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  • PHOTO: Road construction

    One lane of U.S. 31-E is closed for the reconstruction of curves near Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Crews are working on retaining walls, requiring the road to be reduced to one lane in that area. A temporary signal is being used to direct alternating  one-way traffic. The project should be complete in September.

  • City Hall under fire

    Hodgenville City Hall business came to a halt Friday morning when Kentucky State Police troopers served a search warrant on the premises.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse notified The LaRue County Herald News about 10 a.m. that City Hall would be closed while the investigation took place.

    Phones went unanswered and a trooper turned away residents from the door, informing them City Hall would reopen later that day.

    Investigators, part of the state’s special integrity unit, left about 2:30 p.m., according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • Tornado hits Roanoke

     An EF2 tornado, with wind speed of up to 135 miles per hour, cut a seven-mile swath through northern LaRue County Wednesday, June 26.

  • Dairy, one-room schoolhouse flattened

    An EF2 tornado, with wind speed of up to 135 miles per hour, cut a seven-mile swath through northern LaRue County Wednesday, June 26.

    According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down at 10:25 p.m. near the LaRue-Hardin line just north of Tonieville. It moved east-northeast for eight minutes, causing a great deal of damage on Castleman, Carter Brothers, Slack, River and Dan Dunn Roads. The destruction was 150-to-300 yards wide.

  • Students to receive free lunch

    More than 1,000 LaRue County elementary students will receive free meals at school when classes resume in August.

    The LaRue County School Board approved the Community Eligibility Option referred to as “CEO” during a special meeting on June 25.

    Dee Anne Sanders, food coordinator for LaRue County Schools, did a presentation on the change.

    The CEO program is associated with the reauthorization of the National School Lunch Program and seeks to provide all students at qualifying schools with free lunch and also one free breakfast meal each day.

  • Goodlett named LCHS principal

    Kyle Goodlett has been hired as principal of LaRue County High School.

    Goodlett, who served as assistant principal last year, takes over for Paul Mullins who has accepted the superintendent’s job at Garrard County.

    His duties began Monday.

    Goodlett was one of 12 applicants and four people interviewed by the LCHS site-based decision-making council. The council used also an online survey which gave everyone in the community a chance to have input.

    Their decision to hire Goodlett was unanimous.

  • Body found on I-65 identified

    Nearly a month after a woman’s body was found off Interstate 65 in Hardin County, authorities have identified her as Madiha E. Roshdy Hafzalla, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

    An Egyptian national, she was discovered May 29 by crews mowing off the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 99-mile marker.

    The body bore signs of head trauma, investigators said, and likely had been left by the side of the road several days before it was discovered. Authorities released photos of some of the woman’s clothing and jewelry hoping to prompt tips from the public.

  • Pool opening delayed

    Another problem has delayed the opening of the LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool.

    The pool was to open Saturday but health inspectors suggested new grates be installed at the bottom of the pool, said Eric DeVary, a Park and Rec board member.

    The grates were replaced Friday; however, the final inspection has not been held.

    Devary hopes the pool will open later this week.

  • KSP serve search warrant at City Hall

    Kentucky State Police served a search warrant Friday at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse notified The LaRue County Herald News about 10 a.m. that City Hall would be closed while the investigation takes place.

    A trooper turned away residents from the door, informing them City Hall would reopen later that day.

    Investigators left about 2:30 p.m., according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Mayor Cruse said his staff was "fully cooperative" with the investigators.

  • Body found on I-65 identified

    Nearly a month after a woman's body was found off Interstate 65 in Hardin County, authorities have identified her as Madiha E. Roshdy Hafzalla, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

    An Egyptian national, she was discovered May 29 by crews mowing off the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 99-mile marker.

    The body bore signs of head trauma, investigators said, and likely had been left by the side of the road several days before it was discovered. Authorities released photos of some of the woman’s clothing and jewelry hoping to prompt tips from the public.