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Today's News

  • A single spark leads to 70 years of smiles

    Like a forest fire that begins with a single, small spark, Eugene and Marjorie French’s 70-year marriage was sparked with one wide, winning smile.

    “We met at Jericho Methodist Church during a revival,” recalled Marjorie, 86. “That night, when we first looked at each other, he smiled at me; the next night he sat by me; and, two weeks later, he showed up at my house.”

  • Johnson returns to work in ‘limited capacity’

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson was suspended with pay earlier this month after being charged with official misconduct.

    He returned to work last week in a “limited” capacity, according to Mayor Kenny DeVore.

    His job duties include public safety and code enforcement. His police powers are restored in emergency situations or when requested by acting-Chief Marcus Jackson or Mayor DeVore – or if he witnesses a crime.

    Mayor DeVore said he “ran it by the attorneys” before bringing Johnson back to the force.

  • Man faces federal drug charges

    A Buffalo man is facing federal drug charges after Drug Enforcement Administration officers served a warrant at a Greensburg Road business.

    Bryan Barber, 36, was charged Jan. 22 with possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances, and distribution of a controlled substance.

    According to an affidavit by Special Agent Michael A. Cates, the DEA, in conjunction with Kentucky State Police, received information that Barber was distributing cocaine and marijuana in the Buffalo area.

  • Marion County farmer dies in grain bin

    A Marion County man was killed after he became trapped in a grain bin at 911 Merrimac Road in Bradfordsville around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

    Joseph Gary Blanford, 64, of Holy Cross, had climbed into the bin to attempt to unclog the auger when the soybeans caved in on top of him, causing him to be buried in the soybeans, according to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.

    Blanford was pronounced dead by Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney at the scene. Dabney said Blanford died as a result of asphyxia.

  • Kentucky Press Association honors: Herald takes third in State

    The LaRue County Herald News staff collected several awards last week at the Kentucky Press Association Advertising and Editorial Awards in Louisville.

    The Herald took third place in General Excellence in the mid-sized weekly category.

    Editor Linda Ireland had three first-place entries: Best General News Story – “Mayor removed after 12-hour hearing”; Best Feature Story – “Like a Rock”; and Best On-Going/Extended Coverage Story – coverage of mayor’s ouster.

  • Missouri suspect apprehended in Kentucky

    Robert Caldwell, 25, formerly of Danville, and a FBI fugitive was charged Wednesday by Kentucky State Police with fleeing and evading, first degree; criminal mischief, first degree; kidnapping; robbery; and theft by unlawfu taking/auto.

  • LCMS receives grant for breakfast cart

    Thanks to a grant from the American Association of School Administrators, LaRue County Middle School students who miss school breakfast in the cafeteria have access to a later on-the-go breakfast meal.

    With the $8,300 award, LCMS purchased three breakfast carts and three computer tablets capable of running the cafeteria checkout program.

    The school is one-of-six in the nation to receive the grant. 

  • 'Where Opportunity Knox' assists veterans

    Where Opportunity Knox is bringing its breakfast program, “Veterans: A Workforce and Talent Solution,” to Hardin County, providing tools and insights to help companies of all sizes hire veterans.

  • ECTC professor featured on KET segment

     An Elizabethtown Community and Technical College history professor has served as a consultant and was filmed for a special KET program about Hungarian immigrants and the Kentucky town they populated in the early 1920s: Himlerville.

    Doug Cantrell has taught history at ECTC for about 28 years, and is a recognized expert on Appalachian immigrants in the U.S. He is involved with efforts to restore the centerpiece of the historic town, the Himler House, which was donated to the Martin County Historical Society.

  • LCHS drama teams up with Kelly Dean Sanders dinner

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Drama program is teaming up with the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund to present Dinner and a Show to raise funds for both programs.

    On Feb. 8, community members will get an opportunity to have a great meal and see the LCHS production of Neil Simon’s Rumors for a $15 donation. All the profits will be split between the two programs.