Local News

  • Herald News wins state's top award

     The LaRue County Herald News has been named the best in its class by the Kentucky Press Association.

  • Two injured in crash in Taylor County

     Two people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on KY 210 last Wednesday.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at 3:16 p.m., Sean Nelson, 39, of Buffalo had stopped his 2009 Chevrolet in front of the entrance to Taylor County Animal Shelter when his vehicle was rearended by a 1997 Toyota truck driven by Ricky Judd, 59, of Summersville. Judd's vehicle was then rearended by a 2002 Ford Taurus, driven by Andrea Coomer, 41, of Fairdale. Coomer’s vehicle was then rearended by a pickup truck driven by Ethen Spencer, 21, of Campbellsville.

  • New Hope woman dies in wreck

    A New Hope woman died Friday night after a two-car collision on Woodlawn Road in Bardstown.

    Janice M. Hicks, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. Hicks was driving a 2003 Chevy Cavalier north on Woodlawn Road just north of Early Times Boulevard when a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Stephanie Welch, 19, Bardstown crossed the center line, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • SUV crashes through garage

     A Buffalo man escaped injury in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday.

    Dakota Petrie, 19, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer south on Ky. 61 about 6:10 p.m. Jan. 18 when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    The Blazer left the roadway, struck a stop sign, then struck a detached garage at 10 Jones St. The vehicle continued through the garage and narrowly missed a residence.

    There was severe damage to the vehicle and garage, which is owned by Brad Thompson and Terry Buck.

  • 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


  • 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.