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  • Wet/dry vote is April 17

     The decision will soon be made to determine if alcohol can be sold in restaurants or businesses within the city limits of Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville city registered voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 for a special wet/dry election. Only registered voters in the city limits of Hodgenville in the following precincts are eligible to vote: Hodgenville West, Hodgenville and Hodgenville East.

  • Tennis court to be dedicated to Mike Brown

    LaRue County Schools are honoring the late teacher, coach, athletic director, building and district administrator Mike Brown by dedicating Tennis Court Number One as Mike Brown Court during the annual Tennis Event April 14.

    Brown, who died at age 65 last November, coached tennis from the late 1970s through 1997.

    Veteran teacher Verda Hacker said Brown was the boys’ coach when she played high school tennis from 1978-1981.

  • Havoc in LaRue

    Mother Nature wreaked havoc throughout LaRue County last week as severe storms passed through the state on Tuesday, April 3.

    After touring the storm damage throughout the county the day after the storm, Meteorologist John Gordon with the National Weather Service confirmed the damage was caused by straight-line winds of up to 90 mph. According to LaRue County Emergency Management Director Dennis Wells, the storm caused downed trees and downed power lines throughout LaRue County. There were also widespread power outages in Hodgenville and others areas of the county.

  • Old Timers basketball

    Some events that people experience, even when they happened many years ago, have a way of finding a resting place in their minds so that memories of those occasions can be pulled up almost as fresh as when they were made.

    Even though over 60 years have passed, Murrell Smith, who graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1954, remembers very well his high school days on the basketball court and the rivalry between his Eagles, the Magnolia Majors, and the Buffalo Bisons.

  • Reed hospitalized

    Kentucky lawmakers put a hold on debating a revenue plan Monday afternoon as Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville, KY suffered a medical emergency and was taken by ambulance to the hospital with a “serious medical condition.”

    This happened while lawmakers were debating House Bill 366. The entire house stopped the debate, as Representative Chris Fugate, Republican from Chavies, KY, led the House in prayer for Representative Reed.

    Reed represents the 24th District, serving LaRue, Green, and Marion counties.

  • State highways to be resurfaced in LaRue

    Sections of Kentucky 84 (Howardstown Road) and KY 2761(Carter Brothers Road) are recommended to be resurfaced this year, Josh Hornbeck, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Fourth District Project Delivery and Preservation Branch Manager, informed magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 27.

    Some 3.651 miles of KY 84, from US 31E to the Nelson County line and another 3.992 miles from KY 210 to KY 1607 are recommended for asphalt resurfacing.

    Road Report

  • Seeing the importance of art

    What inspires or influences an artist to choose a particular person, place, or thing as a subject?

    LaRue County Library’s featured artist for April, Betty Mitchell, explained how she came to choose a subject for one of her pieces which will be among several displayed during April at the library.

  • New superintendent named

    LaRue County Schools will have a new superintendent for the 2018-2019 school year.

    The LaRue County School Board selected David Raleigh as the new superintendent for LaRue County Schools. The board officially approved and announced Raleigh as the new superintendent in front of a large crowd at an open special called meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 29. The meeting was also streamed live to all LaRue County Schools students and faculty. The LaRue County Herald News also streamed the meeting live on our Facebook page.

  • LCS educators continue to rally

    LaRue County Schools educators and supporters continued to rally last week as the state budget and pension continue to move through the state legislature.

    Approximately fifty educators and supporters rallied at the end of the school day on Tuesday, March 27. The group held signs and participated in chants at the LaRue County High School and on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

  • Raleigh named LCS Superintendent

     The LaRue County School Board selected David Raleigh as the new superintendent for LaRue County Schools.

    The board officially approved and announced Raleigh as the new superintendent in front of large crowd at an open special called meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 29. He was chosen out of four candidates and the names of the three other candidates have not been released. According to Board Chair Dawn Conner, the board chose the Kentucky Department of Education recommendation to not release the names of the candidates.