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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Leadership LaRue at Frankfort

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class visited Frankfort last week. The group met with legislators: Rep. Terry Mills, Rep. Michael Meredith, Senator Carroll Gibson, and Senator David Givens. The class also watched a hearing before the State Supreme Court. We wrapped up the trip at the Kentucky History Center.


  • PHOTO: Intrepid helpers

    Intrepid Home Health staff are pictured presenting a $500 donation to Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen in support of efforts to assist people struggling with issues related to poverty as well as the meal delivery program for seniors.  Front from left are Teri Eastridge, Colleen McLaughlin, Leslie Englert, and Eric Volgt, second row from left Lisa Pullin, Heather Hack, Debbie Burns, Jessi Marchand, Deborah Lawrence, Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive director; back,  Lucy Smith, Shannon Hagan, Jessica Daugherty, Debbie Brock and Angela Horton.

  • Teen injured in crash

    Austin Lewis, 18 of Magnolia, wrecked his 2005 Nissan Altima Tuesday, Feb. 10, on Tanner Road in Hodgenville. According to Deputy Brian Smith, Lewis had left school and was headed to work when the accident occurred. Smith said the vehicle rolled “two to three times before coming to a rest upside down on the side of the road. Lewis was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital complaining of neck pain.

  • Identical twins celebrate 90th birthday

    Considering that the chances of being identical twins are three in a thousand, the fact that identical twins Wilma Bradshaw and Ilma Whittaker will celebrate their 90th birthdays March 1 is even more astounding.

    “We were born on our grandparents’ (Kenneth and Genora Miller’s) farm March 1, 1925,” said Wilma. “Dr. (Leigh) Maupin came out in a horse and buggy to deliver us and stayed all day.”

    Parents Harry and Alpha Gardner celebrated having the family’s first set of twins on that cold winter Sunday. 

  • Winter's blast hit fast

    The President’s Day Snowstorm dumped almost a foot of the fluffy stuff on the area in a short period of time beginning early Monday. And it was still coming down as The LaRue County Herald News was being printed.

    The newspaper was “put to bed” several hours early in an effort to ease the remainder of the production and delivery process.

    Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency just before 5 p.m. Monday.

  • News of Record: Feb. 18, 2015

    Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Lisa Dawn Buchanan, 43, and Randall Cleveland Morgan, 43, both of Hodgenville

    Bailey Kay Brown, 19, and Anthony Michael Carothers, 26, both of Hodgenville

    Susan Nicole Wease, 22, of Upton, and Steven Ray Wheeler, 31, of Hodgenville

    Margaret Elizabeth Lyons, 55, of Buffalo, and Michael David Sego, 44

    Agnes Marie Riggs, 57, and Johnny Jeffrey Riggs, 56, both of Hodgenville

  • New Haven's historical center attracting visitors

    The Historical Preservation and Information Center, located at 306 Center St. in New Haven, has been developing over the past year into a gathering place for the community and a celebration of town history and local military personnel.

    In the front room of the building, photographs of New Haven veterans line the walls, and in the office area, Tessie Cecil, director of the center, displays a collection of items and photos of New Haven businesses and landmarks throughout the years.

  • Happy 206th Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

    LaRue County celebrated its most famous son on Thursday. Abraham Lincoln’s 206th birthday celebration took visitors across the county of his birth, as events took place throughout the day.

    Things got started at 10 a.m., as a group gathered for a wreath-laying at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, in front of the traditional cabin. Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd presenters were onhand. Longtime Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre spoke during the ceremony.

  • Discovery of headstone may cause revisionist Lincoln history

    DECATUR – A recently uncovered headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur could rewrite part of the family history of Illinois' most famous figure.

    That headstone belongs to Mary Hanks, who was the second cousin of Abraham Lincoln. While history books say she was born in 1824 and was buried in 1843, the headstone suggests she was instead buried in 1813, which would make her the oldest recorded burial in Decatur and perhaps the oldest in the entire state of Illinois.

  • Lauren Heil: ExCEL Award winner

    LaRue County Schools 2015 ExCEL Teacher of the Year Lauren Heil knew from the time she was a child that she would become a teacher.

    Growing up in Illinois, she propped her dolls and stuffed animals into school desk seats her father had purchased at a garage sale, holding class with her “students.”

    She also often visited her Aunt Lori, a school sister of Notre Dame, in Burlington, Indiana, in her fifth-grade classroom.