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    Trick or Treat times for Hodgenville and LaRue County have been moved to 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, due to a potential for inclement weather.

    The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains and windy conditions for Halloween Night (Oct. 31).

    Mayor Terry Cruse said several people have shared concerns about children’s safety. He issued an executive order Wednesday morning. The county's decision followed shortly afterwards.

    Trick-or-Treat on the Square activities also will be Friday.

  • Heating assistance available

    Low-income families needing help paying high heating bills can apply for aid through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
    Applications will be taken in alphabetical order from Nov. 12 to Dec. 19.
    Head of household’s last names beginning with “A” will be taken Nov. 12 and so forth. Letters X,Y and Z will be taken Dec. 17.
    If you cannot apply on your assigned day, contact the LaRue County Community Action office at 270-358-3937.
    The office will be closed on Nov. 27-29.

  • Fall break extended for Head Start

    Federal employees are working again after the government shutdown was resolved, but the LaRue County Head Start pre-school program for low-income families will remain on hiatus a couple more weeks.

  • Santa's list will be published Dec. 18

    He’s making a list and checking it twice.

    Hopefully, you’ll land on the “nice” side and avoid receiving a small lump of coal in your Christmas stocking.

    But only Santa knows for sure as he prepares for his Christmas Eve rounds.

    It’s time to start thinking about the holiday because Santa and his helpers already are hard at work.

    The staff of The LaRue County Herald News pitches in each year by collecting and publishing wish lists for LaRue County children.

  • Trick-or-Treat on Square adds food and fun

     The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square has long been a safe place for kids; this year, organizers are adding even more family-friendly events.

  • Few details released in accidental shooting

     The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police investigated an accidental shooting that occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

    A 17-year-old male was shot in the leg when another juvenile was cleaning a .22 pistol in a cabin off Gleanings Road. The injury was not serious, according to police.

    Names have not been released.

  • Lincoln Birthplace Park reopens

     The gates of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and its counterpart, Boyhood Home at Knob Creek, re-opened last week after a 16-day shutdown.

  • Welcome home, Mom

     Brittney England, a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School, served the last six months as a medic in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Monday, she paid a surprise visit to Hodgenville Elementary School where her daughter, Tatianya Berry, is a kindergarten student. 

  • Lady Hawks win first 18th District Soccer championship

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks won their first 18th District Soccer championship by beating Marion County 2-1 in a thrilling shootout Thursday night.

    For the second straight year, LaRue County (15-2-2) advances to the 5th Region Tournament.

    Senior defender Peyton Gardner made the final penalty kick to give LaRue County the win over the Lady Knights.

    Freshman attacker Gillian Nunn scored in regulation off an assist from junior midfielder Rachel Wolf.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park again open to visitors

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park re-opened this morning as workers returned from a 16-day furlough.

    Employees cleared leaves and other debris from walkways to ensure safety before the park opened to visitors at about 11 a.m.

    Lincoln's Boyhood Home at Knob Creek also opened this morning, Superintendent Bill Justice said.

    The parks closed Oct. 1 as a “nonessential” service, along with all other national parks.