Today's News

  • Volunteers sought for mounted patrol

    An organizational meeting for the Kentucky Emergency Management Area 4 Volunteer Mounted Patrol Unit will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Civic Center, 321 S. Third St., Bardstown.

    The meeting is of interest to the following EM Area 4 counties: Nelson, LaRue, Hardin, Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade and Breckinridge counties.

  • Sheroan named editor at The News-Enterprise

    The general manager of The LaRue County Herald News has been selected as editor of The News-Enterprise.

    Ben Sheroan, who began his journalism career at the Elizabethtown newspaper in 1974, assumed the new responsibilities Monday. He will continue in his role with the Herald News during an interim period.

    Sheroan, 52, is a Hardin County native and graduate of North Hardin High School. In addition to his 18-month tenure here in LaRue County, he has served in a similar capacity with The Record, a weekly newspaper serving Grayson County.

  • Upcoming classes offered for sewing

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will offer a variety of sewing classes for adults this winter at the County Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Classes usually will be held Tuesdays in afternoon sessions.

    An advanced serger class will be 1-3 p.m. Jan. 12. Bring your own serger or come and learn more about sergers.

    Getting to know your sewing machine, part II will be 1-4 p.m. Jan. 26. Bring your own machine to class. This will continue from the earlier fall 2009 class.

  • Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees to new members

    Residents of Kentucky who join the Arbor Day Foundation in January will receive 10 free flowering trees just by becoming a member.

    The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

    For those who join the Foundation in January, they will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden raintrees.

  • Turner in line for KACo presidency

    For several months, state headlines have been dominated by the revelation of extravagant spending practices and a “self-serving culture” by five top administrators of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    KACo, according to its Web site, is a non-profit association funded by public dollars and governed by county officials. It offers lobbying and financing services and sells insurance to member counties. It was founded in 1974.

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner is now in a position to make changes to KACo’s documented practices.

  • School Calendar


    Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school


    Jan. 19 – Curriculum & Instruction Committee 6 pm.

    Jan. 19 – PTO 6:30 p.m.

    Jan. 20 – 4-H, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.


    Site based council to meet

    The LaRue County High School site-based council will meet 4:30 p.m. today in the conference room.


    Jan. 14 – Boys basketball vs. Adair, 6 p.m.

    Jan. 16 – Speech and Debate Tournament at LCMS

  • Going ‘extreme ugly’ for a good cause

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary continued their tradition of collecting for the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund with the annual Extreme Ugly Makeover.

    Classrooms compete in their collections for this fund designated for clothing and other supplies for students within their school. Then right before Christmas, the classroom with the most money is allowed to choose a staff member for the ugly makeover.

    This year’s winning homeroom was the class of Samantha Ray. The students chose their own teacher as the lucky recipient of the award.

  • Man charged after Athertonville crash

    A Hodgenville man was charged with driving under the influence after a single-vehicle wreck outside Athertonville about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

    James Maggard, 57, of Peake Road, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet pickup on the 9400 block of Bardstown Road when he failed to negotiate a curve just outside Athertonville, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    The pickup left the roadway, struck some rocks, went down an embankment and struck a tree. The vehicle was damaged severely – the back axle was torn off along with one of the front wheels, Darst said.

  • ECTC outlines registration for spring semester

    Students are encouraged to apply now and register soon for spring semester classes, which begin Jan. 11 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Man charged with rape of teen

    A 30-year-old Hodgenville man has been charged with first-degree rape of a young teenager.

    Troy Eugene Tarter was arrested Jan. 2 at a relative’s house following an extended investigation, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

    Tarter was charged also with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

    The alleged victim is a 13-year-old acquaintance of Tarter’s, Darst said.

    Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson assisted with the investigation.