Today's News


    Senior Trevor Skaggs reflects on his baseball career as the Hawks’ season ends.

  • Teddy Bear Picnic returns to Park Thursday

     After a two-year hiatus, the Teddy Bear Picnic is returning.

  • Woman charged with taking meds from nursing home

    A New Haven woman was charged May 29 with possession of controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking.
    According to court records, Mary Vanessa Obryan, 57, had rented a house in Hodgenville. When she vacated, she allegedly took a butcher block valued at $850 and landscaping valued at $322.57 from the residence. She also is accused of refusing to return the house key which cost the property owner $140 to gain entrance.
    The court records also state that medications prescribed to other persons were found inside the house after she moved.

  • Man charged with attempted murder, sexual abuse of child

    A Hodgenville man was charged early Sunday with attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse (victim under age 12), first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest.
    According to Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins, Jetto Dye, 28, took a sleeping child from his residence in the 1800 block of River Road into a wooded area behind the house. Her parents had been visiting at Dye’s home and left briefly while the 10-year-old girl was asleep.

  • Scoby joins staff of The LaRue County Herald News

    You’ll see a new face at The LaRue County Herald News this summer.
    Ashley Scoby will intern as a reporter for 10 weeks, courtesy of a program sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association.
    Scoby, a Glasgow native, is a student at the University of Kentucky, majoring in journalism and marketing.
    She has previous experience working at The Glasgow Daily Times as a sportswriter.

  • Lincoln National plans branch in Bardstown

    There may soon be a new bank in Bardstown.
    Hodgenville-based Lincoln National Bank comes before the Development Review Board June 12 with plans to build a 5,300-square-foot branch on Lincoln Way, formerly Mainstream Boulevard. The property is across KY 245 from Inoac and Nutter Drive.
    The proposed structure is relatively large for a bank branch, Joint City-County Planning Commission Director Janet Johnston-Crowe said.

  • Two injured in wreck at Devers Curve

     Two people were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road

    Eric E. Burrell, 26, of Bardstown, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt east on U.S. 31E near Devers Curve when he lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    The Cobalt’s tires dropped off the roadway and the driver overcorrected. The car slid sideways down the roadway into the path of a westbound 1994 Chevrolet pickup driven by Wendy G. McFarland, 28, of Hodgenville. The pickup struck the car in the passenger side.

  • Joel Ray's Restaurant celebrates 53rd year

     Joel Ray’s Restaurant in Hodgenville celebrates its 53rd anniversary this weekend.

    Joel Ray Sprowls bought the restaurant June 6, 1959, and for 14 years it operated on a 24-hour, seven days a week schedule. Several superstars have dined here: Faron Young, Tammy Wynette, Bill Monroe, Englebert Humperdink, Johnny Cash Band and many others.

  • Mowing crew reports damage to equipment

     A mowing crew reported damage to a bushhog May 31 after it allegedly was struck by a minivan driven by Theodore Krueger, 84, of Hodgenville.

    The tractor operator, Kenneth Milburn, 37, of Magnolia, reported that the collision occurred on Bardstown Road near the intersection with Stone House Loop, according to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith.

    Smith said the crew had placed signs along the road, warning motorists of the mowing.

  • Local firefighters collect more than $12,500 for Crusade for Children

    LaRue County’s WHAS Crusade for Children collection totaled about $12,500, according to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks.

    LaRue and Hodgenville fire departments staffed check points at intersections with buckets collecting money for the Crusade, which was started in 1954 by WHAS-TV to raise money for agencies, schools and hospitals to assist special needs children.

    Fire departments raise about 60 percent of Crusade’s money.