Today's News

  • COLUMN: America's hope rests with God

    Things don’t sound so good in America. I doubt it will get any better without divine intervention. Recently I read an article about a typical day in America: 5,962 couples marry and 2,986 divorce; drunk drivers do $18 million worth of damage; 90 million cans of beer are consumed; 2,740 teenagers get pregnant; 63,288 cars crash killing 129 people; and 3,231 women have an abortion. Would you agree things don’t sound so good?

  • BIRTH: Woods welcome Jimmie Lee

    Jimmie and Jessica Wood are proud to announce the arrival of Jimmie “Lee” Wood IV.

    Jimmie Lee was born at 4:37 a.m. May 15, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Timmy and Deanna Creason of Buffalo. Paternal grandparents are Jay and Joey Wood of Magnolia.

  • I-65 construction halted for July 4

     Contract crews will have all lanes open through Monday along Interstate 65 from Munfordville to Elizabethtown.  Work is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, following the Fourth Of July holiday weekend.  Resurfacing will continue on the inside Southbound lane near the Nolin River Bridge (MP 83), approaching Sonora.  Resurfacing will continue on the outside Northbound lane at Munfordville (MP 64).  Motorists exiting or entering the interstate at Munfordville (Exit 65) should be especially cautious as resurfacing passes these ramps.  Delays are expected.

  • Ireland, Carpenter honored by Society of Professional Journalists

    Two members of The LaRue County Herald Newsí staff were honored June 23 by the Society of Professional Journalists at the Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony.

    Editor Linda Ireland won three first-place awards and one second-place in the non-metro division. Staff writer/graphic artist Candis Carpenter had one first-place award.

    Ireland and Carpenter shared the win in feature photography for 2010 Lincoln Days coverage.

  • Missing Gravel Switch woman found

    The Kentucky State Police Post 15 - Columbia is conducting a missing person investigation in regards to Patricia Ann Moddrelle, 78, of Gravel Switch.

    Mrs. Moddrelle is 5 foot 1 inches and weighs about 160 pounds with brown-grey hair and hazel eyes. The last contact with Mrs. Moddrelle was on June 27, 2011 and she was last seen wearing black or green pants with black or tan shoes. Mrs. Moddrelle is possibly operating a maroon 1996 Ford Taruas station wagon with a possible destination of Danville.

  • Bardstown OB/GYN has his medical license suspended

    A Bardstown obstetrics/ gynecology doctor's medical license was suspended last month, with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure alleging poor judgment and complications during and after surgery, a 44 percent "complication rate" at Flaget Memorial Hospital, and citing past restrictions placed on the physician's privileges to operate at Flaget.

    An emergency order issued May 26 prohibited Dr. James T. Dodge, D.O., from "performing any act which constitutes the 'practice of medicine,'" which includes any diagnosis or treatment.

  • Boil Water Advisory lifted

    A boil water advisory for eight Hodgenville streets was lifted about noon Wednesday, June 29 by Hodgenville City Hall.

    The advisory was issued at 1 p.m. June 28 for the following areas:
    Kirkpatrick Avenue, Williams Avenue, Underwood Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Rose Circle, Shoffner Loop, Maple Avenue and Polly Avenue.
    The advisory was issued due to a water main break at the corner of Kirkpatrick and Churchill.
    For more information, contact the Hodgenville Water Plant at 358-8717 or City Hall at 358-3832.

  • Building permits: May 2011

    May 2011
    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records:
    • Alice Clark, 2288 Lyons Station Road, New Haven, plat land division  
    • Sharon Choate, 1735 Jenkins Road, Upton, residence singlewide  
    • Barbara Jean Foster, 126 Underwood Ave., Hodgenville, storage pole  
    • Jeff Nash, 865 Bird Road, Magnolia, deck post  
    • Tommy Thompson, 550 E. Leafdale Road, Hodgenville, plat land division  

  • Unemployment rate falls in county

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between May 2010 and May 2011, while 16 county rates increased and five counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  
    LaRue County’s unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, down .1 percent from April and a drop from 9.7 percent in May 2010. Of a potential 7,443-person workforce, 6,829 people are employed.

  • Scammers hit LaRue County

    If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
    LaRue County residents have been hit by scammers in recent weeks. While the styles are different, the results are the same: They want your money.
    Chief Deputy Russell McCoy said the “secret shopper scam” cost a local woman about $2,400 when she was fooled by a realistic-looking money order.