Local News

  • Proposed pipeline talks continue in Nelson County

    Several Nelson County landowners have told The Kentucky Standard they won’t grant an easement for a natural gas liquids pipeline to cross their property.

    County Judge-Executive Dean Watts said some landowners are for the pipeline, which would carry natural gas byproducts such as butane and propane from the shale fields of Pennsylvania to petrochemical processing plants in Louisiana. But all the landowners at a public forum in June either spoke against it or were skeptical.

    Property owners who are against the pipeline haven’t been reluctant to talk.

  • Berea plans festival

    The Berea Craft Festival has become one of the most anticipated and celebrated craft events in the Southeastern United States. The Festival, ranked 57th in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, will celebrate its 32nd anniversary July 12-14, at Indian Fort Theatre in Berea.

    More than 120 artists from 15 different states will round out this years’ full house.

  • work continues on curves
  • Police search for missing Breckinridge County man

      Police in Breckinridge County are asking for your help locating a man who has been missing for several days.

    Gregory “Greg” Miller was reported missing from the Harned area of Breckinridge County about 3:30 p.m. July 4.

    According to a family member, a neighbor saw Miller “walking down the road with a duffle bag.”

    Miller, 57, suffers from mental disabilities, police said, and has not been taking his medication. He is 6 feet tall, weighs about 190 pounds, and has gray/white hair and hazel eyes.

  • Pool to open July 4

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool will open 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, according to Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    The city-owned pool was to open Saturday but health inspectors suggested new grates should first be installed at the bottom of the pool.

    The grates were replaced Friday; however, the final inspection was not held in time for the pool to be opened on the weekend.

  • Buffalo Post Office closed due to spiders

    The Buffalo Post Office will be temporarily closed starting Friday, July 5, while the facility is treated for recluse spiders. In the meantime, Post Office box customers can pick up their mail at the Hodgenville Post Office, 102 S. Walters St., in Hodgenville between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. 

    Retail services are also available at these locations: 

  • 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.