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Local News

  • 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.

  • Magnolia family loses home to fire

    A Magnolia family lost their home to fire Jan. 28.
    Kenny and Theresa Gardner’s two-story farmhouse was a landmark on Hawkins Road. The original part of the structure was built in 1836, according to Kenny Gardner.
    The fire broke out just before midnight. Firefighters from Magnolia, LaRue County and Buffalo battled the blaze about four hours in frigid temperature.
    At least four family members were home when the fire started, said Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Wolford, and all were able to safely leave the home.

  • Schools closed Thursday

    LaRue County Schools are closed Thursday due to icy conditions.

  • Bucksnort Longhunters present Century Market Fair

    This weekend, Pritchard Community Center will look more like 1814 than 2014.

    For 17 years, the Bucksnort Longhunters have presented an 18th Century Market Fair.

    The event brings those with interest from as far away as St. Louis, organizer and club member Danny Hill said.

    At the market, patrons can purchase items made in the same way they were in the 1800s, Hill said.

    Tanned leather, hides, blacksmith wares, clothing and many other items representing Kentucky’s frontier days will be for sale, he said.

  • Baby Lincoln's marker will be donated to National Park

    A triangular piece of limestone has been donated to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    The stone is believed to be the original grave marker for Thomas Lincoln Jr. – the younger brother of Abraham Lincoln. It will be unveiled at a Feb. 12 ceremony in the Visitor Center at the Park.
    Local Attorney Carl Howell Jr., a longtime collector of Lincoln memorabilia, came into possession of the marker in the 1970s. He displayed it at his family’s Nancy Lincoln Inn adjacent to the Park.

  • Judge reviews file in city hall case

     

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III held an “in camera review” Monday of several documents involved in the investigation of Hodgenville City Hall.

    The judge is determining whether written, text and Internet communications of a “purely private nature” between Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback will remain confidential.

    An in camera review is closed to the public and press and allows the judge to review documents in private to determine if they will be made public.

  • Two killed in crash

    Two LaRue County men died in a two-vehicle collision Jan. 29 outside Buffalo.
    Thomas Eugene “Blue” Underwood, 45, of Buffalo, was driving a 2006 Kia southbound on U.S. 61 near the LaRue County Country Club about 4 p.m. He apparently veered into the northbound lane. The Kia struck a northbound 2004 Dodge Caravan driven by Anthony Worner, 36, of Buffalo, head-on, according to LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin.

  • Learn how to ICE a cellphone

    Learn how to “ICE” a cellphone

    Load emergency contacts in a seniors’ phone with the letters ICE and the name such as “ICE Heather.”

    It’s a quick way for emergency responders to find contacts on a seniors’ phone.

    • Make sure the emergency contact agrees to be an ICE partner.

    • Include every phone number (home/cell/work) of the ICE partner.

    • ICE partners should know the seniors’ medical conditions, doctors’ names and medications they’re taking.

  • Crash claims two

    The LaRue County Sheriff's office and other emergency responders worked the scene of a two-vehicle crash about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Ky. 61 and Keith Road outside Buffalo.
    One fatality was confirmed at the scene. Family members said the deceased is Thomas "Blue" Underwood.

    The driver of the second vehicle, Anthony Worner, died at Hardin Memorial Hospital.