Local News

  • LG&E and KU to assist in Puerto Rico power restoration mission

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are joining the efforts of several United States energy providers, preparing to take part in a massive power restoration mission in Puerto Rico. The effort to help accelerate ongoing work to restore the island’s power, which was knocked out by Hurricane Maria, is being coordinated by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), an industry trade group working in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).

  • Top five stories of 2017...and More

    This story is a continuation of the LaRue County Herald's Top Ten Stories of 2017, published in the December 27, 2017 edition.

    5. ‘Born So Young’: Joel Ray turned 90

    Around October 18 (Joel Ray Sprowls’ birthday) each year, folks ask Sprowls a question they’ve been trying to figure out for at least the past 63 years he has owned, produced, and emceed the Lincoln Jamboree—“How old are you?”

  • Eight injured in crash

    Eight people were injured in a two vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway on Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve).

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a vehicle was reportedly driving the wrong way as he was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Lincoln Parkway near the LaRue/Hardin County line. As a result, two vehicle collided as they T-boned each other, resulting in one vehicle rolling over on its side. However, McCoy said the driver of the vehicle that was going the wrong way was not struck.

  • LaRue County Grand Jury indicts nine

    The LaRue County Grand Jury handed down nine indictments on Monday, December 18 including one man who reportedly abandoned his infant child by leaving him alone in a car.

    Kristopher J. Bundy, 22, of Upton was indicted for first degree fleeing or evading police on foot, third degree assault, second degree assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, first degree wanton endangerment, first degree unlawful imprisonment and abandonment of a minor.

  • Cooking Corner

    The Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

    2 cups of sugar

    ½ cup of milk

    1 tsp. vanilla

    3/4 cup of peanut butter

    Bring sugar and milk to a boil. Boil 2 1/2 minutes, remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla.

  • Hawks JV Results

    The JV Hawks lost a 48-47 heartbreaker to John Hardin on December 19. The Hawks were down 20-15 at the half but outscored the Bulldogs 21-12 in the 3rd quarter to take a 4 point lead into the 4th quarter. The Hawks fell behind by 6 points with about a minute left and went on a 7-0 run which was capped by Keaton Puckett’s 3 pointer to take the lead with about 20 seconds left. But John Hardin scored with about 8 seconds left to go back ahead. The Hawks missed a 3 pointer as time expired.

  • Community Calendar


    New Years Eve Dinner/Dance

    There will be a New Years Eve Dinner/Dance on Sunday, December 31 at Vaughn Reno Starks Facility on Bishop Lane in Elizabethtown. A potluck dinner will start at 7:30 p.m. followed by the dance from 8:30 p.m. to Midnight. Admission is $10.00 Per person; no alcohol please. For more information call Jim Walters at 270-737-5655 or 270-766-4437.


    Monthly Knitting Class

  • LaRue County Public Library art class
  • LaRue County Saddle Club awards
  • Drop your drawers