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  • Bardstown Road closed Friday after semi rolls

    Bardstown Road was shut down about four hours Friday night after a semi trailer overturned.

    LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield responded to a 911 call about 11:38 p.m. after hearing a report that the truck was on fire and the driver was trapped inside. Multiple rescue units were dispatched. However, first responders discovered the truck was not on fire and the driver was not trapped.

  • Guardsman killed in crash

    A New Haven man died early Thursday in a single-vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Glenn Edward Stratton III, 21, a sergeant in the Kentucky National Guard, was driving a 2000 Chrysler 300M east on the Parkway about 1:04 a.m., according to Trooper Jeff Gregory, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4. For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail.

    Stratton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office.

  • Two injured in crash

    Two people were injured about 7 a.m. Dec. 17 in a two-car crash on Campbellsville Road (Ky. 210).
    Janice K. Weaver, 53, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu west on Campbellsville Road when a deer crossed in front of her vehicle. Weaver stopped in the roadway to avoid striking the deer, according to a report filed by LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

  • Family provides Vietnam veteran's photo

    A family member supplied The LaRue County Herald News with a photo of U.S. Army serviceman Lonnie Dale Fields, after reading an article in November about the search.
    Tammie Fields, who is married to Lonnie’s younger brother, Rickie, brought in a service photo of Fields to be supplied to the Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces memorial.
    Two LaRue County men, Fields and Carl Cooper, both died in Vietnam in November 1970. Cooper’s photo has already been supplied to the Wall of Faces.

  • New Haven man dies in crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a single vehicle fatality accident that occurred Thursday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    At 1:04 a.m., Glenn Edward Stratton III, 21, of New Haven, was traveling east on the Parkway at the two-mile marker.

    For unknown reasons, Stratton’s 2000 Chrysler 300M left the roadway and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. 

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  • Flu reported as ‘widespread’

    The outbreak of flu-like symptoms is being reported as “widespead” according to a Lincoln Trail District Health Department news release. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Santa Run set for Christmas Eve

    The 48th annual Santa’s Helpers Bus will deliver toys and clothing to several areas of LaRue County on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Children may visit with Santa and receive a gift – a toy and candy.

    For more information, to volunteer or donate, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.

    Schedule for Dec. 24

    9:30 a.m. – Magnolia Firehouse

    11 a.m. – Buffalo Firehouse

    1:45 p.m. - LaRue County/Hodgenville Firehouse

    2:45 p.m. – Smith’s Plaza

  • Hodgenville man dies in crash

    A Hodgenville man died early Saturday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

    Christopher Ross Baird, 36, left his home about 6:30 a.m. to go to work, according to the Hardin County Coroner’s office. The crash was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 4000 block of Middle Creek Road, about 1/4 mile from the LaRue/Hardin County line.

  • Homestead exemption adjusted for 2015-16

    The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $36,900 for the 2015 and 2016 tax periods. The 2015-16 exemption reflects a $900 increase over the 2013 – 2014 exemption of $36,000.

    The amount of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. The exemption provided state and local property tax savings of about $178 million for more than 449,000 elderly or disabled Kentuckians during the 2014 tax year.