in time travel as he shares anecdotes in first person from the early days of Kentucky.