Local News

  • New Haven man dies in crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a single vehicle fatality accident that occurred Thursday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    At 1:04 a.m., Glenn Edward Stratton III, 21, of New Haven, was traveling east on the Parkway at the two-mile marker.

    For unknown reasons, Stratton’s 2000 Chrysler 300M left the roadway and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office. 

  • Flu reported as ‘widespread’

    The outbreak of flu-like symptoms is being reported as “widespead” according to a Lincoln Trail District Health Department news release. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Santa Run set for Christmas Eve

    The 48th annual Santa’s Helpers Bus will deliver toys and clothing to several areas of LaRue County on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Children may visit with Santa and receive a gift – a toy and candy.

    For more information, to volunteer or donate, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.

    Schedule for Dec. 24

    9:30 a.m. – Magnolia Firehouse

    11 a.m. – Buffalo Firehouse

    1:45 p.m. - LaRue County/Hodgenville Firehouse

    2:45 p.m. – Smith’s Plaza

  • Hodgenville man dies in crash

    A Hodgenville man died early Saturday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

    Christopher Ross Baird, 36, left his home about 6:30 a.m. to go to work, according to the Hardin County Coroner’s office. The crash was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 4000 block of Middle Creek Road, about 1/4 mile from the LaRue/Hardin County line.

  • Homestead exemption adjusted for 2015-16

    The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $36,900 for the 2015 and 2016 tax periods. The 2015-16 exemption reflects a $900 increase over the 2013 – 2014 exemption of $36,000.

    The amount of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar. The exemption provided state and local property tax savings of about $178 million for more than 449,000 elderly or disabled Kentuckians during the 2014 tax year.

  • No injuries in I-65 crash involving five semis

    A wreck on Thursday involving five semi trucks closed down northbound Interstate 65 near Upton for several hours.

    Kentucky State Police said no injuries were reported.

    The Transportation Cabinet said the crash occurred at mile point 77 in a construction zone, which made the roadway more difficult to clear. The fifth truck suffered the most damage, with the front end knocked out of it.

    Motorists were asked to exit at mile 76 and take U.S. 31W back to I-65.

    Names of the drivers were not available. 

  • PHOTO: Groundwater remediation
  • Inside today: Calendar features student artwork

    Inside this week’s LaRue County Herald News is our 2015 calendar.

    The cover (see top of page, left) is original artwork by LaRue County High School student Jacob Cecil.

    Cecil, the 15-year-old son of Jerry and Carlotta Cecil of Howardstown, entered his acrylic and watercolor portrait of 16th President Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Days Art Contest in October in conjunction with the annual festival.

  • Dinky’s magic show is Sunday

    Dinky Gowen will present his 20th annual – and possibly final – Kids Day Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 14, at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

    The two-hour event begins at 4 p.m. and will feature an assortment of magic, illusions, ventriloquism, comedy and costumed characters. Santa, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear and Sponge Bob will make an appearance.

    There is no charge to attend and the material is family-friendly. Children are often asked to be part of the show.