Local News

  • Repairs to LCMS may be complete by spring

    The LaRue County School Board held a special meeting Nov. 20 to award bids for renovations at LaRue County Middle School.

    According to Superintendent Sam Sanders, the bid for windows and heating and air conditioning was awarded to Mechanical Consultants for $2,219,850. The bid included a base price of $1,863,450 and includes HVAC for the gym, windows in the alternative school and windows in the east wing (intermediate school).

    The asbestos abatement project for LaRue County Middle School was awarded to Abatement Solutions for the bid of $33,600.

  • New Haven asked to lower business license fee

    A Hodgenville man and his wife attended this month's New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting to request a lowering of the business license fee for a tattoo and piercing shop they intend to open in downtown New Haven. The fee is currently $1,000.

    Larry Young said lowering the fee would help to make the couple’s business more successful. They said they would like to break the stereotype that sometimes goes along with tattoo parlors. The couple attended the meeting with their two young children and said they are drug-free, have family values and are attending school.

  • Local historic site may benefit from hotel contest

    Anyone interested in historic preservation or local Lincoln tourism is urged to vote early and often. A landmark preservation program sponsored by Hampton Inn has accepted the cabin at Lincoln’s boyhood home along Knob Creek as a possible beneficiary.

  • First on local ballots, Guthrie is last in Congressional office selections

    More than a month before taking office, Brett Guthrie learned that in Washington, D.C., some elevators don’t go all the way to the top floor.

    In his first official introduction to the House of Representatives, Guthrie experienced a hectic week of meetings, tours and presentations.

    He received his office assignment Friday. By tradition, freshman legislators draw for position to determine a selection order for what’s left after other House members have picked office space.

    Of the 54 representatives-elect selecting, Guthrie drew No. 54.

  • Former sheriff’s deputy named New Haven Chief of Police

    A former Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy who was terminated last fall has been hired as New Haven’s chief of police.

    Kenny “K.C.” Holbert was fired Aug. 31, 2007, after it was discovered that he used a department credit card for personal reasons. According to the statement made at the time of his termination, Nelson County Sheriff Mike Newton said a paper trail indicated Holbert had used the card at least 14 times for his personal vehicle.

  • State police concentrate on Thanksgiving traffic

    With fuel prices hovering around $1.70 a gallon, KSP expects increased traffic on the roadways this holiday.

    Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    This includes the four-day holiday driving period surrounding that date when heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips combine to create severe travel conditions. Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving. Add that to heavy holiday traffic and you have a recipe for disaster.

  • Lincoln Museum's library opens today

    With support from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, the Lincoln Museum is preparing to open its research library Dec. 1.

    Four second-floor rooms have been restored, computers installed, the shelves assembled and the books put on the shelf. It’s been a lot of long hours for Museum Director Iris LaRue and a crew of largely volunteer laborers.

    “I had never created a library from banged up old drywall,” Russell Hinkle said during a break from the work last week.

  • Listen to Laura Bush's speech online

    Laura Bush's address to the invitation-only audience Tuesday at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is now available to the community.

    The LaRue County Herald News has posted the entire speech, along with its slideshow of images from her visit, on our home page. The audio was supplied thanks to Lee Bramblett of WQXE-FM radio.

  • Road to Congress paved in humor

    Funny things happened to Brett Guthrie on his way to Congress.

    Guthrie’s travels around the 21 counties that comprise the 2nd Congressional District featured a lot of miles, countless handshakes and weekends filled with community festivals and parades. While pursuing votes, the Republican found some instances of humor.

    One of the funniest moments came at the expense of Richie Sanders, a fellow state senator who frequently accompanied Guthrie when he traveled in the area.

  • Play explores the complex relationship between Lincoln and Kentucky

    Many people know that Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and spent the first seven years of his life in the commonwealth. Few, however, realize how connected Lincoln remained to Kentucky throughout his life.  Now, during the bicentennial commemoration of Lincoln’s birth, the Kentucky Historical Society Museum Theatre program explores the complex relationship between Lincoln and his native state in the play Lincoln’s Life Through Kentucky Eyes.