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Today's News

  • Where are your roots? Find out at the LaRue County Public Library

    Looking to dig up your family roots, search your ancestors or just looking for some history on LaRue County?

    Why not come by the LaRue County Public Library and check out our genealogy collection? We have issues of The LaRue County Herald News, dating from 1885 to 2008, census records, tax records, marriage records, wills and index deeds on microfilm. We also have many things in book form.

  • News of Record - September 25, 2013

    Marriages
    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Ashley Dawn Whobrey, 24, of Clarkson, and Matthew William Vertrees, 25, of Upton

    JoAnn Sue Bowlin, 41, and Jesse Lee Shartzer, 49, both of Hodgenville

    Crystal Jo Chitwood, 26, and John Richard Jones, 32, both of Magnolia

    Anita Gail Burba, 50, and Joseph Kent Oliphant, 51 both of Sonora

    Sandra Jean Terry, 41, and Jonathan David Graham, 41, both of Hodgenville

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  • Be a hero - be prepared

    September is National Preparedness Month. It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters.

    If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic earthquakes, tsunamis, and even water main breaks and power outages in U.S. cities affecting millions of people for days at a time.

  • Reunions - September 25, 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 information, email larueco1978@gmail.com.

    LCHS Class of 2003
    The LaRue County High School Class of 2003 will hold a 10-year reunion 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 5 at Holiday Inn Express in Elizabethtown. Individuals, $35; with a guest, $50. For information, call Allen Hornback at 270-723-1303 or Michael Wilson at 270-766-8654.
     

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  • Community Calendar - September 25, 2013

    FREE CLASS: Thrifty Gift Ideas
    A free class, “Thrifty Gift Ideas” class will be 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the LaRue County Extension office. Learn how to take a budget store item and make it into an enhanced gift item. This class, sponsored by the County Homemakers, will focus on budgeting for special occasions.

    Democratic Woman’s Club plan for Lincoln Days

  • Fraser takes third in impromptu

    Ellis Fraser, a junior from Hodgenville, took third in impromptu speaking and sixth in informative speaking at the Western Kentucky University  tournament over the weekend.
     

  • Court Brief - September 25, 2013

    Pleaded guilty
    Darin James Wright (1975) pleaded guilty Sept. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to first-degree possession of controlled substance; first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine); second-degree possession of controlled substance; and giving officer a false name or address.

    The commonwealth attorney recommended three years, three years, 12 months and 90 days, respectively, and a $50 fine each for having one headlight and failing to illuminate rear license. Presentencing investigation ordered.
     

  • Fiscal court: Roadwork discussed

    Roadwork was the topic of discussion for LaRue County fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 10.

    Tony Stewart, first district magistrate, reported receiving complaints of Castleman Road being too narrow, especially for large equipment.

    Ricky Whitlock, second district, reported grass and weeds blocking drivers’ view on Blanton Road.