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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court: Milby appointed to library board, new road sign ordered

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the appointment of Robin Milby to the LaRue County Library Board of Trustees as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 10.

    “Kyle Williamson, who held the position, resigned on Jan. 5 in order to be our county attorney, leaving the vacancy,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.   

    In other business, magistrates approved the sale of a 1998 ambulance, declared surplus property, to Hart County Fiscal Court for $2,000. 

  • Fire department makes run at Landmark

    The Hodgenville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 806 Landmark Drive at 10 p.m. Saturday.

    The smoke, it turned out, came from a heater. Several people left their apartments until the smoke cleared.

  • Court Briefs: Feb. 18, 2015

    Recommended three-year sentence

    Jacob A. Byers (1992) pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of possession of controlled substance, first degree, with a recommendation for a three-year sentence; one count of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia with a recommended sentence of 12 months; and one count of possession of marijuana with a recommended sentence of 45 days

    All time to be served concurrently for a total of three years, probated. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is Feb. 16.

     

  • Central Kentucky Community Action back on its feet

    Two years ago, the future of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc., was uncertain. The agency was experiencing significant financial difficulties, which resulted to changes in their transportation program for senior citizens and to their Head Start program in an effort to reduce expenses. At that time, Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action, spoke with government agencies in Marion and surrounding counties and asked for additional financial support in hopes of getting the agency back on its feet.

  • Lyons Station man charged with trafficking

    Officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at 2134 Lyons Station Road near New Haven.

    Officers seized 186 Oxycodone pills, 245 Adderall pills, seven Diazepam pills, an ounce of marijuana and seven vials of steroids along with 11 firearms and $15,670 in cash, according to a task force news release.

  • Blue Soul Gypsys to perform at Historic State Theater

    Aaron McDowell and his band, Blue Soul Gypsys, are set to perform at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21. McDowell, a native of Buffalo, said he’s excited to return to the area to perform.

    “It means everything [to return],” he said. “I don’t care if there are five people there. There’s nothing like people – they know they’re a part of it. I’ve been to (Los Angeles) and back playing music. But there’s nothing like doing it here.”

  • Schools closed Wednesday, Feb. 18

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Wednesday.

  • Reported drowning in a well in Cox's Creek

    The Nelson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they are investigating the death of an unnamed 57-year-old woman who apparently drowned in a cistern at a farm in the 1800 block of Whitesides Road in Cox's Creek.

    A press release from Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said foul play is not suspected.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks outplayed at Taylor

    Taylor County posted its 18th victory by double digits and its eighth by 30 or more points by dominating LaRue County 68-27 at home on Friday night.
    Six of seven Cardinals scored in each of the first two quarters as Taylor County built a 43-13 cushion after the Hawks managed only three points in the second period.
    Another three-point third made it 56-16.
    David Sloan led a balanced TCHS attack with 17 points while Ezra Oliver, Quentin Goodin and Cam Morgeson had 12 apiece.

  • Herald delivery delayed

    We have received notice from the delivery department in Elizabethtown, that the delivery of The LaRue County Herald News, by their carriers has been delayed. Every effort is being made to get the majority of these papers delivered TODAY, Thursday, February 19, 2015.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as they work to deliver your product to you as quickly as possible.