Local News

  • One injured in Old E'town Road wreck

    A two-car collision left one injured Friday on Old Elizabethtown Road.
    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, a 1998 Chevy Lumina driven by Annette Enlow, 26, of Hodgenville was attempting to pull out of the Bent and Dent parking lot when it was struck by a Chevy truck.
    The 1993 pickup, driven by Scott G. Sexton, 47, of Canmer, attempted to swerve and brake but still collided with the Lumina.
    Enlow complained of neck pain and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Sgt. Dakota Meyer receives Congressional Medal of Honor

    Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Greensburg native, was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his extraordinary bravery while serving in Afghanistan in 2009.

    After an ambush in Kunar Province, Sgt. Meyer repeatedly entered into the heavy fire zone to evacuate the wounded, provide aid and recover the bodies of fallen unit members. He is credited with saving the lives of 13 U.S. Marines and soldiers as well as 23 Afghan soldiers. 

    He is the first living Marine in 40 years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  • What were you doing when you heard the news of 9/11?

    I remember well the exact location and what I was doing when we heard the news. I was working for the railroad in Louisville. The radio was on (we did not have a TV) and all of us huddled around our radios listening and the news was streaming in. Fear, fear that it was WWIII as the reports of other airlines and catastrophes were unfolding.

  • Springfield woman injured in Bardstown Road wreck

    A Springfield woman was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road.
    Felecia L. Spalding, 43, was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger near the 7800 block about 2 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue Deputy Eric Williamson.
    “She said she came around the curve and lost control,” Williamson said.
    The car traveled through a residential yard, struck and dragged a small tree and came to rest against a small hillside about 30 yards from the roadway.

  • Warm Blessings provides food, shelter to homeless

    It wasn't a normal evening at Warm Blessings, but then again, no evening is "normal."

    A tire blowout on the organization's van - its only source of transportation - created problems carrying patrons to and from the facility.

    But patrons, the same people who were coming to Warm Blessings for help, helped each other. Those who had cars pitched in and gave others a ride home and one man stayed and helped with the tire problem, He offered his assistance the next day as well.

  • Open house planned for Judge Holt house

    Friends of the Holt House and Breckinridge County Fiscal Court will host the annual Holt House Community Day Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The home of Judge Joseph Holt, who served in Lincoln’s administration is located in rural Breckinridge County

    The public is invited to the open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Period music, reenactors, storytelling and tours of the house and grounds will be featured activities throughout the day.

  • PHOTO: Firefighters battle blaze in Mount Sherman

    Firefighters from Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County responded to a trailer fire in Mount Sherman Thursday. Extensive damage was reported.

  • What were you doing on 911?

    What were you doing on Sept. 11, 2001, when you heard the news of the terrorist attacks?
    We invite readers of The LaRue County Herald News to share their memories of that day. We will run as many of your stories as possible in our Sept. 14 issue.
    Email information to editor@laruecounty

  • PHOTO: Fire at sawmill

    Buffalo and LaRue County Firefighters extinguished a fire Wednesday beside the former Thompson’s sawmill on Jericho Road. The fire spread around a large building and charred an electrical pole. Firefighters said they were called also to the scene Monday to extinguish a sawdust fire. It appeared that someone had been cutting up the equipment inside the building for scrap; however, no one was at the scene when firefighters arrived. The property is owned by Kentucky Tie and Lumber.

  • Howell's vintage art lends hometown touch to new Sunrise Manor

    About 1,000 people toured the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home at its Aug. 28 open house.
    Many noticed and commented on the impressive Lincoln-LaRue artwork in each hallway. Most of the framed prints denote an important place or person in the county’s history, whether it be a presidential visit to the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln or Hodgenville street scenes.