Today's News

  • Navisha Collins hired as office assistant

    Navisha Collins has recently accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News as an office assistant. Her responsibilities will include answering phones, writing articles, assisting with page design and general office duties.

    This is Navisha’s first job in community journalism; however, she is no stranger to writing. In the past she has written a few short stories, small biographies and blogged.

  • Rebecca Roscoe hired as reporter

    Rebecca Roscoe has accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News. Roscoe is working as a copy editor and reporter. Her responsibilities include page design, covering school board meetings, writing feature stories and taking pictures for the paper.

    She graduated in 2011 from Berea with two Bachelor’s of Arts degrees, one in English and another in Education Studies.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace:Park pavilion under construction

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park began construction of a new pavilion in the picnic area Tuesday.

    During construction, access to some parking areas and picnic tables will be restricted to ensure visitor safety.

    The construction is expected to be complete in May.

    “We appreciate the public’s patience as we work to improve this area,” said Superintendent Bill Justice. “The project will help to meet accessibility needs and provide an improved place for visitors to enjoy a picnic or a family reunion.”

  • Hornback wins scholarship

    Ryan Hornback, a senior at LaRue County High School, will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    The 2013 Presidential Scholarship Award will be presented at an upcoming awards ceremony at the high school.

    The scholarship honors KACo’s current Association President and LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner, who will present the award.

    Hornback plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall, where he plans to study mechanical engineering.

  • Relay for Life Gearing Up for May Event

    With less than four weeks until the May 17 LaRue County Relay for Life, local teams are in the final countdown to the big event. Eleven teams are participating in this year’s Relay which is scheduled for a 6 p.m. survivor registration and 7 p.m. kickoff at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    To date, the teams have raised slightly more than $30,000 of the $57,000 county goal with more fundraising events slated in the upcoming weeks.

  • COLUMN: Begin your day with breakfast

    Breakfast is perhaps the most underappreciated and overlooked meal of our day.  We tend to skip it altogether or grab something that is not very good for us –like a doughnut. 

    But, just as mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for all of us, especially children and teens.

    Here are the Super 7 reasons why you should include breakfast in your daily routine:

    1. Breakfast provides an energy boost to start the day. We all need to kick our day off by eating as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.

  • School Calendar


    Last day

    May 22 – Last day for students



    Senior photos

    A group photo of LCHS seniors will be taken at 8:30 a.m. May 2 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.


    National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society induction is 1 p.m. May 5.



    Baccalaureate is 3 p.m. May 19.


  • LCHS to be featured in KDE program

    Kentucky Department of Education officials brought their own technology with them as they recorded a LaRue County Schools’ technology webcast last week in the high school library.

    David Couch, associate commissioner for knowledge, information, and data services, led a panel that interviewed LaRue’s superintendent of schools, Sam Sanders and district administrators Paul Mullins, Amanda Reed, and Freddie Newby in an hour-long taping.

  • Shooting victim in stable condition

    A LaRue County man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest Sunday evening.

    Dennis Locke was transported by air ambulance to University Hosptial in Louisville following what police described as a “family dispute.”

    The LaRue County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police and LaRue County EMS responded to the scene about 7:30 p.m. on L&N Turnpike near Buffalo.
    As of Monday morning, no charges have been filed.

  • Police at scene of shooting

    The LaRue County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police and LaRue County EMS have responded to the scene of a reported shooting on L&N Turnpike near Buffalo.
    Emergency services were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

    One person has been taken to the hospital.