Today's News

  • Blair honored by Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University honored 166 teachers from 58 school districts throughout Kentucky with the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award May 10 at the Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus.

  • Clark turns 102

    Helen Clark will celebrate her 102nd birthday on June 16, 2014.

    She and her husband, the late Paul Clark, have five children: Geneva Viers, Doris Jones, Betty Allen and LeRoy Clark, all of Hodgenville, and Zelma Potts of Woodlawn, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren (two deceased); 33 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

    Cards can be sent to her at 210 W. Main St., Hodgenville, KY 42748.

  • Golden anniversary for the Pences

    Kenneth “Sonny” and Lois Jean “Jeannie” Ward Pence of Bonnieville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month.

    The couple were married June 12, 1964, in Bonnieville.

    Lois Jean Ward Pence is the daughter of the late John and Alma Ward of Bonnieville. She is retired from the Hart County School system where she worked for many years as the Hart County High School librarian and teacher at Bonnieville Elementary School.

  • Children in fatal wreck remain hospitalized

    Two of the three children involved in Tuesday night’s fatal crash on Joe Prather Highway remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon at Kosair Chil­dren’s Hospital. The 7-month-old was upgraded to stable condition.

    The crash involved a Dodge Caravan driven by Kyle David Thompson, 24, and a Jeep driven by Ashlee Nicole Berry, 22.

  • PHOTO: Hornet's nest
  • SOFTBALL: Gardner, Skaggs to play on All-Region Team

    Two Lady Hawks – senior pitcher/first baseman Brigitte Skaggs and senior center fielder Peyton Gardner – were named to the 5th Region Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Region Team.

    Each of the 18 schools in the region could nominate four players for the team, but coaches couldn’t vote for their own players. No player was unanimous and it took nine votes for a player to make the 16-player squad. Coaches could vote for 15 opposing players.

    Skaggs was a preseason All-Region pick.

  • Hughes named principal at HES

    Eric Hughes has been selected as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The HES site-based decision-making council announced the decision Wednesday afternoon.

    Read the details in next week’s Herald News.

  • Hot plate starts fire at plant


    Hodgenville firefighters responded to a fire inside Central Kentucky Chemical at 3:14 p.m. May 27.

    Firefighter Darren Payne said the fire appeared to start from an unattended hot plate that was on a shelf.

  • Martin Meadow loses tractor to flames

    Magnolia Firefighters responded to the scene of a tractor fire May 21 at Martin Meadow Farms.

    Brian and Denise Martin, the owners of the 2012 Case four-wheel drive tractor, said they had driven past the tractor on the way to their house just before the fire broke out.

    “We were gone like 15 minutes ... got back in the car, drive by this tractor and it was in flames,” said Denise Martin “You could see the smoke coming down the driveway from the house — I was like, ‘it’s that tractor,’ and sure enough it was on fire.”

  • Fiscal Court: Budget a work in progress

     LaRue County Fiscal Court met briefly May 29 at the courthouse to approve the tentative budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    “The budget is somewhat similar to what our (current) budget is, not exactly though, there have been a few changes in it,” said LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

    The tentative budget allocates $3,204,850 to the general fund; $1,710,847 to the road fund; and $2,063,925 to the jail fund.