Local News

  • Texas man dies after wreck

    A Texas man died Sept. 28 as a result of injuries suffered in a crash near Sonora.

    About 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Rhonda Richter, 46, of Helotes, Texas, was driving eastbound on KY 84 and stopped at the intersection of U.S.-31W. She pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Denny Miller, 18, of Upton. Miller’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Richter’s vehicle.

    Miller had minor injuries but refused treatment, police reported.

  • New Haven man dies in crash

    A New Haven man was killed and several others injured in a car accident on KY 46 four miles south of Bardstown Sunday night.

    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Robert M. O’Bryan, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s office. O’Bryan was traveling east in a 1995 GMC Sonoma about 9 p.m. when he crossed the centerline and hit a 1997 Dodge Stratus driven by Corie Newsome, 21, Bardstown, heading the opposite direction.

  • Magnolia time capsule to be opened

    In 2000, Magnolia Elementary School third- and fourth-graders buried a time capsule. A few years later, the school consolidated with Buffalo when Abraham Lincoln Elementary was built.

    Students planned to open the capsule in 25 years but since the old school is for sale, staff decided to open it early.

    The capsule will be unearthed 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.

    Any former students or faculty are welcome to attend.

  • Concession stands must buy permits

    As the Lincoln Days Festival approaches, many groups are planning to set up concession booths.

    According to the LaRue County Environmental Office, all temporary food booths are required to get a permit if they are planning on serving at the event.

    Temporary food permits are $25 for a two- to three-day event.

    Temporary food booths are not limited on what they can serve, as long as they do it safely. The basic sanitation requirements for a temporary food booth are the same as restaurants.

  • Former Wonderful Wednesday students invited to walk in Lincoln Days parade

    The Wonderful Wednesday program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School has been selected as grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.

    Wonderful Wednesday began as a Commonwealth Institute for Teachers project with Karen Brooks Wells and Kathy Ross in the mid 1980s. The two teachers were working at Magnolia Elementary School and Buffalo Elementary School.

  • Lincoln Days continues Sunday

    Several events will be held Sunday as the Lincoln Days festival winds down.


    SUNDAY, OCT. 3

    8 a.m.  Flag raising; gospel music, Eddie Black

    9 a.m.  Gospel music, Jeff Knoop, Heartland Songwriters

    9 a.m.  Lincoln Days Car Show at Creekfront Park

    10 a.m.  Vendor booths open

    10:30 a.m.  Music by Doug Gary and Jim Walters

    11 a.m.  Non-denominational Church Service   

    Noon  Brighter Day Concert

  • Lincoln Days: Prepare for the memories

    Lincoln Days

    2010 Theme

    Made in Kentucky

       Entertainment will be staged on Lincoln Square on the Lincoln Days Stage and the Bluegrass Cellular Stage.


     6 a.m. – Street closing

    7-9:30 a.m. – Woman’s Club Breakfast               

    8 a.m. – Flag raising, wreath laying, music by Eddie Black

    8:30 a.m. – Music by Jeff Knoop (vocal, guitar)

  • Fiscal Court hears jail and road reports

    Joey Stanton was appointed chief administrative officer for the LaRue County Jail in June.

    Since then, nearly the entire staff of the jail has been replaced.

    At last week’s meeting of LaRue Fiscal Court, Stanton said many of the new hires are LaRue County residents.

    “When I came on … 48 percent of our employees were residents of LaRue County,” he said. “Currently, 71 percent of them (25 total employees including part time) reside in LaRue County.”

  • Old city hall fetches $60,000

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  • Shepherd joins Herald News staff

    Allison Shepherd has been named general manager/advertising manager of The LaRue County Herald News in Hodgenville.

    Shepherd will be responsible for the operational oversight, coaching and leadership of the newspaper’s staff to improve the news product and grow paid circulation. Her duties also include direct advertising sales for the weekly newspaper.

    Shepherd, 45, has an extensive sales and operational management background in a broad range of industries including agri-business, maintenance supply, automotive, trucking and media.