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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Children will make their own memories at the fair

    The LaRue County Fair is now in full swing. Miss LaRue County and Miss Teen LaRue County have been crowned, (congrats by the way), and several more events are scheduled each of the remaining nights.
    My first experience at the fair was interesting. Well, if we’re being honest it was downright awful.
    It was four years ago, a few months after my husband Shane and I moved here. I can recall that I was hot, muggy, dirty and damp. Oh, and nine months pregnant. I’m pretty sure that’s why it was awful.

  • Burglary suspect apprehended in Hodgenville

    Hodgenville City Police apprehended early Tuesday a man suspected of breaking in Sammy’s Market in Sonora.
    According to Police Chief Steve Johnson, Jacob Ritchie, 18, address unknown, allegedly broke in the market between 3 and 4 a.m. Ritchie began walking on Ky. 84 and was picked up by a motorist.
    “According to the story we got, when he was in the vehicle, he told them he broke in and tried to get money out of the ATM,” Johnson said.

  • Man charged with 21 counts of unlawful transaction with minor

    A Hodgenville man was charged last week with 21 counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Matthew Melton, 26, allegedly hosted a party where alcohol was served to minors, according to Deputy Eric Williamson.
    Twenty-one people under age 18 were either drinking or intoxicated at the party, Williamson wrote in a criminal summons.
    Williamson, Constable Tim Ford, and Kentucky State Police responded to the Tanner Road residence after receiving a report of loud music, according to the summons.
    Melton will appear July 27 in LaRue District Court.

  • PHOTO: LaRue contestants at county fair

    LaRue County contestants in Monday night’s Miss LaRue County Fair pageant were from left, Logan Brooke Grant, 16; Kayla Brook Nunn, 16; Kayla Machelle Skaggs, 16; Kellie Louise Owen, 19; Whitney Nicole Heath, 15; Casi Daniella Bright, 21; Linda Comstock, 18; Sydney Rae Dobson, 17; Tara Nicole Warren, 20; Leeann Marie Carothers, 19; and Audrey-Anna Skaggs, 16.

  • One transported in car vs. garbage truck crash

    A Hodgenville woman escaped serious injury July 20 when she drove her car into the rear of a garbage truck.
    Angela Ballard, 25, was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry south on Bardstown Road in the Ovesen Heights community about 9 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.
    The vehicle struck a southbound garbage truck owned by Waste Transport LLC of Elizabethtown and driven by Charles Robertson, 50, of Elizabethtown.

  • Glen Rice concert set for Aug. 12

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues its sixth season at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
    The concert, featuring former educator Rice, Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Eddie Glenn Williams, Rick Durham, Mike Ash and Camille Turner, will be held at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.
    The concert includes the Future Star series where local and regional entertainers, including MaryBeth Sanders, Gordon Thomas, MaKayla Richardson and Stephanie Metcalf, will have the chance to show off their musical skills.

  • Varney named Mother of the Year

    Paula Varney was named Mother of the Year Monday at the LaRue County Fair. The award, sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization, is presented each year to a nominee from the community.
    Varney, the owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville, said the honor was made more special because her mother was named Mother of the Year at the fair 30 years ago.

  • Herald staffers win national photo contest

    Two staff members of The LaRue County Herald News combined talent to win a national contest.
    Editor Linda Ireland and staff writer Candis Carpenter won the best photo essay category in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. They entered the Lincoln Days 2010 wrap “It’s Lincoln Time” in the non-daily division for newspapers with less than 6,000 circulation.
    Only one other Kentucky newspaper was honored in the contest. The Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville took honorable mention for best feature series.

  • Firefighter charged with taking breathing apparatus from 2010 fire scene

    A LaRue County firefighter has been charged with theft by unlawful taking after he allegedly took a breathing apparatus from a fire scene and pawned it.
    According to an arrest warrant filed by Deputy Brian Smith on July 22, Larry Michael Morgan, 26, of Hodgenville, took a MSA M7 Firehawk self-contained breathing apparatus valued at $4,500 from the scene of a LaRue County fire on Feb. 1, 2010. He is accused of pawning it at Dixie Pawn and Gun in Hardin County.
    Morgan was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and released on his own recognizance.

  • Teacher charged with unlawful transaction

    A former LaRue County High School teacher has been charged with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, according to court records, is accused of assisting or causing a minor age 16 or under to disobey parents. According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the minor by her parents earlier this year.