Today's News

  • COLUMN: Joining the Herald News' staff led to wonderful and stinky situations

    It’s been a little over a year since I started work at The LaRue County Herald News and it still feels new – which is a good thing. The job never gets boring and just when it seems like things are falling routine – something will come up.

  • PHOTO: Original Creekfront restroom plans flushed

    Workers constructed the block walls of the new restrooms at Creekfront Park last week. General contractor Joe Pearman said there is a slight change to the design as reported in last week’s Herald News. Stone will not be placed on the exterior walls due to fear that water could seep inside the seams during flooding. Decorative concrete blocks are being used instead. The two-staller should be complete in about six weeks.

  • Fiscal Court approves bids

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved bids on road department supplies as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 14.
    Bid winners included: Hagan and Stone – steel culvert tile; Hanson Aggregates – stone; Bault Oil Company – fuel; Asphalt Materials and Marathon Petroleum – asphalt emulsion; Certified Construction and Scotty’s – bituminous asphalt.

  • Students complete third in series of Lincoln baskets

    Twenty-five students spent two days with nationally known basket maker Martha Wetherbee.
    Wetherbee and husband Alan Litchfield returned to Hodgenville Friday and Saturday for the third workshop in a series of four that provided materials and instruction in creation of the “Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket” set.
    Most of the students were working on the third basket that features the Illinois penny. Two completed the first in the set – the Kentucky years and one completed the Indiana penny basket that was offered first last year.

  • HES principal ready to face new challenge

    Penny Cecil has resigned her position as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School to accept a position as curriculum specialist.
    She’ll be helping teachers with instructional needs and working with elementary school principals on instructional issues.
    She begins her new duties July 1. In the meantime, the site-based council is screening and interviewing applicants for the principal’s job. The next special meeting is June 24.

  • School Board reimburses cabin owner $1,000

    Monday’s school board meeting included a lengthy discussion about the flooding that occurred at the section of U.S. 31-E in front of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and McDowell’s Lakeview Cabins.
    Gary McDowell, owner of the cabins, used pumps to clear the driveway to several of his rental units. In May’s board meeting he said he doesn’t blame the school fully for the flooding, but he believes the increased water flow onto his property is because of the construction of ALES.

  • Welfare fraud and meth: Sonora woman pleads guilty

    A Sonora woman received a suspended five-year sentence after being found guilty of welfare fraud in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • LCMS Wi-Fi team takes third at International Conference

    Just a few months after winning the State Governor’s Cup competition, LaRue County Middle School’s community problem solving team brought home third place in the International Conference.  The conference, held at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse June 9-12, hosted teams from all over the world including Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong.

  • Local eateries face challenge on the menu

    Making ends meet in this sluggish economy is tough enough for individuals, but it causes even more of a challenge for small businesses.
    Still, some are meeting that challenge by finding a niche – a product or service – that, coupled with hard work, determination and the ability to adjust to an ever-changing environment, allows them to keep going.
    Several local restaurants are finding ways to stay afloat even though they are located off the beaten path.
    Take, for example, Beth Keith, owner of Pizza Zone in Buffalo.

  • Kentucky State Police receive new crime scene truck

    The Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown received a new vehicle last week that will allow officers to process crime scenes more quickly.

    Capt. John Ward, commander of the KSP Elizabethtown post, visited Frankfort last Wednesday o pick up the Ford Super Duty Truck from Gov. Steve Beshear and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, according to a KSP news release.

    The truck is equipped with a utility bed and all the tools necessary to process a crime scene, including evidence gathering supplies, said Bruce Reeves, KSP public information officer.