Local News

  • Heather Cline named LaRue’s ExCEL award winner

    “A teacher must have a passion for children, a passion for what they do every day in the classroom, and a passion to see every child succeed in the classroom and in life.”
    Those words spoken by Heather Cline give a good indication of why the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School teacher is the 2012 recipient of the LaRue County Teacher of the Year ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) Award.

  • Animal shelter cleared

     State officials have dismissed allegations that dogs were buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The facility houses strays and unwanted animals from LaRue and several other counties.

    Discussion about the animal shelter began in November when The Central KentuckyNews-Journalreceived a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.

  • Celebration for 203rd observance of Lincoln's birth is planned

     Two events to celebrate the 203rd birthday of Abraham Lincoln are being planned.

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon.

    The luncheon, hosted by Lincoln Days Celebration, will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    The Richard Burks Award, which honors a person or organization that acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy, will be presented.

  • PHOTO: New newspaper box across from Hodgenville Post Office

     The LaRue County Herald News has a new box outside Todd’s Lunch Box at 105 S. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. It’s across from the Hodgenville Post Office.

  • Campbellsville man charged after Gleanings crash

     A Bardstown man remains hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon.

  • Kenzi Lewis secures second golden ticket to Hollywood

     Kenzi Lewis has made another successful audition for TV’s American Idol.

  • February Bookmobile Schedule

    Feb. 1- New Freedom, Westpoint, Watch Me Grow, Maxine Road, New Jackson Highway
    Feb. 2- Laugh and Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide, North L&N Turnpike, Joe Brown Road, Bardstown Road
    Feb. 6- Bullfrogs and Butterflies, Learning Tree, HES
    Feb. 7- Headstart, Miami Court, Cox Lane, Landmark Road
    Feb. 8- Kingdom Kids, Senior Center, Taylor Mills
    Feb. 9- First Friends, Preschool, Evenstart, Preschool, LCMS
    Feb. 13- Rose Circle, Goodin Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road

  • Former employee settles suit against schools

    A lawsuit filed by a former employee of LaRue County Schools against the district has been settled.
    Melissa Enlow of Hodgenville, a former LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, received more than $40,000 in the negotiation; the school district maintained in the settlement that it committed no wrong-doing.
    Enlow claimed in her civil suit that her termination on June 15, 2009 was a violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute. The statute protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

  • American Pickers eye Kentucky in spring

    A popular show from The History Channel, American Pickers, may be coming to Kentucky this spring, according to Jake Bandman on cineflix.com.
    The show is looking for leads of “great characters with interesting, unique, rare items and lots of ‘em!”
    Only private collections of “rusty gold” stored in barns, garages and sheds are considered. The show does not go into antique shops and flea markets.
    To suggest a subject for the show, contact jbandman@cineflix.com or 646-873-6257.

  • Gilbert to appear on ‘The Rest of the News’

    Adrienne Gilbert of Hodgenville will appear this week on Dr. Frank Simon’s show “The Rest of the News” on WBNA TV.
    Gilbert will speak on civic duty and getting involved in the party process.
    The show will be available 6:30 p.m. on WBNA 21.3 and Insight Cable digital 285 and boxless 74.6 Feb. 2 and online for one week at http://wbna.rbm.tv/.