Local News

  • Teddy Bear Picnic well-attended

     The Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by the LaRue County Public Library was a good time for everybody on Thursday afternoon, with laughter coming from both the kids and the “grown-ups” in attendance.  

  • Wetherbee's class finishes bicentennial basket set

     Twenty-four students completed the fourth in a series of Lincoln-themed baskets last week.

  • Teen seriously injured in motorcycle wreck

    A New Haven man is in stable condition in a Lexington hospital following a motorcycle crash Sunday night.

  • Mitchell honored in 'Bucks for Bright Ideas'

     The 13 winners in the 2012 Buck$ for Bright Ideas program are one step closer to making their business dreams a reality.

     “We will be meeting with each winner to determine their needs and we will tailor the award to meet those needs,” said Doug Rohrer, Associate Vice President for Research and Development at Western Kentucky University and Executive Director of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center.

  • Hart County offers tire amnesty

     Improperly disposed of tires are unsightly and can harbor disease-carrying mosquitoes.

    At times, residents hesitate to dispose properly of the waste tires due to a small service fee.

    On July 19-21, Hart County, in partnership with the Division of Waste Management is sponsoring a tire amnesty program that is open to all Kentucky residents for free disposal of an unlimited number of tires.

    The event will be held at 1545 Main Street (US 31W) in Munfordville.

  • Curtis O'Dell completes 120 miles of walk back home

    On April 26, Curtis O’Dell of Hodgenville drove to Andersonville, Tenn., and caught a ride to his old hometown of Knoxville.
    His purpose? To walk back home.
    It is a distance of about 235 miles. He didn’t quite make it but met some interesting folks along the way.
    The 72-year-old shared the details of his trek:

  • Firefighters raise $12,500 for Crusade

     LaRue County’s WHAS Crusade for Children collection totaled about $12,500, according to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks.

  • Mowing crew reports damage to bushhog

    A mowing crew reported damage to a bushhog May 31 after it allegedly was struck by a minivan driven by Theodore Krueger, 84, of Hodgenville.
    Kenneth Milburn, 37, of Magnolia, the operator of a 2012 John Deere tractor, reported that the collision occurred on Bardstown Road near the intersection with Stone House Loop, according to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith.
    Smith said the crew had placed signs along the road, warning motorists of the mowing.

  • PHOTO CONTEST: Send us your best shot

    The LaRue County Herald News is again 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.

  • CKCAT replaces TACK

     People in the local area likely have seen white vans traveling throughout LaRue and adjacent counties with “TACK” written in black letters across their sides.