Today's News

  • Headlines from the Herald News

    The LaRue County Herald News' final print edition of 2009 is delivered Wednesday to subscribers and available at local stores and single-copy machines.

    Here are some of the top headlines in this week's paper:

  • Local business is latest victim in burglary ring

    A Hodgenville business was burglarized Saturday, losing about $10,000 in merchandise.

    Someone cut a lock on the side door and broke a window to gain access to Smoketown II on South Lincoln Boulevard between 10:40 and 10:45 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. The building’s alarm was activated.Owner John Lewis estimated between $8,000 and $10,000 worth of Marlboro cigarettes were taken, Darst said.

  • Early morning fire destroys pallet recycling business

  • Magnolia residents indicted

    A Hart County grand jury handed down indictments to two Magnolia residents earlier this month.

    Rocky Lane “Poss” Meredith, 41, of 440 Ernest Chaudoin Road, and William E. “Amos” Meredith, 39, of 58 Die Road, were each indicted on one count each of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $300, auto, theft by unlawful taking over $300, first-degree criminal mischief, obscuring the identity of a machine over $300 and first-degree criminal trespass, according to a report in The News-Herald. All charges include complicity.

  • LaRue will host National Guard Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County Hawks will host the National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 28-30.

    The Hawks meet Webster County 7 p.m. Dec. 28 with the winner of the game playing the winner of North Bullitt vs. Harrison County at 8:30 p.m.

    If LaRue continues in the winner’s bracket, they will play again 7 p.m. Dec. 29. The loser plays 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29.

    In the second bracket, West Carter meets Whitley County 4 p.m. while South Oldham plays Edmonson County 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28.

    The winners of each bracket will play for the championship 8 p.m. Dec. 30.

  • Scoring mark falls, but Magnolia man still all over Kentucky record books

    Records are made to be broken, the old saying goes.

    But one Kentucky football record appeared to be bulletproof. It held up for 45 years, the longest-standing record on the books.

    That is, until  a few weeks ago, when Lexington Christian Academy senior Dominique Hayden scored a pair of touchdowns in a 42-0 rout of Fairview to surpass the career scoring record of Magnolia resident Herbie Phelps.

  • Buffalo man charged with DUI, wanton endangerment

    A Buffalo man faces multiple charges after being involved in an alleged hit-and-run crash Sunday night.

    Joshua Ray Perkins, 30, was driving a 2000 Buick south on Ky. 61 near the intersection with Reed Road around 9 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. Perkins’ vehicle collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Dustin Clemons, 20, also of Buffalo.

    Perkins allegedly fled. Darst located him at his residence after interviewing witnesses.

  • Life busy for pastor serving two churches

    Since June 28, the Rev. Andrew Singh has done what many itinerant preachers of old did — pastor two churches concurrently.

     “A lot of those itinerant pastors traveled on horseback,” said the 25-year-old minister from India. “I’m so glad that I have a car.”

    Pastor of Wesley Meadows Methodist Church since 2004, Singh sees the addition of Levelwoods Methodist Church as an opportunity and a blessing.

    “God has expanded my ministry, allowing me to meet, serve, and be blessed by another group of people,” he explained.

  • Radcliff man enters plea to avoid trial

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  • Memorial Building featured on ornament

    The Lincoln Museum’s annual collectible Christmas ornament continues the Lincoln Bicentennial theme.

    The white ornament, seventh in a series of eight, features the Memorial Building that houses the traditional birth cabin at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. The photo was taken by a park employee during a February snow.

    An ill-timed ice storm canceled the Lincoln Bicentennial celebration at the park Feb. 12, but staff commemorated the 200th birthday of the 16th president despite the weather. The ceremony was moved to LaRue County High School.