Today's News

  • Homeowner installs above-ground storm shelter near Buffalo

    Joe Pearman and Sons are in the process of building their first above-ground storm shelter for a homeowner near Buffalo.

    Linda Riley said her Greensburg Road home does not have a basement and she found the above-ground shelter to be a great alternative to digging under the house.

    Pearman said the shelter is rated to withstand an F5 tornado. The shelter is 6 feet, 8 inches by 5 feet with 8-inch thick walls. The ceiling is constructed with concrete reinforced with steel rods from top to bottom. The footer goes down about 40 inches.

  • LCHS staff holds youth football camp

    The LaRue County High School football coaching staff will hold a camp for students in grades 1-8 at the high school practice field 10 a.m.-noon July 27-30.

    Cost is $40 per individual.

    Registration begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 27. Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt, pizza party and awards the last day of camp.

  • Pesticide container collection date is Aug. 5

    The LaRue County Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Project will be conducted again this growing season with a few changes. Commonly called Rinse and Return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers. Local farmers and other users are encouraged to rinse the containers as they are used and store them until the collection date Aug. 5. There is only one date this year. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.

  • Golf carts driven into pond

    Police are looking for suspects who removed golf carts from outside the Elizabethtown Country Club pro shop and drove them onto the golf course and into a pond.

    It happened sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Anyone with information is urged to call police at 766-5078.

  • It’s time for the Herald’s block sale

    Do you need a gift for that someone special? Or how about a night on the town for two? The LaRue County Herald News will conduct its fourth annual Newspaper in Education block sale 9 a.m.-noon Friday, July 24. It offers the perfect opportunity to save some money on restaurants, family fun and lodging.

    At the same time, you’ll be helping our NIE program which places newspapers in local classrooms at the request of teachers.

    If you are a pizza lover, certificates and gift cards are available from Pizza Hut, Hometown Pizza and Mr. Gatti’s.

  • Hawkins kids operate benefit

    For the third summer, 8-year-old Elyssa Hawkins will sell lemonade to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand,  a foundation that raises funds for childhood cancer research.

    The stand will be set up 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25 and noon-4 p.m. July 26 at IGA at Lincoln Plaza.

    Elyssa’s brother Ethan will assist her with the stand.

    They are the children of Bill and Becky Hawkins.

    For more information about the project, see www.alexslemonade.org.

  • Veteran takes Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

    Being 90 years old, World War II Army veteran Guthrie Catlin was beginning to doubt if he ever would be able to visit the memorial built in Washington, D.C., to honor him and his band of brothers.

    However, the Illinois native who lived in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for more than 30 years made the trip May 16, thanks to the Honor Flight network.

  • All-Stars lose in semifinals

    The LaRue County All-Stars were eliminated Sunday from the 9-year-old Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament.

    The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission All-Stars surged back in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the LaRue County All-Stars, 10-9 in the losers’ bracket semifinals at the EABC minor league fields.

    Other than a briefly lived tie at 4-4, Elizabethtown had trailed the entire game as it went into the fifth inning down, 9-4.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Chili dinner

    A chili dinner benefit for True Way Ministries’ food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 25 at the Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville. For more information, call Darlene Daugherty at 358-0385.

    Band of Hawks fundraiser

    The Band of Hawks will hold a fundraiser yard sale, bake sale and concessions July 25. For more information, to reserve a spot for $10 or if you would like to donate items for the yard sale, call 270-401-9231.

  • Sewer trouble seeps to surface

    City workers endured a smelly task early Saturday after a sewer line backed up on Lincoln Boulevard near the intersection with Tanner Road.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police said he discovered the problem while on patrol. He drove his cruiser through the sludge about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said the sewer line had “apparently been backing up for some time with solids.”