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Today's News

  • What is 20 Under 30?

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

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  • LaRue FFA succeeds at state

    The LaRue County High School FFA Chapter racked up the awards at the 89th annual Kentucky FFA Convention on June 5-7 in Lexington.

    LCHS FFA had four first place finishes along with several other top finishes in different categories. As a chapter, LCHS FFA received a State Gold rating and was recognized as one of the top 15 chapters in the state.

  • LaRue Co. Relay for Life is Saturday

    The annual Relay for Life event in LaRue County is a time of remembrance, compassion, and fighting for a cure. The 21st Relay for Life event will be held this Saturday, June 16, at CreekFront Park in Hodgenville.

    The Event will take place at Creekfront Park at 250 Tonieville Rd. Events will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until midnight. Tonieville Road will be closed on Saturday, to give room for parking, activities, and more.

  • 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.

  • New library building on schedule

    The new LaRue County Public Library building progress has barely been slowed down by the winter hindrances due to hard work and dedication, and it is expected to be open to the public by the end of the year.

    The new library is being constructed on 215 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville. Director of the LaRue County Public Library, Dana Jolly, said that she is thrilled by the progress of the new library and what is to come in the future.

  • Shanghaied to China

    Like a lot of other people, Brian Anderson is looking forward to visiting Disneyland this summer.

    Unlike most of the others, however, his Disneyland destination is in Shanghai, China.

    “I’ll be heading to Shanghai at the end of June,” said the 2015 LaRue County High School graduate who is a rising senior at Western Kentucky University. ‘I’ll be staying in China for about two months.”

  • 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.

  • LaRue County BFFs that Bleed Blue

    In the lexicon of texting there’s a three-letter phrase—“bff”---that means “best friends forever.”

    Those letters apply very well to two LaRue Countians—Sybil Johnson and Rita Williams—who since childhood have enjoyed many experiences together.

  • A Beary Good Day

    The Teddy Bear Picnic was a huge success last Thursday, June 7, as families overflowed the picnic area at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.

    The Teddy Bear Picnic is an annual local event that is held for everyone, and distance doesn’t seem to be a limiting factor for families that love the event.

  • Hawks win region

    In 1977, the band Queen sang these famous words that continue to resonate throughout the athletic world, “We are the champions, my friends, and we’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end, we are the champions, we are the champions.”