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Today's News

  • School closed Tuesday

    LaRue County Schools are closed Monday and Tuesday due to the winter storm.

    Significant snowfall is expected throughout today.

    Some areas could get up to a foot of snow.

    Travel will be treacherous with some roads nearly impassable. Have an emergency kit of blankets, food, water and flashlights if you must travel.

    Local officials ask that you stay at home if possible.

  • School closed - Winter storm warning

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for central Kentucky.

    LaRue County Schools will be closed Monday.

    Significant snowfall is expected tonight and Monday.

    A winter storm will spread accumulating snow into the Ohio Valley beginning late this evening. Snow will be heavy at times. Especially on Monday morning. By Monday evening total accumulations will exceed 4 inches across most of the region. Some areas could get up to a foot of snow.

  • Boil water advisory for Hodgenville (lifted)

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.

  • Cruse, Hornback guilty

    On Feb. 16, Hodgenville’s former mayor and former city clerk will begin serving 30 days in the Nelson County Detention Center.

    Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to numerous felony counts after defense attorneys and prosecutors worked out an agreement prior to a scheduled hearing.

    The two were charged with abuse of public trust after allegedly misusing the city’s fleet gas card. Cruse, who was in his second term, was removed from office in May; Hornback also lost her job.

  • Cruse, Hornback plead guilty

    Hodgenville’s former mayor and former city clerk will serve 30 days in the Nelson County Detention Center.

    Terry L. Cruse and MaDonna Hornback pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to numerous felony counts after defense attorneys and prosecutors worked out an agreement.

    The two were charged with abuse of public trust after allegedly misusing the city’s fleet gas card. Cruse, who was in his second term, was removed from office in May; Hornback also lost her job.

    Read the full story in Wednesday's Herald News.

  • Teen starts drive for little leaguers

    A LaRue County High School student has started a drive to assist young athletes.

    Briar Holt, a sophomore, played baseball from the time he was 4 – and later branched into soccer. He played for the varsity baseball team last spring but has decided to hang up his cleats this year.

    “I’m focusing on academics this year,” he said.

    His heart is still in the sport, however. Working with LaRue County Park and Recreation, he has organized a hand-me-down program for used baseball gear – gloves, bats, cleats and pants.

  • Judge won’t budge

    A case that has been dragging on for more than a year should be concluded by the end of the month, if Circuit Judge Charles Simms III has his way.

    Despite a defense attorney’s request for more time, the judge intends to begin the trial for former Hodgenville city clerk MaDonna Hornback on Feb. 23.

  • PHOTO: Play it with sass
  • Alexander Walters: From slave to spiritual leader

    Alexander Walters was born in Bardstown in 1858, the son of two LaRue County slaves. His first breath came in the floor of the kitchen of what is now the Talbott Tavern in Bardstown. At the time, it was called The Donahoe Hotel.

    The future didn’t hold much promise for the little black baby born that August morning, the sixth of eight children.

    Unbeknownst to those gathered, that baby would grow up to become a leader, not only in Kentucky, but across the United States, Europe and Africa. However, his roots remained firmly planted in the Bluegrass State.

  • United Way offers grant training Feb. 17

    In an effort to combat poverty in the region, United Way of Central Kentucky is offering Community Investment Grants to nonprofits wishing to advance their missions.

    In order to apply for the grants, a representative from each nonprofit program in United Way’s five-county service area of Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue or Meade counties, seeking funding must attend mandatory training.