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  • 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.

  • Taulbee family receive benefits

    Hodgenville Officer Mark A. Taulbee died Sept. 16, 2012, after crashing his cruiser while in pursuit of a suspect. On Monday, his surviving children, Audra and Austin, and wife, Elizabeth, received benefit checks from the state.

    Dana Todd with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice and Safety Cabinet was on hand for the presentation, as well as Julie Schmidt and Jerry Powell, members of the Concerns of Police Survivors.

    The Taulbee children also received paid in-state tuition as part of the state statue.

  • Motorcycle crashed on Ky. 224

     A Cecilia man escaped serious injury March 11 when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

    Mark L. Post, 64, was driving a 2011 Harley-Davidson FLH Series motorcycle south on Ky. 224 outside Upton about 11 a.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    Post “entered the right hand curve at a higher rate of speed than the curve was rated for,” and laid it down, said Brownfield. The motorcycle came to rest in the ditch line on the left side of the roadway. It was extensively damaged; Post towed it home.

  • Magnolia woman injured in crash

     A Magnolia woman was injured March 11 in a single-vehicle crash.

    Mary Lynn Garr, 19, was driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla north on Greensburg Road outside Mount Sherman about 7:45 a.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Garr lost control of the vehicle, and it crossed the centerline, struck an earthen embankment, hit on the hood and landed upright in the ditch, partially blocking the roadway.

  • Free showing: Civil War: The Untold Story

     Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Eastern National will present a sneak-preview screening event for Civil War: The Untold Story, a five-part documentary series narrated by Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and produced for public television by Great Divide Pictures. 

    The event will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. The one-hour event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

  • Extension Expo is Saturday

     The 32nd annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday, March 15, in the LaRue County High School gym.

  • Food and water safety ensured 'behind the scenes'

     Dealing with bedbugs, dog bites, raw sewage and public restrooms isn’t a glamorous job. But the importance of our health and safety makes it a necessary one.