Today's News

  • Former mayor wants job back

    Former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse wants his job back.
    Cruse, who was removed from office on May 15 by a unanimous vote by City Council, filed an appeal Friday, June 13, seeking to reverse the council’s action.
    The suit, prepared by Cruse’s attorney, Ron Mather, states the council did not have the right to hear claims of ethics violations against Cruse. The duty should have fallen to an ethics board, which had not been appointed for some time. Cruse attempted to appoint a board on May 1 – however, the council did not go along with his request.

  • Santa Program continues as Morrison's legacy

    A few years ago, Bobby Morrison picked out an embroidered panel for his own casket.
    His family did not know what he had done – but after they saw it last week at the funeral home, they agreed the design fit him perfectly.
    Morrison, who died June 8 at the age of 88, had selected depictions of Santa Claus, a fire department and Ferris wheel. The words “Scout Master Troop 425” underscored the colorful motifs.

  • Reader survey will influence planning and zoning decisions

    LaRue Countians have an opportunity to influence community planning by completing a short survey.
    The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning is offering a nine question survey on their website www.laruecounty.org/pzsurvey and in the June 18 issue of The LaRue County Herald News (See page 5A.) Paper ballots are available at three offices in the LaRue County Courthouse (planning and zoning, county clerk and PVA) and Hodgenville City Hall.

  • LaRue County Fair starts Monday

    The oldest, continuously-running fair in the state kicks off Saturday with several animal shows: rabbits at 8 a.m.; walking horses at 4 p.m.
    The majority of the fun begins Monday when Forever Young Amusements rolls into Hodgenville in time to set up carnival rides for the 107th LaRue County Fair.
    That night, June 23, a new Mother of the Year will be selected at 8 p.m.; and a new Miss LaRue County Fair will be crowned at 8:30 p.m.
    Most of the events during the week are time-honored crowd pleasers – but there have been a few changes.

  • Court Briefs: June 18, 2014

    Failed to appear
    Jordan L. Canter (1990) failed to appear May 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. Restitution of $4,877.71 has not been repaid in 2008 case. Bench warrant was issued. The case will be reviewed in October.

    Bench warrant issued
    A bench warrant was issued May 5 for Justin Crane. According to court documents, he has not made his financial obligations in a 2008 case.

    Sentenced to 10 years

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who works with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, was a guest at the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He discussed the duties of the task force and the problems the area is facing. He was the guest of Rotarian Cheryl Thomas and is pictured with Rotarian Katie McDowell.

  • E-town man seeks state investigation of Hardin EMS

    An Elizabethtown man who previously challenged Hardin County EMS has asked a state board to investigate the department’s former director, Ira Dyer, and former assistant shift supervisor, James Miller.
    Richard Leal has filed complaints against both men with the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, asking the board to launch an independent investigation. The two men were suspended from their positions before resigning in early May.

  • For Ivy and Alexis, all-star fun continues

    For Alexis Brewer and Ivy Brown, the summer of 2014 has already been spent in not-so-typical teenage fashion. Both have had a lot put on their basketball plate, but will greatly benefit from their experiences.
    Let’s take a look at what life has been like and will be like for both Ivy and Alexis.

  • COLUMN: When cultures collide, point and grunt

    My husband Bud and I were working in the back yard last week, when a minivan pulled into the driveway.
    A dark-skinned man got out and started talking – in broken English – to Bud. The only word I could understand was “Gord.”
    More men got out of the van and walked around the house until finally, five of them were chattering at us.

  • Facebook: A lovely place to hang out and hate

    Ah... Facebook! The place we all go to keep tabs on our friends, enjoy seeing pictures of family, crush candy and, of course, threaten each other. Whether you’re a liberal, a conservative or just someone who doesn’t quite have grammar mastered, you’ve probably had an angry tirade against you show up on your newsfeed sometime this week or, let’s face it, you might have posted some yourself.