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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks blanked in last stand at Region

    BARDSTOWN – The Lady Hawks were blanked in late semifinals of the 5th Region Softball Tournament at Nelson County.

    LaRue’s Ladies fell 11-0 in six innings to Central Hardin’s Lady Bruins – the eventual Region champs.

    Sophomore shortstop Kelsey McGuffin pounded out three homers for Central Hardin Tuesday. She hit the last three strikes she saw over the fence at Mike Lusk Field.

  • Derek Bell named new soccer coach

     Derek Bell has been named the new boys’ head soccer coach at LaRue County High School following former head coach Chuck Holloway’s resignation due to health concerns.

    Bell, who has served as Hawks’ assistant coach since 2008, praised Holloway who launched the soccer program at LCHS, coaching co-ed and later boys’ and girls’ teams.

  • Funeral held for Bardstown officer

     Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was remembered at his funeral Thursday as a man who loved life and liked to make people laugh.

    In his eulogy for the young officer, who was murdered early Saturday morning, Police Chief Rick McCubbin told funny stories about Ellis, who would dress up in ridiculous costumes at office parties and play pranks on his fellow officers.

    One time, for example, McCubbin had to move a DARE officer out of his office, and Ellis took it upon himself to find the poor guy other space.

  • UPDATE: KSP releases description of deceased woman found on I-65

    Kentucky State Police have released photos of the jewelry found on an unidentified body Wednesday on Interstate 65.

    The woman is estimated to be between 25 and 30 within a range of 20 to 40. She is between 5-feet 2.5-inches to 5-feet 5-inches. She has shoulder length, dark brown wavy hair with a few red streaks or highlights.

    She has short, well-kept fingernails with remnants of red polish; and toenails polished with silver glitter.

  • BH Media purchases The Roanoke Times

    BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, will purchase The Roanoke Times from Landmark Media Enterprises on Friday.

    Landmark Media Enterprises is the parent company of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Landmark Media Enterprises in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall in Region semifinals

    BARDSTOWN – The Lady Hawks were blanked in late semifinals of the 5th Region Softball Tournament at Nelson County.

    LaRue’s Ladies fell 11-0 in six innings to Central Hardin’s Lady Bruins.

    Sophomore shortstop Kelsey McGuffin pounded out three homers for Central Hardin Tuesday. She hit the last three strikes she saw over the fence at Mike Lusk Field.

  • UPDATE: Body found on I-65

    Kentucky State Police are on the scene between mile markers 99 and 100 in the northbound lane of Interstate 65 where the body of a female has been found.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crews are assisting KSP in closing the outside northbound lane. The lane is expected to be closed for several hours, according to a news release.

    Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins said the body was found about 9:30 a.m. by a mowing company. Foul play is suspected.

  • Akin graduates from University of the Cumberlands

    Scott Akin of Hodgenville graduated May 4 from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.

    He earned a master of arts degree in Christian studies.

  • Enlow receives 4.0 Medallion from ECTC

    Daniel Enlow of Glendale was awarded a 4.0 Medallion from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for achieving a perfect grade point average. He was one of only four graduating students to receive the award.

  • Akin earns bachelor of arts degree from WKU

    Taylor Lyn Akin earned a bachelor of arts degree in music education – integrated P-12 from Western Kentucky University in May. He graduated cum laude with honors.

    Akin, a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School, is the son of Sherry and Doug Akin. He plans to pursue a career in music education.