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Today's News

  • School board scratches plan for gym

    After being discussed and debated by the LaRue County School Board for almost a year, the school board made a decision to omit the plan for a new proposed gym for the LaRue County High School during their monthly school board meeting on Monday, October 15, 2018.

  • Mission accomplished

    As far as LaRue County Schools’ 2300-plus students being in compliance with state-required hepatitis A immunizations, it’s “mission accomplished” according to Rip Collins, the district’s director of pupil personnel.

  • Discussing road plans, concerns

    State and district transportation officials discussed transportation plans and concerns with members of LaRue County Fiscal Court as they met at the courthouse in Hodgenville October 9.

    Gray Tomblyn II, Office of Rural Secondary Roads commissioner, called his group the “Listening Corps” as they are attending fiscal court meetings to gain feedback on what the magistrates feel are their road priorities.

  • Second Guthrie bill signed into law

    Last Wednesday, Congress Brett Guthrie made a visit to The LaRue County Herald News, stopping by to just check in and give a congressional update.

    President Trump had just signed Guthrie’s Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act into law, on October 5, 2018, which provides legal protection for sports medicine professionals who cross state lines with their high school, college, or professional teams. The bill passed in the House by a vote of 398 to 3 and in the Senate on Wednesday, October 3, by a vote of 93 to 6.

  • Why you pick: Wilmoth’s Pumpkins

    Seasons and holidays come with their own family traditions, and even though some families’ traditions may seem similar to others, every family’s traditions are unique in their own way. The same applies to Wilmoth’s Pumpkins in Hodgenville.

  • Why you pick: Hinton’s Orchard

    As the famous Cookie Monster saying goes, “Cookies are a sometimes food.” And the same is true for pumpkins. At least that’s the case for one family farm in LaRue County.

    Hinton’s Orchard in LaRue County is well known for their apples and mums. However for about six weeks each year the Hinton’s embrace the fall season and present the public with a family friendly experience as well as fall’s favorite vegetable, the pumpkin.

  • Band of Hawks finish first

    The Band of Hawks traveled to Louisville last weekend to compete in the 2018 Butler Traditional Marching Invitational and the 2018 Louisville Male Marching Invitational.

  • 2018 Lincoln Days

    Martha and the Vandellas wrote the script for this year’s Lincoln Days, because Lincoln Days was like a heat wave. Here and gone in a flash, with record highs in temperatures. Despite the heat, Lincoln Days succeeded, once again, in transporting its attendees to a simpler time.

  • Court Briefs

    Speeding has become an apparent problem in LaRue County. Speeding was the number one cause of court appearances this past week.

    James Broussard was arraigned for speeding 26 mph over the limit, failure to maintain the required insurance, no or expired registration plates, no or expired registration receipt and excessive windshield/window tinting.

    Heather L. Clark was arraigned for flagrant non support.

  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveils new license design

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently unveiled the design of the 2019 driver’s licenses, permits and personal IDs.

    According to a news release, Kentucky’s new issuance system and updated identity credentials, known as Confident Kentucky, offer increased counterfeit protection and showcase a new, modern look that gives a nod to the state’s iconic images.