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  • Hodgenville woman reports possible sweepstakes scam

     Jeannette Benningfield of Hodgenville recently received a large, official-looking envelope from the "Award Notification Commission."

    The enclosed letter said it was sent from the "Office of the President" and described her "provisional payment schedule." She could take a 30-year distribution, receiving $66,667 each month or a lump sum of $1.25 million.

    Her only requirements were to verify her name, that she is over 18, and that she is not an employee of the Award Notification Commission.

  • Wellness on Wheels in town Jan. 30

     Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit will be available 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Hometown IGA.

  • News of Record - Jan. 18, 2012

     DUI

  • 1,100 attend Principal Amber Thurman's funeral

     About 1,100 people attended the funeral of Amber Witten Thurman last week.

  • County under tornado warning

    LaRue County is under a tornado warning.
    The coverage area includes southwestern LaRue County, Green County, northern Hart County.
    The National Weather Service advises residents to take cover by moving to an interior room or lowest floor of a sturdy building.

  • Sweetheart Photo Contest ends Friday

    The LaRue County Herald News is again sponsoring the annual Little Miss & Mister LaRue County Sweetheart Photo Contest.

    There are a few changes this year including the cost to enter. Due to the economy, we have dropped the cost of an entry from $10 to $5. We hope this will enable more people to enter.

    Winners of each age division will be determined based on voting ballots.  Ballots are available in the Jan. 18 and 25 issues of the Herald News; additional ballots are 50 cents each and are available in our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Crews to begin working on utility poles

     Inter-County Energy will be treating electric utility poles in LaRue, Nelson, Taylor and Marion Counties through March. Crews will be working in and around roads in Howardstown, New Hope and Raywick.

    Osmose Utility Services will be working on behalf of Inter-County Energy and will be on customers' property in order to treat the poles. Osmose vehicles will display Inter-County Energy signs at all times and crews may also utilize off-road, all-terrain vehicles to access remote poles.

  • Food Service Inspections - Dec. 2011 and Jan. 2012

  • Abdullah White captured by U.S. Marshals

     A Radcliff man wanted in connection with a Dec. 30 LaRue County homicide was found about 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at an Econo Lodge motel on Preston Highway in Louisville, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Abdullah Rahman White, 35, was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center early Jan. 5. He is charged with second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000; and a fugitive warrant from Tennessee, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Thurman leaves legacy of love and learning

     LaRue County Schools are closed Wednesday so students and staff may pay respect to the memory of Amber Witten Thurman.