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  • School board prepares for 2018-2019 year

    The LaRue County School Board voted on more than 15 different agenda items during their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 18.

    The board discussed and approved items that will pertain to the 2018-2019 school year. With school board member Paul Handley absent, the rest of the board all voted in favor of the following items.

  • LaRue Countian indicted for rape, sodomy

    The LaRue County Grand Jury indicted five people on Monday, June 18. One of the indictments was for rape and sodomy.

    Timothy H. Jensen, 26, of Hodgenville was indicted for second degree sodomy and second degree rape. The alleged acts occurred on April 22, 2018. According to the indictment, Jensen engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with someone who was under 14-years-old. His bail was set at $25,000 cash and he will be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on July 2.

  • Lawsuit filed against City

    A local lawyer and business owner filed a civil lawsuit in LaRue County Circuit last week against the City of Hodgenville.

    The suit involves Danny Rock, owner of Rock Properties, against the City of Hodgenville/Hodgenville Water Works, Hodgenville Mayor Ken DeVore and the Hodgenville City Council, which consists of council members Jim Phelps, Bonnie Clark, Steve Johnson, Lisa Reidner, Larry Davis and Sharon Hornback. The suit states that the council members are defendants in their official capacity only but is not requesting damages or money from any of them personally.

  • Cleanup, cleanup

    The last open dump in the county is currently undergoing its first cleanup, and it is expected to take two to three weeks for the final project to be complete, depending on the weather.

    The Cissal Hill dump is located on Cissal Hill Road in LaRue County near New Haven. It is estimated to be .6 miles long and it was approved for bidding by the LaRue County Fiscal Court for cleanup companies on May 25,2018.

  • National Winner

    Last week at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech and Debate Tournament, 2018 LaRue County graduate Elena Cecil was named the National Student of the Year during the awards ceremony on Friday, June 22.

    Earlier in the year, 78 NSDA Districts from all over the United States submitted their District Student of the Year for consideration for the top spots. Elena Cecil was named the Kentucky District Student of the Year in March, and in May was announced as a top six finalist for the national award.

  • Celebrating 80 years

    2018 is a milestone year as a business that got it’s start in LaRue County will be celebrating it’s 80th year anniversary next month.

  • LaRue County 20 Under 30

    The LaRue County Herald News is seeking nominations to form the first ’20 UNDER 30’ class.

    Nominations for individuals under the age of 30 years of age are being accepted in the following categories: Art and Style, Education, Entertainment, Sports and Athletics, Finance, Food and Drink, Agriculture, Media, Music, and Business and Commerce.

  • Hodgenville passes dumpster, budget ordinance

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the second readings of the dumpster and budget ordinances during their monthly council meeting on Monday, June 11.

    With all council members in attendance and no discussion on the issue, the dumpster ordinance only passed by a 4-2 vote. Council members Steve Johnson and Bonnie Clark voted no.

    The dumpster ordinance has been tossed around since October 2017 when it was on the council agenda for the first time. It has been tabled on the agenda in every meeting it has been brought up in since then.

  • 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.