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  • Understanding music

    Music, with or without words, speaks a universal language understood by people regardless of citizenship or location.

    How a person interprets that music, however, is a unique, individual response affected by memory, mood, and emotions.

    What does a composer want the listener to feel and how can his work be a catalyst for producing those individual responses to his music?

    Ken Baldwin, composer and musician on most of the 20 songs on his newly completed CD, “Tunes and Atonements,” responded to those questions.

  • Sanders suit returns to LaRue Co. Circuit Court

    The civil suit filed by DeeAnne Sanders against City of Hodgenville officials is now moving back through the LaRue County Circuit Court.

    The case was on the docket for review in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, June 18. Circuit Court Judge John David “Jack” Seay reviewed the defense’s motion to schedule orders for motion of summary judgment and Seay signed an order establishing a timeline for the case.

  • Lincoln Birthplace plans power outage

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will be out of power from Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13.

    According to Stacy Humphreys, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at the park, they will be upgrading their electrical system in the park’s visitor center and there will be no electric power in the building during that time frame. As a result, she said there will be no interior lights or air conditioning and the film will not be shown.

  • Saying goodbye to Sanders

    The LaRue County School Board honored current Superintendent Sam Sanders during his last school board meeting on Monday, June 18.

    Sanders has worked in the LaRue County School system for 31 years and has been the superintendent for 16 years. He will retire as superintendent on June 30, 2018 when his contract ends. The school board selected David Raleigh as the new superintendent in March and his official first day as superintendent will be July 1, 2018.

  • HMH coming to Hodgenville

    Hardin Memorial Hospital officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 12 for their new Hodgenville Family Medicine clinic in LaRue County.

    The new 7,400 square foot facility will be built on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville next to the new LaRue County Public Library. According to HMH officials, the Hodgenville clinic will consist of 14 exam rooms, a waiting room, a draw station for labs performed at HMH, and an x-ray unit. There will also be shelled space that could be utilized for additional imaging modalities or rehab services in the future.

  • 21st LaRue Co. Relay for Life was a success

    The LaRue County community gathered, in spite of the heat, to raise awareness and support the American Cancer Society in LaRue County’s 21st Relay for Life fundraiser event, on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

    “This is the biggest community participation since we were located at LaRue County High School years ago,” commented Kathy Ross. “I am so pleased with the turn out, and our community’s support.”

  • First call for alcohol

    The complicated process of selling alcohol in the City of Hodgenville is now one step closer as the City of Hodgenville is now allowed to take applications for alcohol licenses.

  • What is 20 Under 30?

    Online form at https://laruecountyherlad.typeform.com/to/G9Dzah

    Printed form in the June 13 edition of the LaRue County Herald News.

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  • Allen named new LCHS Assistant Principal

    Eric Allen was recently named as the new assistant principal of LaRue County High School.

    The position was vacant after former LCHS Assistant Principal Chris Price was named the new principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Allen teaches special education at LCHS. He started his education career at the LaRue County Alternative School where he taught from 2010 to 2012 before becoming a teacher at LCHS, where he has taught for the last six years.

  • Hamming it up for Relay

    Fundraising for Relay for Life takes place all year, but one of the most interesting events is the annual pig contest held by the Living Strong Relay Team.

    Purple plastic piggy banks, some dressed to the nines, others not, were recently returned for four different contests- Hefty Hog, Big Bucks, Most Traveled, and Best Dressed- all in an effort to raise money for the local Relay for Life on June 16.