Today's News

  • Utility trailer, reported stolen four years ago, recovered in KC Estates

     A utility trailer, reported stolen by its Louisville owner four years ago, was recovered Friday after its owner saw it on TV.

  • Reding spreads word about ag through Commonground

    True or false: Foods produced through traditional and organic methods are nutritionally equivalent?
    According to Howardstown farm wife and CommonGround spokesperson Ashley Reding, the answer is “True.”
     “From high fructose corn syrup to ‘corporate’ farms to free range chickens to antibiotics and hormones, there are a number of misconceptions surrounding modern agriculture,” said Reding, who with her husband and his parents, operate Homestead Family Farms.

  • Little damaged reported during Friday's storm

     LaRue Countians braced for another round of bad weather Friday evening. A tornado warning was issued about 4:45 p.m. by the National Weather Service. 

  • March 8 is National Agriculture Day

    Featured in this month’s edition of Progressive Farmer as one of America’s Best Young Farmers for 2012, LaRue County couple Ryan and Misty Bivens exemplify the growing trend in modern farming – leasing hundreds of acres in order to produce enough crops to offset today’s high production costs.
    “Farming is a business, and farmers today are following the Walmart philosophy of larger franchises that allow one-stop shopping,” Ryan Bivens said from his farm office off Highway 84 about three miles west of Hodgenville.

  • 1952 tornado tore swath through south section of Hodgenville

    The Leap Day tornadoes will go down in history as one of the area’s worst natural disasters.
    Downtown Hodgenville has been spared for decades of such severe damage.
    Ronnie Benningfield, correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News, said the path of the tornado that hit Hodgenville Feb. 29 was similar to the one that destroyed numerous houses and fairground buildings in 1952.

  • KSP accepting donations for tornado victims

     In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across the state, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities. 

  • Man charged with trespassing in storm-damaged area

    A Hodgenville man was charged Friday with criminal trespass after he allegedly refused to leave the area surrounding  storm-damaged KC Estates.
    Donald Lee Russell III, 24, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; and failure to notify address change.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said the area had been plagued with onlookers since minutes after the tornado struck. The National Guard was called in to help local law enforcement and firefighters with patrols.

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers - March 7, 2012

     Luminaire sale ends May 4

  • Sports Shorts updated 03-07-12

    Saddle Club to meet
    The LaRue County Saddle Club will meet 7 p.m. March 8 at Golden Corral’s meeting room in Elizabethtown to finalize horse shows for 2012. For more information, contact Carol Crim at 270-765-9798 or jec4009@windstream.net.
    Lincoln Area Longbeards Banquet

  • Cancer survivors to be honored at Relay for Life dinner

    LaRue County cancer survivors have the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy a great dinner in their honor 6:30 p.m. March 22.
    The event, at First Baptist Church Hodgenville on Tonieville Road, gives the local Relay for Life County Committee a time to register survivors for the upcoming May 11 Relay and hear from Sister Rita Jerrell, a Hero of Hope for the American Cancer Society. Make reservations by calling 234-3309 by March 16. Each survivor’s meal is free and one guest may attend with the survivor for $5.