Today's News

  • Groundhog Hill deserves a schematic

     If you’re like me, when The LaRue County Herald News arrives, you immediately flip to the Farm page to see what’s new at Groundhog Hill (closely followed by a peak at obituaries and then a glance at master commissioner sales and then back to GH).

  • Prescription drug box available at police station

     A grant for the area is making prescription drug drop boxes constantly accessible.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Katie Meredith and Tyler Hornback

    Kevin and Karen Meredith are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Meredith, to Tyler Hornback, son of Dean and Kelly Hornback.

    Tyler and Katie are high school sweethearts. Katie works for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; Tyler works for Hornback Construction.

    Their wedding is 5:30 p.m. May 25, 2013, at South Fork Baptist Church. A private reception will follow.

  • Log house holds decades of history

    A couple of months ago, Greg and Bonnie Ballard purchased about 100 acres and an old farmhouse on Bardstown Road at auction.
    They wanted to expand their farming operation and expected to have the house bulldozed as soon as possible.
    But when they walked inside, they had second thoughts. Inside the frame house is a two-story log house, built about 1890. The huge old logs are visible in a corner near the front door. The original stone fireplaces and hand-hewn handrail are still inside. There’s even a “Harry Potter” style room under the stairs.

  • Man admits taking money meant for sick child

    A Hodgenville man has admitted he stole a jar containing money for a sick child.
    Tyrone Lee, 32, was charged April 8 with theft by unlawful taking after a store clerk noticed a donation jar was missing.
    LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield reviewed surveillance footage to determine what happened. According to his citation, Lee entered IGA Express about 9:22 p.m. and approached the counter to pay for some items. He placed his jacket over the donation jar and carried it from the store.

  • Hepatitis outbreak was impetus for clean water

    A little more than 50 years ago, a young boy fell victim to an outbreak of hepatitis.
    Dale Meers spent part of his summer break under a doctor’s care as his parents, John T. and Genrose, worried about his prognosis as they heard of other cases in the Buffalo area.
    His physician, Dr. Carson Crabtree, believed the outbreak of hepatitis was linked to dirty water.
    Hepatitis, a broad term for inflammation of the liver, is linked to poor sanitation. It can be mild – lasting a couple of weeks –or disabling.

  • Water District benefits about 99 percent of county

    You never miss the water ‘til the well runs dry.
    The old adage has been used to refer to anything that is underappreciated. It’s easily understood by anyone who has gone for any amount of time without a reliable water supply.
    The day Karl Highbaugh’s home was hooked up to a LaRue County public waterline is one of his most memorable.
    For about two years, Highbaugh “hauled water” in milk jugs from a nearby farm to his home between Hodgenville and Sonora.

  • Reduce food waste by planning and recycling

     In 2010, the single largest component of municipal solid waste being sent to landfills was not paper or plastic, aluminum cans or glass, but food waste. Roughly 33 million tons of food wastes were thrown out in 2010. Food waste, which includes uneaten food and food preparation scraps, can be hard on our environment and our wallets. 

  • Community Calendar

    Advisory Council meets
    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center Advisory Council will meet 11:30 a.m. May 9 at the LaRue County Extension office. The meeting is open to the public.  Call 358-9745 for more information.
    CKCAC Area Board of Directors
    The Central Kentucky Community Action Council Area Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting 1:30 p.m. May 9 at the Nelson County Old Courthouse in the courtroom, 1 Court Square, Bardstown. The public can attend.

  • Legal Aid clinics - May 8, 2013

     The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in May. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.