Today's News

  • Hodgenville man hospitalized after motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville man is in fair condition in a Louisville hospital after crashing the motorcycle he was driving.

    About noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, Donald Marshall, 47, of Kerrick Lane, was driving a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle on North Lincoln Boulevard near Lincoln Village Apartments. According to Police Chief John Cottrill, Marshall’s motorcycle rear-ended a 2005 Mercury passenger car driven by James R. Daughtery, 69, of Bardstown Road.

    “Witnesses said speed was a factor,” Cottrill said.

  • LaRue beats Glasgow 28-24

    For the second consecutive week, late-game heroics propelled LaRue County to a varsity football victory Friday.

    The Hawks defeated Glasgow 28-24. Drew Newberry scored the go-ahead touchdown in the game's final minute.

    Alex Lee gained 143 yards rushing for the Hawks and quarterback Jordan Brewer ran for one touchdown and threw for another.

    LaRue came-from-behind last week to beat Green County 28-27. The latest win improves the Hawks' record to 3-1 on the season.

    LaRue County's three-game road trip concludes Friday, Sept. 25, with a game at Elizabethtown.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Good Shepherds Mission Store

    The Good Shepherd Mission Store in Magnolia is accepting donations, of food, clothing, household items, money or anything they can sell. All proceeds go to the Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry at Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church for the needy. For more information, call 324-4968.

    LaRue County Senior Citizens Center

  • State considering six sites for maintenance barn

    The Transportation Cabinet of Kentucky is looking at sites to construct a new highway maintenance barn in LaRue County.

    Six residents interested in selling property for the new barn submitted proposals to the state in response to an Aug. 12 advertisement in The LaRue County Herald News.

    The current storage barn at 2434 Lincoln Farm Road was built in the 1960s and repairs and maintenance were becoming cost-prohibitive, said Fourth District Chief Engineer Patty Dunaway.

  • Upton man sentenced in meth lab case

    An Upton man has been sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.

    Barry Cottrell, 52, was charged with the crimes after a social worker visited his home on Wonderland Road in August 2008 and reported a possible meth lab to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department. The social worker was trying to locate a Hart County child when she made the discovery.

    When officers arrived, they found components and ingredients used to manufacture the illegal drug strewn about the yard.

  • Farm calendar

    Poster entry deadline

  • Church calendar

    Mt. Zion has revival

    Mount Zion Separate Baptist Church will hold revival 7 p.m. Sept. 24-27 with Bro. Jason Davison, evangelist.

    Pleasant Ridge revival

    Revival starts Sunday at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church. The Rev. Danny Bailey is the evangelist.

    Community Church Service

    The Lincoln Days Community Church Service will be 9 a.m. Oct. 4 on Lincoln Square. Former U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis will speak.

    Victory Baptist revival

  • Nationwide Uniform honors Employees of the Month

    Tracie Davis has been selected as the July Employee of the Month at Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed at Nationwide since January 1988 and is under the supervision of Denise Dewitt in the jacket department.

    Tabatha Metcalf was selected as the August Employee of the Month.

    She has been employed at Nationwide since February 2006 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the trouser department.

    Both will receive a special award for dedication and service.


  • Family loses home in fire

    A Buffalo family lost their home and most of their possessions to fire Sunday afternoon.

    Roger and Arlene Perkins, who live off Badger Road near the LaRue-Taylor County line, were about to leave their home about 2:30 p.m. when Arlene smelled smoke. Roger Perkins said he “looked up and saw smoke coming from the corner of the roof.”

    “I told her ‘get out.’”

    Perkins said his wife grabbed a ring that held sentimental value, but they were unable to take anything else from the house. He hoped they would be able to salvage some items.

  • Country music and humor ingredients in Jamboree’s success

    After the Lincoln Jamboree’s 55th anniversary show Saturday, Joel Ray Sprowls parked himself in a tall cloth chair backstage and put his feet on a worn leather footstool.

    He then engaged in a bit of historic math: 55 years times 52 weeks equals 2,860 Saturday night performances of his music review that began in1954 in a rented theater on Lincoln Square. That total doesn’t include an occasional 53rd Saturday resulting from a well-timed leap year, the travel shows and county fairs or the 26 weekly television done on long ago Thursday nights in Bowling Green.