Local News

  • 'Stephen Foster' prepares for 51st season

    The 51st season of “Stephen Foster — The Musical” will build on a crowd favorite, Johnny Warren, Stephen Foster Productions artistic director and marketing manager, said at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday at Old Kentucky Home Country Club. In honor of last year’s 50th anniversary, the show featured live musical accompaniment. This year’s production will feature even more instruments, including the traditional piano and guitar as well as a flute and clarinet.

  • Nolin RECC to pass along rate increase from power provider

    Landmark News Service

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a request by Nolin RECC to pass along to its members a rate increase from its wholesale power provider, East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

    The rate increase was effective April 1. The decision will increase the average monthly residential power bill by about $6.75, which is about 6 percent.

  • Bank confident that scammers failed

    Magnolia Bank officials believed last week's bogus phone calls were identified and foiled before any losses were incurred.

    Starting April 6, several LaRue Countians received fraudulent calls asking them to disclose personal information regarding their bank information. A few provided the information, while others reported the calls to the bank and the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

  • Tax Day cancellation available in Hodgenville

    The U.S. Post Office in Hodgenville will offer a midnight cancellation on April 15 for last-minute tax filers.

    If you place your tax return in the collection box at the Post Office (either inside or out), they will be collected at midnight April 15 and cancelled. Make sure you have enough postage and your return address on your envelope. The Internal Revenue Service will not pay postage due on our tax return envelope.

    The Post Office no longer carries tax forms.

  • County receives grant for mobile and base radios

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District has been awarded $240,000 in State Homeland Security Grants to purchase mobile-data computers and mobile and base radios.

    The announcement was made during a news conference and check presentation ceremony by Gov. Steve Beshear at the R.R. Thomas Government Building.

  • Jail deputy jailed

    A LaRue County deputy jailer has been charged with one count of first-degree promoting contraband after allegedly smuggling a prepaid cell phone inside the jail.

    Police say Troy U. Carter, 28, of Underwood Avenue, is accused of helping an inmate’s relative provide the inmate with at least one phone.

    About 2:30 a.m. April 2, Hodgenville city officer Robby Brownfield was patrolling when he noticed a vehicle circling the parking lot behind the jail.

  • Schroll wins state engineering contest

    Austin Schroll, a senior mechanical engineering student at Western Kentucky University from LaRue County, won The Governor’s Innovation Award for the most technologically significant entry at “Idea State U.”

    Schroll’s entry, Audio Eyez, has developed an easy to use and affordable audio assisting navigational device for the vision impaired and legally blind. The device will improve the user’s quality of life by allowing independent navigation in daily activities that they usually would not be able to achieve due to their disability.

  • Cable barriers being installed on six miles of Interstate 65

    Landmark News Service

    Workers say drivers northbound from Elizabethtown will be protected in April by a six-mile stretch of cable to their left between mile-point 109 and Exit 116 at Shepherdsville.

    From there, concrete median barrier protects drivers from median crossover crashes through to Indiana.

  • Unemployment benefits increase

    Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that will give Kentuckians drawing unemployment insurance benefits an additional $25 per week. 

    The agreement provides dollars through the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act, which passed as part of the federal economic stimulus package signed by President Obama.

  • Herald News headlines

    For the first time since 1995, The LaRue County Herald News has implemented a price increase for single-copy buyers. The newspaper being delivered today will cost 75 cents apiece. For details about the change, read General Manager Ben Sheroan's column posted online under the Opinion section.

    Home-delivered subscriptions do offer convenience and an annual discount of more than 22 percent from the single-copy price. To start a subscription in time for next week's print edition, call 358-3118.

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