Local News

  • Top stories in the Herald News

    Here are some of the top headlines in this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News:

    • Graves in Buffalo Cemetery desecrated
    • City braces for possible financial shortfall
    • Abe's Boyhood Home wins Save-A-Landmark poll
    • Hintons place second in Young Farmer state contest
    • Full page of color photos from Christmas on Lincoln Square
    • Mat Hawks take second at Oldham County
    • Seventh-grade girls' team is undefeated
  • Fiscal Court appoints two to Extension board

    Meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 25, LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates appointed Gordon Conner and Mae Burden to serve on the Extension District Board, January 2009 through December 2111.

    In other business, the court concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of three rezoning requests: 1.2 acres at 128 River Road belonging to Ralph Trumbo, from A1 to R1B; 1.76 acres on South Otter Creek Road belonging to Chris Brewer, from A1 to R1-A; 0.7 acre at 348 Bud’s Lake Road owned by Wesley and Norma Jean McDonald, from A1 to R1B.

  • Clayton announces more layoffs

    Last week, Clayton Homes announced the layoff of 90 employees at its Maryville, Tenn., plant, a move that comes on top of last month’s closure of plants in Hodgenville and Milton, Pa.

    About 140 employees were affected by the Hodgenville closure.

  • Man charged after escape from courtroom

    The case of a LaRue County man, charged with escaping from the custody of Jailer Mac Trumbo, will be heard by a grand jury in January.

    According to court records, a bench warrant was issued for James Walter Hoback III, 23, of River Road, New Haven, for non-payment of funds. Records indicate he failed to make restitution in a criminal mischief case from two years ago. Hoback turned himself in to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office on the warrant. He was escorted to the district courtroom by a deputy and placed in the custody of the jailer.

  • Natural gas prices going up 17 percent

    Kentuckians will pay more for natural gas in the coming months than they did a year ago, the Kentucky Public Service Commission says.

    “High heating costs will again be a burden for many of our citizens,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “Although the prices have come down since August, natural gas still costs more than it did at this time last year.”

    On average, Kentucky customers can expect to pay about 17 percent more this year than last for the same quantity of natural gas. That is in line with national averages.

  • New Haven woman pleads guilty to trafficking

    A New Haven woman has entered a guilty plea to several drug-related charges in LaRue Circuit Court

    Deborah “Debbie” Kay Mayo, 44, of 4185 Cissal Hill Road, pleaded guilty to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; second-degree trafficking and third-degree trafficking.

    Recommended sentence is eight years on the first two counts; five years on the third, to run concurrently.

    Probation is recommended by the Commonwealth’s attorney. Another case is pending in Nelson County.

  • Bell is free after plea agreement

    William Mark Bell, 46, formerly of Mount Sherman, pleaded guilty to one count of complicity to commit second-degree criminal abuse in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Recommended sentence was five years with credit for time served and dismissal of five other charges. He is to have no contact with his victim.

    Bell already has served out his sentence, according to court records.

  • Slick roads may have contributed to rollover

    A Brownsville woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday on Bardstown Road near Athertonville.

    Heather Seward, 30, lost control of the 1989 Chevrolet S-10 she was driving just after 7 p.m. The front tire dropped off the shoulder of the roadway and Seward overcorrected, according to LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Darst. The vehicle “ran up the ditch on the right side of the road” and came to rest on its side.

  • Three injured on Campbellsville Road

    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Campbellsville Road about 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

    Shelbi R. Miles, 18, of Louisville, was driving a 2003 Kia west on KY 210 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2002 Ford F150 driven by Richard D. Cundiff, 45, of Louisville.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst, Cundiff tried to avoid the collision by driving off the roadway.

  • Locals to perform with Campbellsville Chorus

    "There are places in this piece where I can imagine voices echoing across mountains," said Dr. Frieda Gebert, director of Campbellsville University's Concert Chorus and associate professor of music, as she described the music CU's Concert Chorus will be performing at 8 p.m. Monday in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    The event is free and open to the public.