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Today's News

  • City rejoins chamber

    Monday night, Hodgenville City Council reversed a decision it made last fall. Council members voted to rejoin the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    Last September, the council was divided on the benefits offered by the Chamber – and former mayor Terry Cruse said the membership cost wasn’t budgeted.

    Interim Mayor Kenny DeVore said Monday he had received a letter from the organization inviting the City to join at a “reduced” level: $2,500 annually (the same amount that was requested last fall).

  • Burton hired as city clerk

    Toni Burton has been hired as Hodgenville City Clerk.

    City Council approved the recommendation of Interim Mayor Kenny DeVore Monday and Burton began her duties Tuesday.

    Three of the council members screened applications, narrowed the field to seven applicants, and forwarded their top-two selections to DeVore.

    Her employment is provisional on the outcome of a drug and credit screen and a background check. She will be on probation for one year.

    “She won’t be sworn in until those come back,” said DeVore.

  • Hearing set for Hardin EMS complaint

    A hearing has been scheduled to consider a complaint filed by Elizabethtown resident Richard Leal against Hardin County Emergency Medical Services.

    The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services’ preliminary inquiry board will review the complaint during a 10 a.m. meeting Aug. 12 at its Lexington office, according to Deputy Executive Director Charles O’Neal.

  • Nolin RECC customers warned of scam

     Kentucky State Police Post 04 along with Nolin RECC is asking Cooperative members to beware of a billing scam. 

    Nolin RECC CEO Mickey Miller contacted KSP to report that several customers had received phone calls from a male subject with a foreign accent asking for credit card information or a green dot money order to reconcile past due bills. 

  • PHOTO: Martial Arts Hall of Fame

    Michael A. Crain, a native of LaRue County, was inducted in the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame on June 21, 2014, making him a three-time Hall of Famer. He is the grandmaster of the American Martial Forces Association.

  • PHOTO: Cruisin' at Rotary

     From left, Terry Taylor, Gary Ray and Rotarian Alex LaRue. Taylor, a member of the Goodtime Cruisers, was the guest speaker at Thursday’s Rotary Club meeting. He was a guest of Dale Morris. 

  • Court of Appeals: Personal communications will be unsealed

      The Court of Appeals has upheld a circuit judge's Feb. 11 ruling to not seal evidence seized during a search of Hodgenville City Hall that led to indictments of the city's now former mayor and city clerk.

    In its order, the Court of Appeals denied an appeal by former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse of Judge Charles Simms ruling to seal personal communications between Cruse and former City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    The Herald News has contacted Ron Mather, Cruse’s and Hornback’s attorney for comment.

  • Youth Baseball update

     The Meade County 12-year-old All-Stars scored four runs in the third inning and held on to beat LaRue County, 6-4 on Tuesday in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament at University Drive Park in Elizabethtown.

    Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth, LaRue County cut its deficit to 5-4 as Wyatt Pearman had a two-run double and Bryson Arnette hit a two-run homer.

    But Meade County tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.

  • LCMS students ready for laptops

    Jason Detre, LaRue County Middle School principal, realizes the importance of every one of his students receiving a laptop computer this fall.

    “As we enter the 21st Century, excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program,” he said. “Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and the learning tool of these 21st century students is the laptop computer.”

  • Caven is runner-up at Tennis Open

    Colin Hart, a KHSAA All-State selection this past season at Lincoln County, won the State Farm E’town Tennis Open Sunday at Freeman Lake Park.

    For the second year, Hart fended off Campbellsville University coach Kyle Caven, a former LaRue County prep star, to claim the singles championship.

    Caven, playing in his fourth match of the day, made Hart work hard to defend his title in Hart’s 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) win in the 16-player division.