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Today's News

  • Teen injured in crash

    Austin Lewis, 18 of Magnolia, wrecked his 2005 Nissan Altima Tuesday, Feb. 10, on Tanner Road in Hodgenville. According to Deputy Brian Smith, Lewis had left school and was headed to work when the accident occurred. Smith said the vehicle rolled “two to three times before coming to a rest upside down on the side of the road. Lewis was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital complaining of neck pain.

  • Identical twins celebrate 90th birthday

    Considering that the chances of being identical twins are three in a thousand, the fact that identical twins Wilma Bradshaw and Ilma Whittaker will celebrate their 90th birthdays March 1 is even more astounding.

    “We were born on our grandparents’ (Kenneth and Genora Miller’s) farm March 1, 1925,” said Wilma. “Dr. (Leigh) Maupin came out in a horse and buggy to deliver us and stayed all day.”

    Parents Harry and Alpha Gardner celebrated having the family’s first set of twins on that cold winter Sunday. 

  • Winter's blast hit fast

    The President’s Day Snowstorm dumped almost a foot of the fluffy stuff on the area in a short period of time beginning early Monday. And it was still coming down as The LaRue County Herald News was being printed.

    The newspaper was “put to bed” several hours early in an effort to ease the remainder of the production and delivery process.

    Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency just before 5 p.m. Monday.

  • News of Record: Feb. 18, 2015

    Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Lisa Dawn Buchanan, 43, and Randall Cleveland Morgan, 43, both of Hodgenville

    Bailey Kay Brown, 19, and Anthony Michael Carothers, 26, both of Hodgenville

    Susan Nicole Wease, 22, of Upton, and Steven Ray Wheeler, 31, of Hodgenville

    Margaret Elizabeth Lyons, 55, of Buffalo, and Michael David Sego, 44

    Agnes Marie Riggs, 57, and Johnny Jeffrey Riggs, 56, both of Hodgenville

  • New Haven's historical center attracting visitors

    The Historical Preservation and Information Center, located at 306 Center St. in New Haven, has been developing over the past year into a gathering place for the community and a celebration of town history and local military personnel.

    In the front room of the building, photographs of New Haven veterans line the walls, and in the office area, Tessie Cecil, director of the center, displays a collection of items and photos of New Haven businesses and landmarks throughout the years.

  • Happy 206th Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

    LaRue County celebrated its most famous son on Thursday. Abraham Lincoln’s 206th birthday celebration took visitors across the county of his birth, as events took place throughout the day.

    Things got started at 10 a.m., as a group gathered for a wreath-laying at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, in front of the traditional cabin. Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd presenters were onhand. Longtime Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre spoke during the ceremony.

  • Lauren Heil: ExCEL Award winner

    LaRue County Schools 2015 ExCEL Teacher of the Year Lauren Heil knew from the time she was a child that she would become a teacher.

    Growing up in Illinois, she propped her dolls and stuffed animals into school desk seats her father had purchased at a garage sale, holding class with her “students.”

    She also often visited her Aunt Lori, a school sister of Notre Dame, in Burlington, Indiana, in her fifth-grade classroom.

  • Fiscal Court: Milby appointed to library board, new road sign ordered

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the appointment of Robin Milby to the LaRue County Library Board of Trustees as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 10.

    “Kyle Williamson, who held the position, resigned on Jan. 5 in order to be our county attorney, leaving the vacancy,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.   

    In other business, magistrates approved the sale of a 1998 ambulance, declared surplus property, to Hart County Fiscal Court for $2,000. 

  • Fire department makes run at Landmark

    The Hodgenville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 806 Landmark Drive at 10 p.m. Saturday.

    The smoke, it turned out, came from a heater. Several people left their apartments until the smoke cleared.

  • Court Briefs: Feb. 18, 2015

    Recommended three-year sentence

    Jacob A. Byers (1992) pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, first degree, with a recommendation for a three-year sentence; one count of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia with a recommended sentence of 12 months; and one count of possession of marijuana with a recommended sentence of 45 days

    All time to be served concurrently for a total of three years, probated. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is Feb. 16.