Today's News

  • Fire destroys storage barn

     Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue Fire Departments were dispatched Saturday afternoon to a fire on McDowell Road outside Hodgenville. A large metal outdoor building, chiefly used for storage, was destroyed at the home of Clifford and Jana Constant. No injuries were reported. Buffalo Chief Wendell Perkins said it’s unclear what started the fire. Firefighters Mike Becker and Craig Wright, pictured, attempt to knock back flames. Firefighter Andrew Snyder is in the foreground.

  • School Calendar - June 26, 2013


  • Brown named to Dean’s List at Bellarmine University

     Bellarmine University has named New Haven resident Mary Brown to the dean’s list for spring 2013. 

    Brown is a freshman majoring in biology, and previously attended Nelson County High School.

    Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Whitfield recieves Masters from Duke University

     Duke University awarded more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during its annual commencement ceremony May 12.

  • Dennis receives bachelor’s of arts degree from Western

     Brystal Jordan Dennis graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s of arts degree in anthropology and archeology and a minor in geology.

    She is the daughter of Tammy Wallace of Hodgenville and Scott and MaryAnn Dennis of Bardstown, and the granddaughter of Garland Wallace of White City. 

    She resides in White City. 

  • Hornback named director of community education

     As of Aug. 1, Sarah Hornback, director of family services for LaRue County Schools, assumes a new role as director of community education.

  • 12 apply for principal's job

    Twelve people have applied for the position of LaRue County High School principal. As of last week, the pool had been narrowed to four candidates by the school’s site-based decision-making council.

    The council is arranging interviews on June 26, 27 and 28.

  • PHOTO: The LaRue County Herald News' Night at the Fair

    The LaRue County Herald News was out in full force Wednesday at the LaRue County Fair for “The LaRue County Herald News’ Night at the Fair.” From left, Melanie Wells, contributing photographer; Linda Ireland, editor; Randy Williams, driver; Hazel Hinton, administrative assistant; Ramona Coffey, who is on sick leave from the paper; Rebecca Roscoe, reporter; Navisha Collins, office assistant; and Allison Shepherd, general manager/advertising manager.

  • Free basketball camp available for students

    Coaches Paul Handley and K.C. Goodin will sponsor a free basketball camp for students in grades 1-9 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 27-29 at Coach Handley’s house, 1982 Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville. Sign-up is 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Coach Handley’s house.

    Each camper receives a free T-shirt at end of camp. Donations from businesses or individuals are appreciated. For more information, call 270-723-8183 or 270-358-4283.

  • FAIR UPDATE: Kid's Day is Friday; tractor pull rescheduled

    Tuesday's tractor pull has been rescheduled for Aug. 10 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    Kid's Day is at 10 a.m. FRIDAY, June 21. No admission charged for children at the fairgrounds. Three rides will be open; games will be available.

    (The Fair Board made the decision to hold Kid's Day on Friday after the newspaper was printed. Wednesday's print edition has the incorrect day.)