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Today's News

  • Audit of sheriff's fee released by state

    Frankfort - State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the Sheriff’s Settlement - 2009 Taxes for LaRue County Sheriff, Bobby Shoffner, for the period April 16, 2009 through April 15, 2010.
    State law requires the Auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the Auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Flags are available through Guthrie's office

    Do you need a flag to celebrate achievements of family or community?
    Congressman Brett Guthrie’s office can supply you with American flags that have been flown over the U.S. Capitol. Flags can be flown in honor of major achievements including graduations and military service, to recognize deserving community organizations, or for any worthy occasion.
    To order a flag, fill out an online order form available at http://guthrie.house.gov, print it out, and mail it along with your payment to:

  • Oh snap! Deadline approaches for Herald News' photo contest

    E-mail submissions to
    laruephotocontest @hotmail.com

    The deadline is approaching for The LaRue County Herald News’ summer photo contest.
    Send us your best shot in three categories: nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage.
    A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.

  • PHOTO: State tractors catch fire

    LaRue County firefighter Eric Clark insures that the fire that demolished state mowing tractors May 31 is completely out. The tractors were parked on Salem Lake Road.

  • PHOTO: Democratic candidate visits Hodgenville

    Jerry Abramson, democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visited with city and county leaders May 20 at Hodgenville City Hall. From left, Deputy Jailer Rick Benningfield, Abramson, LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill, LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

  • Reception planned as Rev. Singh moves to new work

    After seven years as pastor of Wesley Meadows Methodist Church near Hodgenville, Rev. Andrew Singh will be leaving this month to serve as associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
    Singh, a native of India who was only 20 years old when he began his pastorate at Wesley Meadows, calls the church members there his family.

  • Community Health Clinic struggles to make ends meet

    The national recession has placed its share of wounds on families and the fallout still is being felt locally.
    In 2010, the Community Health Clinic of Hardin & LaRue Counties lost $53,210, forcing the facility to tap into its reserve funds just to stay afloat, said Executive Director Jane Cornell.
    The loss was punctuated by a 20 percent reduction in state funding and the absence of United Way support, Cornell said, a ripple effect still resounding at the midway point of 2011.

  • Joy! Monty Justice films commercial at Lee's Garden Center

    Montrose “Monty” Justice, the 84-year-old co-founder of “Monty’s Plant Food” filmed a commercial for his unique plant booster and visited with customers Saturday at Lee’s Garden Center in Hodgenville.
    The LaRue County 4-H Garden Club was part of the program as Lee’s owners, Scotty and Robin Lee, shared gardening advice and provided free vegetable plants to the children. Justice added a sample bottle of “Monty’s Joy Juice” to each bag of tomato, okra and cantaloupe plants.

  • Magnolia school may see new life as mall

    The owners of Magnolia Elementary School have requested the property be rezoned from public usage to business district.
    According to records filed with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, Christine and Brent Shelton and Terry and Diane Shelton requested the rezoning of 5.2 acres to accommodate a business.
    The Sheltons, through their company Quarry Hill Monuments, paid $60,000 to the Board of Education through sealed bid for the school.

  • Attempted murder charge amended to wanton endangerment

    A Buffalo man charged with the attempted murder of his wife in June 2010 has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Gary Wayne Graham, 57, allegedly pulled a .38 pistol on the woman and fired a round “directly at her head” hitting the wall behind her, according to court documents.
    Graham pleaded guilty to a count of first-degree wanton endangerment. The Commonwealth Attorney recommends five years, probated for three years.