Today's News

  • COLUMN: Corn test plot results available

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2014 was Fresh Start Farms. 

    Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • Body found in pond identified

     The body of a woman was found in a Hodgenville pond about 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner.

    She has been identified as Rose Marie Akin, 62.

    Turner said she lived in Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park beside the pond – located in front of the county maintenance garage on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Two men, who were fishing, saw the body and notified dispatch. She was floating a few feet from the pond’s edge – mostly hidden by cattails. She was fully clothed.

  • Tractor pull rescheduled

     The Third Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull has been rescheduled due to forecasted inclement weather.

    The event, originally scheduled for October 10 and 11, will now be held on October 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. It will still take place at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

  • Rocky Horror comes to Bardstown

    n the early 1970s, an English voice actor, writer, and theatre performer, named Richard O’Brien, had a bold idea for a humorous tribute to the science fiction and B horror movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s. He envisioned a musical, which tells the story of a newly engaged couple who get caught in a thunderstorm, and come to a castle which happens to be the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

  • Tornado watch for county

    More than half of Kentucky's 120 counties are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service's Louisville office.

    Counties included are:


  • Magnolia Church shows hummingbird documentary

    A new feature-length documentary about hummingbirds, called “Refracted Glory,” is showing in Magnolia on Oct. 11. It’s a film that brings to the screen a tiny creature like never before — all for the glory of God.

  • Festival brought out ‘the best’

    The Lincoln Days Festival was a success once again.

    The Lincoln Days Committee continued the tradition of tried-and-true events like the pioneer games, quilt show, parade and look-alike contests. There were several improvements – such as the 1,001 pieces of children’s artwork adorning the windows in businesses along Lincoln Boulevard. The contest is always fun – but this year the students and their teachers outdid themselves.

    My favorite? Lincoln as a superhero.

  • Woman injured in ATV crash

     A 28-year-old Nelson County woman is improving after being listed in critical condition following an ATV accident early Wednesday morning.

    Jessica Blair, of New Hope, was a passenger riding with a friend in the Mount Sherman area when she was thrown from a Polaris Ranger ATV.

    The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Blair was transported by ambulance to the LaRue County EMS station and then flown by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital with head injuries.

  • Photo contest winner

    Savannah Herron was the second place winner in the youth division in The LaRue County Herald News’ photo contest. 

  • BIRTH: Doty

    Kyle and Jessica Doty of Upton announce the birth of a daughter, Amelia Cheyenne Doty at 8:23 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Amelia Cheyenne weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Beth Keith of Magnolia; Melissa Edmonds of Cecilia; and Tony and Rachel Thompson of Cecilia.

    Paternal grandparents are Randal Sallee Jr. and Lisa Sallee of Upton; and Kenneth Doty of Elizabethtown.