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  • Fire claims barn, animals of Ford Road family

    The Williams family was getting ready to leave for church Sunday morning at Our Lady of Mercy in Hodgenville.

    Orry, a freshman at Central Hardin High School, was opening the garage door of the family’s Ford Road home in Elizabethtown when he saw smoke wafting up from the barn several yards away.

    The barn contained animals that he and his sister, Briann, a seventh-grader at East Hardin Middle School, had raised for 4-H. They had cared for many of the animals since birth.

  • Restaurants must post inspection scores

    Pretty soon, when you go out to eat in LaRue County — or any of the other seven counties in the Lincoln Trail District Health Department region — you will be able to review their health inspection rating before you even order your drink.

  • Herald's online news changing to subscription-based model

    Next week, The LaRue County Herald News’ website, www.laruecountyherald.com, will undergo a significant change.
    Beginning March 30 our website will change to a subscription-based news and information site.
    We will offer our newspaper subscribers complete access to all the award-winning news and features of our print product, plus breaking news and all the online features of slideshows, videos, blogs and forums. In addition, a complete electronic e-edition version of our print newspaper will be available to subscribers online.

  • Two injured in New Haven Road wreck

    Two people were injured in a car accident near M&M Get-and-Go Mini Mart near Balltown about 6:30 a.m. March 16.
    According to a police report, Ann M. Nalley, 29, Bardstown, pulled out of the Mini Mart into the path of the car of Fred Boone, 51, New Haven, who was traveling north on New Haven Road at 50-55 mph.
    Boone suffered multiple bodily injuries and Nalley suffered head injuries. Nelson County EMS confirmed Boone was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital after first aid was administered at the scene.
    Both cars were towed.

  • County Clean-Up Days set for March 25-26

    LaRue County Clean-up Days will be March 25 and 26 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County High School.
    According to Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray, cleanup efforts have taken in about 87 tons of trash and 36.5 tons of recyclable material since 2008.
    The cleanup day is held in conjunction with Commonwealth Cleanup Week and focuses on recycling and providing citizens the opportunity to spruce up in time for the spring season.  

  • Saturday's Extension Expo will offer 70 commercial and service booths

    Need a free tree? A blood pressure check?
    Have a craving for a pork burger?
    Those are only a few of the attractions at Saturday’s 29th annual Extension Expo. The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the LaRue County High School gym.
    Seventy commercial and service booths will offer an array of information and giveaways.

  • FLOOD WARNING FOR LARUE COUNTY

    LaRue County is under a flood warning.

    The National Weather Service issued a severe weather advisory at 2:10 p.m.

    The NWS advises drivers to use caution in flooded areas.

  • College Street crash injures one

    A Hodgenville man is facing charges after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on College Street.
    Jason Milby, 36, of Campbellsville Road, told officers he did not recall the events leading up to the wreck which occurred just before noon. The pickup truck he was driving crashed into a utility pole, snapping it near the base. Crews from Kentucky Utilities, Windstream and Comcast spent several hours repairing the damaged lines.
    “There was lots of damage,” Acting Police Chief Steve Johnson said.

  • County is under a flood watch

    Much of Kentucky, including LaRue County, is under a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service.

    A slow-moving cold front will lead to significant rainfall totals moving through the region through Saturday. Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms covered the area late Friday and were expected to continue Saturday.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
     According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., died Feb. 27, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.