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Today's News

  • Reported drowning in a well in Cox's Creek

    The Nelson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they are investigating the death of an unnamed 57-year-old woman who apparently drowned in a cistern at a farm in the 1800 block of Whitesides Road in Cox's Creek.

    A press release from Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said foul play is not suspected.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks outplayed at Taylor

    Taylor County posted its 18th victory by double digits and its eighth by 30 or more points by dominating LaRue County 68-27 at home on Friday night.
    Six of seven Cardinals scored in each of the first two quarters as Taylor County built a 43-13 cushion after the Hawks managed only three points in the second period.
    Another three-point third made it 56-16.
    David Sloan led a balanced TCHS attack with 17 points while Ezra Oliver, Quentin Goodin and Cam Morgeson had 12 apiece.

  • Herald delivery delayed

    We have received notice from the delivery department in Elizabethtown, that the delivery of The LaRue County Herald News, by their carriers has been delayed. Every effort is being made to get the majority of these papers delivered TODAY, Thursday, February 19, 2015.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as they work to deliver your product to you as quickly as possible.

  • School closed Tuesday

    LaRue County Schools are closed Monday and Tuesday due to the winter storm.

    Significant snowfall is expected throughout today.

    Some areas could get up to a foot of snow.

    Travel will be treacherous with some roads nearly impassable. Have an emergency kit of blankets, food, water and flashlights if you must travel.

    Local officials ask that you stay at home if possible.

  • School closed - Winter storm warning

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for central Kentucky.

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Monday.

    Significant snowfall is expected tonight and Monday.

    A winter storm will spread accumulating snow into the Ohio Valley beginning late this evening. Snow will be heavy at times. Especially on Monday morning. By Monday evening total accumulations will exceed 4 inches across most of the region. Some areas could get up to a foot of snow.

  • Boil water advisory for Hodgenville (lifted)

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.

  • Cruse, Hornback guilty

    On Feb. 16, Hodgenville’s former mayor and former city clerk will begin serving 30 days in the Nelson County Detention Center.

    Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to numerous felony counts after defense attorneys and prosecutors worked out an agreement prior to a scheduled hearing.

    The two were charged with abuse of public trust after allegedly misusing the city’s fleet gas card. Cruse, who was in his second term, was removed from office in May; Hornback also lost her job.

  • Cruse, Hornback plead guilty

    Hodgenville’s former mayor and former city clerk will serve 30 days in the Nelson County Detention Center.

    Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to numerous felony counts after defense attorneys and prosecutors worked out an agreement.

    The two were charged with abuse of public trust after allegedly misusing the city’s fleet gas card. Cruse, who was in his second term, was removed from office in May; Hornback also lost her job.

    Read the full story in Wednesday's Herald News.

  • Teen starts drive for little leaguers

    A LaRue County High School student has started a drive to assist young athletes.

    Briar Holt, a sophomore, played baseball from the time he was 4 – and later branched into soccer. He played for the varsity baseball team last spring but has decided to hang up his cleats this year.

    “I’m focusing on academics this year,” he said.

    His heart is still in the sport, however. Working with LaRue County Park and Recreation, he has organized a hand-me-down program for used baseball gear – gloves, bats, cleats and pants.

  • Judge won’t budge

    A case that has been dragging on for more than a year should be concluded by the end of the month, if Circuit Judge Charles Simms III has his way.

    Despite a defense attorney’s request for more time, the judge intends to begin the trial for former Hodgenville city clerk MaDonna Hornback on Feb. 23.