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  • LCHS student dies in crash

     A LaRue County High School student died Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins, Alma Teresa Martinez Flores, 17, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer east on Ky. 210 about 6:12 p.m.

    The vehicle left the right side of the roadway for unknown reasons. Flores overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle near the LaRue/Hardin County line.

    The Explorer went down an embankment, struck a tree and overturned. It came to rest in the upright position.

  • Hodgenville woman targeted in Reader's Digest scam

     Reader’s Digest has been a mainstay in American homes for decades. More than 5.5 million of the magazines are sold each month, according to the company’s web site.

    The sweepstakes held by Reader’s Digest offers generous prizes – including a million dollar payday. Many of us believe all our problems would be solved if we could be chosen as the lucky winner.

    Unfortunately, the odds of winning the contest are slim. The odds of being hit by a Reader’s Digest scam are much greater.

  • Mount Sherman woman injured in crash

    A Mount Sherman woman was injured in Campbellsville on Friday in a single-vehicle crash on Broadway.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at about 1:54 a.m., Frankie R. Brown, 18, was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse west on Broadway when she lost control, crossed into the opposite lane and struck a utility pole.
    Campbellsville/Taylor EMS personnel transported Brown to Taylor Regional Hospital. She was treated and released.
    Campbellsville Police officer Andy Warren investigated.

  • Journalists, child protection officials debate their different approaches to Kentucky's child abuse problems

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a state that has led the nation in deaths of children from abuse and neglect, Kentucky journalists and the officials who must protect children agree that more public attention needs to be focused on the issue.

    But they don't agree on how to do it, and have been fighting expensive battles in court over it, because their professions have sharply divergent views on what kind of information the state should have to release.

     

  • Recycling trailers will be a cost-saver to residents

     Recycling just got easier for LaRue Countians.

  • Herald News wins state's top award

     The LaRue County Herald News has been named the best in its class by the Kentucky Press Association.

  • Two injured in crash in Taylor County

     Two people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on KY 210 last Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 3:16 p.m., Sean Nelson, 39, of Buffalo had stopped his 2009 Chevrolet in front of the entrance to Taylor County Animal Shelter when his vehicle was rearended by a 1997 Toyota truck driven by Ricky Judd, 59, of Summersville. Judd's vehicle was then rearended by a 2002 Ford Taurus, driven by Andrea Coomer, 41, of Fairdale. Coomer’s vehicle was then rearended by a pickup truck driven by Ethen Spencer, 21, of Campbellsville.

  • New Hope woman dies in wreck

    A New Hope woman died Friday night after a two-car collision on Woodlawn Road in Bardstown.

    Janice M. Hicks, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. Hicks was driving a 2003 Chevy Cavalier north on Woodlawn Road just north of Early Times Boulevard when a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Stephanie Welch, 19, Bardstown crossed the center line, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • SUV crashes through garage

     A Buffalo man escaped injury in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday.

    Dakota Petrie, 19, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer south on Ky. 61 about 6:10 p.m. Jan. 18 when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    The Blazer left the roadway, struck a stop sign, then struck a detached garage at 10 Jones St. The vehicle continued through the garage and narrowly missed a residence.

    There was severe damage to the vehicle and garage, which is owned by Brad Thompson and Terry Buck.

  • Hodgenville woman reports possible sweepstakes scam

     Jeannette Benningfield of Hodgenville recently received a large, official-looking envelope from the "Award Notification Commission."

    The enclosed letter said it was sent from the "Office of the President" and described her "provisional payment schedule." She could take a 30-year distribution, receiving $66,667 each month or a lump sum of $1.25 million.

    Her only requirements were to verify her name, that she is over 18, and that she is not an employee of the Award Notification Commission.