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  • Slick roads contribute to crash near school

    A three-car pileup snagged early school traffic last Tuesday. The roadway was slick due to recent rain and may have been a contributing factor, according to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson.

    About 7:35 a.m. Oct. 14, Robert B. Merryman of Buffalo, was driving a 1999 pickup in the southbound lane on Ky. 1618 near Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The truck slid into the rear of a 2014 Jeep Wrangler driven by Lois Kromer of Hodgenville. Her passenger was Seth Kromer.

  • Brawner wins Music City Award

    Sharon (Hornback) Brawner, a 1982 graduate of LaRue County High School, was recognized as one of 26 recipients of the inaugural Women in Music City Awards in a ceremony at the Omni in Nashville Sept. 15.

    The awards, sponsored by the Nashville Business Journal, were presented to women who are making a creative and economic impact on the music industry.

  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Days Float Winners
  • Fundraisers planned to assist Payne family

    A local businessman is recovering from injuries sustained when he fell from a tree stand.

    Louie Payne, who owns Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, was hunting with a friend in Hardin County on Oct. 16. He was cinching a safety strap on the tree stand, when it snapped. He fell about 25-feet, breaking four ribs and vertebrae.

    He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery.

    According to a family friend, Payne is moving his arms and legs, and is in good spirits. He will undergo physical therapy at Frazier Rehab.

  • New Haven man found guilty of assault

    Following a two-day trial last week, a jury found that a convicted murderer out on parole was guilty of assaulting another man last year.

    A jury of eight men and four women decided Thursday that Dale Brown, 55, of New Haven, was guilty of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, instead of felony second-degree assault, after hearing testimony from the defense, prosecution and witnesses, as well as reviewing surveillance video of the assault, photos of the victim’s injuries and the victim’s medical records.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home plans improvements

    The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is getting a facelift.

    According to Park Superintendent Bill Justice, the facilities will be renovated and updated. Currently, he said, there are three structures at Knob Creek: the Lincoln Tavern, a cabin and the restroom.

    The cabin contains parts of the cabin where Austin Gollaher, Abraham Lincoln’s childhood friend lived. Justice said it is in “good shape” and has had work done on it recently.

  • Schools in lockdown after suspects flee store

    LaRue County Schools issued a precautionary lockdown Thursday morning, while police searched for suspects who were spotted nearby.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Days: Sliding into fun
  • Pre-registration for Chamber Halloween contest ends Friday

    Hodgenville’s Trick-or-Treat on the Square is gearing up for another year of ghouls and ghosts as Halloween rolls around.

    The event is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, The LaRue County Herald News and the City of Hodgenville, with awards sponsored by the Awards Center.

    According to LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Director Krista Levee, the festivities will begin with the costume contest at 5 p.m. on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31.

  • PHOTO: Rotary winner