Local News

  • Hart County offers tire amnesty

     Improperly disposed of tires are unsightly and can harbor disease-carrying mosquitoes.

    At times, residents hesitate to dispose properly of the waste tires due to a small service fee.

    On July 19-21, Hart County, in partnership with the Division of Waste Management is sponsoring a tire amnesty program that is open to all Kentucky residents for free disposal of an unlimited number of tires.

    The event will be held at 1545 Main Street (US 31W) in Munfordville.

  • Curtis O'Dell completes 120 miles of walk back home

    On April 26, Curtis O’Dell of Hodgenville drove to Andersonville, Tenn., and caught a ride to his old hometown of Knoxville.
    His purpose? To walk back home.
    It is a distance of about 235 miles. He didn’t quite make it but met some interesting folks along the way.
    The 72-year-old shared the details of his trek:

  • Firefighters raise $12,500 for Crusade

     LaRue County’s WHAS Crusade for Children collection totaled about $12,500, according to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks.

  • Mowing crew reports damage to bushhog

    A mowing crew reported damage to a bushhog May 31 after it allegedly was struck by a minivan driven by Theodore Krueger, 84, of Hodgenville.
    Kenneth Milburn, 37, of Magnolia, the operator of a 2012 John Deere tractor, reported that the collision occurred on Bardstown Road near the intersection with Stone House Loop, according to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith.
    Smith said the crew had placed signs along the road, warning motorists of the mowing.

  • PHOTO CONTEST: Send us your best shot

    The LaRue County Herald News is again sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered – nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage.
    A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.
    A sample of winning entries will be published in a special section to be produced in July.  You’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.
    There is no charge to enter.

  • CKCAT replaces TACK

     People in the local area likely have seen white vans traveling throughout LaRue and adjacent counties with “TACK” written in black letters across their sides. 

  • News of Record – June 6, 2012

     Civil Suits

  • Old Firestone building burns

    One of LaRue County’s eyesores burned early Monday.
    According to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks, dispatch received about 15 calls just after 12:30 a.m., reporting that the old Firestone building, located at 803 S. Lincoln Boulevard, was on fire.
    The concrete block building, with its collapsed roof and broken windows, has been discussed by Hodgenville City Council numerous times in terms of community safety and unsightliness. It has been empty for years.

  • Teddy Bear Picnic returns to Park Thursday

     After a two-year hiatus, the Teddy Bear Picnic is returning.

  • Two injured in wreck at Devers Curve

     Two people were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road

    Eric E. Burrell, 26, of Bardstown, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt east on U.S. 31E near Devers Curve when he lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    The Cobalt’s tires dropped off the roadway and the driver overcorrected. The car slid sideways down the roadway into the path of a westbound 1994 Chevrolet pickup driven by Wendy G. McFarland, 28, of Hodgenville. The pickup struck the car in the passenger side.