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  • Haunted Haven: Haunted attraction to raise money for building preservation

    Taking advantage of an old building on South Main, New Haven has decided to host a haunted house event throughout October that will not only offer the community a scary good time, but will also help preserve the building.

  • Brian Anderson named Speech All American

    Brian Anderson was named a National Speech and Debate Association All American for the 2013-14 school year. The LaRue County High School student achieved this distinction by ending last school year ranked 21st in the nation.

    Not only is Anderson the first LaRue County student to receive this honor, he is also the only junior to be ranked in the top-25 last year, and is set to receive the award two years in a row, which is a rare achievement.

  • McDonald left lasting impact on community journalism

    Celia Nan Creal McDonald, former editor and publisher of The LaRue County Herald News, died Friday, Oct. 10, after an extended illness.

    McDonald, 76, along with her husband, Robert, took over the Herald News in 1978 after the death of her father, Dalph Creal. They ran the business – the oldest in the county – until they sold it in January 1991 to Landmark Community Newspapers.

    McDonald garnered numerous civic and professional honors during her career, but considered journalism “the major work of her life,” according to her family.

  • Magnolia man’s ‘mess’ turns into police standoff

    A Magnolia man created what one deputy termed a “mess” over the weekend.

    Daniel Robert Seidler, 39, is facing numerous charges including burglary, criminal mischief and resisting arrest after allegedly running from police, taking a bench from a Magnolia store and entering a home.

  • LIHEAP applications taken at Community Action

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families with energy costs. Federally funded assistance is available in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.

    LaRue County Community Action will begin subsidizing heating assistance to eligible households on Nov. 3.

  • Crash results in charge
  • Tire fire quickly extinguished

    A small fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at Lincoln Parkway Auto Sales on Miller Road in Hodgenville.

    According to LaRue County firefighter Michael Key, the fire started because a barrel of burning trash was too close to a pile of tires. The tires caught fire and, because they were near one of the buildings, the fire department was called.

    Key said the owner, Rocky Wilson, had gotten the fire mostly under control when he got there, so he canceled all units except one small truck that doused the rubble with water to be sure it was put out.

  • Chamber: Save these holiday dates

    Planning for our holiday festivities is in full swing. Make sure to mark these dates on the calendar because you won’t want to miss them. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

    n Trick or Treat on the Square and Costume Contest – Friday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Chamber, City of Hodgenville, The LaRue County Herald News and Awards Center.

  • Memory Cafe offers support to caregivers

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church is working with the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization dedicated to the research and treatment of dementia to start Hodgenville’s first Memory Cafe.

    A Memory Cafe, according to alzheimersspeaks.com, is a “social gathering where people with memory loss and their care companions can come together in a safe, supportive environment.”

  • Body found in pond identified

     The body of a woman was found in a Hodgenville pond about 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner.

    She has been identified as Rose Marie Akin, 62.

    Turner said she lived in Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park beside the pond – located in front of the county maintenance garage on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Two men, who were fishing, saw the body and notified dispatch. She was floating a few feet from the pond’s edge – mostly hidden by cattails. She was fully clothed.