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Local News

  • Chase ends in arrest

    A police chase ended when a LaRue County man was removed from his vehicle at gunpoint on Thursday, August 24.

    According to the police citation, Deputy Sheriff Doug Sherarrd initially was responding to a reported domestic dispute on New Jackson Highway in Magnolia. Once he arrived, someone pointed out a truck as it drove by and told Sherrard that the perpetrator might be in the truck. The driver of the truck was later identified as Brandon Wayne Moore, 30, of Upton.

  • Marketing with the stars

    Imagine a job where you work at sites where the likes of the Rolling Stones, Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers, Harlem Globetrotters, and many other famous celebrities are performing, and you have an inkling of the venue Ed Downs has experienced since he retired from education.

  • Hinds joins Herald News staff

    The LaRue County Herald News announces the hiring of Mary Hinds as a reporter/page designer.

    Hinds, 28, is a 2007 graduate of Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon where she grew up on a small sheep farm. In 2014, she graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree in journalism and hasworked for various Oregon magazines.

  • Diving with the best

    Swimming is a common part of camp for many teenagers, but for LaRue County student Andrew Hutchins, time at summer camp involves sailing, scuba diving and a whole lot of hard work.

    For the past five summers, Hutchins has attended SeaTrek BVI, a summer camp at sea for junior high, high school and college-aged students in the British Virgin Islands. This year, Hutchins was selected for the camp’s SHIP program to work as an intern and also earned his certification as a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Divemaster.

  • Students standing raise concerns

    A picture taken of a LaRue County bus that looked overcrowded with students standing in the back has been circulating on Facebook and has parents concerned.

    The picture started spreading on social media after someone posted it on Monday, August 21 and in the post she labeled it as a LaRue County bus. The picture shows the back of the bus with students standing in the back of it appearing to be overcrowded.

  • Police warn of vehicle break-ins

    Local police are warning people to keep their doors locked on their vehicles.

    Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson said they are reminding everyone about good habits they can practice to keep items from being stolen out of their vehicles during the night. He said it is a common thing for prowlers to try to get in vehicles that are parked in driveways during the night. He said there has not been a recent “rash of burglaries” in the community, but that they believe it is important for people to take the steps to prevent it from happening.

  • July building permits

    Applicant             Address                     Type               Structure

    David Clyde        1160 Leafdale Rd           Land division     Plat

  • July building permits

    Applicant             Address               Type      Structure

    David Clyde        1160 Leafdale Rd           Land division     Plat

  • July building permits

    Applicant             Address               Type      Structure

    David Clyde        1160 Leafdale Rd           Land division     Plat

  • Hodgenville Council discusses mobile home ordinance

    The Hodgenville City council heard the first reading to revise the city’s regulations concerning mobile homes in city limits.

    DeVore said they had an issue with a mobile home on a lot that took several years to be removed. The same owners purchased another mobile home to put on the lot. There was confusion with the planning and zoning giving them a permit for it when it was actually against their ordinance. Regardless, he said the previous council voted to let them put it on the lot.