Local News

  • New Hope woman dies in wreck

    A New Hope woman died Friday night after a two-car collision on Woodlawn Road in Bardstown.

    Janice M. Hicks, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. Hicks was driving a 2003 Chevy Cavalier north on Woodlawn Road just north of Early Times Boulevard when a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Stephanie Welch, 19, Bardstown crossed the center line, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • SUV crashes through garage

     A Buffalo man escaped injury in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday.

    Dakota Petrie, 19, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer south on Ky. 61 about 6:10 p.m. Jan. 18 when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    The Blazer left the roadway, struck a stop sign, then struck a detached garage at 10 Jones St. The vehicle continued through the garage and narrowly missed a residence.

    There was severe damage to the vehicle and garage, which is owned by Brad Thompson and Terry Buck.

  • Hodgenville woman reports possible sweepstakes scam

     Jeannette Benningfield of Hodgenville recently received a large, official-looking envelope from the "Award Notification Commission."

    The enclosed letter said it was sent from the "Office of the President" and described her "provisional payment schedule." She could take a 30-year distribution, receiving $66,667 each month or a lump sum of $1.25 million.

    Her only requirements were to verify her name, that she is over 18, and that she is not an employee of the Award Notification Commission.

  • Wellness on Wheels in town Jan. 30

     Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit will be available 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Hometown IGA.

  • News of Record - Jan. 18, 2012


  • 1,100 attend Principal Amber Thurman's funeral

     About 1,100 people attended the funeral of Amber Witten Thurman last week.

  • County under tornado warning

    LaRue County is under a tornado warning.
    The coverage area includes southwestern LaRue County, Green County, northern Hart County.
    The National Weather Service advises residents to take cover by moving to an interior room or lowest floor of a sturdy building.

  • Sweetheart Photo Contest ends Friday

    The LaRue County Herald News is again sponsoring the annual Little Miss & Mister LaRue County Sweetheart Photo Contest.

    There are a few changes this year including the cost to enter. Due to the economy, we have dropped the cost of an entry from $10 to $5. We hope this will enable more people to enter.

    Winners of each age division will be determined based on voting ballots.  Ballots are available in the Jan. 18 and 25 issues of the Herald News; additional ballots are 50 cents each and are available in our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Crews to begin working on utility poles

     Inter-County Energy will be treating electric utility poles in LaRue, Nelson, Taylor and Marion Counties through March. Crews will be working in and around roads in Howardstown, New Hope and Raywick.

    Osmose Utility Services will be working on behalf of Inter-County Energy and will be on customers' property in order to treat the poles. Osmose vehicles will display Inter-County Energy signs at all times and crews may also utilize off-road, all-terrain vehicles to access remote poles.

  • Food Service Inspections - Dec. 2011 and Jan. 2012