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Today's News

  • Holiday shopping - track your spending

    Holiday shopping can be both a rewarding and stressful experience. Every year, millions of Americans flock to retail and online stores to buy gifts for their family and friends. If you are worried about overspending this year, the following tips will help you to develop a plan for buying gifts for everyone on your list without breaking the bank.

  • Cooking Corner - December 13, 2017

    No bake orange balls

    1 package (12 oz.)  Vanilla wafer crumbs

    1 cup powdered sugar

    1/4 cup melted butter

    1 can(6 oz.) concentrated frozen orange juice, thawed

    Mix all ingredients except sugar. Form into balls, roll in powdered sugar, Store in freezer for several hours, remove from freezer about 2 hours before serving.

    Keep refrigerated.

  • Four weddings and an Elvis coming to LaRue

    Several LaRue County community members and students will perform a popular play in December entitled “Four Weddings and an Elvis.”

    The play will be performed in the LaRue County High School auditorium on December 14-16 at 7 p.m. each night. On December 17, a meal will be provided before the show at 12:30 p.m. with the show starting at 1:30 p.m.

  • Santa's Helper Schedule

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting Christmas donations for children of all ages this year and are in need of new and gently used toys as well as batteries. Donations may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper boxes at the following LaRue County locations: Lincoln National Bank, Magnolia Bank and Dollar General Store (Hodgenville and Magnolia locations) and The LaRue County Herald News.

    For more information, call Snookie Morrison at 270-763-7024, after 4 p.m.

    2017 Santa Run Schedule for

  • E.G. Sanders dies

    Longtime LaRue County educator and coach E.G. Sanders passed away on Monday, December 4.

    Sanders graduated valedictorian from Upton High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He worked in the LaRue County School system for more than four decades and was the first principal of the LaRue County High School in 1958 after the consolidation of Buffalo, Hodgenville and Magnolia High Schools. He was hired as LaRue County Schools superintendent in 1967 and retired in 1991.

  • Juveniles injured in rollover accident

    Two female juveniles were taken to a hospital after a rollover accident on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown around 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a vehicle carrying six juveniles from Nelson County was traveling on Wayne Ennis Road, on a gravel portion of the road, when they came around a sharp curve and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to go over an embankment and come to rest on the hood of the vehicle.

  • Butler receives federal indictment

    Local attorney Danny Perkins Butler recently received a federal indictment as police believe he swindled his clients settlement proceeds to pay for his gambling debts of more than a million dollars.

  • 2018 ExCEL nominees announced

    Four LaRue County teachers, one from each of the district’s schools, are in the running to be named the 2018 WHAS11/LG&E KU ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) Award winner.

    The award recognizes and rewards the contributions of public schools and the teaching profession to the development and well-being of young people and the community.

    District officials will announce the LaRue County ExCEL Award recipient at a dinner on January 11, 2018. A ceremony will follow on on January 24 at the award recipient’s school.

  • School Calendar - December 6, 2017

    KHIC Wee Time

  • LCHS students receive firsthand business experience

    For two days last week, 13 LaRue County High School juniors learned firsthand about business and economics as they participated in a 4-H American Private Enterprise Seminar at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    “The format of the program allows them to hear about different types of businesses from local speakers and business owners,” explained Misty Wilmoth, Extension Agent For 4-H Youth Development at University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, which, with Nolin RECC and the LaRue County 4-H Council, sponsored the seminar.