Local News

  • Ford sexual abuse arraignment postponed

    The first degree sexual abuse arraignment for the former head coach of the LaRue County high school and middle school girls basketball teams was postponed.

    Kelton “Simon” Ford, 48, of Horse Cave was scheduled to be arraigned in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, October 3. However, according to Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Whitney Meredith, the case was continued to Monday, October 17 because of scheduling issues with attorneys.

  • Lincoln Days showcases best of LaRue

    A cool gray mist hung in the air last Saturday morning at the opening of the 45th annual Lincoln Days Celebration, but the dreary weather didn’t stop Lincoln enthusiasts and festival goers from coming out to enjoy the celebration.

    “I was thrilled with the turnout Saturday,” said Lincoln Days president Sarah Quesenberry, “With the weather forecast we were afraid it would turn people away, but after about eleven o’clock it got really busy. Vendors said they did really busy. Vendors said they did really well on Saturday.”

  • LaRue Co. Ranks 8 out of 173 districts

    LaRue County Schools is the eighth highest performing of Kentucky’s 173 school districts and ranks higher than any district in the region, according to data from the Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System.

    “Our scores have reflected a high level of student achievement for several years, and our mindset in LaRue County is continuous improvement. To rank eighth in the state is an incredible accomplishment for our students and our dedicated teachers and staff,” said superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • 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.