Local News

  • Family loses home to fire

    Angie Pitchford left her home on West High Street Monday morning to return books to the library – just down the street. She returned home to find the two-story frame house covered in heavy smoke.

    “The library books were overdue,” she said. “We were renewing them so we could keep checking out.”

  • Octavia brings memories of winter ‘78

    February 2015 is headed for the record books as the National Weather Service says it will be one of the worst in the state’s history.

    LaRue County was hit with 12-to-14-inches of snow on Feb. 16 – and an additional 2-to-3 inches falling overnight Tuesday, courtesy of Winter Storm Octavia. An Arctic cold blast later in the week meant the snow wasn’t going anywhere. Wind chill advisories were issued Wednesday.

  • Woman recovering after being struck by truck

    A New Haven woman was injured Wednesday, Feb. 18, when she was struck by a pickup.

    Kenneth Goodgine, 57, of Bardstown, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet extended cab truck north on Bardstown Road in the Athertonville area. About 7:10 p.m. the pickup met a southbound truck “that had bright lights,” according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Another winter storm on the way

    It has been a long, cold week for LaRue Countians – and there is more to come.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning Friday night through Saturday afternoon.
    Residents should be prepared not only for frigid temperatures, but also another round of snowfall and a nasty wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain.
    By Friday late afternoon, residents will start seeing snowflakes again.  

    There could be significant accumulations of snow, sleet and ice, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Snow clearance priority map
  • Crews work to stay ahead of the cold

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews continue plowing and salting roadways this afternoon following the morning's newest round of snow - the second this week - and are preparing for a new, lighter round later today.


    Crews in most districts are racing against time and temperature. Their challenge is to get roadways cleared before pavement temperatures drop too low for de-icing substances to be effective.


  • Cox's Creek woman drowns in cistern

    Nelson County first responders battled freezing temperatures and hazardous roads Monday while responding to a drowning at a Cox’s Creek farm on Whitesides Road.

    Nancy Dugan, 56, was found drowned in a cistern on her farm at 1845 Whitesides Road.

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said in a press release that foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday at the state medical examiner’s office, after which a preliminary report on the cause of death is expected.

  • Teen injured in crash

    Austin Lewis, 18 of Magnolia, wrecked his 2005 Nissan Altima Tuesday, Feb. 10, on Tanner Road in Hodgenville. According to Deputy Brian Smith, Lewis had left school and was headed to work when the accident occurred. Smith said the vehicle rolled “two to three times before coming to a rest upside down on the side of the road. Lewis was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital complaining of neck pain.

  • Winter's blast hit fast

    The President’s Day Snowstorm dumped almost a foot of the fluffy stuff on the area in a short period of time beginning early Monday. And it was still coming down as The LaRue County Herald News was being printed.

    The newspaper was “put to bed” several hours early in an effort to ease the remainder of the production and delivery process.

    Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency just before 5 p.m. Monday.

  • News of Record: Feb. 18, 2015


    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Lisa Dawn Buchanan, 43, and Randall Cleveland Morgan, 43, both of Hodgenville

    Bailey Kay Brown, 19, and Anthony Michael Carothers, 26, both of Hodgenville

    Susan Nicole Wease, 22, of Upton, and Steven Ray Wheeler, 31, of Hodgenville

    Margaret Elizabeth Lyons, 55, of Buffalo, and Michael David Sego, 44

    Agnes Marie Riggs, 57, and Johnny Jeffrey Riggs, 56, both of Hodgenville