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Today's News

  • Post 4 troopers honored

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown had its Trooper of the Year and Detective of the Year recognized in May at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Senior Trooper Michael Garyantes and Detective Jason Propes were honored.

    Garyantes is an 11-year veteran of KSP and has been assigned to Post 4 his whole career.

  • Church ministers at laundromat

    Last Saturday, anyone who walked inside the Laundry Basket received free laundry services. Not only were their loads paid for, they were given free laundry detergent, dryer sheets and snacks.

    Throughout the day, members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church took turns assisting the customers of the laundromat with their clothes.

    “They were awesome,” said Denise and Harvey Higdon, owners of the Laundry Basket.

  • 200 pot plants found near Athertonville

    UPDATE: James and Linda Maggard turned themselves in Tuesday, June 17, to the court, and have bonded out of jail. The story (which was written Monday) in Wednesday's Herald News stated they were sought by police.

  • Former mayor wants job back

    Former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse wants his job back.
    Cruse, who was removed from office on May 15 by a unanimous vote by City Council, filed an appeal Friday, June 13, seeking to reverse the council’s action.
    The suit, prepared by Cruse’s attorney, Ron Mather, states the council did not have the right to hear claims of ethics violations against Cruse. The duty should have fallen to an ethics board, which had not been appointed for some time. Cruse attempted to appoint a board on May 1 – however, the council did not go along with his request.

  • Santa Program continues as Morrison's legacy

    A few years ago, Bobby Morrison picked out an embroidered panel for his own casket.
    His family did not know what he had done – but after they saw it last week at the funeral home, they agreed the design fit him perfectly.
    Morrison, who died June 8 at the age of 88, had selected depictions of Santa Claus, a fire department and Ferris wheel. The words “Scout Master Troop 425” underscored the colorful motifs.

  • Reader survey will influence planning and zoning decisions

    LaRue Countians have an opportunity to influence community planning by completing a short survey.
    The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning is offering a nine question survey on their website www.laruecounty.org/pzsurvey and in the June 18 issue of The LaRue County Herald News (See page 5A.) Paper ballots are available at three offices in the LaRue County Courthouse (planning and zoning, county clerk and PVA) and Hodgenville City Hall.

  • LaRue County Fair starts Monday

    The oldest, continuously-running fair in the state kicks off Saturday with several animal shows: rabbits at 8 a.m.; walking horses at 4 p.m.
    The majority of the fun begins Monday when Forever Young Amusements rolls into Hodgenville in time to set up carnival rides for the 107th LaRue County Fair.
    That night, June 23, a new Mother of the Year will be selected at 8 p.m.; and a new Miss LaRue County Fair will be crowned at 8:30 p.m.
    Most of the events during the week are time-honored crowd pleasers – but there have been a few changes.

  • Court Briefs: June 18, 2014

    Failed to appear
    Jordan L. Canter (1990) failed to appear May 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. Restitution of $4,877.71 has not been repaid in 2008 case. Bench warrant was issued. The case will be reviewed in October.

    Bench warrant issued
    A bench warrant was issued May 5 for Justin Crane. According to court documents, he has not made his financial obligations in a 2008 case.

    Sentenced to 10 years

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who works with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, was a guest at the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He discussed the duties of the task force and the problems the area is facing. He was the guest of Rotarian Cheryl Thomas and is pictured with Rotarian Katie McDowell.

  • E-town man seeks state investigation of Hardin EMS

    An Elizabethtown man who previously challenged Hardin County EMS has asked a state board to investigate the department’s former director, Ira Dyer, and former assistant shift supervisor, James Miller.
    Richard Leal has filed complaints against both men with the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, asking the board to launch an independent investigation. The two men were suspended from their positions before resigning in early May.