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  • Herald News recognized in Kentucky Press Association competition

    The LaRue County Herald News received recognition from the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Newspapers awards program.

    Terry Sandidge received second-place honors in the competition for Best Sports Picture.for an entry which included a display of exceptional effort by local youth football players.

    The newspaper staff received honorable mention for its farm page entry in the Best Business/Agribusiness contest.

  • Herald News recognized in Kentucky Press Association competition

    The LaRue County Herald News received recognition from the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Newspapers awards program.

    Terry Sandidge received second-place honors in the competition for Best Sports Picture.for an entry which included a display of exceptional effort by local youth football players.

    The newspaper staff received honorable mention for its farm page entry in the Best Business/Agribusiness contest.

  • Herald News recognized in Kentucky Press Association competition

    The LaRue County Herald News received recognition from the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Newspapers awards program.

    Terry Sandidge received second-place honors in the competition for Best Sports Picture.for an entry which included a display of exceptional effort by local youth football players.

    The newspaper staff received honorable mention for its farm page entry in the Best Business/Agribusiness contest.

  • Driver faces long recovery after crash

    A Hodgenville man narrowly escaped a debilitating injury following a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 20.

    About 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Jason S. Hatcher, 24, was northbound on U.S. 31E just outside Hodgenville city limits. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. It left the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a curve sign and utility pole on the other side of the roadway. It traveled about 180 feet before overturning and coming to rest on its top near the intersection with Forest Hill.

  • Driver faces long recovery after crash

    A Hodgenville man narrowly escaped a debilitating injury following a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 20.

    About 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Jason S. Hatcher, 24, was northbound on U.S. 31E just outside Hodgenville city limits. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. It left the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a curve sign and utility pole on the other side of the roadway. It traveled about 180 feet before overturning and coming to rest on its top near the intersection with Forest Hill.

  • Driver faces long recovery after crash

    A Hodgenville man narrowly escaped a debilitating injury following a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 20.

    About 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Jason S. Hatcher, 24, was northbound on U.S. 31E just outside Hodgenville city limits. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. It left the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a curve sign and utility pole on the other side of the roadway. It traveled about 180 feet before overturning and coming to rest on its top near the intersection with Forest Hill.

  • Fugitives apprehended by sheriff’s office

    Two convicted felons who walked away from a halfway house in Louisville Jan. 19 were apprehended in LaRue County by the sheriff’s department.

    David Brewer, 36, of the Levelwoods area near the LaRue/Taylor line, was serving a sentence for flagrant non-support. Charles Overbey, 42, of Mason County, was serving a sentence for possession of controlled substance (cocaine), according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    The men were arrested without incident, McCoy said. They were charged with probation violations.

  • Nelson residents challenging state’s fence law

    Two Nelson County residents, Doug Kessler and Gilbert Chumbley, want Kentucky’s Fence Law changed. The men became aware of the law after a neighbor sued them to pay for half of a fence to divide their properties.

    Kentucky’s fence law requires the cost of construction or replacement of a farm boundary-line fence to be shared by neighboring landowners.

    Chumbley, who bought his property in 1977, said he would not have purchased the land if he had known about the law.

  • LaRue Schools start hour later than normal

    LaRue County Schools plan to start classes one hour later than normal today.

    The delay is weather related. Many rural roads and side streets still have some icy patches related to Friday's snowfall. It will ensure that buses and private vehicles will be able to travel in daylight, helping with travel safety.

    Significant melting is expected again today. Temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees.

  • Local leaders meet with FACES of coal

    Miranda Harvey spoke of the importance of coal when she met with local officials Jan. 20 at the courthouse in Hodgenville, mining support here and across the state for this nation’s most abundant resource.

    Harvey, with Preston-Osborne, a public relations firm out of Lexington, told LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims, “We all need to step up and realize how much coal plays an integral part in our economic well-being.”