Today's News

  • Update on Lincoln Parkway wreck

    More information has been released about a two vehicle crash on Lincoln Parkway that injured seven people on December 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve).

  • Local police increase safety at traffic stops

    Local police in LaRue County have taken steps to improve the safety of police officers and motorists who have been pulled over during traffic stops.

  • Hometown teams exhibit
  • The Top Ten of 2017...and more

    10. Shoffner Sentenced

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner was sentenced in federal court on October 24, 2017 for embezzlement of funds.

    Shoffner received three years probation for one count of embezzlement of government funds. Shoffner was also required to pay $36,239 in restitution back to the LaRue County Government and the restitution payments have to be at least $200 a month over a period of 34 months. He was also required to pay fines of $1,100 to the federal court system.

  • Santa Bus Delivers
  • Bringing HOPE to the holidays

     There was a flurry of activity inside the Hodgenville United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 20 as volunteers filled boxes and bags with food and essentials for the growing line of people waiting outside to receive them. Balancing a box of donated diapers and formula on her hip, organizer Susan Phelps orchestrated her team of helpers to fit everything from turkeys to tissues into the packed fellowship hall that is the HOPE food pantry.

  • The Search Begins

    The LaRue County School Board held a special called meeting on Wednesday, December 20 to discuss their timeline for hiring a new superintendent.

    The school board met with Field Consultant Tim Eaton who is with the Kentucky School Board Association, which is the search firm the school board hired to help them in the search for a new superintendent.

  • Lens on LaRue Photo Contest

    Break out your cameras and browse through your files—it’s time for this year’s LaRue County Herald News Photo Contest. We are excited for our readers to submit their best shots of 2017 throughout the whole month of December.

    Five categories are being offered this year including: Nature, People, LaRue Living and Youth as well as a new Altered Images category. A sample of winning entries will be published in a special section in January.

  • Architect approved for LCHS gym/stadium plan

    The school board approved an architect for the proposed LCHS gym and stadium project.

    After receiving four proposals, the board chose Sherman Carter Barnhart as the architect for the project. The firm has recently been used as the architect for the current designs of new gyms in Taylor County and Hart County.

    Without any discussion and with all board members present, the motion to approve them as architect passed with board member Farrah Pruitt being the only member who voted no.

  • Sports park in LaRue

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board is hoping to build a sports and community park complex on approximately 60 to 80 acres in the next few years.