http://www.laruecountyherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Jaggers named head coach http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/jaggers-named-head-coach <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic2_14.jpg" alt="Hawks Head Coach Josh Jaggers shakes hands with Bryson Cobb, who is one of the many returning players that will be a senior during the 2017 football season. " title="Hawks Head Coach Josh Jaggers shakes hands with Bryson Cobb, who is one of the many returning players that will be a senior during the 2017 football season. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Josh Jaggers has been rehired as the new LaRue County Hawks varsity football head coach.</p> <p> Jaggers was announced as the new head coach on Tuesday, April 18 at the LaRue County High School auditorium in front of current players, school staff and others.&nbsp;</p> Filling the paramedic shortage http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/filling-paramedic-shortage <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/intubating.jpg" alt="EMT Daniel Highbaugh holds a video monitor that gives him and LaRue paramedic Jerry McBride a much clearer view as McBride intubates a practice mannequin at the EMS office in Hodgenville. " title="EMT Daniel Highbaugh holds a video monitor that gives him and LaRue paramedic Jerry McBride a much clearer view as McBride intubates a practice mannequin at the EMS office in Hodgenville. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mike Cottrell, LaRue County director of emergency medical services, is hopeful that Campbellsville University&rsquo;s Brockman Center in Hodgenville might soon be a regional center for training Paramedics.</p> <p> Many departments across the state are facing a shortage of the trained medical professionals. Regional EMS directors from Hardin, LaRue, Washington, Marion, Nelson, Meade, and Jefferson counties discussed the shortage of paramedics at a meeting last week, according to Cottrell.</p> LaRue Co. familiar with Tornadoes http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/larue-co-familiar-tornadoes <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img950953.jpg" alt="This picture shows what was left of the Henry McCaleb house and other houses after the tornado swept across Kirkpatrick Avenue on March 22, 1952. Bathroom fixtures, a deep freeze, and other appliances were strewn about the lawn with scattered boards that were part of the houses. The photo, credited to the Courier-Journal, appeared in the March 27, 1952, issue of The LaRue County Herald News." title="This picture shows what was left of the Henry McCaleb house and other houses after the tornado swept across Kirkpatrick Avenue on March 22, 1952. Bathroom fixtures, a deep freeze, and other appliances were strewn about the lawn with scattered boards that were part of the houses. The photo, credited to the Courier-Journal, appeared in the March 27, 1952, issue of The LaRue County Herald News." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Spring in LaRue County brings with it not only flowers and showers, but also severe storms and tornadoes.</p> <p> One powerful storm struck Hodgenville in the wee hours of Saturday morning, March 22, 1952. That twister first dropped down just southwest of town near Tanner Road, leaving behind a 150-yard wide path of destruction along a 2.7-mile trail into town. It raced up Kirkpatrick to the area where Rose Circle is now, leaped over some houses and then dropped to the ground again near the fairgrounds, destroying more houses and several fairgrounds buildings.</p> Tourism video filmed in Hodgenville http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/tourism-video-filmed-hodgenville <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0929.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Kentucky Department of Tourism is filming an upcoming commercial and they chose Hodgenville as one of the locations to be featured in the commercial.</p> <p> Employees with the advertising agency Scoppechio were in Hodgenville on Wednesday, April 12 shooting footage for the commercial at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and on the square in downtown Hodgenville. The Kentucky Department of Tourism hired Scoppechio to create the commercial.</p> Buying back lots discussed at Red Hill Cemetery http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/buying-back-lots-discussed-red-hill-cemetery <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7919_0.jpg" alt="Entrance to the Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville." title="Entrance to the Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Red Hill Cemetery Commission discussed buying back lots from customers and adding new preparation and burial rights transfer fees at their quarterly meeting on Monday, April 10.</p> <p> Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said he has received requests from people interested in selling back their lots to the Red Hill Cemetery Commission. He said the lots were purchased several years ago by individuals and that their family members now want to be buried somewhere else.</p> School board discusses athletic insurance http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/school-board-discusses-athletic-insurance <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3058.jpg" alt="Paul Handley was recently sworn-in as the school board member for the vacant seat of second district which includes Hodgenville East and White City. Handley was sworn-in by Neysa Gardner on Tuesday, April 11." title="Paul Handley was recently sworn-in as the school board member for the vacant seat of second district which includes Hodgenville East and White City. Handley was sworn-in by Neysa Gardner on Tuesday, April 11." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Several items were discussed and approved by the LaRue County School Board during the regular meeting on Monday, April 17. The hot topic item was the approval of student accident/athletic insurance.</p> <p> The Kentucky High School Athletic Association eligibility rules state that participating schools must have medical insurance in place with coverage limits meeting their requirements and it&rsquo;s the responsibility of each member school to ensure and certify that each student has insurance coverage throughout the year.</p> Teacher of the year candidate http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/teacher-year-candidate <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/misty_bivens_0.jpg" alt="Misty Bivens, LCHS FFA Advisor and agriculture teacher, was recently named a 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year candidate. Bivens has taught agriculture at LCHS in the same classroom since 2001. " title="Misty Bivens, LCHS FFA Advisor and agriculture teacher, was recently named a 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year candidate. Bivens has taught agriculture at LCHS in the same classroom since 2001. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> LaRue County High School FFA advisor and agriculture teacher Misty Bivens was named a 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year candidate on Thursday, April 6.</p> <p> Bivens was one of 24 teachers across the state selected to receive a 2018 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award from Valvoline and the Kentucky Department of Education. The award qualified them as a candidate for the 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.</p> Funnel cloud spotted in Hodgenville http://www.laruecountyherald.com/content/funnel-cloud-spotted-hodgenville <img src="http://www.laruecountyherald.com/sites/www.laruecountyherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pic_2_1.jpeg" alt="This picture was taken by Becky Estes at Lee’s Famous Recipie on South Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. The picture was shared on The LaRue County Herald News Facebook page. It was viewed by 250,045 and shared by 3,500 viewers at the time of publication. " title="This picture was taken by Becky Estes at Lee’s Famous Recipie on South Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. The picture was shared on The LaRue County Herald News Facebook page. It was viewed by 250,045 and shared by 3,500 viewers at the time of publication. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> All of LaRue County and the surrounding area was on high alert last Wednesday, April 5 when a storm system rolled through the state bringing high winds, hail and heavy rains.</p>