Today's News

  • Main Street Association elects new officers, board members

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association Inc. announces the following officers for the 2010-11 year: President Kenny Rambo; Vice President Anita Laha; Treasurer Paula Gearon; Secretary David Harrison; Past President Larry Davis. New board members voted in at last week’s annual meeting of the board of directors include Kenny Rambo, Curtis Jackson and Bill Gehr. Megan Smith joins the board as a youth member.

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  • Three Lincoln documents added at Frazier Museum

    Frazier International History Museum, Louisville, added three Lincoln documents to its collection last week.

    The museum paid $32,000 at auction for documents that show how Mary Todd Lincoln was found insane during a public trial (with an all-male jury) in 1875 and committed to a private asylum in Batavia, Ill.

    The trial was instigated by the former First Lady’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, after she tried to purchase poison from pharmacists in Chicago.

  • Resurfacing scheduled on Lincoln Parkway

    Resurfacing work is scheduled to begin Monday, July 12, on Lincoln Parkway in Hardin County. The $1.4 million project includes milling and paving all lanes and shoulders of the highway from the LaRue County line to U.S. 31W. 

    One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during the project. Motorists should use appropriate caution in the work zone. Scotty’s Contracting and Stone of Bowling Green is the prime contractor. 

  • Two Buffalo traffic stops lead to arrests

    A pair of weekend traffic stops resulted in a pair of arrests on drug-related charges.

    Constable Tim Ford was patrolling the Buffalo area about 7 p.m. July 1 when he stopped a vehicle driven by David Chad Allen, 30, of North L&N Turnpike.

    Ford said he smelled marijuana in the car and asked for permission to search inside. Ford said the vehicle contained components of a mobile methamphetamine lab.

  • Meth components, handgun found in vehicle

    Two men face numerous felony charges after a routine traffic stop on U.S. 31E turned up drugs and a firearm inside a vehicle.

    The driver, William Howard Thompson, 54, of Loretto was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs about 8:30 p.m. June 30.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the vehicle contained a five-gallon jug of anhydrous ammonia, 50 grams of marijuana, prescription drugs and a defaced handgun.

  • LaRue included in ag-assistance program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared  LaRue and 14 other counties in the Second Congressional District eligible for agriculture emergency assistance for damage caused by the storms that hit the area starting May 1.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, who sent a letter in early May to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting a prompt review for agriculture emergency assistance, announced the designation Friday.

  • Open Library keeps students sharp during summer

    “All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been - it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.” -Thomas Carlyle.

    The 19th century Scottish writer, essayist, historian, and teacher Carlyle knew the value of reading good books. So do Melissa Pearman and Machelle Durham, LaRue County Schools’ family resource center coordinators, who are operating Open Library at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Ireland honored for photography

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was honored by her peers in the 2009 LCNI editorial contest.

    In the weekly category for newspapers, Ireland placed second in Best Photo Page Layout for her work during 2009 Lincoln Days, Relay for Life and the ice storm.

    The contest was judged by journalists from the Greensboro News & Record.

  • School attendance rate remains high

    LaRue County’s School Board heard a report from Amanda Reed, curriculum specialist, during the June 21 meeting.

    The report shows LaRue County’s attendance rate has been consistently above the state rate which reached its highest rate in 2008-09 at 96.16. The district is also consistently below the state rate in retention (students repeating grades), with 0.91 percent in 2008-09.

  • Hodgenville's local mail going to Louisville

    Residents may notice some changes upon paying a visit to the Hodgenville Post Office.

    The Post Office has altered its collection and sorting processes. Now, all mail – local and out of town – that comes into the post office will be sent to Louisville and sorted. The local mail will be sent back to LaRue County for delivery.

    The post office’s mail boxes will no longer be marked “local” or “out of town.” All boxes are now marked “mixed.”