Local News

  • Friends of the Library to recruit at Expo

     A new chapter of the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization created to support and celebrate the LaRue County Public Library, has been formed by a group of concerned citizens in Hodgenville.

  • Three injured in crash outside Buffalo

    A two-vehicle crash on Greensburg Road left three people injured Friday afternoon.
    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Russell McCoy, Joe Milby, 40, of Greensburg, was traveling westbound near the 2500 block of Greensburg Road when he lost control of the Ford pickup he was test-driving from Hutcherson Auto Sales.
    The truck struck a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Melinda Howell, 62, of Greensburg Road, in the right side.
    The pickup then flipped several times and landed on its top according to McCoy.

  • Summary of LaRue's Feb. 29 storm damages

    LaRue’s damages from Feb. 29 tornadoes
    According to E-911 Coordinator Chris Jackson, 35 separate buildings were damaged or destroyed by the Feb. 29 tornadoes.
    Sixty-seven individuals were displaced during the storms.
    Tanner Road – Barn destroyed, roof damage, outbuilding destroyed
    Kyle Street – Roof damage
    Marcum Lane – Roof and outbuilding damaged

  • Extension Expo offers information and giveaways

     The 30th annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday in the LaRue County High School gym.

  • FEMA, senator visits storm-damaged areas

     LaRue County suffered more than $1 million in damages during the Leap Day tornadoes. Despite the widespread damage that occurred from Tanner Road to Stiles Ford Road, however, it is small compared to what eastern counties can claim.

  • LaRue County eligible for FEMA assistance

    Minutes after The LaRue County Herald News went to press Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that LaRue County storm victims are eligible for federal assistance.

    Frankfort received notice Tuesday that President Barack Obama authorized relief for residents of LaRue, Grayson, Ohio, Russell and Trimble Counties. This brings the total number of counties receiving federal aid to 21. 

  • Two injured in Roanoke wreck

     Two Hodgenville residents were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning on Dan Dunn Road in the Roanoke section.

    Christina Murphy, 40, of Hodgenville was driving north in a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu about 6;30 a.m. She told Kentucky State Police that a white pick-up truck ran her off the roadway, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins. She hit a patch of gravel, causing her to lose control of the car. She overcorrected and ran off the west side of the roadway. The vehicle came to a rest down an embankment in a small creek.

  • KY 84 to close at Sonora railroad crossing

     CSX Railroad will close KY 84 at their crossing in Sonora to perform maintenance on Thursday, March 15.

    The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Crews are expected to complete their work and have the road re-opened by the end of the day. 

    Signs will be posted on each side of the crossing to alert motorists of the work, allowing them to plan for the closure.

  • Local groups assist storm victims

     Several local groups and individuals are holding fundraisers or donation drives to assist victims of the Feb. 29-March 2 tornadoes.


    Joseph Williams, an Elvis and Conway Twitty impersonator, and Ray Glenn will hold a fundraiser concert 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 16 at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

    Williams, who has performed numerous times in Hodgenville, said a donation will be accepted at the door and all proceeds will be used to assist tornado victims in Hodgenville and Kentucky.

  • Icy roads contribute to wrecks

    Icy road conditions Monday morning led to several vehicles loosing control and two car crashes on New Jackson Highway.
    “Coming out of Magnolia in between Hawkins and South Fork Church the road was extremely slick,” said LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell McCoy.
    McCoy said about 10 cars lost control in the area. One car traveled more than 100 yards spinning several times in the roadway and two cars went off the side of the roadway and struck trees.