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Today's News

  • Primary election taking shape

    The May Primary election is taking shape as the filing deadline for candidates ended Tuesday, January 26.

    LaRue Countians will cast their vote for several races during the primary election including U.S. president, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state senate and state representative. There are no county or city races in the 2016 primary election. The following are the candidates who filed on Tuesday prior to the publication deadline for the LaRue County Herald News.

  • Winter storm discussed at Fiscal Court meeting

    All LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates expressed their gratitude to county road crews and farmers for their effort in clearing the roads of snow during last week’s storms.

    “I guess I got 60 calls for help, and you got to every one of them,” Ronald Dale Nunn, second district magistrate told Assistant County Road Supervisor David Wood as the court met yesterday at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace to host special birthday events

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace will host several special events to mark the 207th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

    The special events will take place on February 12, which is Lincoln’s birthday. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Accident lead to DUI arrest

    A Green County woman was arrested for DUI after she wrecked her vehicle in Magnolia last Thursday. Authorities say Anita “Suzie” Ford, 52, of Summersville was traveling on Hwy 31 E when she attempted to turn on to Hornback Lane and missed the roadway. Hornback was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident and she was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital and her condition was unknown. She is charged with DUI and reckless driving.

  • Miss LaRue now Miss Ky.

    Miss LaRue County was crowned Miss Kentucky County Fair last Saturday at the Galt House Hotel and Convention Center in Louisville.

    Lacey Nicole Graham, 19, of Elizabethtown was crowned Miss Kentucky County Fair after competing with 88 other contestants in the pageant. The beauty pageant included an interview, opening number, swimsuit modeling and evening gown modeling.

    “Honestly, all I did to win was be myself and be completely confident in everything I did, whether it was during the interview or on stage.”

  • Embry facing more charges

    A local woman who was arrested for animal cruelty had more charges brought against her in LaRue County District Court last Wednesday.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia was originally charged with 60 counts of animal cruelty and she was charged with another 42 counts in court last Wednesday, bringing the total to 102 counts.

  • Runs drastically increased for LaRue Co. Sheriff's Office

    The annual runs made by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office increased by 56 percent since 2013.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, his office responded to 3,951 runs in 2015 compared to 2,957 runs in 2014 and 2,227 runs in 2013. McCoy said those runs include non-injury vehicle accidents, injury vehicle accidents, traffic stops, DUI arrests, animal complaints, domestic violence complaints, panic alarms, prisoner transports, etc.

  • Woman killed in fatal accident

    A Tennessee woman was killed in a fatal accident last Tuesday on I-65 southbound at mile point 77 near Sonora in LaRue County.

    According to state police reports, Michael A. Williams, 69, of Old Hickory, Tennessee was traveling southbound on I-65 in a 2000 GMC truck when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and strike a rock wall.

  • The duck hunt of a lifetime

    Most people know how farming is so dependent on the weather, but fewer might understand that the same holds true for those who hunt ducks.

    Hodgenville resident Steve Skaggs knows all too well how a sudden change from dry to wet and mild to cold can transform what could have been a limit-filled harvest of the feathery flyers into four almost fruitless days of pulling his chest waders out of boot sucking muck in the rice paddies near Jonesboro, Arkansas.

  • Fiscal court discusses roadway issues

    Road crews were busy in the past two weeks clearing flood-caused debris from roads and ditches and spreading 39 tons of salt on hills, curves, and intersections that were ice covered due to a flash freeze.

    David Wood, assistant county road supervisor, told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville January 12 that crews placed high water signs and removed debris from McDowell, Hawkins, Gunning, Slack, Salt Lick, Wayne Ennis, Pepper, Brown, Cantrell, Goodin Williams, and Spencer Schoolhouse roads.