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Today's News

  • Woman killed in Monks Road crash

    A woman was killed early New Year’s Day when she was involved in a single vehicle fatal accident in New Haven.

    Glenda L. Greenwell, 53, was driving a 2014 Kia eastbound on Monks Road around 1 a.m. when she veered off the road at a high rate of speed, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office collision report.

    Greenwell’s vehicle then went air borne, striking a utility pole on the rear driver side, according to the report. The vehicle came to a rest in the ditch line on the driver’s side.

  • Home damaged in New Year’s Eve blaze

    A family’s holiday was marred by a house fire early New Year’s Eve.

    Four adults and two children were inside a two-story house on Maxine Road when the fire broke out. Dispatch was notified about 12:30 a.m.

     The home, owned by Woodrow Chelf, suffered structural damage but the fire was contained mainly to two upstairs rooms, according to Magnolia Firefighter Mike Cottrell. There also was smoke and water damage.

    Magnolia, Buffalo and LaRue County firefighters were at the scene about four hours.

  • Local students graduate from CU

    Two hundred ten undergraduate and graduates students participated in commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 at Campbellsville University.

    Local graduates

    Christine Renee Bell of Campbellsville, received an associate degree in nursing. Bell is a graduate of LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, and is the daughter of Loyd Bell.

    Sarah Brooke Gilbert of Hodgenville, received a master of arts in music. Gilbert is the daughter of Richard Gilbert and Teresa Gilbert of Hodgenville.

  • Year in Review: Meet our picks for top-4 of 2014

    Each year at this time, The LaRue County Herald News runs a wrap of the top stories of the previous 12 months.

    A quick glance at headlines shows that much of the coverage involved alleged wrong-doing of several county and city officials. Unfortunately, most of it will continue into 2015.

    With that sobering thought in mind, we have decided, rather than rehashing topics that are so painful to many, to spotlight four LaRue Countians we believe have contributed to our county’s success in 2014.

    Ivy Brown

  • Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

    Bob Jennings doesn’t believe in rushing into things.

    He credits that tendency against making hasty decisions as a key reason for his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, the former Nadine Riddle, lasting more than 65 years.

    “Too many people meet each other and get married right away without really knowing each other,” Bob, 84, declared. “Nadine and I dated for two years, and during that time, we got to know not only each other, but each other’s family as well as that also is very important.”

  • Police Chief suspended

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson was suspended from his job on Monday.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore, who was elected in November and began official duties Monday, said Johnson’s suspension is for an unspecified period of time and is related to the “release of a video in the Sanders’ case.”

    Johnson will continue to receive pay during the investigation.

    DeVore said his decision to suspend Johnson was based on advice of counsel from the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • Cold first quarter dooms Lady Hawks

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks got off to a rough start Friday afternoon and were never able to recover.

    The Lady Hawks turned the ball over on their first seven possessions before senior Alyson Yingling made two free throws. LaRue County’s first field goal didn’t come until 1:32 left in the first quarter after seven more turnovers.

    The results was a double-digit deficit, which the Lady Hawks could never dig out of in a 66-43 loss to the Boyle County Lady Rebels in the Bluegrass Cellular Classic at Central Hardin.

  • Childress breaks wins record

    With a win against Menifee County last week, Paul Childress took his place in the record books, as he became the winningest coach in the history of LaRue County High School Basketball. With his 159th win, Childress moved ahead of Corky Cox for the most all-time.

    Coming in to the season, Cox ranked first, with a record of 158-117 over the course of 10 seasons from 1958 to 1968. Childress had 155 wins to 105 losses over nine seasons.

  • Mat Hawks wrestle illness

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks and coaches have been battling the flu.

    Coach Eric Burrell said six of his wrestlers were ill during the holidays.

    The team competed at the Meade County Tsunami Duals Dec. 22-23, going 6-4.

    The Hawks defeated Central 42-30; Corydon, Indiana, 60-18; DeSales, 48-12; Iroquois, 36-31; and Apollo 48-27. They blanked Fort Knox, 66-0.

    The team fell to Central Hardin, 40-34; Christian County, 48-30; Wayne County, 39-37; and Meade County, 45-24.

     Individual results

    106 - Stiles Metcalf 8-2

  • Hawks win Holiday Classic

    Micah Wiseman came through in the clutch for the LaRue County Hawks.

    The senior guard drilled the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to give the host Hawks a 60-57 win over Bardstown Bethlehem in the National Guard Holiday Classic championship game.

    Wiseman hit 5-of-7 from the arc and scored 23 for LaRue County (6-5), which won its own tournament for the fifth straight year.

    Senior forward Caleb Sheffer chipped in with 14 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Cameron Dawson chipped in with 10 points, three assists and two steals.