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Today's News

  • Confusion surrounds Embry trial

    The charges of more than 100 counts of animal cruelty were originally dismissed for a LaRue County woman who was believed to be deceased, but was later discovered to be alive and a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Marijuana grow leads to sexual abuse arrest

    While officers were on the scene at 70 Kings Road near New Haven, after the discovery of an indoor marijuana grow in a LaRue County home, they also discovered a case of sexual abuse by a man with a female juvenile.

    Chad D. Emerson, 19, of Buffalo was arrested at the residence and charged with sexual abuse.

  • Large indoor marijuana grow found

    An ordinary follow-up by police at a LaRue County residence led to the discovery of a large indoor marijuana grow.

    Arrested at the residence were Jason L. Joiner, 38 and Allison R. Joiner, 37, both of New Haven.

    According to the arrest citation, officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence last Thursday, December 1 on 70 Kings Road near New Haven for a juvenile pickup order. When officers approached the residence they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the home.

  • Chamber announces new Executive Director

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced the official hiring of the next Executive Director following the resignation of Krista Levee in October. Levee served as Executive Director for the past four years, and left the position to pursue the Executive Directors position at the Elizabethtown Heritage Council.

  • It’s all in the trees

    For many people, participating each year in activities that have become family traditions helps them get into the “Christmas spirit,” that feeling of excitement and anticipation they experienced as children.

    For Hodgenville resident and retired school teacher Susan Phelps, that custom includes putting up several Christmas trees throughout her house, each decorated in a specific theme.

  • Cultivating an artistic LaRue County

    Making art an experience that is accessible to everybody is the vision of one LaRue County couple that is working on turning an old building on their property into a gallery, studio and classroom.

    Annie and Roger Stradley along with their friend John Moore, a master potter, are working together in hopes of cultivating an artistic renaissance in the community by developing art workshops and working closely with other local artists and people interested in expanding their artistic ability.

  • Bald Eagle sightings increase in LaRue

    Nothing stirs excitement quite like spotting a bald eagle. Recently one was spotted in the southern part of LaRue County.

    This isn’t the first eagle sighting in that part of the county, in November 2015 Brenda Gaddie sent a photo in to the LaRue County Herald News of a bald eagle that was seen on Hall Gaddie Road.

  • Ireland sentenced to 7-9 years

    Lewis R. “Jody” Ireland, 46, of Magnolia was sentenced in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, December 5. He was sentenced to serve seven to nine years in jail for a laundry list of drug charges and a charge of attempt to engage in organized crime/criminal syndication, which was amended from criminal syndication – engaging in organized crime.

  • Man arrested for assaulting police officer

    A Hodgenville man was arrested for assaulting a police officer after he resisted arrest on Tuesday, November 29.

    Arrested was Lewis D. Cook, 36, of Hodgenville. According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nick Pruitt responded to a residence on Murrieltown Road in Hodgenville to investigate an alleged hit-and-run accident.

    After responding to the scene, Pruitt discovered that Cook had two active warrants for his arrest. During questioning, Cook reportedly became irate and started yelling and screaming at Pruitt.

  • Race raises $2400 for ALS

    Hundreds of big wheel enthusiasts lined Cissal Hill as 40 racers made their way down the menacing hill with rock overhangs on one side and sharp ravines on the other.

    This year marks the sixth year for the race and the second year it benefited the ALS Association in honor of it’s biggest fan, Ed Faulkner who passed away this year after battling ALS.