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  • Pit bull dump found near Middle Creek

     Hardin County Animal Control discovered three badly decomposed pit bulls and skeletal remains of two more dogs Thursday morning near the LaRue/Hardin County line on Middle Creek Road after receiving a call Wednesday night, Director Gerald Foley said.

    The department is looking for the public’s help on who may have dumped the animals at the location, and Foley said callers can leave anonymous tips.

    Help is needed as the dogs contained no trace of microchip identification, he said.

    “There was no ID of any kind at all,” he said.

  • Flood warning issued

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for northern LaRue County,  southern Hardin County and northern Green County until 11:45 p.m. A foot of water was reported over the road near the intersection of Hammonsville and Lataon-Turner Road in northern Hart County.

    Additional rainfall of up to 1.5 inches is possible in the warned area.

    Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams.

  • SCHOOL BOARD: No action taken on superintendent

     The LaRue County School Board convened April 1 in a special called meeting to discuss the weekend arrest of Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Sanders was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and speeding by Hodgenville City Police. He was driving a school-owned vehicle.

    He will be arraigned April 9 in LaRue District Court.

  • LG&E adds natural gas powered truck to fleet

    At first glance, drivers across Hardin, Hart and LaRue Counties may not give a second thought when passing a utility vehicle from Louisville Gas and Electric Company on the roadways. However, heads may turn this month when the utility unveils its newest operations truck fueled by compressed natural gas.

  • PHOTO: Fire on Mount Tabor Road
  • Judge rules no eminent domain for pipeline

    The Bluegrass Pipeline does not have standing to take property owners’ land, nor can it or its land agents threaten landowners with eminent domain, according to a ruling in Franklin Circuit Court Tuesday.

    “Bluegrass cannot invoke the soverign power of eminent domain to threaten or intimidate, or even suggest to landowners who have no desire to sell, that Bluegrass has the right to take their property without their consent,” Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip J. Shepherd wrote in his summary judgment against the pipeline.

  • Superintendent charged with DUI, speeding

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders was charged early Saturday with driving under the influence by Hodgenville City Police.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Sanders was driving a car registered to LaRue County Board of Education. He allegedly pulled out in front of another vehicle on Water Street. Johnson said he speeded up when a city officer's cruiser fell in behind him.

    Chief Johnson said Sanders was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and released shortly after he was brought there.

  • LaRue native works on PTSD legislation

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has been called “The Invisible Wound.”
    Though the physical scars of PTSD may not be seen, its effect cuts deeply into the psyche of the person suffering from it.
    The disorder develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The person who develops PTSD may have been the one who was harmed, or may have witnessed a harmful event that happened to loved ones or strangers.    

  • New Haven to take on world bunco record

    Bobbi Jo Nalley approached the New Haven Board of Commissioners at their meeting Thursday evening with a request that could put the small town “in the books.”

    Nalley, a respiratory care coordinator at Norton Suburban Hospital and New Haven resident, informed the Commission that she had applied to the Guinness Book of World Records to break the record for having the largest Bunco tournament.

    “I am big on volunteering and I try to raise money for different foundations,” Nalley said.

  • Delay in delivery to stores

    Due to problems at the printing plant, The LaRue County Herald News may be delivered later than usual to retail outlets. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.