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Today's News

  • School board holds special meeting

     The LaRue County School Board held a special called meeting Monday, going into closed session to discuss personnel matters.

    The board provided proper notice to The LaRue County Herald News.

    No action was taken after the meeting. The audience – prior to the board entering closed session – consisted of a Herald reporter, board attorney James Whitlow, and Doug Hubbard, the attorney who is representing Superintendent Sam Sanders in his ongoing DUI case.

  • Teen injured in crash

     A Hodgenville teenager was injured April 29 in a two-vehicle crash.

    Stephen Moore, 20, of Payneville, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt south on Lincoln Farm Road just before 5 p.m., according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office. Payne said he was going to turn left into the parking lot of Lincoln General Store and did not see a northbound Ford Ranger pickup. The Cobalt was struck when he turned in front of the pickup.

  • Shaheen receives International Eden Elder Award

     Lisa Shaheen, a resident of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, received the 2014 International Eden Elder Award at the organization’s meeting in Nashville May 2.

    Sally Rineker, Sunrise Manor’s quality of life director, said the whole philosophy of Eden Alternative is to create a life worth living.  

    “We want to get away from the institutional model of a nursing home and eliminate its three plagues – helplessness, loneliness and boredom. In their place is a model where residents are active in various pursuits.”

  • Block tick bites and Lyme disease

      When warm weather arrives, you might get the urge to walk barefoot through the grass. But before you stroll through your lawn or head out on a hiking trail, you’ll want to protect yourself and your loved ones from ticks that often lurk in tall grass, thick brush, and wooded areas. Many ticks carry disease, so do what you can to keep ticks from taking a bite out of you.

  • Retired teachers stay busy, serving community

     With more than 29,500 members out of some 43,000 retired teachers statewide, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association is a strong force in looking after the welfare of its members.

    Because they are retired, however, does not mean these members are not active, for through this organization, these teachers, as they once served the needs of their students, are helping their communities in a variety of ways through volunteering.

  • Teacher on way to White House

      A local teacher has a chance to participate in a White House Social as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.

  • Restraining order denied by judge

     Ron Mather, attorney for Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse, filed an injunction in an attempt to prohibit the May 1 public hearing from taking place.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III denied the motion for a restraining order.

    According to documents filed in the civil suit, the public hearing was “chosen at the behest of certain (city council) members” and “the mayor was not asked if he could be ready by that time ....”

  • More delays as council holds public hearing

     Hodgenville City Council held a public hearing Thursday evening to hear allegations against Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse. The hearing is a step in the process of possibly removing Cruse, who is in his second term, from office.

    The meeting began at 7 p.m. and was held in the sanctuary of the former First Baptist Church – which has been converted into City Hall. About 122 residents filled the pews. Mayor Cruse and his attorney, Ron Mather, and city council members with their attorney, Michelle Sparks, sat at tables on the stage with their backs to the audience.

  • Hodgenville native Bobby Lewis back on musical track with 'Shutters and Boards'

     After having several top-10 country songs in the 1960s and ’70s, Hodgenville native Bobby Lewis has resurged to the top of the individual country artist (IndieWorld) charts with “Shutters and Boards.”

    “I want to say how much it means to me, all the contacts, phone calls from DJ’s and friends wishing me the best and helping me celebrate my first Number One record,” Lewis said from his home in Hermitage, Tennessee. “Many of my stablemates on Pretty World Records sent me a message of how happy they were for me.”

  • News of Record – May 7, 2014

     Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Virgie Tedder to Julie Ireland, Mary Lou Strader, Vicki Brangers and Robert Tedder, property on waters of Middle Creek five miles north of Hodgenville, no monetary consideration, FMV $125,000