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Today's News

  • Tax changes

    The Kentucky General Assembly recently passed a new tax law, which directly impacts businesses throughout the state, including LaRue County, and it has left many confused.

    The new tax law, Kentucky House Bill 487, went into effect on July 1, 2018 and was finalized on July 14. According to the new law, some services provided in Kentucky will be subject to sales tax.  Several other types of taxes are also impacted by the new law.

  • 20 Under 30 Announcement

    The nominees have been selected for the first ever The LaRue County Herald News ’20 UNDER 30’ promotion.

    Nominees that were the finalists selected in the ten categories of Art and Style, Education, Entertainment, Sports and Athletics, Finance, Food and Drink, Agriculture, Media, Music, and Business and Commerce, are being contacted for their personal photo shoot and feature interview for a special upcoming publication in August.

  • LaRue dairies find market

    It has been a roller coaster year for dairies across the state, but the roller coaster seems to be on a high point for the time being as the last two remaining dairies in LaRue County have found another market for their milk.

  • From radio to circuit court clerk

    Emily Ernst will be the new LaRue County Circuit Clerk next month and she took a unique path to get to that position.

    Ernst is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School and graduated from Campbellsville University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in music.

    “I worked in photography with my campus newspaper and enjoyed it,” Ernst said. “After I graduated college I worked at a radio station in Campbellsville.”

  • City alcohol process still brewing

    For those who are still waiting for the chance to purchase alcohol legally in the City of Hodgenville, they are still going to have to wait several more weeks or possibly months.

  • Marking history in LaRue Co.

    Places of historic interest are bountiful in LaRue County as evidenced by 11 Kentucky Historical Society markers being placed within the county’s boundaries.

    County Judge/executive Tommy Turner, in cooperation with the Lincoln Museum, has plans for other LaRue County sites of historic significance to be placed, thanks to leftover funds provided to the county during the Lincoln Bicentennial year.

  • I won’t grow up

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville is participating in a project based on the “Never Grow Up” theme of Peter Pan that is meant to use visual and performing arts to enrich the lives of its residents.

    Signature Healthcare, which operates the nursing home located at 717 North Lincoln Boulevard, is partnering with TimeSlips, a group specializing in creative storytelling, to bring professional artists to Sunrise Manor.

  • Lincoln Parkway bridge to be named after Carl Brashear

    The Tonieville bridge on Lincoln Parkway will soon officially be named the “Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Maxie Brashear Memorial Bridge.”

    The bridge will be formally named at noon on Wednesday, July 25 at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    Brashear is a native son of LaRue County. He worked diligently to become the first African-American Master Diver in the United States Navy, as well as the first Navy Diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee.

  • Camp Invention was a hit

    Soon-to-be third grade students Sophia Carl and Brady Waddle became the proud owners of little puppies at Camp Invention last week that were different from any pups they had previously encountered.

    They were robotic animals that moved, hopped, and yelped like their real counterparts. But, more importantly, they helped their new owners learn many things about checking and maintaining the health of real animals.

    “This was a life lesson, teaching them in a fun way consumer medicine and science,” Tracy Murray, their instructor, said.

  • Ms. McGoo’s Canoes and Game Room

    Arcades are a staple of 80’s American culture. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of one hand on a joystick, the other in a bag of Big League Chew, and the wind flowing through your slicked-back mullet; all while you cruise the dunes of Excitebike as “Take on me” by the A-ha carries you to victory. The year is 1986. Life is good.

    Kay Inman, the owner of Ms. McGoo’s Canoes, Kayaks and Game Room of New Haven, had the vision to start an arcade and canoe/kayak rental when she observed kids wandering around downtown New Haven with nothing to do.