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Today's News

  • Buffalo man dies in crash

    A Buffalo man died early Monday as a result of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Hart County.
    Joshua Wyatt Gibson, 23, was driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO on U.S. 31-E near Hammonsville School Road just after 7 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Kentucky State Trooper Joel Huff.
    The car went into a right spin as it exited the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox. The car’s left side then struck a large tree causing the driver to be partially ejected out the right door.

  • WEDDING: Sue Payne and Don Waggoner

    Don Waggoner and Sue Payne were married Sept. 17, 2011, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. by Rev. Rob Bremer.

    The bride is the daughter of Barbara Payne and the late C.L. Payne of Hodgenville.

    The groom is the son of Jean Lewis and the late Ray Waggoner of Hodgenville.

  • FOUND: Willisburg boy located

    Details are sketchy, but a 7-year-old Willisburg boy who had been missing since Saturday, has been located.

    Randall Leon Chesser was last seen at his residence at 4482 Lawrenceburg road in Willisburg, Ky., at about 6 p.m. Kentucky State Police reports that he was found at 2:45 p.m. Monday by a ground search team from Mercer County next to a creek about three miles from his residence.

    He is being transported to a medical facility for observation.

  • HOMECOMING: Megan Smith crowned

    LaRue County High School senior Megan Smith was crowned Homecoming Queen Friday night. Smith is the White City correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Summer Garris nominated for Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards

    LaRue County High English Department head Summer Garris is one of 24 Kentucky educators that the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. have selected as recipients of the 2012 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards.

    These teachers will compete for the 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced next month.

    “I was completely surprised,” Garris, LaRue County's 2010-11 ExCEL Teacher of Year, said about finding out that she had been selected.

  • Zach Lee named a Commended Student

    LaRue County High School senior Zach Lee has been named a Commended Student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Lee, the son of Marty and Teresa Lee, is one of 34,000 out of more than 1.5 million students to accomplish this.

  • Colgate van offers free dental screenings Saturday

    The LaRue County Health Department in partnership with Colgate will offer free dental screenings for all ages during the Lincoln Days celebration.

    The screenings will be done by a licensed dentist and registered dental hygienist.

    The Colgate van will be located at Creekfront Park 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1.

    This will only be a screening. If dental work is needed you will need to schedule an appointment with a dentist.

  • Lincoln Days kicks off with reception on square

    The Lincoln Days Festival had its official kickoff Sunday afternoon with a reception, baby contests and costume contests. The art show continues through Sunday. It's located in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.
    Saturday's festival begins with music on the square at 8 a.m.
    The ever-popular parade begins at 2 p.m.
    Sunday will be capped by a community-wide, nondenominational worship service and music that afternoon.

  • COLUMN: Run a good race to inspire others

    Quitters aren't much of an inspiration, but a person who stays with a commitment, even when the going gets tough, is an inspiration to all of us.

    A man said to Jesus one day, "I'll follow you wherever you go."

    Jesus told him to count the cost of such a commitment and said that once you put your hand to the plow, then don't look back. When one begins the Christian life, but quits running the race after the going gets tough, he becomes the object of ridicule for some and a source of discouragement to others.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks win Homecoming

    Alex Cook kicked a 24-yard field goal with 53 seconds left to lift the LaRue County Hawks to a 17-14 homecoming night win Friday against the Warren East Raiders.