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Today's News

  • Two injured in Campbellsville Road wreck

    Two people were flown from a crash scene Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred near the LaRue/Taylor line.
    The Taylor County Sheriff's office is investigating.

  • COLUMN: Soybean pests usually cause minor damage

     There are several insects that can feed on soybeans. Fortunately, most usually cause only minor damage.

    Green cloverworms larvae are slender, light green caterpillars with three pairs of white stripes running the length of the body. Young larvae skeletonize the underside of the leaf. Older larvae eat all of the leaf except the largest veins. They are usually controlled by natural enemies and do not reach economic levels.

  • Firefighters critically injured in C-ville

    Firefighter Tony Grider is in critical condition and Alex Quinn is listed in fair condition after they were injured Thursday afternoon while helping Campbellsville University students with an ALS cold water challenge.

    Four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue personnel were injured at 11:42 a.m. today after a ladder from a fire truck approached power lines, and the proximity of the ladder to the lines allowed what is known as an electric arc to occur, which caused the firefighters to be shocked.

  • Coloring contest winners: Garrett and Kaylee

    Garrett Dohn and Kaylee Hatcher were the winners of The LaRue County Herald News’ Back-to-School Coloring Contest.

    They received a goodie bag filled with fun school and craft supplies. Their artwork was displayed in the newspaper’s office, along with the other entries.

    Garrett is the son of Joe and Glenda Dohn. Kaylee is the granddaughter of Tommy Hatcher.

    Our thanks to all who entered. 

  • Rutledge: $1,000 scholarship

     Kelsey Rutledge of Hodgenville has been selected for a University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

    She plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to study automotive technology.

    The 2014 LaRue County High School graduate is the daughter of Robert Rutledge and Twala Rutledge.

  • Sandidges celebrate golden anniversary

     Terry and Sue Sandidge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2014.

    They were married Aug. 28, 1964.

    A reception, hosted by their children, will be held 2-4 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center.

  • Three file in mayor’s race

    The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races was 4 p.m. Aug. 12.

    Candidates drew Thursday afternoon for position on the ballot. They are listed as their names will appear on the ballot.

    Three people have filed for mayor of Hodgenville: James Phelps Jr.; Kenny DeVore and Greg Harry.

    Two people have filed for school board: Farrah L. Pruitt in District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and Joanna Hinton in District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).

  • Two injured in CATS crash

    Two women were injured Monday in a single-vehicle crash in a remote area of LaRue County.

    Terry Veirs, 56, of Salem Church Road, was driving a Dodge Caravan owned by Central Kentucky Community Action north on Levelwoods Road about 8:42 a.m. She had traveled past Levelwoods Church and entered a downhill curve when the front passenger side tire slid off the right side of the roadway.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the combination of wet grass and soft ground from recent rainfall prevented Veirs from correcting her path.

  • DYW: Metcalf to represent LaRue County

    Montana Metcalf, a senior at LaRue County High School, will represent the county in January at the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky contest – formerly called Junior Miss.

    Metcalf, the daughter of Greg Metcalf and Melissa Metcalf, performed a gymnastics routine for the talent portion of the program. She was judged also on self-expression, fitness, interview and scholastic achievement. She won a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Illegal street rods tear up Commerce

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police shut down an “underground street-racing” group early Saturday on Commerce Parkway.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said he received a call about 1 a.m. regarding a “large gathering of people at a business” in the industrial park.

    When he and KSP arrived, they found more than 80 people gathered in a business parking lot – and six-to-eight racing vehicles.