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Today's News

  • Lane Lincoln celebrates 144 years

    Lane Lincoln Memorial CME Church celebrated its 144th anniversary Sunday.
    On Feb. 13, 1867, the original deed between Jerome and Martha S. Smith sold the land to Lou Handley, Albert Woodson and J.W. French, Trustees of the “Colored” Methodist Church for the sum of $50. The location was at the northwest corner of Hodgenville where the small frame church was built.  

  • Herald News announces holiday schedule

    The LaRue County Herald News will close Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 for the holidays.

    Early deadlines are noon Dec. 23 and 30.

  • Mystery photo continues to perplex

    We received several phone calls about the above photo which is being displayed at the Frazier History Museum.
    The photographer said it was taken between 1975 and 1977 in LaRue County – a statement that brought some confusion because LaRue County has been dry (no alcohol sales) for decades and the store sign clearly says “beer.”

  • COLUMN: Accept holiday greetings in the spirit they're given

    My apologies. I dusted off a column that was published a couple of years ago. It seems that every year about this time, I become involved in a quest for an item that no one really needs – but many really, really want. And that usually entails witnessing an irate shopper tearing apart an exhausted sales clerk. The following contains my thoughts on the subject:

  • PHOTO: Betty Stinson celebrates 70 years

    Five generations met to celebrate Bettie Stinson’s 70th birthday. Front from left, Aven Carter, 2, Bettie Stinson, Flossie Dillon; back, Terry Gardner and Ashley Carter.

  • PHOTO: Five generations of Gardners

    Five generations of the Gardner family met. Front from left, Harper Gardner, 3 months, Bettie Stinson, Flossie Dillon; back, Jarred Gardner, left and Terry Gardner, right.

  • Court briefs - Dec. 7, 2011

    Failed to appear
    Joshua J. Whalin failed to appear Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. His name was listed with National Crime Information Center.
     
    Final sentence
    Elmer C. Thompson Jr. (1965) was found guilty of flagrant non support Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years, conditionally discharged and unsupervised probation; and credited for 32 days served. He was fined $385.
     
    Failed to appear

  • Crowd enjoys Christmas on the Square

    A community-wide Christmas celebration attracted about 150 people to Lincoln Square and Hodgenville’s Civic Center Saturday.
    The event began with caroling downtown with performances by the First Baptist Church children’s choir.
    Following caroling and the reading of “The Christmas Story,” Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse turned on the Christmas tree lights on the square and at Creekfront Park in preparation for Santa’s arrival.

  • LaRue County 9-11 what’s your emergency?

    When a person thinks of the LaRue County Detention Center, several things may come to mind – but 911-dispatch is probably not one of them.
    Located in a small room at the entrance of the jail, is an office that answers the high-pitched 911 calls of those in need. Whether it is fire, police or medical attention, dispatchers – more formally known as telecommunicators – are on the receiving end of emergency calls.

  • Dinky's free magic show is Sunday

    Dinky Gowen will present his 18th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.
    The free event opens at 2 p.m. at LaRue County Park and Recreation. The two-hour program is suitable for all ages and will include magic, ventriloquism, comedy and generous door prizes.
    Gowen said he and his “show girls” will have lots of “new tricks up their sleeves.”
    Magician Aaron Harp of Radcliff and formerly of Hodgenville, a 10-year veteran performer, will present the “Seeing is Believing” portion of the show.