Local News

  • KDE looking to fill school board vacancy

    The Kentucky Department of Education is now taking applications for the vacant school board seat of division 2, which includes the districts of Hodgenville East and White City.

    The LaRue County Board of Education is in charge of gathering the applications for KDE. Those interested can apply and the deadline is Tuesday, February 7. For more information about the requirements see page 12A under legal notices.

  • Lincoln's Birthday 5K scheduled for March

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting the second annual Lincoln’s Birthday 5K Run/Walk on March 4 at 9 a.m. starting at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.  

    Race Coordinator Misty Bivens said it will be a flat and fast course. She also said it is an excellent course for your first 5K or if you are looking for a new personal record.  

  • LaRue to receive school based clinics

    LaRue County students will soon be able to receive better healthcare in schools after the LaRue County School Board approved a partnership with Cumberland Family Medical Center to provide health clinics in each school that will serve the students and staff.

  • Locals go on European tour with famous quartet

    LaRue Countians Blake Whitlock and Jeshua Logsdon not only are touring the USA but also are performing in several European countries as members of the Stamps Quartet, the Southern Gospel group whose members once were backup vocalists for Elvis Presley.

    Whitlock, a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and an alumnus of Campbellsville University, signed with the group in October 2015 and began singing with them the following January.

    Logsdon, who graduated from LCHS in 2011, joined the group this past October.

  • Herald staff recognized by KPA

    The LaRue County Herald News was recognized and awarded multiple honors for editorial and advertising achievements at the Kentucky Press Association Convention. Winners were announced during separate banquets held on Thursday and Friday, January 19-20 at the Marriott East Convention Center in Louisville, KY.

    The Kentucky Press Association sponsors two contests each year; one for writing, design and photography and one for advertising.

  • Lifting up disabled in Kenya

    Several people in LaRue County are playing a part in helping disabled people in Kenya.

    Howard Ragland of Hodgenville and his daughter Darlene LaPlue of Morristown, Tennessee, along with Gary Rock of Hodgenville have all played a part in the outreach that will provide wheelchairs, walkers and other equipment to people in Kenya. A team of 23 people, including Rock and LaPlue, will be leaving for Kenya on February 18 to deliver them, educate them on how to use them and be an inspiration for them.

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  • Accident causes power outage

    The electric was out for several hours for some residents in Magnolia while KU repaired an electric pole and power lines after a vehicle accident last Saturday, January 14.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, a Chevy Silverado truck driven by Ben Perkins, 19, of Hodgenville was traveling north on Mill Road when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle in a curve, causing him to hit a fence and strike an electric pole.

  • Cruse receives ExCEL award

    Teachers, students, elected officials, family and friends came together on Wednesday, January 11 at LaRue County High School to celebrate the 2017 LaRue County ExCEL award recipient, Houston Cruse, an LCHS teacher who through his positive impact has helped students rise to unexpected levels of achievement.

    The WHAS11 and LG&E-KU Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership Award recognizes and rewards the contributions of public schools and the teaching profession to the development and well-being of young people and the community.

  • Embry charges reinstated

    After having her charges dropped in court because she was believed to be deceased, Jane Embry of Magnolia has now had her charges reinstated.

    As a result of the confusion, Embry’s case was reviewed in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, January 11. Embry was in court that morning while other cases were being reviewed, but she was not present when her case was reviewed. Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith of Louisville, was also not present in court.

  • Historic tool wielded by Roosevelt

    For years, local Lincoln historian Carl Howell, Jr., has owned the original signed speech President Theodore Roosevelt gave on February 12, 1909, when he dedicated the laying of the cornerstone for the construction of the memorial building housing the symbolic cabin birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.

    This year, another bit of history related to that occasion was brought to LaRue County when Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park displayed in a temporary exhibit the silver trowel Roosevelt used when applying mortar to the cornerstone.