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  • Submit your best shots for photo contest

    The LaRue County Herald News’ annual photo contest is underway.

    For the second year, we are accepting only digital photos. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – so it’s not fair to those entries. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

    All entries should be emailed to laruephotocontest@hotmail.com – the same address used in previous contests. You can bring digital photos on a CD or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • WIC assisting families for 40 years

    Julie Percifull, the local health nurse at the LaRue County Health Department wants to get the word out about the Women, Infants and Children program or WIC.

    WIC is available for pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 5 who meet the income guidelines.

    WIC has been helping families get proper nutrition for 40 years.

    At the end of April, there were 376 people getting benefits from the service in LaRue County alone.

  • Somerset couple injured in head-on crash

    Two people were injured Saturday morning in a head-on crash just outside city limits.

    Nicholas Baker, 18, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire southbound on Ky. 1618 about 10 a.m., when he lost control of his vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

  • Woman injured in 3-vehicle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Lincoln Boulevard.

    Amber Joiner, 30, of Hodgenville was driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire north on Lincoln Farm Road.

    Witnesses said it appeared Joiner ran a red light, said investigating officer, Sgt. Marcus Jackson of Hodgenville City Police. Joiner told Jackson the light was green.

  • Glendale Children's Home sells at auction

    Ron Biddle of Carlisle traveled more than 200 miles to look at Glen Dale Children’s Home one final time Saturday as the property was being sold at auction.

    The property that once housed troubled and orphaned children and closed five years ago included more than 272 acres and 13 decaying structures broken up into 10 tracts sold Saturday for more than $1.77 million, including buyer’s premium. The sale averaged more than $5,900 an acre.

  • Police Chief charged with hindering prosecution of mayor

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was served Saturday evening with a summons to court. He is accused of first-degree criminal misconduct and hindering prosecution, both misdemeanors.

    Fellow City Officer Eddie Dockery told investigators that Johnson warned former mayor Terry Cruse, who was facing criminal charges, that Kentucky State Police were looking for him and advised him to “lay low.”

  • Teen charged with murder

    A Hodgenville teen has been charged with the murder of a Rowan County man.

    Anthony Tyrell “Rell” Paysen, 19, was arrested Thursday, June 26, in Hodgenville, by Kentucky State Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be transported to the Rowan County jail.

    Also charged with the June 22 murder of Bo Otis, 20, of Morehead, are Marcus Stewart, 19, Jaque Abrams, 19, and Julius “Jubee” Kolowitz, 20, all of Elizabethtown, and Demario Powell, 18, of Morehead.

  • Goodtime Cruisers

    The Goodtime Cruisers’ classic car cruise-ins are in full swing this summer. Dozens of cars and several hundred people line the streets in downtown Hodgenville.

    There is plenty of music and food – and friends.

    The event is held on the third Saturday of each month through October, starting at about 4 p.m. on Lincoln Square.

    Many of the shops on the square remain open during that time.

  • Graduated driver license course available online

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet last week announced an online version of the Graduated Driver License course for teaching safe driving techniques to beginning drivers.

    The online program represents a fourth option for completing the course, which is required before a learner’s permit can be replaced with an unrestricted driver’s license.

    Until now, three options were available:

  • Mother of the Year Wilma McDowell: A life spent in service of others.

    Wilma Patterson McDowell was named the LaRue County Fair Mother of the Year on Monday evening.

    The award is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization and is historically presented on opening night of the fair.

    McDowell, who lives in the Buffalo area, was nominated for the award by her children, Pam, Patty, Penny and Paula.