Local News

  • Grant, city fund fire gear

    They enter burning buildings to save lives, battle windblown blazes to save property, and do it without pay or even fuel reimbursement--all because they love what they do.

    They’re volunteer firemen, and, with new turnout gear provided by the city of Hodgenville’s supplementing a state allotment, Hodgenville’s firefighters are even more prepared.

  • Weather wreaks havoc; several wrecks reported

    These accidents were reported in LaRue County Wednesday, June 17. At 7:15 a.m. Jerrilynn Whaley, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze when she was unable to stop and struck a 2000 Dodge Dakota driven by Jason Hutcherson of LaRue County that was stopped behind a garbage truck. Both vehicles were inoperable and were towed.

  • 2015 LaRue County Fair Results

    2015 LaRue Co. Fair Floral Hall Results

    • 115 Entries •

    Grand Champion

    Tied with 8 Blue Ribbons each: Judy Greenwell, Mary Lou Owen and Dixie Todd

    (The Floral Hall exhibit was managed by the County Extension Homemaker organization. In the Floral Hall, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbons are awarded according to the merit of each individual item regardless of the number of entries in a class. Judges do not have to automatically give any ribbons or a 1st place ribbon if they don’t think the item deserves that placing.)

  • Logsdon released on bond

    By Bobbie Lanham

    Terry Logsdon, of Mt. Sherman, was released from custody in Grayson County on a $10,000 50% partially secured bond June 22. Logsdon was arrested June 10 in Grayson County on charges relating to an alleged road rage event May 24. Conditions of the release require no further violations of the law, no contact with alleged victim, no illegal use of alcohol or controlled substances and no consumption of any alcohol or illegal use of controlled substances. Logsdon is scheduled for a pretrial conference 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Grayson County District Court.

  • New state laws effective June 24

     FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session go into effect next week.

    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The General Assembly’s 2015 session adjourned on March 25, making June 24 the day for new laws to take effect.

  • Ponder, Hurst join staff of Herald News

    The LaRue County Herald News announces the hiring of Doug Ponder as editor and Vanessa Hurst as reporter/page designer.

    Ponder, 26, is a 2007 graduate of Rockcastle County High School in Mt. Vernon, Ky. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

    Ponder’s newspaper experience includes working for the EKU newspaper, The Eastern Progress, and the former news editor of the Mount Vernon Signal in Mt. Vernon, KY. Ponder also hosted a talk show for WKUR-FM 94.9 in Renfro Valley, KY.

  • Armes’ appeal succeeds

    A DUI case is being returned to LaRue District Court after acircuit court judge reversed a
    district judge’s decision regarding a motion to suppress evidence.
    According to court documents,Rodney Armes is facing a DUI charge after an Oct. 3,
    2013, arrest.
    Armes, a former LaRue County High School assistant principal and head football
    coach, entered a “conditional plea of guilty pending circuit court appeal” and the case was
    disposed of in district court in August 2014.

  • Lincoln Parkway Fatality
  • Ye Old Courthouse Saga

    The LaRue County Courthouse turns 50 this year.
    The two-story red brick structure, located at 209 West High Street, is due for renovations outside and in. With maintenance and luck, it will last another 50 years.
    The construction of the courthouse was surrounded by controversy – from its location and cost – to the demolition of the “old courthouse” on Lincoln Square.
    A little history
    The old courthouse was demolished in 1966, according to a story and photo in The Herald News.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline releases easements

    Developers for the Bluegrass Pipeline pulled the plug on the controversial project last year  – and land transactions indicate the company is relinquishing claims in LaRue County.
    Letters were sent to several property owners stating:
    “Recently, Bluegrass Pipeline LLC decided that it will not pursue the Bluegrass Pipeline project. In light of this decision, we no longer have a need for the ... right of way agreement in the county land records, which will have the effect of extinguishing our easement rights on your property.”