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Local News

  • Baby Lincoln marker donated to Park

     About 200 years ago, a grieving father scrabbled to find a limestone rock suitable to mark the grave of his infant son.

  • Concerts to benefit Addie

     A Louisville bar is hosting two benefit concerts next month — one of which features a prominent country star — to help recoup financial losses for an Elizabethtown toddler fighting cancer.

    Nick Nowinski, owner of Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, has booked country musician Gary Allan for a show at 6 p.m. March 25. Doors open at 4 p.m. and an opening act takes the stage at 5 p.m., he said.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline future still unclear

    It’s still unclear whether the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline project will move forward, officials from Boardwalk Pipeline Partners indicated during Monday morning’s fourth quarter earnings call.

    Several analysts asked during the call whether the project will still progress, and one asked if the company would know in the first half of the year, but officials only repeated that they are still in discussions with customers and that a decision will be made based on customer commitment and regulatory approval.

  • Family loses home to fire

    Rodney and Magen Baird Thompson lost their East Leafdale Road home to a fire Thursday, Feb. 6.
    The flames broke out about 9:30 a.m. and the efforts of Buffalo, LaRue and Magnolia firefighters were hampered due to the freezing temperatures and slick roadways.
    The home was a loss, according to Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins. The fire was fully involved when the volunteers arrived – and the flames had burned through the roof and the center of the house. Rodney Thompson was asleep at home when the fire broke out and was wakened by the smoke.

  • Wild, wintry weather closes schools, snaps lines, endangers salt supply

     About 900 LaRue Countians were without electricity at the height of last week’s ice storm.

  • Magnolia man injured in crash on Lincoln Parkway

     A Magnolia man was injured in a two-vehicle crash about noon on Feb. 6.

  • Schools closed Monday

    LaRue County Schools are closed Monday, Feb. 10, due to icy road conditions.

  • Some areas experience flooding

    A flood advisory is in effect for the Boston area. Flooding is being reported in the Athertonville area.

  • Herald's delivery impacted by icy conditions

     Delivery drivers for The LaRue County Herald News have been hampered in some areas by icy roadways.

    They are doing their best to reach all our readers.

    If you do not receive your newspaper by Thursday, Feb. 6, please call our office at 270-358-3118.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • Tickets available for annual Lincoln Luncheon

    Lincoln Days, Inc. will celebrate the 205th birthday of Abraham Lincoln at its annual Lincoln Birthday lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
    The luncheon will be noon to 1 p.m. at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church, 1604 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville.
    Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Lincoln Museum, 66 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville. For more information, call 270-358-3163. Advanced ticket purchases are recommended. A limited number will be available at the door.