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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Road construction

    One lane of U.S. 31-E is closed for the reconstruction of curves near Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Crews are working on retaining walls, requiring the road to be reduced to one lane in that area. A temporary signal is being used to direct alternating  one-way traffic. The project should be complete in September.

  • City hall under fire

    Hodgenville City Hall business came to a halt Friday morning when Kentucky State Police troopers served a search warrant on the premises.
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse notified The LaRue County Herald News about 10 a.m. that City Hall would be closed while the investigation took place.
    Phones went unanswered and a trooper turned away residents from the door, informing them City Hall would reopen later that day.

  • LaRue's unemployment rate increases in May

     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. 

  • Magnolia Bank receives 5-Star rating

     Magnolia Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

  • City Hall under fire

    Hodgenville City Hall business came to a halt Friday morning when Kentucky State Police troopers served a search warrant on the premises.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse notified The LaRue County Herald News about 10 a.m. that City Hall would be closed while the investigation took place.

    Phones went unanswered and a trooper turned away residents from the door, informing them City Hall would reopen later that day.

    Investigators, part of the state’s special integrity unit, left about 2:30 p.m., according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • Tornado hits Roanoke

     An EF2 tornado, with wind speed of up to 135 miles per hour, cut a seven-mile swath through northern LaRue County Wednesday, June 26.

  • Dairy, one-room schoolhouse flattened

    An EF2 tornado, with wind speed of up to 135 miles per hour, cut a seven-mile swath through northern LaRue County Wednesday, June 26.

    According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down at 10:25 p.m. near the LaRue-Hardin line just north of Tonieville. It moved east-northeast for eight minutes, causing a great deal of damage on Castleman, Carter Brothers, Slack, River and Dan Dunn Roads. The destruction was 150-to-300 yards wide.

  • Is your child ready for kindergarten?

         In Kentucky, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood defines school readiness to mean that a child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child’s success. You want early learning in a child’s preschool years to make children entering school eager and excited to learn.

  • Elementary students to receive free lunch

     More than 1,000 LaRue County elementary students will receive free meals at school when classes resume in August.

  • school Calendar - July 3, 2013

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