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Today's News

  • PHOTO CONTEST: Send us your best shot

    Send us your best shot.

    The LaRue County Herald News is sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered - nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage.

    A separate category for youth - those photographers 13 and younger - is being offered. The entry should include the photographer's age to be considered in this category.

    A sample of winning entries will be published in a special section to be produced in July.  You’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.

    There is no charge to enter.

  • Two New Haven residents indicted

    • Stephanie A. Fields, 41, New Haven, 24 counts possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, 24 counts complicity to possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, theft by deception $500 or more, complicity to theft by deception $500 or more. In March, either acting alone or in concert with Daniel Marshall, Fields allegedly passed forged checks at Wal-Mart, Five Star and other area businesses. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Recycling Center employee pleads guilty to drug charges

    James Thomas Snyder, 37, of Hodgenville; William Earl Meredith, 40, of Hart County; and Jason Christopher Wood, 29, of Walton, were each charged Dec. 20, 2010, in LaRue Circuit Court with possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and complicity.

    The three were investigated after officers found four one-step methamphetamine labs – made from plastic soda bottles – in a dumpster outside the recycling center Sept. 13.

  • Kentucky Railway Museum receives grant

    The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is among the short line railroads in 12 counties that will receive a share of $3.1 million in state grants.

    “This is an investment in Kentucky's economy, because freight railroads are indispensable to our economy,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet press release.

    KRM will receive $190,350 for track and crossing rehab and repairs in Nelson and LaRue counties, according to the press release.

  • Free Movie Night series begins Saturday

    Rhett, Rhett, if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?

    Frankly, Scarlett, the best place to go for free entertainment this weekend is a showing of the classic film “Gone With the Wind” at Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The City of Hodgenville kicks off its next round of free summer movies at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The LaRue County Herald News is co-sponsor of the event.

  • Man pleads guilty to wanton endangerment

    A Hodgenville man faces a year in jail after pleading guilty to numerous charges May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Officers said David Christopher Young, 47, was driving recklessly on Howardstown Road on Oct. 21, 2010, when he approached 11 workers paving the road. According to Deputy Matt Darst, Young drove through the ditch to go around the flagger and “popped both passenger side tires.” The flagger instructed him to stop, however, Young ignored him.

  • Fiscal Court audit available online

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

    State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts. The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and net assets arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • THERESA HOWARD: It's strawberry time

    Here are a few tips for freezing strawberries.

  • Deidra Hutchins earns master's degree

    Deidra Jeffries Hutchins received her master of business degree May 14 from Bellarmine College in Louisville.

    She is the wife of Charles Hutchins and the daughter of James and Phyllis Jeffries, all of Hodgenville.

    She is a 2001 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Garrett twins graduate with degrees in criminal justice

    Austin Garrett and Jared Garrett, twin sons of Jerry Garrett and Rochelle Garrett, formerly of Hodgenville, recently graduated from college.

    Austin Garrett earned a bachelors degree in criminal justice with emphasis in police administration and recreation therapy from Eastern Kentucky University May 7.

    Jared Garrett earned a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Kentucky State University on May 14.