Local News

  • Parents arrested, endangering minors

    Two Hodgenville parents were arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor on Monday, October 3 after police discovered five children in a home with inhumane conditions.

    According to the Hodgenville Police Department, Christopher Adkins, 39, and Christy Jordan, 40, were arrested after officers discovered five children living at the home in conditions that their arrest citations stated “were not fit for anyone to live in.”

  • Taking a stand against breast cancer

    Rachael Cecil, who was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage two invasive ductal carcinoma) in November 2015, has two words of advice to anyone being tested: time is of the essence and stand your ground in regards to getting what you want to be done.

    Until her diagnosis, the 42-year-old school teacher who lives in Buffalo had been having mammograms for six years with no signs of cancer.

    “In July, 2015, I discovered a lump in my left breast,” she shared.

  • 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.