Today's News

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • Welcome, Brent Daniel

    Kevin and Kristy Rowe of Buffalo are proud to announce the birth of a son, Brent Daniel Rowe.

    Brent Daniel was born at 4:10 a.m. Oct. 14, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Bonnie Farmer of Buffalo, and the late Richard Underwood; and the late Georgia Rowe of Smith’s Grove.

    Brent Daniel was welcomed home by a brother, Dylan T. Rowe, 13.

  • Cheerleaders headed to State

     LaRue County High School cheerleaders are headed to Lexington on Dec. 13 to compete in the KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.

    LaRue County won the seven-squad all-girl small division (six-12 cheerleaders) – the only division with more than two entrants. Twelve schools competed in the 5th Region championships Wednesday night at Bruin Gym in Cecilia.

  • Community Calendar - Nov. 19, 2014

    Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive

  • Ireland honored by NNA

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was honored by the National Newspaper Association for her entry in the NNA’s Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ireland received honorable mention for a serious column, “Five years later, my friends help me remember,” for daily and non-daily newspapers with circulation of 3,000-5,999.

    She had the only winning entry from Kentucky.

  • PHOTO: A family's history
  • Williamson sworn in as assistant county attorney

    Five years ago, Kyle Williamson traveled to the capitol building in Frankfort where he was sworn in as a new lawyer.

    Last week, he was sworn in as assistant county attorney by LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed.

    Williamson, the county attorney-elect, will be working with retiring County Attorney Dale Morris through the end of the year as he transitions into his new role. He will take office in January.

  • County faces salt shortage

    The LaRue County Road Department is facing a salt shortage heading into the winter months.

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, at its Nov. 11 meeting, discussed the upcoming winter season, which is predicted by meteorologists to be even worse than last year’s unusually snowy scene.

     LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner said the county has about 300 tons of salt ready to apply to icy roadways. Normally, though, they use about 600 tons.

  • Snowy weather closes school, causes problems for motorists

    LaRue County Schools were closed Monday after the first snowfall of the season blanketed roadways.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crews began salting roadways late Sunday as temperatures dropped and rain turned to snow.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office stayed busy working non-injury accidents throughout the evening and early morning.

    Deputy Robbie Brownfield responded to a collision outside Mount Sherman Sunday night. Two vehicles struck cattle that were on Ky. 61. Dark and rainy conditions likely contributed to the crashes.

  • PHOTO: Youth football champs