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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving found lurking in child's Dear Santa letter

    So there I sat, curled up on the couch on Sunday night, dutifully typing a stack of Santa letters that are destined to appear in The LaRue County Herald News and racking my brain for a column that would in some way be suitable for Thanksgiving.
    Just multi-tasking away and not making great progress.
    I had on my headphones, trying to block out one of my husband Bud’s favorite TV shows: Gold Rush.

  • One Knox eases transition for returning soldiers

    One Knox, a community based organization formed in 2006, was originally founded as a direct response to help the region respond the best way possible to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
    Since BRAC has concluded, the focus has shifted now to the redeployment, or homecoming, of nearly 3,500 troops of the 3/1 Brigade.
    Representative of the 3/1 Brigade, Capt. Chad Lorenz, spoke Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon regarding homecoming, support and community involvement in the redeployment of the brigade.

  • Students encouraged to apply to college

    Several community volunteers, teachers and school staff worked together last week to make the first Kentucky College Application Week a success at LaRue County High School.
    Out of 228 high schools in the state, LaRue County was chosen as one of 13 to be a pilot school for the event.
    Through a grant from the American Council on Education, the Institute for College and Career Success is providing support for Kentucky to join Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and a number of other states that have been conducting College Application Week for several years.  

  • Man faces several warrants after fleeing from ambulance, officer

    A Campbellsville man was charged with alcohol intoxication Thursday after dispatch received numerous complaints from businesses and residents.
    Chad Krupinski, 37, of Levelwoods Road, Campbellsville, began “causing problems” with the manager of IGA Express just before 9 a.m., according to dispatch.
    “The calls were rolling in,” said City Police Chief Steve Johnson. “He was at Hometown IGA, banging on doors on Shawnee Drive ….”

  • Man charged with theft of debit card and cash

    A LaRue County EMT has been charged with several counts after allegedly taking a co-worker’s debit card and cash.
    Chad Keith Hayes, 24, of Elk Horn, is charged with two counts of theft or receipt of credit/debit card; three counts of theft by unlawful taking; and two counts of theft of ID of another without consent.

  • Hodgenville City Police offers tips for safe holiday

    With the holiday shopping season approaching, Hodgenville City Police are reminding shoppers to take extra care in protecting their valuables.
    Chief Steve Johnson offers these suggestions:
    • Park in a well lit area.
    • Do not leave packages or belongings in your vehicle in plain view. Store valuables and gifts in a locked trunk to deter crimes of easy opportunity.
    “People walk through parking lots stealing stuff out of (unsecured) cars,” Johnson said.

  • Several new additions at LaRue library

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new items.
    They include: Big Book of Baby Afghans; Steve Jobs: a biography by Walter Isaacson; Christmas on Nutcracker Court by Judy Duarte; Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson; Holiday in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller; Next Always by Nora Roberts; Priests Graveyard by Ted Dekker; Zero Day by David Baldacci; Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson; and V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton.
    For more information about the library programs or offerings, contact Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • LaRue County Reads needs volunteers

    Volunteer to tutor a child in reading for one-half hour each week at one of the local schools.
    Volunteers must attend a short training class.
    The next training will be 11:15 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Board of Education. Training will last about one hour.
    For more information or to register for the training, call Sarah Hornback at 358-8334 or 358-4111.

  • Robbery arrest provides lead in second case

    A Hodgenville man was charged with first-degree robbery Friday evening after he allegedly robbed a store clerk at knifepoint. The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Bradley Hovious, then walked outside the store where a Hodgenville City officer was waiting with handcuffs.
    About 10 p.m., a firefighter was purchasing gas from IGA Express on Lincoln Boulevard, according to Chief Steve Johnson. The firefighter, who preferred to remain anonymous, noticed a “suspicious-looking person hanging around the parking lot” and notified dispatch.

  • Santa's Helpers begin Christmas drive

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas.
    They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away.
    For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.