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Today's News

  • Run Run Rudolph

    You know Dasher and Dancer…but do you recall the most famous school bus of all? Now in its 51st year, the Santa’s Helpers program is accepting donations as Rudolph the Santa Bus gets ready to make his annual run on December 23, bringing toys and Christmas cheer to the community.

  • Vietnam: Tour of Duty and return home

    Editor’s note: This is the third of three articles written by our correspondent Ron Benningfield as he shares his experiences in the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. The first article appeared in the November 1 edition of The LaRue County Herald News and the second article appeared in the November 8 edition.

    Americans are creatures of habit and in a war zone that can get a person killed.

  • A man who has seen it all

    Some people are blessed with the ability to take just about any conversational subject you bring up and be able to discuss it fully, usually adding anecdotes that leave you better informed and in a better humor.

    Viers Road resident Billy Duncan is one of those people. In his 82 years, he has gained a wealth of experience working on farms, at sawmills, for the transportation department, completing a stint in the Army, driving trucks commercially, and serving as LaRue County deputy and high sheriff.

  • LaRue Co. Connection - Ralph Underwood

    Ralph Underwood graduated from LCHS in 1965 and life took him to Anchorage, Alaska. After noticing his subscription renewal, the Herald News called Underwood while he was plowing snow at 6 a.m. to ask about family, the last frontier, and what keeps him connected to Kentucky.

    LaRue County Herald News: Since Anchorage is approximately 4,000 miles away, what’s your LaRue County connection?

  • Goodlett federal sentencing delayed again

    Everything was going as planned and former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, appeared in federal court for his sentencing on Thursday, November 9. However, it was stopped and continued to next year.

  • Incumbents file for reelection

    A week has passed since candidates were able to start filing to run for county office in the 2018 May Primary election and only incumbents have filed to run at this time.

    Those interested in running for office in the Primary Election can do so between now and January 30, 2018. According to LaRue County Clerk’s Office, those who filed on the first day that candidates were able to file were:

  • HMH working on accepting those with Obamacare

    LaRue Countians who are currently selecting their plans during open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act are concerned about none of the available plans being accepted at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Hawks win playoff game

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity football team won their first playoff game since 2012 after beating the Union County Braves 14-0 on Friday, November 3.

    The Hawks had a solid game on both sides of the ball. The Hawks offense had 342 total yards with 282 yards rushing and 60 yards passing. The Hawks defense held the Braves to only 111 total yards on offense with 50 yards on the ground and 61 yards through the air.

  • Trading Places: Exchange students bring international perspective to LCHS

    This year at LaRue County High School, six students have come a long way to get to school. Coming from five countries and three continents, these students have traveled thousands of miles to attend high school in Hodgenville as part of an international exchange program during the 2017-18 school year.

  • Vietnam: Country and culture

    Editor’s note: This is the second of three articles written by our correspondent Ron Benningfield as he shares his experiences in the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. The first article appeared in the November 1 edition of The LaRue County Herald News and the third article will appear in the November 15 edition.

    Not only were America and Vietnam separated by thousands of miles, but their citizens also had custom and cultural differences that could easily cause verbal and nonverbal communication misunderstandings.