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  • Flu season arrives

    Holiday gatherings may provide the perfect atmosphere for the spread of the flu.

    The influenza virus is passed from person-to-person by coughing and sneezing or touching something with the flu virus on it. Becoming infected equals fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches.

    The first confirmed case of the flu was reported Nov. 9 in Jessamine County.

    Nationwide, about 23,000 people will die from the flu or its complications.

  • No injuries reported in bus collision

    A LaRue County school bus was involved in a wreck the morning of Dec. 5.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson, Faron Humphrey, 42, of Magnolia, was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    The pickup collided with a bus driven by Larry Miller, 61, of Hodgenville in front of Hardee’s.

    Johnson said neither of the drivers reported injuries.

  • PHOTO: Bucket truck catches fire

     A bucket truck, owned by Nelson Tree Service, caught fire Thursday morning in the parking lot of Pamida in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville, LaRue and Buffalo firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

  • Herald News announces holiday schedule

    The LaRue County Herald News will close Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 for the holidays.

    Early deadlines are noon Dec. 23 and 30.

  • LaRue County 9-11 what’s your emergency?

    When a person thinks of the LaRue County Detention Center, several things may come to mind – but 911-dispatch is probably not one of them.
    Located in a small room at the entrance of the jail, is an office that answers the high-pitched 911 calls of those in need. Whether it is fire, police or medical attention, dispatchers – more formally known as telecommunicators – are on the receiving end of emergency calls.

  • Dinky's free magic show is Sunday

    Dinky Gowen will present his 18th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.
    The free event opens at 2 p.m. at LaRue County Park and Recreation. The two-hour program is suitable for all ages and will include magic, ventriloquism, comedy and generous door prizes.
    Gowen said he and his “show girls” will have lots of “new tricks up their sleeves.”
    Magician Aaron Harp of Radcliff and formerly of Hodgenville, a 10-year veteran performer, will present the “Seeing is Believing” portion of the show.

  • Fundraiser planned for ill child

    A fundraiser for a seriously ill child will be held Saturday morning in the Hodgenville Elementary School cafeteria.

    Mallory Williams, the 5-year-old daughter of Jenny George, is a kindergarten student at HES. She’s had numerous medical problems including cystic fibrosis and recurrent pneumonia since birth, according to family members. She has undergone treatment in Cincinnati, National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver and Vanderbilt.

  • Two injured in Bailey Road crash

    Two men were injured in a crash on Bailey Road just after 7 p.m. Sunday.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Lucas H. Carman, 21, of Buffalo, was driving a 1996 GMC pickup west on KY 1192 about four miles east of Mount Sherman, when he lost control of the vehicle.

    The truck’s tires dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway. Carman overcorrected and the vehicle left the roadway on the right side, causing it to overturn.

    Carman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries.

  • KY 222 closed due to flooding

    KY 222 in LaRue County has been closed due to flooding following heavy rain across the region. Water is over the road between four and five miles east of KY 84, according to the Department of Highways.

  • One Knox site links returning soldiers with assistance

    Community members are invited to welcome home soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division through use of a website designed to provide multiple ways for residents to thank those who have served.
    The website, www.oneknox.com/welcomehome, was launched by One Knox in conjunction with the organization’s Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.