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Local News

  • SWEETHEARTS: Let the voting begin!

     Don’t forget to vote in our Little Mr. and Miss Sweetheart Photo Contest. Free ballots are available in the Feb. 6 and 13 issues of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Additional ballots are available at the Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, for $1 each.

    The top-vote getters will represent the newspaper in the Lincoln Days Parade in October and be eligible for other prizes.

    The deadline for ballots is Feb. 15.

  • Library offers more than books

     February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” The Herald News will be featuring different staff and services available at the library each week this month.

  • Tickets available for Lincoln Luncheon

     The Abraham Lincoln Birthday Luncheon will be held at noon Feb. 12 at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church.

    The meal will be catered by Ray’s Hodgenville Grill. There will be a guest speaker and presentation of community awards – the Richard Burks Lincoln Heritage and Mary Brooks Howard awards.

    Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at The Lincoln Museum or from Lincoln Days directors. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call the Lincoln Days office at 358-8710.

    The church is located at 1604 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville.

  • Back roads slick, schools closed

     Main roads are mostly clear after a dusting of snow fell overnight. Some back roads, parking lots and sidewalks are icy.

    Schools in LaRue and Hardin counties are closed today.

    Early morning classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are canceled today. ECTC will open at 10 a.m. today.

    The military post at Fort Knox also announced a two-hour delay for employees today unless your job has been defined as weather essential. 

  • Tornado watch issued for LaRue

    A storm front promising to bring strong winds also could lead to creation of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms overnight.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch across the western half of Kentucky, including LaRue County.

    The tornado watch will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday. The public is advised to be alert to changing conditions and keep emergency provisions including a portable radio and flashlight at hand.

  • Four recovering after Athertonville crash

     Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Jan. 21 in Athertonville.

  • Reward offered in hit-and-run

     Bobby Wright dropped by his office at Wright’s 210 for a couple of hours Monday afternoon. The 73-year-old, recovering from recent surgery, was tired of being housebound, said his daughter, Susan Howard.

  • John Veague: Hoofing it for 10 years
  • Friday's icy weather led to wrecks, closures

     Freezing rain kept emergency crews busy Friday, beginning about 6 a.m. and lasting into the evening. Local roadways turned into a solid sheet of ice, closing schools, delaying court proceedings and causing headaches for anyone who had to be out on them.

  • PHOTO: Looking Back at LaRue

     UPDATE: Two people have identified the people in this photo. Barbara Cox, who now lives in Louisville, and Ron Walters, confirmed Robert Lee Walters of Magnolia is in overalls. He passed away in 1955. The man sitting on the fender is his son, Arthur Lee Walters of Magnolia. Both are buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery.