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Today's News

  • Veterans Day Parade and program will be Sunday, Nov. 6

    The third annual Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony will be Sunday, Nov. 6.

    The parade begins at 2 p.m. at Hodgenville United Methodist church. Entries will line up on Creekfront Road by 1:45 p.m.

    The parade grand marshal is William “Smitty” Smith, a member of American Legion Post 87 for more than 40 years and a U.S. Army veteran.

    Late entries are still being taken for the parade. Contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or The LaRue County Herald News for an entry form.

  • FISCAL COURT: Conservation District funding denied; funds transferred to jail account

    LaRue County Fiscal Court reappointed Lisa DeWitt and Anita Laha to the LaRue County Public Libraryís board of trustees as magistrates met Oct. 25 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    The two people, recommended by the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, will serve four-year terms that will expire June 30, 2015.

    The court renewed its health insurance plan with Anthem. Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the premiums, which the county cost shares with employees, had increased about 12 percent.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Florences celebrate 65 years

    Samuel Earl and Alta Florence of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th anniversary Nov. 2, 2011.

    They were married in 1946 in LaRue County and are members of Union Christian Church.

    They have six children, Janice Florence Graham of Harrodsburg, Barbara Florence Finnicum of Elizabethtown, Patricia Florence Burroughs of Hodgenville, Michael Stephen Florence, deceased, George Bradley Florence of Hodgenville, and Samuel Earl Florence Jr. of Buffalo; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

  • ELECTION: Attorney General's race

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Military History Museum to re-open Veteran's Day

    A renovated Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will reopen to the public with a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The museum at 125 East Main St. in downtown Frankfort is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.

  • Woman's Club sponsors Festival of Trees fundraiser

    The annual Festival of Trees will be Nov. 12-19.
    The event, sponsored in the past by Hodgenville Main Street, has been adopted by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.
    Individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to enter a decorated tree, wreath, garland or other holiday decoration to be placed for silent auction. Viewing and bidding will take place in the Lincoln Museum Community Room and will be open to the public. Funds raised benefit local projects or charities.
    A “People’s Choice,” based on votes will receive $25.

  • Fraser a semifinalist in forensics

    Eleven members of the Western Kentucky University forensic team – including a LaRue County High School alumnus – traveled to Berea to take part in two tournaments Oct. 22-23.
    Ellis Fraser, a freshman from Hodgenville, was semifinalist in prose interpretation.
    WKU advanced all students to elimination rounds and collected three individual championships. WKU also received second place in team sweepstakes in the portion of the tournament hosted by the University of the Cumberlands and third place in the Berea portion.

  • Auditor recommends segregation of accounting duties for Sheriff's office

    State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the 2010 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. The year ended Dec. 31, 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.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR – Oct. 26, 2011

    CLASS: Managing and Dining with Diabetes
    The “Managing and Dining with Diabetes” class series will be at the Extension Office on four Thursdays: Oct. 27, Nov.3, 10 and 17. Sessions are 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. No fee, but registration is required. Call 358-3401 to register or get a class brochure. The class is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service & Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    Clothing giveaway

  • HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVES

    Trunk-or-Treat, hayride and party at Wesley Meadows
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will host trunk-or-treat, a hayride, party and chili supper 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29. For more information, call 358-3300.

    Trunk-or-Treat at Mount Tabor