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Today's News

  • 25 Year Anniversary of LCNI purchase

    In February 1991, The LaRue County Herald News changed ownership for the first time since 1919; purchased from the Creal Family by Landmark Community Newspapers Incorporated.

    From the LaRue County Herald News website:

    The LaRue County Herald News is the oldest continuously operating business in the county.

    The first newspaper published in LaRue County in 1879 was a monthly paper called the Public Advertiser. The paper was printed upstairs over the T.P. Howard General Store about where Smith Drug Store is located on Lincoln Boulevard today.

  • Looking back at Lincoln's life

    By Steven Curtsinger

    Studen Columnist

    Living in small community in LaRue County has its ups and downs as a teenager. Sometimes we think that this town is boring because there aren’t a lot of restaurants or attractions. However, we live in one of the more unique places because we have one of the greatest presidents that lived where we live!

  • Ricky Alvey files to run for state senate

    Hart County Magistrate Ricky Alvey filed the necessary paperwork last Tuesday for the democratic nomination for the Kentucky State Senate, District 5 seat.

    The 5th Senatorial District includes Breckinridge, Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, and Meade counties. The current senator is Republican Carroll Gibson of Leitchfield, who did not file for re-election.

  • Legislation introduced aims to protect gun rights of Kentuckians

    In response to executive orders by President Obama to tighten gun regulations, State Representative Kenny Imes (R) proposed a bill to the General Assembly that aims at protecting the second amendment rights of Kentuckians.

  • Why do we observe Groundhog Day?

    It’s that time of the year again when Punxsutawney Phil makes his predicition on what has become known across the country as Groundhog Day.

    Every year on February 2, people gather bundled against the cold hoping for a good forecast from a groundhog who becomes a meteorologist this one day out of the year.

  • Medical debt on credit reports

    According to a recent Consumer Finance Protection Bureau study, “52 percent of debt appearing on credit reports is due to medical expenses.” Also, “7 percent of consumers have medical debt in collections, but no other debt on their credit reports. These consumers are likely to be more reliable bill payers than those with other types of collections on their credit reports.”

  • Breeding - Judd Engagement

    William Breeding and Taylor Judd, both of Lexington, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Taylor is the daughter of Dale and Cathy Morris and Mary Gaines Locke, all of Hodgenville. William is the son of William and Sue Breeding of Monticello.

  • Events scheduled for Lincoln's Birthday

    Several events are scheduled to honor President Lincoln’s 207th birthday.

    There will be a meet and greet with author Stephen Brown At 5 p.m. Thursday February 11, sponsored by the LaRue County Public Library. Brown was inspired to write a book when he received a research grant to study the Underground Railroad in Kentucky. His book is about a brave slave woman’s grueling odyssey as she looks for freedom in the north. This event is free to the public. For more information you can contact 350-358-3851.

  • Flowers and gifts for all occasions

    When Tiffany Rucker sells flowers or some other of the hundreds of gifts at Geneva’s Florist and Gift Shop, she’s providing the customer with more than just the item.

    “Whether it’s for a birthday, wedding, prom, or get-well-soon wish, it’s an occasion, an opportunity, for them to cheer someone up and make them feel better,” said Rucker, whose business is located at 106 North Greensburg Street in Hodgenville.

  • 4H Southern States Club Masters Program