Today's News

  • Be safe, have fun this summer

    With summer underway and temperatures rising, everyone is heading outdoors for some fun in the sun. However, it is important to remember some basic safety guidelines to protect our families. Extra attention should be paid to those who are especially susceptible to heat, including young children, the elderly, and those with health conditions such as asthma or high blood pressure. With common sense and the following precautions, families can remain safe and comfortable all summer long.

  • Grand jury hands down several indictments

    Several people were indicted June 16 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Michael Austin Underwood (1969) of Buffalo, was charged with complicity to promoting contraband, second degree; first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine); and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He is accused of acting alone or in concert with Jason Kitzero by hiding contraband (tobacco) under the bathroom sink inside the jury deliberation room attached to the courtroom inside the courthouse, for the purpose of providing the contraband to Kitzero on April 16.

  • United Way invests $318,500 in county

    United Way of Central Kentucky delivered again on its mission of “connecting the community for the common good” by investing $318,500 into eight local agencies and nine programs that serve LaRue County residents.

  • Hodgenville teen indicted in Nelson

    Conor Wayne Creekmore, 18, of Hodgenville, was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on several counts.

    He is charged with second-degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

    On or about April 20, Creekmore allegedly entered and remained in the residence of Gregory Ratliff, and possessed drug paraphernalia, marijuana and an alcoholic beverage.

    Bail was set at $9,500 cash, plus conditions.

    He was arraigned June 5 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Munfordville man charged with defrauding creditor

    Michael Lee Williamson, 32, of Munfordville was arrested by the Hart County Sheriff’s office on a LaRue County warrant.

    He has been charged with defrauding a secured creditor in an amount over $500 but less than $10,000.

    He is accused of having a 1999 Suburban 2199 crushed and received $602 for it. Elite Auto Group claims they held a lien on the Suburban in the amount of $2,785.39.

    Williamson was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing was set for June 11 in LaRue District Court.

  • Man dies after crash on Parkway

    An 80-year-old Hodgenville man died Thursday, June 19, after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash near mile-marker 120, about four miles west of White Mills on the Western Kentucky Parkway.

    Kentucky State Police said Harold L. West, who was driving a pickup truck, was unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and then airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he later passed away.

    Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville handled arrangements. West’s obituary is on 3A. 

  • Court ruling could affect murder case

    When a U.S. Supreme Court ruling was announced in late May, it opened the door for a possible defense in a local murder case.

    Defense attorneys for Abdullah White, who is charged with murder in the death of Kristie L. Allen, 28, were granted a continuance Monday in LaRue Circuit Court. With the trial now set for Oct. 27, the defense has time to research whether the Supreme Court ruling in Hall v. Florida is relevant.

  • Louisville Civic Orchestra to bring free concert to LaRue

    Come 7 p.m., Sept. 20, LaRue Countians will have the opportunity to hear the Louisville Civic Orchestra perform in a free concert at a site in this county.

    “The beauty of these instruments imparts an enjoyment that lasts a lifetime,” said local pianist and music teacher Diana Aubrey who is coordinating the visit.

    “The good thing is you don’t have to have all this classical knowledge to enjoy it.”

  • COLUMN: It's time to check the stitches of our country

    Some years ago, a picture of the historic flag designed by Betsy Ross appeared around July 4 on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. Underneath the picture were the words, "It's time to check our stitches again." It's almost July 4 again, and in my opinion we need to check our stitches to see if we are still the home of the brave and the land of the free.

  • UPDATE: Couple bonded out on Tuesday

     A story in last week’s Herald News is being clarified.

    The story said officers were searching for James M. Maggard, 61 (age was incorrectly reported last week) and Linda Maggard, 58, after an indoor marijuana grow was found on their property on Peak Hollow Road.

    The Maggards turned themselves in Tuesday, June 19, and were released on bond. James Maggard, who is facing two indictments, posted 10 percent/$25,000 and 10 percent/$9,500. Linda Maggard’s bond was $9,500 unsecured.