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Local News

  • Herald News wins General Excellence Award from Kentucky Press Assocation

    The LaRue County Herald News received a General Excellence Award Friday from the Kentucky Press Association. The Herald took third in the state among medium-sized weekly newspapers.
    Individual awards in writing, design and photography earned points in the annual KPA Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest.
    Correspondent Ronnie Benningfield racked up three awards for sports writing. He took first and third for Best Sports Story and second for Best Sports Feature. He also won second for Best Business or Agribusiness Story.

  • 'Mystery Shopper' scam arrives in LaRue County

    A scam using the lure of easy money for becoming a “Mystery Shopper” has surfaced in LaRue County.
    Terry Davenport received a letter from “Bestmark” offering him the chance of participating in a consumer research survey in “selected retail stores, restaurants and various other commercial establishments .…”
    Mystery Shoppers are used by market research companies to measure the quality of service and gather other information about products.
    The letter, written on official-looking stationery, promised $300 per week and included a check for $1,990.

  • 'Dinner and a Show' fundraiser will highlight LCHS Speech Team

  • Old photo identified as 'Ballinger School'

    Longtime reader Melanie Thompson identified the old photo published in the Jan. 19 issue of The LaRue County Herald News.

    The photo also ran in the Aug. 24, 1978 issue of the Herald News and Thompson’s grandmother had saved the information. Thompson and her daughter Mandy found the clipping while looking through a box of old photos.

  • Schools closed Friday

    LaRue County students will enjoy a long weekend as classes were called off Thursday in anticipation of the approaching snow storm and again Friday, after about 3-inches of snow fell on the area. That brings a total of eight days missed due to inclement weather this school year.

    The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning that ended at 1 a.m. Friday.

    Local and state crews have made good progress clearing main roads, but backroads are still slick. Drivers should use caution in intersections as well.

  • Electric rates to increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted a rate increase to Winchester-based East Kentucky Power Cooperative, the wholesale electric power supplier for Nolin RECC and 15 other member cooperatives.

    The PSC approved the rate increase for service rendered on and after Jan. 14, 2011. EKPC sought the rate increase to strengthen its financial condition and continue building equity.

  • Lincoln Heritage House nears completion

    After months of work, reconstruction of the Lincoln Heritage House at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown is almost finished.

  • Officer improving, moved to rehab hospital

    Hodgenville City Officer Dennis Wells, who was seriously injured Jan. 3, is improving.
    Wells, 55, was struck by a pickup truck as he directed morning traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School. He suffered a broken leg and hip and bleeding in the brain. He was flown to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment.
    Wells was transferred to Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Elizabethtown where he began treatment Monday, according to Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • 2010: Year-end review

    Jan. 6 – Troy Eugene Tarter charged with rape of teen; Tommy Turner in line for KACo presidency; pizza and electronics stores opening in Hodgenville; Mat Hawks defeat sixth-ranked Union County. Deaths: John Edward Brey, Elizabeth Davis Druen, Edna Thomas Gardner, Melva Kathleen Burba Heath, John Michael Ovesen, Kathleen Morris Roberts, Cerena Brown Simmons, Edward Lee Mardis

  • Light snow, slick roads

    The National Weather predicted light snow early Friday for the LaRue County area and it arrived right on time - just as many people were trying to drive to school or work.

    Roads are slick and emergency crews are responding to several fender benders. One injury accident has been reported on Glendale Road.
    Drivers are urged to use caution as flurries continue. Up to an inch of snow is expected to accumulate.

    A winter weather advisory has been issued until 7 p.m.