Today's News

  • Anchors aweigh for Pearman

    Notification that he has been accepted into the United States Naval Academy has fulfilled a dream that LaRue County High School senior William Pearman has had since the seventh grade.

    His reason for choosing the Naval Academy over the other military branches goes back to his childhood. As a middle school student, he was impressed by the stories of travel and adventure he heard from his father’s veteran friends.

  • Sweat indicted on additional charges

    Joseph William Sweat, 35, of Elizabethtown was recently indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury for three counts of first degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12-years-old. According to the indictment, two of the counts occurred on December 28, 2017. The new additional charge occurred between January 1, 2017 and December 27, 2017. The indictment further reads that all three counts involved the same female victim.

  • Barn lost in fire

    Several fire departments responded to a barn fire on Ford Road in Mt. Sherman on Saturday, March 3.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wilmoth said they were dispatched out around 7:45 a.m. that morning. When they arrived on the scene, the barn was already engulfed in flames and the structure was already on the ground. He said a dump truck, a tractor and hay were lost in the barn, no one was injured.

  • National treasure trunks

    History doesn’t have to be boring for students; the traveling trunk program at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is a case in point. Part of the National Park Foundation’s Parks as Classrooms program, the traveling trunk service provides educators with interactive materials such as books, films and period items to teach historical topics. The LaRue County Herald News asked Natalie Barber, the ranger in charge of the program, about Abraham Lincoln, the Underground Railroad, and teaching outside the box.

  • A man’s best friend

    The relationship between Steve Skaggs’ and his 12-year-old golden retriever Buck is much more than that of a man and his dog.

    In their years together, the Lincoln Boulevard resident and his furry friend have formed a special bond of duck hunter and dog that has stretched from the swampy fields near the Mighty Mississippi to the slick banks rimming Rolling Fork River.

  • Bus crash on Attilla

    A LaRue County school bus was involved in an accident on Thursday, February 22.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, they were notified about the accident at 2:46 p.m. and arrived on scene at 3:02 p.m. LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said the time delay was due to the distance to the scene on Attilla Road from Hodgenville.

  • Wet/dry vote scheduled

    After almost a year, it is finally official that registered voters in the City of Hodgenville will head to the polls to determine if alcohol should be sold in city limits.

    The wet-dry vote is scheduled for April 17, 2018 to determine if alcohol can be sold in restaurants or businesses in the City of Hodgenville. Only registered voters in the city limits of Hodgenville in the following precincts can vote: Hodgenville West, Hodgenville and Hodgenville East.

  • LaRue Co. flooded with floods

    LaRue County may have been spared from the worst of the flooding issues throughout the state, but the county received its fair share of problems.

    The recent clipper rain and storm systems that swept through the state last week, dumped a total of 5 to 7 inches of rain in LaRue County, according to Dennis Wells, LaRue County Emergency Management Director.

  • Managing trees at Lincoln’s birthplace

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is working hard to clear out the old and make room for the new when it comes to trees on park grounds.

    Robert Beam, chief forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry, was at the park on Thursday, February 22 as the park was planting chestnut trees on their grounds.

  • Embry sentencing postponed

    It was supposed to be a routine sentencing on February 21, 2018 for Jane Embry, who was found guilty of 100 counts of animal cruelty by a jury on Friday, February 16, but the sentencing took a twist as Jane Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith, filed a motion minutes before the time of her sentencing that asked for a mistrial claiming that the jury’s verdict was tainted.