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Today's News

  • Which one represents your story?

    There was great rejoicing at the palace for the prince had just been born. All near the throne were excited. How could they share the news with their people?

    Elaborate suggestions were made. One even said, “We could send some messengers to tell the shepherds.” Everyone thought it was a ridiculous idea.

    And yet, this is the very way God chose to announce the birth of his son into the world. God’s ways are certainly not our ways.

  • PHOTOS: LaRue County Cattleman's Christmas
  • Cheerleaders are second in State

    The LaRue County High School Cheerleaders took second in their division at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in the third annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships.

    The competition featured 77 squads spread among six divisions.

    LaRue County (269.1 points) was second in the 15-squad all-girl small division.

    Coach Renee Wright said the squad set a goal to finish in the top-10 at State.

  • PHOTO: Asbury Band – ‘Personal fortitude and ambition’
  • Homestead exemption adjusted for 2015-16

    The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $36,900 for the 2015 and 2016 tax periods. The 2015-16 exemption reflects a $900 increase over the 2013 – 2014 exemption of $36,000.

    The amount of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. The exemption provided state and local property tax savings of about $178 million for more than 449,000 elderly or disabled Kentuckians during the 2014 tax year.

  • Sunrise Volunteers organize a choir

    On behalf of the Sunrise Manor volunteers, I would like to wish everyone in our community a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. This is the time of year we celebrate Jesus Christ’s birthday and look forward to happiness and joyfulness in the coming year that he will provide.

    Tim Shockley, a Sunrise Manor chaplain, is organizing a Sunrise Manor choir. The choir’s first presentation will take place Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Sunrise Manor.

  • Diverse churches hold joint service

    A pair of LaRue County churches are trying to show that denomination isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to worship.

    On Dec. 14, the congregations of Hodgenville Christian Church and Hodgenville Lighthouse Church of God of Prophecy came together for their first joint worship service. Mary Milburn, pastor at Church of God of Prophecy, said the joint service was born in part out of necessity, citing Hodgenville Christian’s baptistry.

  • 4-Hers recognized at banquet

    Several 4-H members and volunteers were recognized at the annual 4-H awards banquet.

    The outstanding members for 2014 were named, based on points earned through 4-H activities. The Junior Division includes 4-H members who are 9-13; the Senior Division includes members who are 14-18.

    Michaela Rock was the Outstanding Senior 4-H Member Silver Level; Lexi Grimes was the Outstanding Junior Member Bronze Level.

  • No injuries in I-65 crash involving five semis

    A wreck on Thursday involving five semi trucks closed down northbound Interstate 65 near Upton for several hours.

    Kentucky State Police said no injuries were reported.

    The Transportation Cabinet said the crash occurred at mile point 77 in a construction zone, which made the roadway more difficult to clear. The fifth truck suffered the most damage, with the front end knocked out of it.

    Motorists were asked to exit at mile 76 and take U.S. 31W back to I-65.

    Names of the drivers were not available. 

  • School board approves district improvement plan

    The LaRue County School Board met Monday night, approving a comprensive district improvement plan. The plan sets the district’s goals for the 2014-15 school year.

    See next week’s Herald News for details.

    In other business, the board recognized four nominees for the ExCEL Award. The award is presented annually by WHAS11 and LG&E-KU to an outstanding teacher in the district.