Today's News

  • No Market for Milk

    More than 100 dairy farmers, around 20 of them from Kentucky including Gary Rock from LaRue County, recently received a letter stating they would no longer have a market for their product come May 31.

    Dean Foods, a Dallas Texas based food company, sent the letter to independent producers in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and New York, dated Feb. 26, according to numerous reports. In the letter, Dean’s terminates contracts with the producers and gives two reasons for the “difficult decision.”

  • Embry hearing scheduled for Friday, March 16

    A hearing is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 16 in LaRue County District Court for Jane Embry.

    Embry was scheduled to be sentenced for 100 counts of animal cruelty on February 21, 2018. However, Jane Embry’s lawyer, Robert Fredrick Smith, filed a motion that asked for a mistrial claiming that the jury’s verdict was tainted just moments prior to sentencing.

  • Hodgenville Council approves one-time youth hunt

    Local Conservation Officer Brandon Boone attended the meeting and asked for permission to have a spring youth turkey hunt at McDougal Lake in Hodgenville. He said, as of right now, they hope to have it on April 7-8.

  • Mixed reactions to CBS story

    A recent CBS news segment featuring Hodgenville resulted in a flood of local reactions ranging from excitement to disappointment. Titled “Did Lincoln Sleep Here? The strange history of Lincoln’s cabins,” the piece aired on February 11 and was greeted with mixed sentiments by members of the community.

  • School board faces tough decisions

    With the potential of devastating cuts looming by the Kentucky legislature, the LaRue County Board of Education had to make some tough decisions in a special called meeting last Thursday, February 27. On the agenda were SBDM allocations, which could mean the loss of teacher positions within the school system, a potential new gym and stadium project, a communications contract and a fiber optic bid option.

  • Design made for Knob Creek tavern

    After more than a decade of renovations, the U.S. National Park Service is now in the final phase of the renovations at the Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek as they are planning on designing the tavern at the park.

  • 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.