.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Police cruiser crashes

    Deputy Larry Clopton planned to serve an emergency protective order Thursday. Clopton, 59, who was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser, spotted the person driving on Lincoln Farm Road and pulled into the emergency lane to turn around and follow.

    However when he pulled back onto the roadway, the cruiser struck a 2002 Dodge Intrepid driven by Lenesia Osborne, 45, of Indiana, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

  • Complaints may have led to OEA investigation

    Complaints about the LaRue County High School band program are thought to have triggered an Office of Education Accountability investigation of a school board member.

    School board member Norbert Skees, who has a child in band, said he was among parents raising issues about first-year band director Jaime Smith with school administrators.

    He said concerns with Smith developed because he is a parent, not because of his service as a school board member.

    “On two different occasions, I was treated with total disrespect by the band director,” Skees said.

  • Chamber presents three awards at banquet

    A civic organization, a federal employee and a local businessman were honored Thursday night as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church.

  • Herald News holding summer photo contest

    Send us your best shot.

    The LaRue County Herald News is sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered – nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage (it is the Bicentennial after all).

    A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.

    We’ll print the winning photos and you’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.

    There is no charge to enter.

    Rules

  • Grandparent complains about band banquet, director

    Penny Van Dyke describes herself as one of the LaRue County High School band’s biggest supporters. However, she said she felt compelled to voice numerous complaints about the program to the school board.

    Van Dyke told the board that she had been denied tickets to the end-of-the-year band banquet, her grandson Michael Large was not treated well at the banquet and cited concerns about actions of band director Jaime Smith.

  • Kentucky announces holiday crackdown on drunken drivers

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Office of Highway Safety  is reminding everyone to Drive Smart during the July Fourth holiday period. Officers will be out in force, cracking down on any violation, with an emphasis on impaired drivers. The Drunk Driving. Over the Limit, Under Arrest enforcement blitz will run from Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5.

  • Traffic alert for Interstate 65

    A project to rehabilitate a set of twin bridges over Green River and U.S. 31W along Interstate 65 in Hart County began Saturday, June 20, and will continue for a month.

    The southbound bridge over U.S. 31W at mile marker 64 will be reduced to one lane through 10 a.m. June 25. The same work pattern will be repeated June 27-July 2.

  • July 4 celebrations planned at Lincoln Park and Buffalo church

    A pair of very different community events are planned for the Fourth of July.

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is presenting two programs from the Frazier International History Museum and a living history military encampment.

    The Civil War military encampment will be at the site 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Re-enactors include Eric Franz, Jeremy White and Vestal Rodgers.

    Costumed interpreters present “Mr. Lincoln Looks Back” at 11 a.m. and “Day in a Soldier’s Life: The American Civil War” at 2 p.m.

  • Greensburg woman charged with trafficking after wreck

    An investigation into a traffic accident has resulted in drug trafficking charges being brought against a Greensburg woman.

    LaRue Deputy Matt Darst responded to the report of a crash on Greensburg Road in Mount Sherman about 6:30 p.m. June 12.

    Beverly Reliford, 51, was driving a 2006 Ford 500 and attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot, according to Darst. She drove the Ford into the path of a 2004 Toyota Avalon driven by Joyce Vittitow, 66, of Louisville. The collision was almost head-on, Darst said.

  • Man faces sex abuse charges in three counties

    A Mount Sherman man faces 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy in three counties.

    Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road, was indicted on 100 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sodomy by a LaRue County grand jury June 15. The arrest came as the result of an investigation by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Kentucky State Police, according to court records. The detective presented the case to the grand jury directly, rather than district court.