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Today's News

  • Community News

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of John Williams of Glasgow who passed away Sunday, June 12. His funeral was last Saturday afternoon at First Baptist in Glasgow with Reverend Jeff Williams officiating. Burial was at the Lou Greene Cemetery. He was the brother to Denise Stewart of Hodgenville.

    Barry Bell was admitted to Hardin Memorial last Friday and released. Kerry Smith was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital last Saturday and released.

  • The Lincoln National Bank Earns 'Best of Bauer' 5-star rating

    It is with great pleasure that BAUERFINANCIAL Inc., Coral Gables, Florida announces that The Lincoln National Bank, Hodgenville, Kentucky has once again earned its coveted 5-Star Superior rating. Having earned and maintained Bauer’s highest rating for the most recent 108 consecutive quarters, The Lincoln National Bank has also achieved “Best of Bauer” status, a designation reserved only for those banks that have earned a 5-Star rating for 25 straight years or longer.

  • How to improve cell phone reception

    My office is in the basement level of my home. And even though it is a sunlight basement, one wall is exposed with walkout and windows, cell phone reception from local towers is weak. Even when upstairs, I had difficulty receiving a cell phone signal because I am almost equal distance between two cell towers. I imagine many of you have the same problem. But, take heart, there may, and I say “may,” be a solution for you.

  • Driver's license clarification

    The driver’s license information in the June 15 issue of the LaRue County Herald News was incorrect. The following is the correct information.

    Written tests for permits (operator permits, CDL permits, motorcycle permits) are given on Monday mornings from 8 to 10:15 a.m. in the LaRue Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the courthouse annex.

    Road testing is given 11:15 a.m. on Mondays by appointment only.

    For more information about the tests or motorcycle road tests, call the clerk’s office at 270-358-3421. 

  • Community News

    Thought for the week: Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound.

    Birthday wishes go out to my good friend Mattie Cundiff of Taylorsville on June 22. I really enjoyed the article on Eugene and Edwina Hutcherson and all the quilts they have made.

  • Roosevelt set to visit park July 4

    President Teddy Roosevelt, defender of the great outdoors, will visit central Kentucky on July 4th, 2016, in honor of the Centennial of the National Park Service.  Living history presenter Joe Wiegand will make presentations at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, and the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. 

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Thomas receives Edward and Thelma Ford Scholarship

    Iris LaRue, Director of The Lincoln Museum, presented one of the Edward and Thelma Ford Scholarships for 2016 to LCHS Salutatorian Nichole Thomas who will attend the University of Kentucky.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Thomas receives FFA Scholarship

    The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000 Fastline Publications scholarship to Hunter Thomas, of the LaRue County High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Fastline Publications as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Thomas plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Western Kentucky University.

    This scholarship is one of 1,820 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently 116 sponsors contribute more than $2.6 million to support scholarships for students.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Grimes celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Gene and Elisabeth Grimes were married at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Buffalo, KY on June 24, 1966. The couple has two children, Rhonda (Robert) Cundiff of Hodgenville, and Chris (Laura) Grimes of Buffalo. They are grandparents to Noah and Rachel Cundiff and Aeryn and Aydan Grimes. They have two bonus grandchildren, Chris and Chelsey Lee. A celebration will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Christian Life Center in Buffalo, KY. Family and friends are welcome.

  • New dangerous drug emerging in state

    By Terry Mills

    It has often been said that the war against illegal drugs is an ever-changing battlefield. When we seem to be making headway on one front, another tragically opens up.

    Over the past dozen years, those “fronts” in Kentucky have ranged from meth and synthetic drugs to prescription pain medicine and heroin.

    According to the annual report the state’s Office of Drug Control Policy released last week, a new name has been added to that list: fentanyl.