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  • BURN BAN: Firefighters dealing with illegal burns, field fires

  • Reed recovering from fiery crash

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  • Holdun Reed recovering from surgery after fiery accident

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    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner issued a no outside burn order for LaRue County Oct. 21. The burn ban remains in effect until hazardous conditions are abated. County offices have received numerous calls about the ban, especially after Tuesday's rain. The ban will be re-evaluated next week.

  • Atmosphere was calm as ballots poured in

    The atmosphere was calm in the LaRue County Courthouse Tuesday night as the votes were announced in each precinct.

  • CRUSEing to a second term

    Incumbent Mayor Terry Cruse defeated challenger Rita Williams by 148 votes Tuesday to reclaim the top seat in Hodgenville for a second term.

  • Alleged drunken driver hits ditch, dodges road crew

    A Hodgenville man faces numerous charges after he allegedly drove recklessly in a road construction area.

    David Christopher Young, 47, was allegedly driving north on Howardstown Road about 3 p.m. Oct. 21 when he approached 11 workers paving the road. According to Deputy Matt Darst, Young drove through the ditch to go around the flagger and “popped both passenger side tires.” The flagger instructed him to stop, however, Young told him “he was going on up the hill,” Darst said.

  • Greenleaf named grand marshal of parade

    Our calendars are marked Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day, an annual U.S. holiday honoring military veterans.

    On Sunday, Nov. 7, LaRue County will honor veterans with the second annual Veteran's Day Parade and ceremony.

    William Greenleaf has been chosen as the parade's grand marshal.

    Greenleaf served in the U.S. Army for more than 29 years - serving in World War II in the South Pacific with the 37th Infantry Division, and three tours in Vietnam. He achieved the rank of master sergeant and was awarded numerous medals.

  • Election of 1860

    The presidential election of 1860 was a turning point in U.S. history.

    Abraham Lincoln, a Republican from Kentucky, was elected to his first term of the Presidency. His defeat of three well-known opponents and his stance on slavery served as a tipping point for the onset of the Civil War.

  • Precinct Breakdown

    See how your neighbors voted. Precinct-by precinct breakdown available in this weeks edition of the LaRue County Herald News on page 11 A.