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Local News

  • Vehicle fire on Wayne Ennis Road
  • Accident on Aetna Furnace Road
  • News of Record

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Tommy G. Sadberry, Jr. to Addison M. Chapman and Jamie E. Chapman, property on Harned McCubbins Road, $153,000.

    Brian K. Carlisle and Anissa Carlisle to Wesley W. Owens and Stacy D. Owens, property on Youngers Creek Road, $330,000.

    Toby Loyall and Ali E. Loyall to Kathryn McDowell, lot one, phase one of Pearman Estates, $230,000.

  • Driver's license clarification

    The driver’s license information in the June 15 issue of the LaRue County Herald News was incorrect. The following is the correct information.

    Written tests for permits (operator permits, CDL permits, motorcycle permits) are given on Monday mornings from 8 to 10:15 a.m. in the LaRue Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the courthouse annex.

    Road testing is given 11:15 a.m. on Mondays by appointment only.

    For more information about the tests or motorcycle road tests, call the clerk’s office at 270-358-3421. 

  • Hodgenville man to attend DNC

    After three decades as a Repub­lican, Craig Astor of Hodgenville spent a brief time as a Libertarian Party Congressional candidate. Now he’s a Democrat serving as a delegate to the party’s national convention and ready to happily cast his vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in Philadelphia this week.

    The May primary in Kentucky earned Sanders 27 delegates. Astor and 26 other Sanders supporters are attending the four-day Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which begins Monday.

  • HPD officer loses home in fire

    A Hodgenville Police officer lost his home in a house fire early Wednesday morning.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, officer Eddie Dockery came home from working a night shift early Wednesday morning to discover a fire at his house in Taylor County near Campbellsville.

    Jackson said that Dockery’s wife and son were not injured in the fire. He said the house is believed to be a total loss and the cause of the fire remains unknown. No other details have been released at this time.

  • Notes based on shape

    Where Julie Andrews in the movie, The Sound of Music, associated each note of the musical scale with an animal or object(“Do, a deer; re, a drop of golden sun”), the system of music Tess Milby teaches assigns a different shape to each note.

    Though positioned on the same lines and spaces as songs written in round notes, the sight-reader relies on each’s notes shape instead of position for its pitch.

  • Lost in LaRue - July 27, 2016

    Often you hear of my travels and the things I take photos of while I’m out and about, but you don’t get to hear the rest of the story or the stories that spring from a photo taken that stirs memories, blowing off the dust of time bringing someone back to a simpler days. Today I’m going to share with you one such ‘behind the picture’ story.

  • Man killed in motorcycle accident

    A LaRue County man died after an accident between a pickup and a motorcycle last Thursday afternoon on Fairview Road and KY 210 in Taylor County.

    The Taylor County Coroner declared James Whitlock, 59, of Magnolia dead at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 12:42 p.m., Whitlock was riding his Honda motorcycle west on KY 210, behind a Ford pickup truck that Ronald Vanheck, 60, of Campbellsville, was driving.

  • A dream come true

    When Gary and Regina McDowell bought tickets to the three-day NASCAR racing event at Kentucky Speedway July 7-9 in Sparta to celebrate their son Brady’s 15th birthday, they had no inkling of the royal reception they would receive.

    During those unforgettable three days, the family was the personal guest of champion NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha, was able to meet, greet and observe up close other drivers and their crews, and to enjoy gifts from Busch, the speedway, and M&M Company, a Busch sponsor.