Local News

  • Warm Blessings provides food, shelter to homeless

    It wasn't a normal evening at Warm Blessings, but then again, no evening is "normal."

    A tire blowout on the organization's van - its only source of transportation - created problems carrying patrons to and from the facility.

    But patrons, the same people who were coming to Warm Blessings for help, helped each other. Those who had cars pitched in and gave others a ride home and one man stayed and helped with the tire problem, He offered his assistance the next day as well.

  • Open house planned for Judge Holt house

    Friends of the Holt House and Breckinridge County Fiscal Court will host the annual Holt House Community Day Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The home of Judge Joseph Holt, who served in Lincoln’s administration is located in rural Breckinridge County

    The public is invited to the open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Period music, reenactors, storytelling and tours of the house and grounds will be featured activities throughout the day.

  • PHOTO: Firefighters battle blaze in Mount Sherman

    Firefighters from Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County responded to a trailer fire in Mount Sherman Thursday. Extensive damage was reported.

  • What were you doing on 911?

    What were you doing on Sept. 11, 2001, when you heard the news of the terrorist attacks?
    We invite readers of The LaRue County Herald News to share their memories of that day. We will run as many of your stories as possible in our Sept. 14 issue.
    Email information to editor@laruecounty

  • PHOTO: Fire at sawmill

    Buffalo and LaRue County Firefighters extinguished a fire Wednesday beside the former Thompson’s sawmill on Jericho Road. The fire spread around a large building and charred an electrical pole. Firefighters said they were called also to the scene Monday to extinguish a sawdust fire. It appeared that someone had been cutting up the equipment inside the building for scrap; however, no one was at the scene when firefighters arrived. The property is owned by Kentucky Tie and Lumber.

  • Howell's vintage art lends hometown touch to new Sunrise Manor

    About 1,000 people toured the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home at its Aug. 28 open house.
    Many noticed and commented on the impressive Lincoln-LaRue artwork in each hallway. Most of the framed prints denote an important place or person in the county’s history, whether it be a presidential visit to the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln or Hodgenville street scenes.

  • Snakes alive! Frog has last word in battle

    Snake eats frog.
    The long and short of it is that snake wins, frog loses.
    But it doesn’t always happen that way. Last week, one very unlucky snake attempted to swallow an apparent believer in the old pelican vs. frog cartoon: “Never, ever give up.”
    In that cartoon, a frog has its hands around the neck of a pelican that is attempting to eat him.

  • Large crowd attends Sunrise Manor open house

    About 1,000 people attended Sunday’s open house for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. The parking lot was overflowing and a steady stream of current and former employees, volunteers, civic leaders and other community members entered the lobby doors during the three-hour event.
    They took in a short program and reception before, map-in-hand, they began wandering the hallways.
    More than one person was heard to utter, “wow,” at the amenities provided by the 100,000-square-feet building.

  • Coroner identifies body found in trailer

    A man was found dead Monday afternoon in a trailer on White City Road.
    Coroner Todd Skaggs said Eural Lewis Lunsford, 59, was last seen by neighbors last Wednesday.
    “They thought he had gone on a trip,” Skaggs said. The neighbor's found Lunsford's body when they checked on him.
    The body was taken to Louisville for autopsy and according to a preliminary report, Lunsford died of natural causes.

    "It appears he passed away Thursday," Skaggs said.

    Lunsford's family members have been notified.

  • Upton woman killed in I-65 crash

    An Upton woman died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision near the 86-mile marker on Interstate 65.

    April Lee Crain, 20, was declared dead at the scene, Kentucky State Police said.

    KSP dispatcher Aaron Jaggers said Crain's 2000 Ford Escort was northbound and collided with the rear of a 2006 International semi-truck operated by Larry E. Harris, 56, of Nashville, Tenn. about 1:30 p.m.