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Today's News

  • Avis sentenced to 15 years for officer’s death

    Just over a year ago, Hodgenville Police Officer Mark A. Taulbee died after losing control of his cruiser and crashing on Ky. 210. He was chasing a suspect, according to his last call to dispatch.

    Monday, Jason Lee Avis, 30, of Vine Grove, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the 43-year-old officer’s death.

    Officer Taulbee had responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a Hodgenville residence prior to following the suspect’s car. The driver refused to stop when he engaged his emergency lights.

  • Terry Cruse named acting president of fair board

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse began helping out at the LaRue County Fairgrounds a few months ago. He has spent many volunteer hours and offered city resources to make improvements, according to long-time fair board member Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

    When Morrison and Fair president Jimmie Engle found they needed a break from their board duties, they turned to Cruse. A few weeks ago, Engle appointed Cruse as acting president.

  • Unbridled Learning Results: LaRue Schools on top

    LaRue County Schools placed in the top eight percent of Kentucky’s 174 school districts on the Unbridled Learning for All Assessment and Accountability System results released Sept. 27.

    “Ranking 14th in the state is an outstanding accomplishment, and moving into the top 10 percent in the state validates everyone’s hard work,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools’ superintendent. “I’d like to thank our students, staff, board members, and the entire LaRue County community for their hard work and dedication.”

  • Lincoln Days begins Saturday

    Lincoln Days 2013 is this weekend.

    The 16th President is always the star at his hometown’s festival but his popularity skyrocketed in the last couple of years after several big name movies were released.

    So don’t be surprised if you see a few Lincoln Look-Alikes sporting West Coast sunglasses and attitude Saturday in downtown Hodgenville in honor of this year’s theme: Lincoln Goes Hollywood.

  • Reunions - October 2, 2013

    LCHS Class of 1978
    The LaRue County High School Class of 1978 will have a 35-year reunion Oct. 5 at Sportsman’s Lake in Hodgenville. Cost is $30 per person; $55 per couple. For more information, email larueco1978@gmail.com.

    LCHS Class of 2003

  • Gardner honored
  • Soldiers biking through Lincoln land
  • The LaRue County Herald News Free Gas Give-Away!
  • Thrift Shoppe moves

    The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe has moved to a new location that tripled its size from 3,000 to 9,000 square feet. The new site remains at the Helmwood Plaza in Elizabethtown (next to Sun Tan City).
     

  • Fiscal Court: Roads and personnel discussed

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 24 approved two part-time emergency medical services personnel – Wade Wyatt, as an EMT, and David Wilson, paramedic.

    Wyatt resides in Upton and Wilson in Hodgenville. Mike Cottrell, LaRue County EMS director, said both men are experienced in their field.  
    Cottrell reported 122 ambulance runs in August.