Local News

  • Mt. Sherman woman injured in wreck

    A Mt. Sherman woman was injured Monday in Green County after her vehicle was struck by pickup truck driven by a Campbellsville man, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Fiscal Court in support of U.S. 31-E becoming national scenic byway

    LaRue County magistrates passed a resolution in support of U.S. 31-E, from Bardstown to Hodgenville, becoming part of the National Scenic Byways.

    “The road is already a state scenic highway, but this declaration should help in opening the door for more federal grant money to, among other things, make that section of 31-E safer, by, for instance, installing more guardrails,” Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said during the Nov. 11 meeting of Fiscal Court.

    The area also will be included in any federally funded tourist promotions, he added.

  • Santa letters due by noon today

    It’s that time of year when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations mingle on the store shelves. And, that jolly old elf – Santa Claus – is already checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice before he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve.

    Santa has a lot of work to do to prepare for that evening, so once again, the staff of The LaRue County Herald News is cooperating with him to deliver wish lists for LaRue County children.

  • Ashley Judd helps launch "green" film festival

    Golden-Globe nominated, Kentucky-raised actress Ashley Judd has joined Kentucky's first lady Jane Beshear to launch the first “Green Team Kentucky Online Film Festival.” 

    The launch was done using the same technology that hundreds of Kentuckians will use to enter the competition — a YouTube video, broadcast over the Internet. To watch the video, go to www.greenteam.ky.gov/filmfestival.

  • The Great American Smoke Out is at hand

    Each November, Americans celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out. This Thursday marks the 33rd annual event. The Great American Smoke Out is a designated day where smokers from across our nation unite in cause and commit to give up smoking for one day. These future “non-smokers” need to be: cheered, applauded, supported and encouraged by family, friends, community and everyone else who is concerned about the harmful dangers associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

  • District Health Department confronts whooping cough

    Landmark News Service

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department will host a community forum on pertussis, also known as whooping cough, as 25 cases have been identified in Hardin County. 

    Most of the cases are in children. The schools involved are St. James Catholic School, Heartland Elementary, Elizabethtown Christian Academy, Morningside Elementary, Bluegrass Middle School and Rineyville Elementary, the health department reports.

  • School Board holds special meeting Thursday

    A special meeting of the LaRue County School Board has been called for Thursday evening.

    Two items are on the agenda for the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the LaRue County Board of Education's conference room on the second floor of the old Hodgenville Elementary building.

    The board will discuss bids for heating and air conditioning work plus window replacement at LaRue County Middle School as well as bids for asbestos abatement in the building.

    All meetings of the board are open to the public.


  • Gas price decline may help harvesters

    The steep drop in gasoline prices was too late to help farmers during the growing season, but it could help during harvest, said David Harrison, LaRue County Extension agent for agriculture. It depends on when they last bought fuel.

    “A lot of times they make large purchases at one time and don’t use it all,” Harrison said. If they bought a large amount of gasoline before prices fell and have not depleted their supply, the recent low rates are of little comfort.

  • American Legion holds ceremonies

    Two ceremonies were conducted at American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville on Saturday preceding Veterans Day.

    An afternoon program had to be abbreviated because of weather conditions. Plans to conduct a flag disposal ceremony were delayed because high winds could create a fire hazard for the flag disposal ceremony. It was rescheduled for Tuesday evening at the pavilion behind the Legion.

    A ceremony honoring the flag was led by Tom McGrew, state director of the American Legion Riders.

  • Council deals with water matters

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