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  • Kentucky Railway Museum receives grant

    The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is among the short line railroads in 12 counties that will receive a share of $3.1 million in state grants.

    “This is an investment in Kentucky's economy, because freight railroads are indispensable to our economy,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet press release.

    KRM will receive $190,350 for track and crossing rehab and repairs in Nelson and LaRue counties, according to the press release.

  • Free Movie Night series begins Saturday

    Rhett, Rhett, if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?

    Frankly, Scarlett, the best place to go for free entertainment this weekend is a showing of the classic film “Gone With the Wind” at Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The City of Hodgenville kicks off its next round of free summer movies at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The LaRue County Herald News is co-sponsor of the event.

  • Raffo Wimsett honored in Washington ceremony

    When a few thousand candles lit up Washington D.C. last week, at least four were burning in honor of a sheriff’s deputy, fallen in the line of duty, whose name is well-known in New Haven 39 years after he died.

  • Saturday fire damages Red Mills Farm

    A home-based small business suffered thousands of dollars of loss when an outbuilding caught on fire for unknown reasons at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
    About 25 firefighters and four trucks responded from Central Hardin and Valley Creek fire departments to douse the fire at 1442 Red Mill Road outside of Elizabethtown.
    The property is the site of Red Mill Farms, which offers attractions such as a pumpkin patch, hay rides and animals.
    The building that burned was used as a small store. It was a total loss, fire officials on the scene said.

  • Cadet Command celebrates 25 years

    Cadet Command will celebrate its silver anniversary on June 3 at Fort Knox with a large celebration, dedication and memoriam, thus completing the command's recent move from Fort Monroe, Va. All Army ROTC graduates and their Families are welcome to join in the celebration.

    WHEN YOU ARRIVE

    • Let the gate guards know you're attending the event; they'll direct you.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
     
    According to the Department of Defense, 1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison (US Army), 26, of Lancaster, Pa., died May 10 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
     

  • Magazine names E'town area among best in nation for jobs

    The area has earned a new economic recognition.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 16th in the nation when an online journal of information related to urban issues, New Geography, posted its annual ranking of the best cities for new jobs. The rankings included all 398 statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports monthly employment data.

    LaRue County is included in the EMSA.

  • LaRue's Relay for Life begins Friday

    LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life will begin this Friday at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    Last year, 13 teams raised $61,000 for The American Cancer Society. Nine teams are signed up for this year’s event hoping to reach their goal of $65,000, according to coordinator Bill Hawkins.
    The 12-hour event spans over two days and offers several different entertainment events.
    Tentative schedule is as follows:
    May 13
    6 p.m. – registration starts
    7 p.m. – opening ceremony

  • Councilman Otis Smith dies in sleep

    Long-time Hodgenville City Councilman Otis R. Smith, 78, died in his sleep at his home last week.
    His wife Rita said Smith had complained of a “stomach bug” for several days, but his death came as a surprise.
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said at Monday’s council meeting that he considers Smith’s death “a personal as well as business loss.”
    Smith, he said, was a good friend.

  • Emergency Management urges sheltering in place

    Torrential downpours and severe storms have plagued LaRue County residents for several weeks.
    Residents, especially those in mobile homes, may think to look for shelter in the event of severe weather. However, Chris Jackson with LaRue County Emergency Management says instead of traveling, it is best to “shelter in place”. “We don’t encourage travel in imminent weather,” Jackson said. “It’s not safe.”