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  • 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.

  • Charges against foster parents amended

    The case against two foster parents facing drug charges has been resolved in LaRue District Court.

    Shawn Russelburg, 31, and her husband Jason Russelburg, 32, of 6360 Campbellsville Road, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first degree, on April 10 by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations June 15:

    •Extended-employment of Lisa Kerr as LaRue County High School girls' track coach effective end of school year.

    •Resignation, due to retirement, of Vicky Stewart as teacher at LaRue County Middle School effective July 1.

    •Extended-employment of Becky Hawkins as HES Cool School Cake Decorating Club Sponsor effective May 20.

    •Extended-employment of Cara Holt as HES Cool School Art Teacher effective May 20.