Local News

  • LaRue County Schools ranks eighth in the state

    LaRue County ranks 8th out of 173 Kentucky school districts in 2016 test scores. Check out the October 5 edition of the LaRue County Herald News for a complete breakdown of the test scores for each school in the district.

  • LaRue fire departments participate in fire prevention campaign

    The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is partnering with two LaRue County fire departments during Fire Prevention Week on October 9-15 to help people take several fire prevention measures in their homes.

    Firefighters with the Sonora Fire Department and the Buffalo Fire Department will be installing and replacing smoke alarms, replacing batteries in smoke alarms as needed and helping families to develop a fire safety plan. The program is offered at no charge to the residents.

  • Lincoln Dinner held
  • 4-H members prepare for ham auction

    The 2016 4-H Country Ham project will soon come to an end with their second annual 4-H Country Ham Auction held this Saturday during Lincoln Days at noon on the main stage and this year there will be even more country hams available to bid on.

    Participants in the project began in January in what Misty Wilmoth, LaRue County Extension Agent for 4-H youth development, describes as a messy process.

  • Several people indicted by Grand Jury

    Fourteen people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, September 19.

  • Lincoln Days 2016 Art Show

    Lincoln Days and the Lincoln Museum presented the 45th Annual Lincoln Days Art Show and Opening reception on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Area homemakers provided cookies for the reception which was well attended by participating artists and community members.

  • A spark of life through Luke 14

    The second annual Luke 14 party to honor disabled individuals was held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds last Saturday with approximately 400 people in attendance.

    The event featured a pirate theme with games and activities aimed at giving people with disabilities and their caretakers the opportunity to have fun in a caring family environment.

    Event coordinator Gary Rock of Hodgenville explained that Luke 14 offers disabled people a unique experience of having some of the same fun that everyone else gets to experience.

  • Band of Hawks win Reserve Grand Champion
  • Fire fee listed on tax bills

    LaRue County residents that are part of the Sonora Fire Department district will notice something different about their property tax bills this year.

    Sonora Fire Chief Robert Wethington said the residents that are in their district in LaRue County will have the option to pay an annual $35 subscriber fee. Residents have the choice to not pay the fee, but Wethington said if those who don’t pay have a fire or other emergency requiring their services, they would receive a run bill starting at $500 or more depending on the type of emergency.

  • Lincoln Days this weekend

    The 45th annual Lincoln Days Celebration is upon us with a schedule full of activities and entertainment there is sure to be something for everyone.

    The Lincoln Days theme this year, 100 Years of Memories, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    “Whether it’s making new memories or reflecting on past memories of the park and of Lincoln Days; this year is all about memories,” Lincoln Days President Sarah Quesenberry said.