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Today's News

  • Reader survey will influence planning and zoning decisions

    LaRue Countians have an opportunity to influence community planning by completing a short survey.
    The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning is offering a nine question survey on their website www.laruecounty.org/pzsurvey and in the June 18 issue of The LaRue County Herald News (See page 5A.) Paper ballots are available at three offices in the LaRue County Courthouse (planning and zoning, county clerk and PVA) and Hodgenville City Hall.

  • Submit your best shots for photo contest

    The LaRue County Herald News’ annual photo contest is underway.

    For the second year, we are accepting only digital photos. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – so it’s not fair to those entries. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

    All entries should be emailed to laruephotocontest@hotmail.com – the same address used in previous contests. You can bring digital photos on a CD or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • Rock-throwing lands man in jail

    A Magnolia man, who police say has been throwing rocks at moving vehicles in two counties, was indicted last week by a LaRue County grand jury on several charges. He has allegedly caused thousands of dollars worth of damages to vehicles and seriously injured one driver.

    Gregory B. Stillwell, 37, was charged in separate cases with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief. In one case, he faces an additional assault charge for allegedly striking a woman with a rock. He faces another count of criminal mischief in Green County.

  • Louisville Civic Orchestra to bring free concert to LaRue

    Come 7 p.m., Sept. 20, LaRue Countians will have the opportunity to hear the Louisville Civic Orchestra perform in a free concert at a site in this county.

    “The beauty of these instruments imparts an enjoyment that lasts a lifetime,” said local pianist and music teacher Diana Aubrey who is coordinating the visit.

    “The good thing is you don’t have to have all this classical knowledge to enjoy it.”

  • You can download a book for free

     Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to check out a library book from anywhere – a free one that can’t be lost, stolen, overdue or eaten by the family dog?

    That opportunity is available right here in LaRue County through the LaRue County Public Library, according to Dana Jolly, LaRue County librarian.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • City property found at Fairgrounds

    A reported burglary at the LaRue County Fairgrounds over the weekend has led to the recovery of numerous items belonging to the City of Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Fair Board President – and ousted mayor of Hodgenville - Terry Cruse reported that several items were taken from buildings at the fairgrounds either late Saturday or early Sunday, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson. One of the items was a Scag riding lawnmower owned by the City.

    Apparently, locks to both of the fairgrounds’ gates were cut by the perpetrator.

  • GRIBBINS' MURDER TRIAL: Day-to-day coverage

    Shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, a jury of six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.

    After handing down their verdict, the jury went into a second deliberation to determine its recommended sentence. Mary Ann McClain Sapp of the probation and parole office testified that the jury could sentence Gribbins to 20-50 years or to life in prison. She added that he would have to serve 85 percent of his term or 20 years, whichever was less, before he would be eligible for parole.

  • Girls' Sweet Sixteen is moving

    The tourism community remains optimistic despite news that the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament won’t be coming to Bowling Green in 2016-17.

    Vicki Fitch, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there will be other opportunities for Bowling Green to bring in large crowds.

    “Of course we’re disappointed ... but we have other KHSAA events we’re securing,” Fitch said.