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  • LaRue County Schools state assessment and accountability results released

     The 2017-2018 state assessment results for Kentucky schools were released by the Kentucky Department of Education on Wednesday, September 26.

    In the second year of a three-year transition to a new accountability system under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and Kentucky’s Senate Bill 1 of 2017, assessment results feature new scoring methods. Single scores are not reported for schools or districts, for example, as prohibited by Senate Bill 1.

  • 2018 LaRue County Candidate Q and A

    The LaRue County Herald News will feature a voting guide for the November 2018 General Election. State representative candidates were featured in the September 19 edition. LaRue County jailer and LaRue County school board candidates are featured this week. The Hodgenville mayor and city council candidates will be featured in our October 3 edition.

    All candidates have been or will be asked the same two questions: 1. What would you like to see continued or improved if elected to the position? 2. Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position?

  • Seeing new opportunity

    After his parents sold the Lincoln General store, the question arose, “What is 20 Under 30 Business and Commerce winner, Cody McDowell’s next business endeavor?” Well he isn’t going far. In fact he’ll only be a few yards away from the Lincoln General Store.

  • Who Is Entitled To A Military Funeral?

    My name is Ken Begley of Springfield, Kentucky and I recently retired from the Army Reserve last year with over 42 years of service.

    I now volunteer with the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard located in Lebanon. The Honor Guard is made up of 40 military veterans with a primary mission of providing military funerals to all who have served in our military. It is our way of honoring each veteran’s service to our country in war and in peace and to provide their families thanks from a grateful nation.

  • Former LaRue deputy jailer indicted

    A former deputy jailer of the LaRue County Detention Center was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on September 17 for rape and sodomy.

    Jerome G. Perry, 42, of Vine Grove, KY was indicted for three counts of third degree sodomy and one count of third degree rape.

  • Closing the door to new opportunities

    It goes without saying that the town of Hodgenville, has a unique family style personality. Local businesses support the schools, have breakfast, lunch, and even dinner at local dining locations, buy their gasoline at the local station, and have a sense of pride in being part of a small town community.

    What’s been known in the town of Hodgenville since the 1980’s as Crop Production Services, will take on a new name and a new location when they close the doors for the final time on Friday, September 28, 2018.

  • Rain, rain, go away
  • Saving lives

    The LaRue County School District has launched a simplified emergency management program that will increase safety in schools and potentially save lives in emergency situations.

    LaRue County Schools hosted a training session for their newly implemented FastPath Hallway Navigation System.

  • The legacy of Caples

    It’s not everybody who has a street named after them as Clarence and his wife Edna Caple had, but most people who knew the first head football coach at LaRue County High School and his veteran English teacher wife would say the street’s name was well deserved.

    Caple started the football program in the 1958-59 school year, the same year that LaRue County High School was formed from the former Buffalo, Magnolia, and Hodgenville high schools.

  • 2018 State Representative Candidate Q & A

    State Representative Candidates

    The LaRue County Herald News will feature a voting guide for the November 2018 General Election. State representative candidates are featured this week. LaRue County jailer and LaRue County school board candidates will be featured in our September 26 edition. The Hodgenville mayor and city council candidates will be featured in our October 3 edition.