Local News

  • LaRue ranks 14th in health outcomes

    LaRue County continues to rank as one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to a national study.
    LaRue ranks 14th in health outcomes and 30th in health factors out of the state’s 120 counties, according to data released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
    Health outcomes examine issues such as poor or fair health, premature birth and low birth weight, while health factors include smoking, obesity and child poverty.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • Community egg hunt draws 100

     It has been many years since an Easter egg hunt was held at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    Saturday’s event, coordinated by Awesome Events and the LaRue County Fair Board, attracted about 100 people with an egg hunt for children and adults, photos with the Easter bunny and a free lunch.

    “We weren’t expecting this many for our first year,” said Marie Riggs, who owns Awesome Events.


     A boil water advisory has been issued by Hodgenville Water Works for customers on West High Street to the LaRue County Courthouse; and College Street to Old Sonora Road.

    The advisory was issued due to the water being cut off in that area due to construction.

    Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking. Bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

    The advisory will remain in effect until test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality.

  • 'Lighten Up' challenge provides weekly support

     Entering the ninth week of a 10-week “Lighten Up LaRue, Biggest Loser Challenge,” participants are finding out that healthful lifestyle changes are more important to general well-being than following a specific diet’s regimen.

  • Volunteer training begins this week at Park

     Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is holding several volunteer orientation training days for individuals looking to volunteer at the park’s visitor center information desk. 

  • One injured in crash

     Two Kentucky State Troopers looked at a wrecked Oldsmobile on Ky. 84. The driver lost control of the vehicle about 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, near the intersection with Barren Run Road. The car went down an embankment and struck a tree. The driver was injured. No other information was available as of presstime.

  • Awesome egg hunts planned for Saturday

     As the Easter season approaches, several organizations are planning secular and religious celebrations.

  • Discover LaRue: Updates needed

     The LaRue County Herald News staff is working on Discover LaRue County 2013. 

    We’re collecting data about local clubs, schools, public utilities, government and businesses.

    If your group’s information has changed since last year, please call us at 358-3118 or email Linda Ireland at editor@laruecountyherald.com. 

    For advertising, contact General Manager Allison Shepherd at gm@laruecountyherald.com.

    Deadline is April 1.

  • March 22-23: County Cleanup Days

     It’s spring cleaning time for LaRue County.

    The annual County Cleanup Days will be held March 22-23 at the county maintenance garage across from LaRue County Middle School.

    Drop-offs will be accepted noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

    Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray requests “no early birds” as she does not have as many workers available this year.