Local News

  • A man’s best friend

    The relationship between Steve Skaggs’ and his 12-year-old golden retriever Buck is much more than that of a man and his dog.

    In their years together, the Lincoln Boulevard resident and his furry friend have formed a special bond of duck hunter and dog that has stretched from the swampy fields near the Mighty Mississippi to the slick banks rimming Rolling Fork River.

  • National treasure trunks

    History doesn’t have to be boring for students; the traveling trunk program at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is a case in point. Part of the National Park Foundation’s Parks as Classrooms program, the traveling trunk service provides educators with interactive materials such as books, films and period items to teach historical topics. The LaRue County Herald News asked Natalie Barber, the ranger in charge of the program, about Abraham Lincoln, the Underground Railroad, and teaching outside the box.

  • News of Record - March 7, 2018


    District Court

    Joshua Dewayne Barnes was arraigned for alcohol intoxication in a public place and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Stacy Lynn Hert was arraigned for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

    Christopher Wayne Hornback was arraigned for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and operating a vehicle with an expired license.

  • Barn lost in fire

    Several fire departments responded to a barn fire on Ford Road in Mt. Sherman on Saturday, March 3.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wilmoth said they were dispatched out around 7:45 a.m. that morning. When they arrived on the scene, the barn was already engulfed in flames and the structure was already on the ground. He said a dump truck, a tractor and hay were lost in the barn, no one was injured.

  • True to your team: a tale of two cat fans

    Rita Williams and Sybil Johnson have a long history. The two friends grew up in Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School, where they were cheerleaders and sang in a group called the “Harmonettes,” which won several competitions around the state.

    After college and raising families, they found themselves working together at Magnolia Bank and started following the University of Kentucky basketball team. This is where their travels began.

  • Academic teams perform well

    Both Abraham Lincoln Elementary and Hodgenville Elementary represented our area well in the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition last weekend at Bloomfield Elementary. With fourteen schools represented, ALES came away as the Regional Champs and HES placed third overall. Hodgenville Elementary also placed third in Quick Recall and won the Katherine Hume Sportsmanship Award.

  • Partners in pickleball
  • Daddy/Daughter Hair School
  • Spring at Sportsman Lake
  • School board faces tough decisions

    With the potential of devastating cuts looming by the Kentucky legislature, the LaRue County Board of Education had to make some tough decisions in a special called meeting last Thursday, February 27. On the agenda were SBDM allocations, which could mean the loss of teacher positions within the school system, a potential new gym and stadium project, a communications contract and a fiber optic bid option.