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Today's News

  • Reunions -July 31, 2013

    Howardstown Homecoming
    Howardstown Homecoming is 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Howardstown.

    Class of 1993

  • More than 50 attend Jaggers reunion

    The annual Jaggers family reunion was June 23, 2013, at Sportsman’s Lake in Hodgenville.

    We were blessed with sunshine, good food, and lots of loving family. Great fellowship was always a blessing in the Kate and Everett Jaggers family. They had seven daughters, Allie, Bertha, Virgie, Sallie, Mary, Iva and Pauline. This family tradition was started many years ago at the request of Kate and Everett.

    They wanted their descendants to stay close. To this day we still carry on this annual event.

  • Good turnout for Heath reunion

    The Dock and Josephine Heath family reunion was July 19, 2013, at South Fork Baptist Church in Hodgenville.

  • Jobless rate falls in county

    Unemployment rates decreased in 32 Kentucky counties between May 2012 and May 2013, while 78 county rates rose and 10 stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate fell from 7.7 percent in May 2012 to 7.5 percent in May 2013. Of a 6,915 civilian labor force, 6,395 people were employed.

  • ‘Mac’ Mather looks forward to 99th year

    Madison “Mac” Mather, 98, has been a LaRue County citizen all his life.

    The son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, Mac has seen many things change.

    He remembers the close knitted family that Hodgenville citizens created among each other.

  • Legal Aid Clinics -July 31, 2013

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in August and September. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Levelwoods Church celebrates 217 years

    Sunday was the annual homecoming of Levelwoods United Methodist Church. It was a great day and the weather was like a late fall day. Many families and friends traveled from various locations to return home for this day. Levelwoods has been in existence for 217 years.

    The church began when Rev. John Baird, a Methodist circuit rider, preached a sermon at the residence of his brother-in-law Phillip Reed on Aug. 7, 1796. This led to the organization of Levelwoods Methodist Church.

  • Judge recalls career of Chris Jackson

    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner delivered the eulogy for 911 Coordinator Chris Jackson Thursday. Jackson died July 23. The following is an excerpt.

    I’ve spoken numerous times at funerals, but none has been any more difficult than this one. When I sat down and thought about what I would say, emotion would always over take me. And then when I concentrated on Chris, I got strength. Because Chris exemplified strength.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline: Don’t let them overlook us

    Hopefully, you’ve read the many articles in The LaRue County Herald News about Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP’s plans to run a pipeline across Kentucky.

    This pipeline will transport natural gas liquids (not natural gas) from Pennsylvania to the Gulf coast. Williams and Boardwalk would like to see it cross LaRue County on its way to a connection point in Hardinsburg.

    Representatives have been talking to landowners, seeking permission to run lines across their property.

  • State tractor overturns while mowing