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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Looking Back at LaRue

    Local attorney Carl Howell Jr. shares this photo of downtown Hodgenville circa 1942 with readers of The LaRue County Herald News. The view is of East Main Street (Bardstown Road) leading toward the town square. That’s the back of the old LaRue County Courthouse at the end of the street. Donahue Ferrill Chevrolet was on the left – later moving to the right side of the street where the Ford dealer was located.

  • Proposed pipeline may cut through county

    A proposed pipeline that will transport natural gas from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Louisiana’s Gulf Coast may pass through LaRue County.
    Plans call for pipelines that would transport the liquids from producing areas to a transmission system in Hardinsburg where they would connect to another transport system to Eunice, La. The proposal also calls for a processing plant to be built in Louisiana and upgrades to existing lines.
    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner received a letter from the developers a few months ago asking about rights-of-way.

  • COLUMN: Good customer service deserves a helpful tip

    One of my coworkers recently shared her experience with a cell phone company’s customer service, and it sparked a big conversation in the workplace about some of our experiences.

    First, let me say, no one is perfect, and you can’t please everybody, but you can be cordial and polite when trying to do so.

    There are times a customer may not be satisfied with anything you say or do. And I can attest to that.

    But my most recent restaurant experience affected not only me but the people around me, as well.

  • Man recovering from shooting

    A LaRue County man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest Sunday evening.
    Dennis Locke, 55, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville following what police described as a “family dispute.”
    LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin said Locke “will be all right.”
    Edlin said the dispute had been going on “about all day” and culminated with Locke’s 24-year-old son Kevin Locke attempting to get a 9 mm weapon away from his father.
    Dennis Locke was hit in the upper shoulder, Edlin said.

  • COLUMN: Meet local snake expert: Bob Todd

    We received a visit in the office last week from long-time herpetologist Bob Todd.

    Mr. Todd, who lives in Sonora, saw the article about a copperhead in last week’s LaRue County Herald News and wanted to offer his opinion on it.

    Mr. Todd knows snakes. He’s spent a lifetime studying them.

    He thinks the snake pictured was not a venomous copperhead but a harmless Prairie Kingsnake.

    To the unpracticed eye, the snakes closely resemble each other. Their coloration is similar.

  • Woman injured in crash on Dan Dunn Road

    Jenny Cowles, 28, of Gray Road in LaRue County, was injured about 8 a.m. Monday when she lost control of the 2010 Toyota Camry she was driving.
    The vehicle ran off the roadway in the 2000 block of Dan Dunn Road and overturned. Cowles was able to crawl out of the vehicle.
    She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.
    LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield investigated.

  • Advocate: Changes to childcare benefits will hurt families

    Childcare programs throughout the state, including LaRue County, have already begun to feel the effects of changes to the Childcare Assistance Program.
    On January 30, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services passed changes to CCAP to make up for an $86 million shortfall.
    The change reduces the poverty level from 150 percent to 100 percent for those eligible for the program. About 20,000 children from low-income families will be ineligible for subsidized childcare.

  • LaRue County Fair moved to June 14-22

    The longest-continuously running county fair in Kentucky will be one of the earliest this year.
    The LaRue County Fair, historically held the first week of August or the last week of July, is scheduled for June 14-22.
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison, president of the LaRue County Fair Board, said the earlier date made it possible to book “a better carnival.”
    Kissel Brothers Shows will supply 14 to 15 carnival rides, games and food booths.
    Morrison said the company is comparable to the carnivals at Nelson and Hardin County Fairs.

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