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Today's News

  • Former Pamida manager to serve one year

    A former retail store manager was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty of theft by unlawful taking.
    Bill Woodrow Willis, 30, of Radcliff was accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida in Hodgenville. According to court records, Willis falsely entered transactions into the store’s computer, claiming they were returns and taking the cash for himself.

  • Hunter's owner dies

    A former Hodgenville business owner died Saturday at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Jodi Faye Richardson, 38, of Elizabethtown, owned Hunter’s Ice Cream and Grill (the current location of Hodgenville Grill).
    She was a 1991 graduate of LaRue County High School.
    She is survived by her husband, Lowell Richardson Jr.; two sons, Maxwell Wyatt Richard-son and David Hunter Richard-son, all of Elizabeth-town; and her parents, the Rev. Don and Brenda Wyatt Flanigan of Sonora.

  • The Herald News gives away six subscriptions at Fair

    The LaRue County Herald News held free one-year subscription drawings each night of the LaRue County Fair.
    Winners are Dale Rock of Hodgenville, Johnny Hodge of Hodgenville, Sharon Hornback of Elizabethtown, Janelle Mather of Buffalo, Melinda Parrish of Sonora and Erin Perry of Hodgenville.
    Many thanks to everyone who participated and visited The Herald News booth.

  • Gardner retires from E'town City Police

    Originally from LaRue County, Elizabethtown City Police Chief Ruben Gardner, 65, retired at the end of July.
    He graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1964 and started working for EPD in January 1970. He began as a patrolman and worked his way up to chief, a position he’s held since 1990.
    In his 21 years as police chief, Gardner has several accomplishments he’s proud of, he said, listing the department’s accreditation, the organization of the Greater Hardin Narcotics Task Force and the department’s new building.

  • School begins Aug. 4

    The big yellow buses hit the road Thursday, Aug. 4, as LaRue County students return to class.
    There will be a few changes in store for them.
    Hodgenville Elementary students will be greeted by a new principal, Sue Osborne, who takes over for Penny Cecil. Cecil has accepted a position at central office.
    Osborne served as principal of Washington County Elementary School from 2002-10 and Elementary Curriculum Supervisor in Mercer County this past year.
    She met many of her new students Aug. 2 at the school’s open house.

  • Jail update: Federal prisoner program struggling

    LaRue County Detention Center is one of several detention facilities across the state that are bracing for the financial strains of House Bill 463.
    HB 463, a bill aimed at reducing prison sentences for low-risk, non-violent drug offenders, went into effect last month.
    The reductions in prison populations are estimated to save the state $40 million annually, but in return will strain the small budgets of local governments. County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner estimated in March that the potential reduction in funding would equal a $750,000 deficit to the jail.

  • Realistic couponing class turns out savvy shoppers

    Extreme couponers have been around for decades but it took a television show – combined with a shaky economy – to bring the practice to the forefront.
    Those savvy shoppers find ways through coupons and online deals to make retailers pay them for patronizing their stores. They may haul hundreds of dollars worth of items out of stores for pennies.

  • LaRue County FFA excels at the state and national levels

    LaRue County FFA members won two state FFA contests last week for the second year in a row.
    The Food Science and Technology team will participate in the National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event Oct. 19-22 during the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., after winning the state contest at Morehead State University on July 22.
    Members of the team are Ashley Cottrell, Shea Elswick, Whitney Meredith and Jamie Price.  

  • LaRue FFA attends 75th year of camp

    LaRue County FFA members attended camp July 11-15 at the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg.
    While at camp, members took classes that focused on leadership skills. The officers and committee chairs received training to help them better serve their chapter.
    While at camp, members developed their leadership skills by participating in many activities including the ropes course and the quiz contest. The ropes course included teambuilding activities such as the trust fall. Participants had to fall off a platform and be caught by their teammates.

  • PHOTO: Future Hawks Basketball Camp