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Today's News

  • LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center closed

    The recent ice storm has forced the immediate closure of the LaRue County Environmental Education & Research Center on Leafdale Road near Hodgenville, according to a release by Bob Sims, Director of Community Development.

    Downed trees and hanging limbs present a tremendous hazard to the public along the forest walking trails.

    Sims stated that many other public safety priorities are ranked far ahead of the park cleanup for LaRue County work crews. The park closure could continue for several weeks as county crews see to the needs and safety of citizens.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.

  • Wrolen Pin Cafe opens for carry-out meals

    Ruth Astor of Buffalo had a dream of opening a restaurant in honor of her grandmother, Lora Wrolen, who not only loved to cook, but was extremely talented in her cooking.

    That dream came true on Feb. 6 when Astor opened her new carry-out restaurant, Wrolen Pin Cafe, located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, next door to Lincoln Jamboree.

    Astor’s mother, Brenda Miller from Lincoln Place, Ill., her daughters, Sarah Beth and Rebekah and a friend, Ernest Baker, are helping with the grand opening.

  • Youth soccer registration planned

    LaRue County Youth Soccer will hold another registration for spring league soccer 3-5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Hodgenville Elementary School gym.

    League fees are $30 and uniforms, if needed, are $20. There will be a late registration fee of $10 and late registrants may not be guaranteed a spot on a team.

    This registration is open for new and returning who played or would have played 8-and-younger and older last fall. Contact B.J. Eads at 325-4430 or Bill Hawkins at 358-2213 for more information.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Grayson

    Sophomore guard Lyndsay Whitlock scored 21 points, leading the LaRue County Lady Hawks to their sixth win in eight games with a 63-62 victory over visiting Grayson County Feb. 2.

    Whitlock also had six rebounds, three rebounds and one steal, while twin sister Valerie Whitlock chipped in with 14 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal.

    Eighth-grade guard Anna Bowling added 13 points and one assist and freshman guard/forward Shana Zajdel had eight points, four rebounds and three assists.

    Scoring:

  • Hawks continue winning ways over Meade, Green

    Host LaRue County (17-3) built a 20-point lead in the first half and held on for a 63-51 win Feb. 3 over Meade County.

    Senior post Bryan Bault had 22 points, seven rebounds, four steals and one block for the Hawks (16-3), winners of 3-of-4.

    LaRue County senior forward Tyler Hornback just missed a double-double (19 points, nine rebounds) and senior guard Christian Seymour added 11 points, four steals and two assists.

    Scoring:

  • While your power is out...

    What to do about your food if the power goes out

    Info provided by LaRue County Environmental Services

    •    Do not open the refrigerator or freezer.  An unopened refrigerator will keep foods safely cold for about 4 hours.  A full freezer will hold the temperature for approximately 48 hours, 24 hours if it is half full.  If it looks like the power outage will be for more than 2-4 hours, pack refrigerated food items such as milk, dairy products, meats, eggs, and left-overs into a cooler surrounded by ice.

  • Main Street selects interim director

    Celia Creal McDonald was hired as interim Main Street manager last week by the Main Street executive board.

    McDonald, former publisher and editor of The LaRue County Herald News, will work with the committee until May 1 or until a permanent replacement can be hired.