Local News

  • 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

  • Abdullah White captured by U.S. Marshals

     A Radcliff man wanted in connection with a Dec. 30 LaRue County homicide was found about 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at an Econo Lodge motel on Preston Highway in Louisville, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Abdullah Rahman White, 35, was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center early Jan. 5. He is charged with second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000; and a fugitive warrant from Tennessee, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Thurman leaves legacy of love and learning

     LaRue County Schools are closed Wednesday so students and staff may pay respect to the memory of Amber Witten Thurman.

  • Hodgenville woman dies in crash

    Amber Witten Thurman, principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, died as the result of a car crash about 5:04 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Thurman, 47, was traveling west on KY 84 one mile west of Hodgenville when the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue she was driving crossed the centerline, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Thurman overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It left the right side of the roadway, struck an earth embankment and overturned.

    She was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner.

  • PHOTO: American bald eagle over Howardstown

     Frank Thompson of New Haven spotted this American bald eagle in the Howardstown area.

  • PHOTO: House on Reed Road burns

     Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters responded to a house fire just after 6 p.m. Jan. 3. A caller said they could see smoke coming from a residence on Reed Road, Buffalo. They were at the scene about two hours.

    LaRue County Road Department was called to the scene as the water used fighting the fire had accumulated and frozen on the roadway. 

  • Sheriff's audit released by state

     State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the LaRue County Sheriff's Office for the period of April 16, 2010, through April 15, 2011.

    The auditor issues two reports each year for the sheriff: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff's tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

    The audit found that the sheriff's financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period.