Today's News

  • PHOTO: FFA float wins mayor's choice
  • Guthrie named Friend of Farm Bureau

    Congressman Brett Guthrie recently received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Friend of Farm Bureau” award.

     “Agriculture is a key industry in our Commonwealth and plays a major role in our local economy,” said Congressman Guthrie. “It truly is an honor to receive this award from the American Farm Bureau Federation.”

  • Tips to protect your farm

    The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    n Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    n Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    n Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • Break-ins plague city

    Hodgenville residents are encouraged to take extra care to lock up valuables after a spate of break-ins last week.

    Items were taken from four vehicles on College Street, Hutcherson Heights and East Forrest early Wednesday, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson. Two of the vehicles were unlocked.

    The vehicle on East Forrest was locked – but that didn’t deter the thief, said Johnson. The car’s owner had left her wallet in the floorboard where it could be seen.

  • Lincoln Days showcases ‘the best’

    Saturday morning’s windy conditions put a chill on the opening events of the 43rd annual Lincoln Days Festival. Participants in the Little Abe and Little Sarah contests shivered onstage, the ladies held on to their pioneer bonnets, men chased their runaway hats, and volunteers kept a close watch on swaying booths, trashcans and speakers.

    Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a strong wind blew through Lincoln Square about 9 p.m. Friday and flipped over booths. Vendors walked around the square afterwards, securing their competitor’s booths.

  • Reporter learns how Herald reaches readers

    When you walk into a printing plant, it can be sort of assaulting. It’s constant noise. Machines banging into one another, papers flying from one sorter to the next and, of course, the press itself, stamping newspapers from all over the state and sending them to the next stop on their journey.

  • LaRue is 13th in test scores

    The LaRue County School District surpassed its district goal for the 2013-14 school year on the state’s Unbridled Learning accountability assessment, ranking 13th out of 173 school districts in Kentucky.

    “Students, staff and the LaRue County community can be proud knowing we are one of the highest achieving districts in the state,” said Sam Sanders, superintendent. “As always, we will analyze the data and formulate a plan to keep moving us forward.”

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  • Firefighter injured, truck damaged in cornfield fire

    About seven acres of a cornfield was scorched Sunday afternoon, the latest in a series of field fires that have kept firefighters busy.

    The field, owned by Jan and Jane Wright and located on Carter Brothers Road, had been harvested. The fire appeared to have started near the center of the field.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler said the volunteer firefighters reached the area quickly, however, the wind caused numerous problems.

    “When it changed direction, it came at us in a fury,” he said.

  • ‘I am.’ Students learn about personal safety

    “Who is responsible for your personal safety?” Dale Dobson, head of farm safety for the Department of Agriculture was met with silence. “The answer should be ‘I am.’”

    More than 1,000 LaRue County students, including all eighth graders and high school students received a hands-on lesson about the dangers of drunk driving.