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Today's News

  • Burglary charge dropped against couple

    The case against a Roanoke couple will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.
    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause Sept. 14 to send several, but not all charges, against Michael Allen Baker and Paula Jean Baker, both 38, to the grand jury.

  • COLUMN: Pecking order out of whack after top hen's demise

    For those of you who do not care about chickens, much less my pet chickens – this is the time to stop reading. Fair warning.
    There have been a couple of people in recent weeks, however, who have asked about the Ireland hendom so I offer an update.
    Things have been a bit wild in the chicken lot since we lost one of my favorite hens – “Red” – a couple of months ago.
    It was not a traumatic end – as was the case with our rooster Russell Crow who lost his head to a passing possum. She simply molted, stayed sickly and died.

  • MILITARY SPOTLIGHT: Classmates spend basic training together

    Through a program offered by the National Guard, LaRue County High School seniors Emily Farrar and Evan Cline have completed basic training this summer, are now privates, second class, and are gaining a head start on their chosen military careers.

  • One injured in Old E'town Road wreck

    A two-car collision left one injured Friday on Old Elizabethtown Road.
    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, a 1998 Chevy Lumina driven by Annette Enlow, 26, of Hodgenville was attempting to pull out of the Bent and Dent parking lot when it was struck by a Chevy truck.
    The 1993 pickup, driven by Scott G. Sexton, 47, of Canmer, attempted to swerve and brake but still collided with the Lumina.
    Enlow complained of neck pain and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Three charged with drug manufacturing

    Three more people were charged last week with manufacturing methamphetamine. The arrests came on the heels of similar charges against seven other people in a two-day period.
    Mark E. Matthews, 54, of Buffalo; Deborah Ann Salsman, 49, of Elizabethtown; and Alysha Dawn Metcalf, 21, of Elizabethtown, were each charged Sept. 12 with manufacturing meth; first-degree possession of controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Metcalf was also charged with failure to appear.

  • Bella Thurman performs in 'Annie'

    Hodgenville Elementary School third grade student Bella Thurman was cast in the original Broadway production of the musical Annie at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center. She auditioned through several lines and was cast as the orphan Della. Bella acted, sang and danced along with 44 other cast members of all ages for seven shows.
    The story line is set in the Great Depression and follows the life of young orphan, Annie, as she tries to find her parents, but finds a happy home with a billionaire father who adopts her from the orphanage.

  • PHOTO: Junior Hawk cheerleaders

    LaRue County High School cheerleader Erin Duvall led the Junior Hawks cheerleaders through a routine Friday at the home football game. For more photos, see page 7A of this week's LaRue County Herald News.

  • Lincoln Days opening ceremony and baby contests are Sunday

       The Lincoln Days Festival begins Oct. 1. But there are several kickoff activities taking place Sunday.
    The Lincoln Days Art Show and opening ceremonies will start at 1:15 p.m. in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. A reception sponsored by LaRue Fiscal Court and catered by Crosstown Homemakers and music by the Heartland Dulcimer Club is included.
    Art Show entries may be viewed in the Community Room through Sunday, Oct. 2. There is no cost to attend the reception or art show.

  • Bonita Pendleton shares the painful reasons for hanging up her beloved dancing shoes

    Since the day she entered her first clogging class in 1990, dancing has been a way of providing, fun, fitness and fellowship for Bonita Pendleton.
    In the past three years, however, even her passion for clogging and the stress relief that was its partner have lost their luster as Pendleton has experienced the death of her husband and her two daughters.
    “I’m just trying to sort out my life right now,” she said. “I’m trying to put it all back together.”

  • Proposed ordinance may crack down on false alarms

    Local government is set to crack down on businesses whose security systems repeatedly send false alarms to emergency responders.
    Both Hodgenville City Council and LaRue County Fiscal Court discussed the issue in meetings last week. They’re considering penalties of up to $500 when police are called to investigate false alarms.