Today's News

  • COLUMN: Find satisfaction in the midst of discontent


    This is a small word, but it summarizes the hopes and obsessions of many Americans. More money, more success. More of this and more of that.

    Many live for “more.” Our next raise, our next house. They search, but never seem to find, and most are unhappy in their search.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks win on the road

    After finding ways to lose three straight weeks, the LaRue County Hawks found a way to win. On the road, no less.

    The Hawks kept the Russell County Lakers scoreless on all eight of their possessions and senior Koy Lindsey’s fumble recovery on the Lakers’ final offensive play gave the Hawks three turnovers as LaRue County held on, 14-10.

  • COLUMN: Save these Chamber dates

    By Krista Levee, Executive Director, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

    Planning for our holiday festivities is in full swing. Make sure to mark these dates on the calendar because you won’t want to miss them. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

    * Trick or Treat on the Square and Costume Contest – Friday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Chamber, City of Hodgenville, The LaRue County Herald News and Awards Center.

  • KSP employee cracks cold case

    Due to the diligent efforts of a Kentucky State Police civilian employee, a 30-year-old missing persons’ case has been solved.

    In May 2014, the KSP Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Section received prints from a 1984 death investigation from Dr. Emily Craig, Regional Systems Administrator with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

  • PHOTO: Record broken

    Junior running back Marquis Franklin broke the LaRue County Hawks Football record of longest play from scrimmage when he was able to take the ball 99 yards on the first play from scrimmage Sept. 26 at Marion County. The previous record of 96 yards from scrimmage was held by Chris Singleton and Justin Thurman during the 2005 season. Franklin also now shares the 99-yard record with 16 other players from across the state since 1972.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Hart

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks inched closer to the .500 mark with a 3-0 win (25-7, 25-22, 25-8) win over visiting 18th District rival Hart County on Sept. 29.

    Sophomore outside hitter Cidney Neagle led the Lady Hawks (12-13, 4-1 district) with 10 kills, four aces, one block and one dig, while junior middle hitter Chloe Owen added seven aces, six digs and five kills.

  • COLUMN: Protect your farm

     The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • COLUMN: Youth celebrate 4-H Week

     More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

  • 4-H Calendar - Oct. 8, 2014

    Rabbit Club meets; Parent Night Out

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the LaRue County Extension office. The Rabbit Club is hosting a Parent Night Out after the meeting, 6-10 p.m. Parents may register their children by calling 270-358-3401.  The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for each sibling. Activities will include pumpkin decorating and crafts and a light snack. All proceeds go to the 4-H Rabbit Club for the “Road to Texas.”


    Horse Fun Show

  • Tractor trailer overturned; I-65 North blocked

    A tractor trailer has overturned on I-65 northbound in Sonora, near the LaRue/Hart County line. According to a Kentucky State Police news release, "preliminary reports show a tractor and trailer left the roadway into the right shoulder and overturned." The release goes on to say the right lane will be blocked for an undetermined amount of time while the vehicle is being removed.