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Local News

  • Local businesses prepare for holiday open houses

    The holiday season is swiftly approaching, which means people will be out in droves through the end of the year to buy whatever is the hot present this season.

    We all know the sites: mall parking lots, packed to the brim with glinting windshields, cold muddy footprints tracking the journey from said parking lot to the door and, of course, the mall itself. Stores full of people standing shoulder to shoulder, trying to make their way to the register, purchases in tow.

    If you would like to avoid that, buy local.

  • Wortham shares memories of Vietnam

    Like his father Harlan “Pooch” Wortham before him, David Wortham has worked at a filling station, but unlike his dad, Wortham lived and even rode inside his station – a U.S. Navy tanker.

    A Hodgenville native, Wortham served in the mid-to-late 1960s as a machinist mate third class aboard the USS Mississinewa, an oil tanker named after an Indiana river.

    “It was the flagship for the Sixth Fleet,” said the 1965 LaRue County High School graduate. “It was the fleet admiral’s duty station.”

  • Man uses ax to break in home

     A Hodgenville man was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault after allegedly striking a woman on Oct. 29. He was also charged with third-degree terroristic threat-ening.

    According to Kentucky State Police, David A. “Archie” Spalding, 46, of N.L&N Turnpike, entered the woman’s house by kicking in a door. He allegedly “ripped out her hair” and threatened her with a knife. At one point, he allegedly attempted to break in a door with an ax.

  • Fundrai$ers

    Santa’s Helpers bake sale and food drive

    Santa’s Helpers will hold a bake sale and canned food drive beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Hometown IGA. Proceeds will be used to buy new toys for children at Christmas. For more information, call Snookie Morrison at 270-234-3313.

    Relay for Life Fundraisers

    The Circle of Friends team is selling Subway cards for $10. Contact Regina Childress 270-358-9541 or anyone who works at Nationwide Uniform for more information.

  • WKU Forensics team named sweepstakes champion

    Western Kentucky University forensics team was crowned team sweepstakes champion, ahead of 39 other schools, at the largest tournament of the fall semester.

    The 67th Annual L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament, hosted by Bradley University, is one of the oldest collegiate forensics tournaments and has historically served as a predictor of success at April’s national tournament.

  • Navy Airman Butler completes basic training

    Navy Airman Recruit Tony L. Butler, the son of Shirley L. Butler of Upton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

    During the eight-week program, Butler completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • LaRue’s library has abundance of offerings

    I have heard it said that libraries are going to become extinct with the advent of the Kindle and the Nook. On the surface, this could be accepted as fact. When you dig a little deeper, you will find surprising evidence to the contrary.

    For those of you who have been following our staff articles, you already are aware that the LaRue County Public Library offers an abundance of services to its patrons.

    I want to open up the topic of the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) to you this week so that you are informed about this remarkable resource.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline opponents brace for the possibility of more pipeline proposals

     

    By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald Leader

    Plans for the Bluegrass Pipeline were halted in April, but opponents of other natural gas liquids pipelines aren't stopping to rest.

    A meeting Saturday in Lexington will focus on issues surrounding natural gas liquids, landowner rights and what local governments can do to protect their citizens.

    Billed as “The Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky's Future Beyond Fossil Fuels Summit,” the meeting will be held at Locust Trace AgriScience Center on Leestown Road.

  • Unusually late delivery

    The LaRue County Herald News is experiencing later than normal subscriber delivery this morning, due to the papers being held at the printing plant last night for election results. 

    If you have not received your paper by 11 a.m., call us at the office at 270-358-3118 and let us know.  

  • East Kentucky Power substation to 'improve reliabilty' in Roanoke

    East Kentucky Power Cooperative is planning to build a substation in the Roanoke area.
    The company held an open house Oct. 27 at Valley Creek Church in Elizabethtown to answer questions from property owners.
    The substation will be located on Gray Road. The new 69,000-kilovolt distribution line leading in and out of the substation will cover a half-mile wide corridor that would extend about five miles, according to Nick Comer, a spokesperson for EKPC. The distribution line would run into another line that is parallel to the Bluegrass Parkway.