Today's News

  • Bardstown man charged with fleeing from police

    A Bardstown man was charged Dec. 28 with drug possession and fleeing from police.

    Hodgenville Officer James Richardson was “flagged down” by a passerby about 7:30 a.m. to tell him about a vehicle in the ditch on U.S. 31-E near the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Two young men were attempting to get it out of the ditch.

    Richardson responded to the scene and offered to give the men a ride home. Before transporting them, he asked permission to search them.

  • Anderson distinguished at MBA Round Robin

    Over the Christmas holidays, while many LaRue County High School students were playing video games and eating leftovers, Brian Anderson suited up and attended the prestigious Extemp Round Robin at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • LCHS drama teams up with Kelly Dean Sanders dinner

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Drama program is teaming up with the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund to present Dinner and a Show to raise funds for both programs.

    On Feb. 8, community members will get an opportunity to have a great meal and see the LCHS production of Neil Simon’s Rumors for a $15 donation. All the profits will be split between the two programs.

  • Park employees retire, leave behind ‘big shoes’

    Two longtime employees of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park have retired.

    Friday was the last day of work for Park Ranger Patti Reynolds and Administrative Officer Rebecca Gary. Between the two of them, they have spent 70 years educating the public about and preserving the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

    Park Superintendent Bill Justice said Reynolds and Gary have left behind “some really big shoes.” Both helped him learn his job and “avoid pitfalls” when he was hired in 2011.

  • Remembering Charlie

    Charles Lee Nunn, longtime community correspondent and contributor to The LaRue County Herald News, passed away Feb. 2, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

    “Charlie” as he was known to his friends, family and customers at Roanoke Food Mart, wrote the Roanoke Community News and contributed recipes for his own column, “Charlie’s Chomps.”

    Every year, Charlie would prepare candy and share it with the newspaper staff. We certainly missed the candy – but we miss his smiling face even more.

  • Things are looking up for Kentucky

    Although there is no doubt that we still have a long way to go to recover fully from the national recession that began seven years ago, there have been some encouraging signs in recent days.

    Early last week, for example, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that the economy grew by five percent between July and September, the fastest quarterly uptick in a decade.

  • Heating assistance available at Community Action

    LaRue County Community Action, 120 Greensburg Street, Hodgenville, will assist families of low-income with heating costs through the LIHEAP CRISIS Program.

    To be eligible, you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • Woman killed in Monks Road crash

    A woman was killed early New Year’s Day when she was involved in a single vehicle fatal accident in New Haven.

    Glenda L. Greenwell, 53, was driving a 2014 Kia eastbound on Monks Road around 1 a.m. when she veered off the road at a high rate of speed, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office collision report.

    Greenwell’s vehicle then went air borne, striking a utility pole on the rear driver side, according to the report. The vehicle came to a rest in the ditch line on the driver’s side.

  • Home damaged in New Year’s Eve blaze

    A family’s holiday was marred by a house fire early New Year’s Eve.

    Four adults and two children were inside a two-story house on Maxine Road when the fire broke out. Dispatch was notified about 12:30 a.m.

     The home, owned by Woodrow Chelf, suffered structural damage but the fire was contained mainly to two upstairs rooms, according to Magnolia Firefighter Mike Cottrell. There also was smoke and water damage.

    Magnolia, Buffalo and LaRue County firefighters were at the scene about four hours.

  • Local students graduate from CU

    Two hundred ten undergraduate and graduates students participated in commencement ceremonies Dec. 12 at Campbellsville University.

    Local graduates

    Christine Renee Bell of Campbellsville, received an associate degree in nursing. Bell is a graduate of LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, and is the daughter of Loyd Bell.

    Sarah Brooke Gilbert of Hodgenville, received a master of arts in music. Gilbert is the daughter of Richard Gilbert and Teresa Gilbert of Hodgenville.