Local News

  • Cheer champs

    The LaRue County High School cheerleaders accomplished something last weekend that no other squad in the school has achieved. They made it to finals in the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando.
    The squad took 13th in the medium varsity division two, which included 32 top teams from Tennessee, Texas, Florida, California, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Alabama, Minnesota, Colorado and Kentucky.

  • The Turret relaunched as The Gold Standard

     Fort Knox’s weekly newspaper will introduce a redesign this week and adopt a new name officials say better represents the entire post.

    Turretrelaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard, highlighting new features and a new website, Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus said. The newspaper's renamed website, www.fkgoldstandard.com, goes live the same day.

    The final edition of the Turretwas published Thursday.

  • Kenzi Lewis cut in round one of Hollywood Week

     Kenzi Lewis, Hodgenville’s American Idol contestant, was cut from the popular TV show Thursday in round one of Hollywood Week.

    Lewis, 16, who has received two “golden tickets” to Hollywood after auditioning for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, was briefly seen onstage before half of the contestants were sent home.

    In last year’s Idol, Lewis made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

    The Lewis family is unable to speak with the media due to their contract with American Idol.

  • New Haven man injured in wreck

     A New Haven man suffered a severe leg injury after his SUV overturned off New Haven Road Sunday.

    Christopher E. Smith, 33, was driving north about 8:11 a.m. near the area of Helsinki Hill, north of Culvertown, when his vehicle left the road, struck a ditch and overturned, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.

    Nelson County EMS transported Smith to University of Louisville Hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt, the release stated.

    The Ford Explorer Smith was driving sustained severe damage.

  • Taylor Animal Shelter cleared of allegations

     State officials have dismissed allegations that dogs were buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

  • Heather Cline named LaRue’s ExCEL award winner

    “A teacher must have a passion for children, a passion for what they do every day in the classroom, and a passion to see every child succeed in the classroom and in life.”
    Those words spoken by Heather Cline give a good indication of why the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School teacher is the 2012 recipient of the LaRue County Teacher of the Year ExCEL (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership) Award.

  • Animal shelter cleared

     State officials have dismissed allegations that dogs were buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The facility houses strays and unwanted animals from LaRue and several other counties.

    Discussion about the animal shelter began in November when The Central KentuckyNews-Journalreceived a letter from inmate Andy Stewart, who said he was working at the animal shelter when several animals were buried alive.

  • Celebration for 203rd observance of Lincoln's birth is planned

     Two events to celebrate the 203rd birthday of Abraham Lincoln are being planned.

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Days Luncheon.

    The luncheon, hosted by Lincoln Days Celebration, will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    The Richard Burks Award, which honors a person or organization that acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy, will be presented.

  • PHOTO: New newspaper box across from Hodgenville Post Office

     The LaRue County Herald News has a new box outside Todd’s Lunch Box at 105 S. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. It’s across from the Hodgenville Post Office.

  • Campbellsville man charged after Gleanings crash

     A Bardstown man remains hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon.