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Today's News

  • KSP warns of summer heat

    SPECIAL TO THE LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

    As the Kentucky summer is heating up, so is your vehicle. The Kentucky State Police reminds parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. KidsandCars.org reports that 32 children died in the U.S. during 2014 from vehicular heat stroke.

  • Gas prices projected to drop

    2015’s second half represents a strong commitment that motorists will spend even less on gasoline this year than they did in 2014. GasBuddy experts say that before Christmas, as many as 20 states could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for December slips to $1.98.

    “We’re confident that our projections give consumers more than accuracy; we think they’ll help them identify some savings that should come in handy at Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.

  • Wreck on Greensburg Road
  • Missing LaRue County teenager found safe

    A 16-year-old LaRue County teenager who had been missing since August 20 has been found safe.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’ Russell McCoy, Chamberlyn Nicole Benningfield of Magnolia has been located and recovered by officers in his department.

    McCoy said they followed up on every lead they received from social media posts, phone calls, texts, etc. He said they received a tip this morning about her whereabouts and that all the information came together to help them locate her.

  • LaRue County teenager missing

    Local police are searching for a missing LaRue County teenager.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Chamberlyn Nicole Benningfield, 16 was last seen around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 at her residence on 525 LG and E Road in Magnolia.

    Benningfield is described as 5’4” tall, heavy build, blonde hair and hazel eyes.

    If you have any information about the whereabouts of Benningfield, call the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department at 270-358-3120.

  • Reading program focuses on boys

    By Sheree Priddy
    LaRue County Public Library

    While doing some research for a library course last winter, I stumbled across a website which led me where I never dreamed I would be going. Moreover, it led me to a deeper understanding of issues with boys and reading than I could have imagined. This website was called GuysRead.com. Created by children’s book author, Jon Scieszka, it is entirely devoted to promoting books that boys would enjoy. From the website, we find the following points being made about boys and reading:

  • Community News

    Shanice Dunlap was baptized Sunday morning at First Baptist. Family members and friends were present for the baptism. Also, Bernice Kent, Loretta Kent and Corine Johnson, mother of Rosalyn Wilkinson, were guest at First Baptist.

    First Baptist- Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. will be the church business meeting. Sunday, August 30, First Baptist will fellowship with Lane Lincoln during morning services. The Hodgenville Brotherhood will render the music and the morning sermon will be by Reverend Wilkinson.

  • Community News

    Thought for the week: You can’t have a better life if you don’t appreciate what you already have!

  • Sign up for the 44th annual Lincoln Days Art Show

    Applications are currently being accepted for the 44th annual Lincoln Days Art Show. The show will take place during the annual Lincoln Days festival on Sunday, September 27 through Sunday, October 4.

    The cost for the art show is $10 per entry or $25 for three entries. The show includes four divisions with cash prizes for first place, second place and honorable mention.

    The submission deadline is Tuesday, September 22.

  • DuPlessis speaks at Lincoln Trail Chapter of Public Retirees

    The Lincoln Trail Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees met at Golden Corral on Monday, August 10. State Representative Jim DuPlessis was the keynote speaker at the event. 

    The Lincoln Trail Chapter meets the second Monday of each month at Golden Corral in Elizabethtown at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 14. The speaker will be State Representative Terry Mills. Mills is the representative for Green, Marion and LaRue Counties.