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Today's News

  • Slick roads a factor in fatality

    A LaRue County woman died Thursday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash on Howardstown Road.
    Tania Terri Balazs, 37, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus toward Hodgenville in the 1200 block about 4:20 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to Deputy Eric Williamson. The vehicle left the roadway and traveled down a steep embankment. It struck a small tree which caused it to roll on its side. It then struck a large cedar tree.
    Deputy Coroner Brad Turner said the crash appeared to be weather-related as the road was slick.

  • Jobless rate down in September 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 72 Kentucky counties between September 2010 and September 2011, while 43 county rates increased and five counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • NEW HAVEN: Firefighters discover indoor grow

    Firefighters discovered an operation of possibly more than 100 marijuana plants when they responded to a fire at a double-wide mobile home on Nat Rogers Road Wednesday morning.

    The Rolling Fork Fire Department was dispatched to 1299 Nat Rogers Road shortly before 8:30 a.m., calling the Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department for mutual aid. When the fire department arrived, they discovered part of the home's living room smoldering, but the fire was extinguished and damage was minimal, according to Frank Hall, Rolling Fork fire chief.

  • WEDDING: Leah Siobhan Keys and Bryan Scott Embry

    Leah Siobhan Keys and Bryan Scott Embry were united in marriage Aug. 20, 2011, at Gospel of Grace Baptist Church.

    The bride is the daughter of Rev. Dewey R. Keys Sr. and Nancy Keys of Hodgenville. She is a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University where she received a degree in marketing and elementary education.

  • COLUMN: Stop comparing yourself to others

    Let us not become conceited provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:26

    Are you so busy analyzing your vices that you don’t have time to appreciate your virtues? Are you so caught up in inspecting others that you don’t value what God has given you?

    God never intended you to compare yourself with anybody. We will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives.

    Each of us is an original.

  • Campbellsville University honors 95 graduates

     Ninety-five graduates from five allied health programs offered through Campbellsville University Technology Training Center were honored in a ceremony Oct. 25 at Ransdell Chapel.

    The graduates are from the following programs of study: advanced nursing assistant-patient care technician; medical transcription; clinical medical assistant; pharmacy technician; and phlebotomy technician.

  • Bridge at Howardstown to close for repairs

    Beginning next week, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Contract Crews will repair the KY 84 bridge located in the Howardstown community at mile point 0.27 near the LaRue County – Nelson County line. 
    The repair requires closure of the road beginning Sunday, Oct. 30 and will last up to 30 days.  Message boards are in place along the approaches to the bridge in order to alert local traffic of the upcoming closure. 

  • Veterans Day Parade and program will be Sunday, Nov. 6

    The third annual Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony will be Sunday, Nov. 6.

    The parade begins at 2 p.m. at Hodgenville United Methodist church. Entries will line up on Creekfront Road by 1:45 p.m.

    The parade grand marshal is William “Smitty” Smith, a member of American Legion Post 87 for more than 40 years and a U.S. Army veteran.

    Late entries are still being taken for the parade. Contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or The LaRue County Herald News for an entry form.

  • FISCAL COURT: Conservation District funding denied; funds transferred to jail account

    LaRue County Fiscal Court reappointed Lisa DeWitt and Anita Laha to the LaRue County Public Libraryís board of trustees as magistrates met Oct. 25 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    The two people, recommended by the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, will serve four-year terms that will expire June 30, 2015.

    The court renewed its health insurance plan with Anthem. Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the premiums, which the county cost shares with employees, had increased about 12 percent.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Florences celebrate 65 years

    Samuel Earl and Alta Florence of Hodgenville will celebrate their 65th anniversary Nov. 2, 2011.

    They were married in 1946 in LaRue County and are members of Union Christian Church.

    They have six children, Janice Florence Graham of Harrodsburg, Barbara Florence Finnicum of Elizabethtown, Patricia Florence Burroughs of Hodgenville, Michael Stephen Florence, deceased, George Bradley Florence of Hodgenville, and Samuel Earl Florence Jr. of Buffalo; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.