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Local News

  • Awesome egg hunts planned for Saturday

     As the Easter season approaches, several organizations are planning secular and religious celebrations.

  • Discover LaRue: Updates needed

     The LaRue County Herald News staff is working on Discover LaRue County 2013. 

    We’re collecting data about local clubs, schools, public utilities, government and businesses.

    If your group’s information has changed since last year, please call us at 358-3118 or email Linda Ireland at editor@laruecountyherald.com. 

    For advertising, contact General Manager Allison Shepherd at gm@laruecountyherald.com.

    Deadline is April 1.

  • March 22-23: County Cleanup Days

     It’s spring cleaning time for LaRue County.

    The annual County Cleanup Days will be held March 22-23 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County Middle School.

    Drop-offs will be accepted noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray requests “no early birds” as she does not have as many workers available this year.

  • Adopt-A-Highway

      How can you contribute to the community, make a difference, send a message and educate others – all while having fun with friends and family? Join Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway Program. By taking responsibility for an area roadway, you set an example in your community.

  • Wreck on I-65 diverts traffic to U.S. 31-W

     Northbound I-65 remains reduced to one lane at Exit 71 in Hart County due to a multi-commercial vehicle and personal vehicle crash that occurred around 4 a.m., according to the Department of Transportation.

    The Bonnieville exit is blocked.  Motorists needing to access US 31W should use Exit 65 (Munfordville) and then proceed north on US 31W.  With morning traffic increasing, the queue is extending.  Minor delays may be possible.  Both lanes should be re-opened in 1-2 hours.

  • Family needs assistance after fire

     A Taylor County family lost their home Tuesday evening in a fire.

  • Woman injured in crash in Magnolia

     A Magnolia woman was injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash.

  • Theme for Saturday's Expo is 'Emergency Preparedness'

     The 31st annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday in the LaRue County High School gym.

  • Six dead, five injured in I-65 crashes

     Two wrecks near Sonora on Saturday left six dead and five injured.

  • Bus out of commission

     LaRue County school bus #111 was out of commission Thursday afternoon when its turbo-charged diesel engine leaked oil and blew plumes of black smoke out the exhaust. The driver pulled in the parking lot of South Fork Baptist Church. Another bus was sent to transport the 50-or-so children home. It was feared the bus was on fire and Buffalo and Magnolia fire departments were dispatched to the scene. Nathan Wheeler, who works in the bus garage, said there was about a 10-minute delay on the bus route.