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Today's News

  • City Council considers bids for heating at fire department

    At the Feb. 9 meeting of Hodgenville City Council:

    Four bids were received for the installation of two heating units for the Hodgenville Fire Department.

    Bids included Absolute Comfort Heating and Air, owned by Joe and Alex Dohn, $3,350; Dever Enterprises, $6,284.96; Willard’s Heating and Air, $5,200; and Phelps Heating and Cooling, $4,997.

    The council voted to accept the “lowest qualifying bid” based on specifications advertised in The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Shooting may have been in self-defense

    A New Haven man is dead after being shot during an argument at a Greenbrier residence. Police are saying the shooting may have been in self-defense.

    Samuel “Sammy” Kennett Roberts, 27, New Haven, was shot a little before midnight Jan. 20. He was  pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s office. 

  • Shooting may have been in self-defense

    A New Haven man is dead after being shot during an argument at a Greenbrier residence. Police are saying the shooting may have been in self-defense.

    Samuel “Sammy” Kennett Roberts, 27, New Haven, was shot a little before midnight Jan. 20. He was  pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s office. 

  • Cleanup begins after storm

    The weekend’s warmer weather gave residents the chance to start cleaning up their yards after the Jan. 27 ice storm.

    Saturday, hundreds of pickups and trailers brought thousands of broken tree limbs and woody debris to a chipping and storage area in the Clayton Homes gravel lot on Commerce Parkway. By 9:45 a.m., 10 vehicles lined the roadway waiting for the arrival of solid waste coordinator Jill Gray and about a dozen inmates who volunteered to assist with the drop-off.

    Gray arrived promptly at 10 a.m. and worked until 5 p.m.

  • Students form ‘mini-relay’ to raise money for a cure

    Most of us are familiar with Relay for Life and the money the event brings for the fight against cancer.

    Rebecca Hawkins’ 22-member second-grade class at Hodgenville Elementary is helping that effort by forming their own “mini-relay” using innovative techniques to raise money.

    “We set a goal of $500, but we may have to increase that as they’ve already raised over $436,” said Hawkins who is in her 10th year of teaching at Hodgenville.

  • Main Street manager looks forward to new challenges, progress

    Here I am, mind spinning with much-to-do in my new office full of information, grant applications, events planning and so much more. Then I look up on my office wall and see a huge check, huge any way you look at it: $132,075 (actually twice that much and more because it is matched by those who benefit from the grant for facade improvements). I am struck anew with the importance and challenge of having a good Main Street program in a small town.

  • LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center closed

    The recent ice storm has forced the immediate closure of the LaRue County Environmental Education & Research Center on Leafdale Road near Hodgenville, according to a release by Bob Sims, Director of Community Development.

    Downed trees and hanging limbs present a tremendous hazard to the public along the forest walking trails.

    Sims stated that many other public safety priorities are ranked far ahead of the park cleanup for LaRue County work crews. The park closure could continue for several weeks as county crews see to the needs and safety of citizens.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.