Local News

  • Ireland honored by NNA

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was honored by the National Newspaper Association for her entry in the NNA’s Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ireland received honorable mention for a serious column, “Five years later, my friends help me remember,” for daily and non-daily newspapers with circulation of 3,000-5,999.

    She had the only winning entry from Kentucky.

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  • Williamson sworn in as assistant county attorney

    Five years ago, Kyle Williamson traveled to the capitol building in Frankfort where he was sworn in as a new lawyer.

    Last week, he was sworn in as assistant county attorney by LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed.

    Williamson, the county attorney-elect, will be working with retiring County Attorney Dale Morris through the end of the year as he transitions into his new role. He will take office in January.

  • County faces salt shortage

    The LaRue County Road Department is facing a salt shortage heading into the winter months.

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, at its Nov. 11 meeting, discussed the upcoming winter season, which is predicted by meteorologists to be even worse than last year’s unusually snowy scene.

     LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner said the county has about 300 tons of salt ready to apply to icy roadways. Normally, though, they use about 600 tons.

  • Snowy weather closes school, causes problems for motorists

    LaRue County Schools were closed Monday after the first snowfall of the season blanketed roadways.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crews began salting roadways late Sunday as temperatures dropped and rain turned to snow.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office stayed busy working non-injury accidents throughout the evening and early morning.

    Deputy Robbie Brownfield responded to a collision outside Mount Sherman Sunday night. Two vehicles struck cattle that were on Ky. 61. Dark and rainy conditions likely contributed to the crashes.

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  • COPD is a leading cause of death in U.S.

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of lung diseases that make breathing difficult. It is a progressive condition, meaning that lung damage happens over many years.

    COPD is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. It is estimated that 12 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, and many more live with it every day without a diagnosis.

  • School board buys new buses

    The LaRue County Board of Education met Monday night and heard a number of reports on the school system’s status.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders spoke briefly about the school system’s nutritional report card. The full report contains information about the nutrition and physical activity in each school.

    Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed presented a slideshow about the Personal Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), a method by which teachers and principals are evaluated for effectiveness in their respective positions.