Local News

  • School impact on flood

    Record rain created flooding issues at McDowell Lakeview Cabins and Junior Bloyd’s storage units but one business owner thinks Abraham Lincoln Elementary School contributed to his issues.
    Owner of the cabins, Gary McDowell, explained his theory Monday night to the LaRue County School Board.

  • Morris withdraws claim against nursing home

    County Attorney Dale Morris’ withdrew a small claims complaint against the Board of Directors of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home after testimony May 5.
    Morris claimed the board refused to pay his legal fees after he represented the nursing home in a 2009 civil suit in LaRue Circuit Court. The suit was a payment dispute between the nursing home and a patient’s estate.
    Morris said his legal fee was $1,500 and had been approved for payment by Administrator Daphne Loyall prior to the board signing a management agreement with Signature Healthcare.

  • Relay for Life brings in $40,000

    Thanks to the dedication and support of the committees, sponsors, teams and community, donations total about $40,000. Some Relay teams have events planned over the summer and donations are still coming in. Any donation received before Aug. 31 will go toward this year’s team totals. The top five fundraising teams are Buffalo Baptist Church, $8,706; Abe’s Railsplitters, $7,229.49; Hawks For Hope, $6,364.19; Janet’s Angels, $4,103.48; and Nationwide Circle of Friends, $1,926.35. For more photos, see 4A.

  • Boy Lincoln sent to California for repairs

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, damaged when it was struck by a car April 10, has returned to his California birthplace for repairs.

  • PHOTO CONTEST: Send us your best shot

    Send us your best shot.

    The LaRue County Herald News is sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered - nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage.

    A separate category for youth - those photographers 13 and younger - is being offered. The entry should include the photographer's age to be considered in this category.

    A sample of winning entries will be published in a special section to be produced in July.  You’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.

    There is no charge to enter.

  • Kentucky Railway Museum receives grant

    The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is among the short line railroads in 12 counties that will receive a share of $3.1 million in state grants.

    “This is an investment in Kentucky's economy, because freight railroads are indispensable to our economy,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet press release.

    KRM will receive $190,350 for track and crossing rehab and repairs in Nelson and LaRue counties, according to the press release.

  • Free Movie Night series begins Saturday

    Rhett, Rhett, if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?

    Frankly, Scarlett, the best place to go for free entertainment this weekend is a showing of the classic film “Gone With the Wind” at Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The City of Hodgenville kicks off its next round of free summer movies at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The LaRue County Herald News is co-sponsor of the event.

  • Raffo Wimsett honored in Washington ceremony

    When a few thousand candles lit up Washington D.C. last week, at least four were burning in honor of a sheriff’s deputy, fallen in the line of duty, whose name is well-known in New Haven 39 years after he died.

  • Saturday fire damages Red Mills Farm

    A home-based small business suffered thousands of dollars of loss when an outbuilding caught on fire for unknown reasons at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
    About 25 firefighters and four trucks responded from Central Hardin and Valley Creek fire departments to douse the fire at 1442 Red Mill Road outside of Elizabethtown.
    The property is the site of Red Mill Farms, which offers attractions such as a pumpkin patch, hay rides and animals.
    The building that burned was used as a small store. It was a total loss, fire officials on the scene said.

  • Cadet Command celebrates 25 years

    Cadet Command will celebrate its silver anniversary on June 3 at Fort Knox with a large celebration, dedication and memoriam, thus completing the command's recent move from Fort Monroe, Va. All Army ROTC graduates and their Families are welcome to join in the celebration.


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