Today's News

  • Grain Entrapment project

    Grain entrapments continue to be a significant and deadly danger at farming operations across the nation. Farmers enter grain storage bins and, if equipment is not secure, could find themselves quickly submerged.

    This past weekend a collaborative partnership between the KY Department of Agriculture Farm Safety Program, Dixie Firefighters Association, KCTCS State Fire/Rescue Training, The University of Kentucky, and the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention, came together in LaRue County making available equipment used for these types of rescues.

  • Linking Logs to Lincoln’s time

    The whirr of a drill could be heard at Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek near Athertonville Monday as a team of students from the University of Tennessee took tiny core samples from the four walls of the site’s log cabin. Led by Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, a new study conducted by the university’s Geography Department will use dendrochronology—the science of dating tree rings—to determine the age of the cabin’s logs that could trace back to Abraham Lincoln’s lifetime.

  • Struggles of autism

    A LaRue County mother is hoping to raise more awareness about autism as she looks for possible avenues to help her autistic son.

    Jessica Helm of Hodgenville said her son Xander was like any other boy until one day when he was two-years-old; she took him to the doctor because she noticed something was not right.

    “I knew something was wrong and I told our doctor that something was wrong,” Jessica said. “They said it was a speech delay. I said no, it’s something more.”

  • 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.

  • Remembering “Red” Sanders

    People from LaRue County are continuing to mourn the loss of one of the most well respected educators and community leaders in LaRue County.

    Everett Glennie “E.G. Red” Sanders passed away on Monday, December 4. Sanders graduated valedictorian from Upton High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He worked in the LaRue County School system for more than four decades and started his long career in 1950 as a teacher and coach at Buffalo High School; he became principal of Hodgenville High School in 1954.

  • Breaking Ground: New construction to begin for LaRue Co. Library
  • Baby left in car

    A LaRue County man is behind bars after he fled from police at a home in Upton and his four-month-old son was later found by police in a vehicle.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Deputies Brian Smith and Kevin Bennett initially responded to a gas station in Upton to investigate a woman who had been reportedly assaulted at a home on Riggs Street in Upton.

  • An art for others

    The featured artist at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of December is Anita Riggs. Attracted to art as long as she can remember, Riggs said at age 2 she would clear off a coffee table and draw on long sheets of paper for hours at a time. She continued making art throughout high school and college at Campbellsville University, where she received her art degree.

  • Fatal accident remains unsolved

    After almost a month of investigating by police, no one has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run in LaRue County that claimed the life of a woman.

    Stephanie Jensen, 28, of Magnolia was killed in a two vehicle accident on Saturday, November 18 at the intersection of Hwy 210 (Campbellsville Road) and Borders Curve Loop. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner’s Office.

  • Light up Hodgenville