Local News

  • Controlled burn goes out of control

     LaRue County firefighters responded to a field fire Sunday afternoon on Harned-McCubbins Road. Chief Jason Sadler said it started out as a controlled burn. The flames were close to a house, outbuildings and vehicles.

  • 'War Horse' gallops to town for Free Movie Night

    Free Movie Night took a brief intermission following the holidays but returns this month with “War Horse.”

    The 2011 film, starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis, was directed by Steven Spielberg.

    The movie’s opening is set in England in 1914. A thoroughbred horse – the pet of a teenage boy – is sold to the British cavalry. The horse and the boy enter the war – but the horse is the star of the film.

    The movie is rated PG-13 and is 146 minutes long.

  • Winter Weather Advisory issued

     The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for LaRue and surrounding counties.

    Snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be possible before the snow diminishes by around 4 p.m.

    Once the snow ends, road conditions will improve as temperatures are expected to remain at or above freezing.

  • Georgetown School was pivotal part of many lives

    The house with blue siding sits along Tanner Road, looking much like many other homes in the region.

    However, its history is vastly different from similar structures: For many years it was the Georgetown Colored School.

    It has been remodeled and updated, and no longer looks as it did in pictures from the 1940s through the 1960s, but its importance in the community is clear as former students share their memories of their school.

  • Finding family

    February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” The Herald News will be featuring different staff and services available at the library each week this month.


    Genealogical research is becoming a favorite pastime. Some people are casual searchers, treating the effort as a pleasant hobby; others are full-force investigators, devoting many hours a day to finding their ancestral roots.

  • Teens charged with trafficking in marijuana

     Four teenagers – one only 13 – face charges of trafficking in marijuana.

  • USPS plans to halt Saturday delivery

    The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it would no longer deliver first-class mail, newspapers and magazines starting in early August, in an effort to stanch multi-billion-dollar deficits, but would continue regular parcel deliveries, The Rural Blog reported. The move, which could still be blocked by Congress or court action, is likely to affect rural Americans more than others. Their post offices could also be open less often.

  • Hatcher's Hounds looking for furever homes

    LaRue County’s stray dogs are taken to Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    The lucky ones find “fur-ever” homes; the unfortunate ones are euthanized.

    A LaRue County woman is doing her part to make sure each dog has its day.

    Gilda Hatcher opened her first adoption center, the Creekside Canine Adoption, in 2005. In 2010 she opened Hatcher Hounds Adoption, teaming up with the veterinarian she depends on for her own animal care, Dr. Michael Keller of Plantation Veterinary Clinic.

  • SWEETHEARTS: Let the voting begin!

     Don’t forget to vote in our Little Mr. and Miss Sweetheart Photo Contest. Free ballots are available in the Feb. 6 and 13 issues of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Additional ballots are available at the Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, for $1 each.

    The top-vote getters will represent the newspaper in the Lincoln Days Parade in October and be eligible for other prizes.

    The deadline for ballots is Feb. 15.

  • Library offers more than books

     February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” The Herald News will be featuring different staff and services available at the library each week this month.