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  • One injured in wreck on Salem Church Road

    A single vehicle crash on Salem Church Road left one person injured Saturday night.

    According to Constable Ira Bloyd Jr., a part-time deputy for the sheriff’s department, Billy Turner, 19, of Hodgenville was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero southbound about eight miles from Hodgenville when he “lost control of the vehicle in a curve.”

  • Three injured in crash near golf course

    Three people were injured in a collision about 5 p.m. Thursday near the LaRue County Golf Course.

    Kenneth Lee, 25, of Cave City, was driving a 1996 Doge Ram southbound on KY 61 and attempted to make a left turn on Keith Road, according to Constable Tim Ford.

    The pickup turned in the front of a northbound minivan driven by James R. Brown, 70, of Buffalo.

  • One injured in wreck on Lincoln Boulevard

    A wreck in front of Churchill Avenue last Monday closed one lane of Lincoln Boulevard for about 30 minutes.

    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, Adam Ward, 43, of Boston was pulling out of Churchill Avenue onto Lincoln Boulevard when a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Donald Kennedy, 54, of Lincoln Farm Road, struck his 1995 Ford Mustang.

    Passengers accompanied both vehicles, Judy McKinney with Ward and Jacqualyn Kennedy with Kennedy.

  • United Way makes impact in LaRue County

    United Way of Central Kentucky has made an impact in LaRue County through its support of programs like Kids Crew daycare and Boy Scouts.

    It’s now involved in a push to reach $1,025,000 in donations during its 2011 campaign to better serve the community.

    Christopher Wilborn, executive director of United Way of Central Kentucky, and Megan Stith, resource development coordinator, have been visiting local businesses in recent weeks, promoting the agency’s programs.

  • Flu season arrives

    Holiday gatherings may provide the perfect atmosphere for the spread of the flu.

    The influenza virus is passed from person-to-person by coughing and sneezing or touching something with the flu virus on it. Becoming infected equals fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches.

    The first confirmed case of the flu was reported Nov. 9 in Jessamine County.

    Nationwide, about 23,000 people will die from the flu or its complications.

  • No injuries reported in bus collision

    A LaRue County school bus was involved in a wreck the morning of Dec. 5.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson, Faron Humphrey, 42, of Magnolia, was driving a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    The pickup collided with a bus driven by Larry Miller, 61, of Hodgenville in front of Hardee’s.

    Johnson said neither of the drivers reported injuries.

  • PHOTO: Bucket truck catches fire

     A bucket truck, owned by Nelson Tree Service, caught fire Thursday morning in the parking lot of Pamida in Hodgenville.

    Hodgenville, LaRue and Buffalo firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

  • Herald News announces holiday schedule

    The LaRue County Herald News will close Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 for the holidays.

    Early deadlines are noon Dec. 23 and 30.

  • LaRue County 9-11 what’s your emergency?

    When a person thinks of the LaRue County Detention Center, several things may come to mind – but 911-dispatch is probably not one of them.
    Located in a small room at the entrance of the jail, is an office that answers the high-pitched 911 calls of those in need. Whether it is fire, police or medical attention, dispatchers – more formally known as telecommunicators – are on the receiving end of emergency calls.

  • Dinky's free magic show is Sunday

    Dinky Gowen will present his 18th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.
    The free event opens at 2 p.m. at LaRue County Park and Recreation. The two-hour program is suitable for all ages and will include magic, ventriloquism, comedy and generous door prizes.
    Gowen said he and his “show girls” will have lots of “new tricks up their sleeves.”
    Magician Aaron Harp of Radcliff and formerly of Hodgenville, a 10-year veteran performer, will present the “Seeing is Believing” portion of the show.