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Local News

  • Lights installed at Creekfront

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse watches George Griffey of Pike Energy and Don Winterrowd of Kentucky Utilities install the first of 17 lights at Creekfront Park Oct. 20. People utilizing the park after dark will benefit from the safety of the new lights.

  • Inmate indicted in Valium ring

    A LaRue County grand jury indicted an inmate last week on eight counts of promoting contraband and trafficking drugs in the facility.

    Nick Rager, 21, who is lodged in the LaRue County Jjail, could’ve conspired with two others to sell and distribute Valium at the facility, the grand jury charged.

    Michael Linton, 29, and Amanda Mortenson, 21, were both charged in September on similar drug charges, for their alleged roles in a LaRue County contraband ring.  

  • Veterans parade set for Nov. 8

    The American Legion Post 87 will sponsor a Veterans Day Parade at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 with a program and reception immediately following the parade at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Anyone interested in participating may pick up an application 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at The LaRue County Herald News office, 40 Shawnee Drive.

  • Tobacco payment registration due Monday

    Tobacco quota holders and producers not currently enrolled in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program have until Monday, Nov. 2, to sign-up to receive a 2010 TTPP payment.

    Also known as the tobacco buy-out, the program provides approximately $10 billion in 10 annual installments to eligible tobacco quota holders and producers from 2005 through 2014. Payments for 2010 through 2014 will be issued annually in January.

  • Time changed at 2 a.m.

    Clocks returned to standard time today.

    The official "fall back" shift occurred at 2 a.m. Sunday with the end of daylight-saving time. In order to be on the appropriate time, turn your clocks back one hour as an hour of daylight shifts to the morning and the sun will set in late afternoon.

    Firefighters also remind the public to take this opportunity to check smoke detectors and put fresh batteries in the life-saving devices in your homes and businesses.

  • Band of Hawks takes second in Barren County event

    The LaRue County High School marching band won second in the Class AAA division at Barren County Invitational Saturday.

    They received a distinguished rating. The color guard received best guard. They placed fifth

    overall in finals and received another distinguished rating for the evening performance.

    They will compete in regionals competition on Saturday at Warren East High School.

  • Wet weather could bring weekend woes

    LaRue County is part of a special weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service.

    Unseasonably moist air will interact with a slow-moving cold fronta nd create widespread soaking rains beginning today to most of Kentucky and southern Indiana. Lightning will be produced by the isolated thunderstorms that accompany the rainy system.

  • Halloween train trips planned

    Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is having Halloween train excursions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The 90-minute train ride through the Rolling Fork River Valley includes a visit from friendly Halloween characters with treats for the kids.

    The cost is $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children ages 2 to 12. Admission to the museum and model train center is included in the cost. Reservations are suggested.

    For more information or to make reservations, call the Kentucky Railway Museum at 800-272-0152.

  • Trick-or-Treat includes Lincoln Square tour stops tonight

    With the cooler weather finally arriving, thoughts are turning once again to the annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square, scheduled this year for Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31. Child­ren in the community will be able to enjoy a safe and fun holiday by visiting the Tour Stops along Lincoln Square, sponsored by local businesses.

    City of Hodgenville will close the square to traffic at about 5:15 p.m.

  • Highway designation could drive tourism

    The Lincoln Heritage Highway was elevated as a National Scenic Byway designation by the Federal Highway Administration in a Hodgenville ceremony Friday.

    The Lincoln Heritage Highway follows a 71-mile stretch of U.S. 31E and U.S. 150, from Hodgenville to Danville. The corridor passes through New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield and Perryville.

    The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home National Historic Park at Knob Creek is one of the historic attractions along the route.