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Local News

  • New Haven Library to open by late April

    Patrons of the New Haven Library can expect the new location to open by late April. Challenges presented by the construction have caused a delay in the grand opening and inadvertently gone slightly over budget.
    Librarian Director Sharon Shanks reported to the library board Thursday the unforeseen expenses resulted from complications in the construction of the parking lot for the New Haven Library. Initially bid at  $990,000, the library is currently over by $20,534.84.

  • Three easy steps to FEMA sign-up

    Survivors of the recent Kentucky tornadoes who suffered damage should register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, even if they have insurance or aren’t sure they’re eligible for help. 

  • Friends of the Library to recruit at Expo

     A new chapter of the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization created to support and celebrate the LaRue County Public Library, has been formed by a group of concerned citizens in Hodgenville.

  • Three injured in crash outside Buffalo

    A two-vehicle crash on Greensburg Road left three people injured Friday afternoon.
    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Russell McCoy, Joe Milby, 40, of Greensburg, was traveling westbound near the 2500 block of Greensburg Road when he lost control of the Ford pickup he was test-driving from Hutcherson Auto Sales.
    The truck struck a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Melinda Howell, 62, of Greensburg Road, in the right side.
    The pickup then flipped several times and landed on its top according to McCoy.

  • Summary of LaRue's Feb. 29 storm damages

    LaRue’s damages from Feb. 29 tornadoes
    According to E-911 Coordinator Chris Jackson, 35 separate buildings were damaged or destroyed by the Feb. 29 tornadoes.
    Sixty-seven individuals were displaced during the storms.
    Summary
    Tanner Road – Barn destroyed, roof damage, outbuilding destroyed
    Kyle Street – Roof damage
    Marcum Lane – Roof and outbuilding damaged

  • Extension Expo offers information and giveaways

     The 30th annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday in the LaRue County High School gym.

  • FEMA, senator visits storm-damaged areas

     LaRue County suffered more than $1 million in damages during the Leap Day tornadoes. Despite the widespread damage that occurred from Tanner Road to Stiles Ford Road, however, it is small compared to what eastern counties can claim.

  • LaRue County eligible for FEMA assistance

    Minutes after The LaRue County Herald News went to press Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that LaRue County storm victims are eligible for federal assistance.

    Frankfort received notice Tuesday that President Barack Obama authorized relief for residents of LaRue, Grayson, Ohio, Russell and Trimble Counties. This brings the total number of counties receiving federal aid to 21. 

  • Two injured in Roanoke wreck

     Two Hodgenville residents were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning on Dan Dunn Road in the Roanoke section.

    Christina Murphy, 40, of Hodgenville was driving north in a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu about 6;30 a.m. She told Kentucky State Police that a white pick-up truck ran her off the roadway, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins. She hit a patch of gravel, causing her to lose control of the car. She overcorrected and ran off the west side of the roadway. The vehicle came to a rest down an embankment in a small creek.

  • KY 84 to close at Sonora railroad crossing

     CSX Railroad will close KY 84 at their crossing in Sonora to perform maintenance on Thursday, March 15.

    The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Crews are expected to complete their work and have the road re-opened by the end of the day. 

    Signs will be posted on each side of the crossing to alert motorists of the work, allowing them to plan for the closure.