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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Fear was a daily factor after the twin towers fell

     I was on an early morning goose hunt with my husband and a friend in Boston, Ky., on  Sept. 11, 2001.
    After our hunt, I walked to pick up our truck while the guys gathered decoys. When I got in the truck the radio was on and reports of the attacks were being reported.

  • COLUMN: Our country came together after 9/11 attacks

    As a child whose father was on duty at Fort Knox when President John F. Kennedy was shot, my parents would often comment, “I’ll always remember where I was when Kennedy was shot.” Somehow as a young person, I thought that was just my parents and probably nothing I would ever experience. But then it happened.
    Desert Storm, President Reagan was shot, and then 9-11. Yes, I remember all those days, where I was, how I felt and how we reacted.

  • COLUMN: Still wondering: How do you cover an American tragedy?

    Sept. 11, 2001, was a Tuesday.
    Just like every Tuesday for the past 10 years (and more than 100 years before that) the staff of The LaRue County Herald News was putting together the Wednesday paper.
    The Sept. 12 paper was an informative issue with stories about the murder of a veteran in Upton, a teen injured in a car crash, Upton residents in an uproar when an adult bookstore “The Lion’s Den” opened, the death of legendary sports commentator Cawood Ledford and youth league soccer.

  • First Baptist Church burglarized, vandalized

    First Baptist Church was burglarized and vandalized last week, according to officers.
    Sometime during the evening of Sept. 2, someone cut the copper pipes between five air conditioners and the building, according to Constable Ira Bloyd Jr., who works as a part-time deputy. They also cut some of the wiring to gain entry to the interior of the units.
    Bloyd said the vandals probably took the copper to sell and while they didn’t make a lot of money in the process, it was very costly in terms of repairs to the church.

  • Hodgenville man charged with trafficking in cocaine

    Clifford Eugene Aubrey, 48, of Buffalo, was charged Sept. 2 with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance - cocaine and first-degree possession of controlled substance - cocaine. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 unsecured bond. He will be arraigned in LaRue District Court. Constable Tim Ford investigated.
     

  • Grandsons, neighbors find common bond in service

    On the day this summer that Jimmy Hornback and William Hutcherson received commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army they found out that their grandfathers had also entered the service together in January 1945.
    Haynes Allen, Hornback’s grandfather, and Eugene Hutcherson, William’s grandparent, mustered in Hodgenville with 19 other inductees to leave for basic training in the waning months of World War II.

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue

  • Springfield woman injured in Bardstown Road wreck

    A Springfield woman was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road.
    Felecia L. Spalding, 43, was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger near the 7800 block about 2 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to LaRue Deputy Eric Williamson.
    “She said she came around the curve and lost control,” Williamson said.
    The car traveled through a residential yard, struck and dragged a small tree and came to rest against a small hillside about 30 yards from the roadway.

  • City property tax rates increase by about 75 cents

    Hodgenville residents will see an increase of about 75 cents on their property tax bills this year.
    Mayor Terry Cruse recommended a 4 percent increase after a 15-minute hearing prior to the regular city council meeting. The council voted unanimously to approve. No members of the public attended the meetings.
    Property values have decreased and if a tax increase was not voted in, the city would lose money, Cruse said. The city took the compensating rate last year which brought in about $166 extra for the year.

  • Wally Sparks named fire chief

    Hodgenville City Fire Department has been appointed a new fire chief after the recent resignation of former chief, Terry Ovesen.
    Wally Sparks, a 13-year veteran to the department, took the helm Monday at the city council meeting.
    Sparks said he has three goals in mind for the department – to serve and protect the city of Hodgenville, to protect his firefighters and to bring the fun back in the fire department as a whole.
    “I’m not here to fix a flat tire,” said Sparks “I’m here to put on a new one and roll with it.”