Today's News

  • School offers summer reading program, new program

    LaRue County Schools’ students can continue their reading pleasure and skills in July thanks to a summer reading program sponsored by Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln elementary schools’ family resource centers.
    “Statistics show that students who do not read during the summer, their reading level goes down,” said Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville FRC coordinator.  “This is a great opportunity for them to read some good books and see their friends, too.”

  • LaRue Baptist hosting 'Biker Sunday'

    LaRue Baptist Church will host “Biker Sunday” July 10.
    Charles Allen, a member of the church, said the event is a first for the congregation. If it’s a success, they’ll build on the idea next year.
    “We’re expecting in excess of 125 motorcycles,” Allen said.
    At least two bike clubs have committed to the event and the parking area in front of the church will be reserved for motorcycles.
    Allen and his daughter, Judy Bottoms, will open the church between 8 and 9 a.m. to greet early arrivals.

  • Patterson charged with burglary

    Adam Christopher Patterson, 36, of Magnolia, was charged June 29 with first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (firearm), possession of handgun by convicted felon, possession of marijuana, prescription or controlled substance not in original container, fleeing or evading police on foot and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    LaRue Deputy Brian Smith made the arrest.

    Patterson was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be arraigned Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

  • COLUMN: Really, Miss Thang, these new Scrabble words have gone too far

    It’s very possible that I have dropped my last little wooden tile.
    Yes, I’m an avid Scrabble player, and it’s a game my family and I enjoy playing together, but some recent changes are just too much.

  • Hubbard Cemetery fundraiser is July 30

    The Hubbard Cemetery fundraiser is 1 p.m. July 30 at First Baptist Church, 730 Tonieville Road, Hodgenville. The Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby from St. Stephen Baptist Church, Louisville, will speak. The Breakthrough Choir will perform. Casual dress. Donations will be accepted with proceeds going toward upkeep of Hubbard Cemetery. For more information, call Hope Dorsey McNeill at 358-0592, James Curle at 358-9305, Tony Stewart at 358-3882 or Woodie Handley at 358-3345.

  • COLUMN: America's hope rests with God

    Things don’t sound so good in America. I doubt it will get any better without divine intervention. Recently I read an article about a typical day in America: 5,962 couples marry and 2,986 divorce; drunk drivers do $18 million worth of damage; 90 million cans of beer are consumed; 2,740 teenagers get pregnant; 63,288 cars crash killing 129 people; and 3,231 women have an abortion. Would you agree things don’t sound so good?

  • BIRTH: Woods welcome Jimmie Lee

    Jimmie and Jessica Wood are proud to announce the arrival of Jimmie “Lee” Wood IV.

    Jimmie Lee was born at 4:37 a.m. May 15, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Timmy and Deanna Creason of Buffalo. Paternal grandparents are Jay and Joey Wood of Magnolia.

  • I-65 construction halted for July 4

     Contract crews will have all lanes open through Monday along Interstate 65 from Munfordville to Elizabethtown.  Work is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, following the Fourth Of July holiday weekend.  Resurfacing will continue on the inside Southbound lane near the Nolin River Bridge (MP 83), approaching Sonora.  Resurfacing will continue on the outside Northbound lane at Munfordville (MP 64).  Motorists exiting or entering the interstate at Munfordville (Exit 65) should be especially cautious as resurfacing passes these ramps.  Delays are expected.

  • Ireland, Carpenter honored by Society of Professional Journalists

    Two members of The LaRue County Herald Newsí staff were honored June 23 by the Society of Professional Journalists at the Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony.

    Editor Linda Ireland won three first-place awards and one second-place in the non-metro division. Staff writer/graphic artist Candis Carpenter had one first-place award.

    Ireland and Carpenter shared the win in feature photography for 2010 Lincoln Days coverage.

  • Missing Gravel Switch woman found

    The Kentucky State Police Post 15 - Columbia is conducting a missing person investigation in regards to Patricia Ann Moddrelle, 78, of Gravel Switch.

    Mrs. Moddrelle is 5 foot 1 inches and weighs about 160 pounds with brown-grey hair and hazel eyes. The last contact with Mrs. Moddrelle was on June 27, 2011 and she was last seen wearing black or green pants with black or tan shoes. Mrs. Moddrelle is possibly operating a maroon 1996 Ford Taruas station wagon with a possible destination of Danville.