Local News

  • Herald News headlines

    Here are a few of the top headlines from the print edition of The LaRue County Herald News, which is being distributed today:

  • Indoor marijuana garden reported

    A Hodgenville man was charged with trafficking and possession of marijuana after officers found evidence of an indoor growing room at his residence.

    Allen N. Sidebottom (1959) was charged last week with trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, enhanced; cultivation of marijuana, over five plants, enhanced; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Deputy Matt Darst said officers obtained a search warrant for Sidebottom’s home at 5285 N. L&N Turnpike. They also found a pistol and rifle, which resulted in the enhanced charges.

  • Transportation themes discussed by School Board

    Monday night’s school board meeting heard many issues – some discussed in previous meetings, some with additional information, some with repeat requests for information.

    Board member Norbert Skees discussed the recent committee meeting regarding the policy for student transportation to and from school-sponsored events. The committee, which consisted of Misty Bivens, Rodney Armes, Gary Canter, Paul Childress, Eric Cecil, David Dawson, Rip Collins, Jaime Smith, Jennifer Keith, board chairman Ronnie Chelf and Skees, agreed on the following policy:

  • Weather could fuel fire danger

    Weather conditions this afternoon could create a critical fire threat.

    LaRue County is part of a 60-county alert issued Monday by the National Weather Service. The red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions may occur.

    A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures could create explosive fire growth potential, the NWS warning says.

    The red flag warning is in effect until 6 p.m. for an area stretching from southern Indiana to Bowling Green and east to Lexington. LaRue is one of 50 Kentucky counties in the warning area.

  • Chamber Winds plan first concert

    Campbellsville University’s Chamber Winds will perform its inaugural concert 3 p.m. Sunday in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    Under the director of Dr. Scott Bersaglia, assistant director of bands and assistant professor of music, the Chamber Winds is a new group at CU. The concert is free and open to the public.

    Heather McDonald of Hodgenville plays oboe with the group.

    For more information, call 270-789-5237.

  • National Guard group plans reunion

    A 40th reunion and anniversary of the Kentucky National Guard, B Battery, 2nd 138th Field Artillery, is set for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Elizabethtown Armory on Warfield Street.

    All former members are welcome to attend. This unit was deployed to Vietnam on May 13, 1968.

    For more information, contact Al McDonald at 270-300-8106.

  • Gribbins may serve 14 years for manslaughter

    A New Haven man who was indicted for double murder pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of two counts of first-degree manslaughter and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment during his pre-trial conference Friday in Nelson Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office recommended that Kenneth R. Gribbins serve 14 years on each count with the sentences to run concurrently.

  • Community Education accepting nominations for service awards

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2009 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.  

    The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating the community.

    The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make the community a better place.

  • Librarian turns new page to retirement

    When Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, retires April 30, she plans to continue doing what she has loved since she was a little girl – reading.

    “When I was growing up in Franklin, Ky., I couldn’t wait for the bookmobile to come to our home so that I could read some new books,” said Martin, who has spent 26 years as a librarian, the past 12 at the library in Hodgenville.

    A retirement reception will be held for Marti from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

  • Main Street offers home improvement seminars

    Hodgenville Main Street is hosting a day of free home improvement seminars Saturday.

    $uper $timulus $aturday begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Lincoln Museum Community Room with Eddie Black.

    Black, who has worked on several of the historic buildings on Lincoln Square, will discuss home restoration and improvements.

    Scotty Lee of Lee’s Nursery will discuss planting schedules, along with “what, where and how,” 11 a.m.-noon.

    After lunch, Martha Lenardon will speak on “turning trash into treasure,” 1-2 p.m.