Local News

  • Dinky's Magic Show and Christmas Spectacular is Sunday

     Dinky Gowen will present his 19th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday, Dec. 16.

  • Farrar's art takes Best of Show

     Forget the traditional French beret, easel, palette and paintbrushes when Elizabeth Farrar sits down to create a work of art.

  • Deputy involved in fatal shooting

    A reported reckless driver has died after being shot by a LaRue County deputy.

    About 9:24 p.m. Friday, LaRue County Dispatch received a call regarding a reckless driver, according to Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins.

    Deputy James “Eric” Williamson responded, located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop by engaging his emergency equipment. Chaffins said the driver, identified as Thomas E. Ferguson, 38, of Magnolia, ignored the deputy’s signal to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

  • Communicare therapist receives state award

     The service of a local therapist first garnered the attention of a Heartland Elementary School employee and, now, of the entire state.

    Suzanne Page Combs, an off-site therapist for Communicare who works in local elementary schools, was awarded the Betty Triplett Award from the Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children. The award goes to a professional who has gone beyond the requirements in service to the mental health field, among other things. Combs was nominated by Janet Robinson, the family resource coordinator at Heartland Elementary School.

  • Teen honored for service to fallen officer

     The City of Hodgenville honored a 15-year-old Wednesday for the compassion he showed to a dying police officer.

  • Riders injured when motorcycles collide

     Two men were injured Saturday when their motorcycles collided near Buffalo.


     A LaRue County resident claims to have spotted a mountain lion or cougar on a back road near Athertonville.

  • Incorrect envelope sent to subscribers

     Recently an error was made in the distribution of the renewal notices sent to subscribers of The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Two injured in separate wrecks

     Two women were injured in separate vehicle crashes last week.

    Diane Alleman, 38, of New Haven, was driving a 1993 Ford Aerostar van south on U.S. 31-E toward Hodgenville about 1:40 p.m. Nov. 28 when she lost control of the vehicle.

    The van crossed the northbound lane and hit a tree in a fencerow. There was extensive damage to the driver’s side, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    LaRue County EMS transported Alleman to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Rolling Fork Fire Department and Sheriff Bobby Shoffner assisted at the scene.

  • PHOTO: Trailer fire on East Bailey

      Buffalo Fire Department responded to a trailer and woods fire about 11:15 p.m. Friday on Bailey Road. Firefighters said no one lived in the mobile home but it was being remodeled. It rekindled the following day. Buffalo and LaRue County Fire Departments and LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Robby Brownfield were dispatched to the scene. Arson is suspected, Brownfield said.