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Local News

  • Environmental Center to be featured on 'Kentucky Life'

    The LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center will be featured in an upcoming segment of KET’s Kentucky Life.
    Show host Dave Shuffett visited the Leafdale Road site in November, conducting interviews for the show. Guests included LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Dr. William H. Martin, chairman for the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board.

  • LaRue in top fourth of 'healthiest' counties

    LaRue County generally is one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to recently released data.
    Health factors, such as smoking, kept LaRue County ranked 32nd – near the top one-fourth of the 120 counties – in a University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study report.

  • Gray honored for service to Kentucky Division of Forestry

     Kentucky Division of Forestry employee Steve Gray received the Outstanding Service Forester Award from the Kentucky Woodland Owners Association during the annual meeting held at Carter Caves State Resort Park this week. Gray, who works in the Central District, has helped advance forest management through his work with private landowners for 30 years. He was selected by KWOA to receive the award based on his accomplishments in forestry management and long-time association with private landowners.

  • Three vehicle collision near Buffalo injures one

    A three-vehicle accident on Campbellsville Road left one injured just
    before 11 a.m. Friday.
    According to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith, Lucas Milby, 21, of Campbellsville
    was driving a black Ford Mustang when he crossed the centerline, striking two vehicles.
    A Hummer, driven by Eleanor McKenzie, 72, of Bronston, was the first to be
    struck, followed by a GMC Sonoma driven by Anthony Kidwell, 60, of Greenwood, Ind.
    Rescue workers extricated Milby from the car and he was then transported to

  • Four teens injured in crash outside Buffalo

    Four teens were injured in a single-vehicle crash outside Buffalo just before 3 p.m. Friday.
    According to Deputy Russell McCoy, the driver, Brandon Lewis, 17, lost control of a Ford Mustang on North L&N Turnpike. The car crossed the center line and clipped the shoulder of the roadway. Lewis overcorrected and the car ran off the opposite side of the road, through a ditch, striking several small trees. The car flipped at least once before striking a large tree in the front yard of a residence.
    Lewis was ejected from the car.

  • TORNADO WATCH LIFTED

    The tornado watch and warning, issued for LaRue County this afternoon, have been lifted.

    No damage was reported during the worst of the storm, according to Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management. Thunderstorms are expected to continue.

  • 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.