Local News

  • Adair is grand champion of Lincoln Days Invitational

    Adair County earned the grand champion title in the annual Lincoln Days Invitational marching band competition held Saturday at LaRue County High School.

    The competition attracted 16 bands with the top eight performances from the preliminaries advancing to the final round in the evening. Six judges ranked the bands based on music, music effect, visual and visual effect to provide an overall score.


    A tornado warning has been issued for LaRue County. The warning lasts until 5 a.m.

    A severe storm carrying winds in excess of 50 mph is passing through the area. It is bringing heavy rain and the potential for flooding as well.

    The National Weather Service issued the storm warning based on dangers indicated by weather radars. The greatest threat at present is for southern portions of the county but all of LaRue is covered by the warning.

    Residents are urged to take shelter.

  • Registration for Veterans Day Parade due Friday

    Hodgenville will celebrate Veterans Day with a parade “Patriotic Pride: A Salute to Veterans,” at 2 p.m. Nov. 8, sponsored by The American Legion Post 87. 

    The LaRue County Herald News is helping coordinate this event.

    All veterans, civic groups, school organizations, churches are invited to participate in the parade.

    Call 270-358-3118 or e-mail circulation@kvnet.org or isbellheraldnews@kvnet.org to register by Oct. 9.

    A program and reception will follow the parade at Hodgenville Civic Center.

  • Deputies nab smuggled contraband

    Four people were charged with promoting contraband in the LaRue County jail over the weekend.

    In separate instances, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department confiscated cell phones, drugs and tobacco before they were introduced to the jail.

    Friday evening, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that a “weekender” inmate might attempt to introduce contraband into the jail.

  • Remembering Lincoln Days 2009

    The crowds poured into Hodgenville for the annual Lincoln Days weekend celebration.

    As always, the 16th president who was born in LaRue County was well represented by lookalikes, art work and images.

    The Herald News print edition Wednesday will commemorate the event with four pages of bonus coverage. It will be packed with dozens of full color photographs and be printed on a higher-quality paper that makes this annual edition a keepsake for many.

    All subscribers will receive a copy. It will be on sale at local retailers Wednesday.

  • Two women indicted for flagrant non-support

    Two Hodgenville women were indicted on charges of flagrant non-support by a LaRue County grand jury Sept. 14.

    Alleasha L. Knox, 24, is charged with owing $1,269.10 child support between Dec. 1, 2008, and Sept. 10.

    Bail was set at $5,000 cash only. She will be arraigned Oct. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Kari Garner, 33, faces two counts of flagrant non-support. From February 2002 to Sept. 10, 2009, she is charged with owing $6,474.50 child support. From Aug. 1, 2002, to Sept. 10, 2009, she is charged with owing $11,292.91 child support.

  • Buffalo man sentenced to 37 months for possession

    Colby A. Barbour, 31, of Buffalo was sentenced to three years and one month imprisonment for possessing over 500 grams of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced Monday. 

    U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn also sentenced Barbour to four years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

  • Possible scam reported

    A Hodgenville man reported a possible scam to the LaRue County Attorney’s Office Monday.

    Charles Edlin received “official notification” that he won a prize in a consumer protection draw. Edlin said he had not entered any sweepstakes.

    The letter, which used the return address of a Texas insurance company, advised Edlin he should claim his $50,000 prize within 14 days. Enclosed was a check for $2,700 drawn on a Texas Bank with a phony address.

  • Hodgenville man charged with child porn

    A Hodgenville man, charged with sodomy and rape of a child in April, is facing additional charges of having pornographic images of children on his computer.

    Steven Lewis Tucker, 30, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, has been indicted on 213 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

    In May, a grand jury indicted him on five counts of incest, victim under age 12; four counts of first-degree sodomy, victim under age 12; one count of first-degree rape, victim under age 12; and one count of sexual abuse, victim under age 12.

  • City Cab provides service to Hodgenville

    City Cab has been operating in Hodgenville for a few weeks.

    The company, owned by Moe Mezyed, has been in business for eight years. Acting manager Jason Glickman of Hodgenville said they are active in Hodgenville already.

    The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for transportation to just about anywhere. You can go from one end of Hodgenville to the other for $8. Depending on the distance, it could be less. City Cab will take you to the airport in Louisville for $85; children younger than 12 are free and each additional person is $5.