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Local News

  • Herald News headlines

    News, features and sports are compiled in the weekly print edition of The LaRue County Herald News, which is delivered Wednesday morning by our carriers and is available at local stores and newsstands. Here are some of this week's top headlines:

  • USPS warns against postcard fraud

    The U.S. Postal Service issued an alert about postcards that look very similar to the green card left by carriers when a package or letter is being held for pickup.

    Hodgenville Postmaster Bob Hummer wants local residents to be aware of the notices, which say they are from “Mail Center” and list a post office box in Naples, Fla.

  • Laura visits LaRue

    Laura Bush posed with schoolchildren, praised their knowledge of Abraham Lincoln and emphasized “the next generation of stewardship of our national parks” as a legacy for future generations.

    The first lady spent Tuesday morning in Hodgenville to help launch a fundraising campaign on behalf of six national parks that honor Abe.

  • Schools stress traffic safety

    Traffic tangled a part of Monday night’s LaRue County School Board meeting as concerns about congestion and the safety of students and police officers at the district’s two elementary schools.

    Steve Hall, engineer with the Kentucky Department of Transportation, was on hand to offer an assessment about traffic at Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and to suggest possible solutions.

  • McConnell re-elected to Senate leadership

    The U.S. Senate Republican Conference held leadership elections Tuesday for the 111th Congress and Kentucky's Mitch McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to serve as Republican Leader.

    “I am honored that my colleagues re-elected me to serve as the Republican Leader in the 111th Congress,” McConnell said. “As Republican leader, I will continue to use my clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

  • Catholic school raises money for tuition

    Lights, Camera, Auction! — the premier tuition assistance fundraiser for Bethlehem High School in Bardstown — is Saturday. Each year the auction has a theme and the school’s gymnasium is decorated to fit. This year is Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. with an open bar. Auction items will be displayed. Dinner, catered by Ladyfingers of Louisville, begins at 7:30 p.m. Some tickets still are available for $60 and can be purchased by calling (502) 348-4685.

  • 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.