Local News

  • Navy Airman Butler completes basic training

    Navy Airman Recruit Tony L. Butler, the son of Shirley L. Butler of Upton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

    During the eight-week program, Butler completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • LaRue’s library has abundance of offerings

    I have heard it said that libraries are going to become extinct with the advent of the Kindle and the Nook. On the surface, this could be accepted as fact. When you dig a little deeper, you will find surprising evidence to the contrary.

    For those of you who have been following our staff articles, you already are aware that the LaRue County Public Library offers an abundance of services to its patrons.

    I want to open up the topic of the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) to you this week so that you are informed about this remarkable resource.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline opponents brace for the possibility of more pipeline proposals


    By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald Leader

    Plans for the Bluegrass Pipeline were halted in April, but opponents of other natural gas liquids pipelines aren't stopping to rest.

    A meeting Saturday in Lexington will focus on issues surrounding natural gas liquids, landowner rights and what local governments can do to protect their citizens.

    Billed as “The Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky's Future Beyond Fossil Fuels Summit,” the meeting will be held at Locust Trace AgriScience Center on Leestown Road.

  • Unusually late delivery

    The LaRue County Herald News is experiencing later than normal subscriber delivery this morning, due to the papers being held at the printing plant last night for election results. 

    If you have not received your paper by 11 a.m., call us at the office at 270-358-3118 and let us know.  

  • East Kentucky Power substation to 'improve reliabilty' in Roanoke

    East Kentucky Power Cooperative is planning to build a substation in the Roanoke area.
    The company held an open house Oct. 27 at Valley Creek Church in Elizabethtown to answer questions from property owners.
    The substation will be located on Gray Road. The new 69,000-kilovolt distribution line leading in and out of the substation will cover a half-mile wide corridor that would extend about five miles, according to Nick Comer, a spokesperson for EKPC. The distribution line would run into another line that is parallel to the Bluegrass Parkway.

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  • Fiscal court: EMS passes state inspection

    LaRue County Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Cottrell told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Oct. 28 that his department passed a state inspection Oct. 7 without a single deficiency.

    “It was their new inspection that lasted three and one-half hours,” Cottrell said. “I don’t think they left a file unopened.”

    He reported 182 ambulance runs in September.

    The court approved his recommendation that Mark Vertrees of Upton be changed from part to full-time EMT.

  • Superintendent’s trial date doesn’t stick

    The court case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders hit a snag Friday when attorneys attempted to agree on a trial date.

    Sanders, who was charged with DUI and speeding on March 29, pleaded not guilty in LaRue District Court. A special judge and prosecutor were appointed to the case.

  • New Haven man pleads guilty to embezzling from monastery

     The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the monastery and agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence Friday.

    John Hutchins entered into a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to more than 100 embezzlement charges stemming from a months-long investigation that revealed that Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, used the monastery’s funds to purchase cars, trips, televisions and several other items during a timeframe that spanned more than five years.

  • Clerk receives grant to preserve records

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter has received a grant totaling $9,208 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Thirty-eight grants have been awarded for a total of $562,463 from fiscal year 2015 Local Records Grant Program funds.