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Today's News

  • Brewer's Tigers compete at Sweet 16 Tournament

    James "Boo" Brewer, former assistant coach at LaRue County, took his Bardstown High School Tigers to the PNC Bank/KHSAA Boys' 16 Sweet 16 tournament in his first year as head coach.

    Brewer’s sons, Jordan Brewer and Anthony Myrks, transferred to Bardstown from LaRue County to play on their dad’s team.

    The Tigers (24-5) lost Thursday in the first round of the tournament.

    “We gave everything we've got,” said Brewer, a graduate of BHS. “The first half, my guys came out a little shell-shocked.”

  • BASEBALL: Hawks gain experience at Bullitt East scrimmage

    The skies were clear but the temperature was chilly at the LaRue County Hawks Baseball scrimmage March 16 with the Bullitt East Chargers. While the final score was not recorded, both teams scored some runs throughout the scrimmage.  While Hawks Head Coach Chris Price was pleased with the competition, he felt his players need to improve in certain areas. 

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Lady Hawks tops in Lincoln Relays

    The homestanding LaRue County High School Lady Hawks’ Track and Field Team won Saturday’s Lincoln Relays competition.
    The boys’ team finished sixth out of 12 teams. Cody Thompson and Blake Heibert won the top two positions in the 400-meter hurdles with Thompson taking first with 1:02.97.
    The 4x100-meter relay team – Austin Shirley, Dylan White, Cody Thompson and Marquis Cobb – won its race.

  • TORNADO WATCH LIFTED

    The tornado watch and warning, issued for LaRue County this afternoon, have been lifted.

    No damage was reported during the worst of the storm, according to Chris Jackson of LaRue County Emergency Management. Thunderstorms are expected to continue.

  • Sen. Paul speaks at Lincoln Dinner

    About 100 people packed into The Lincoln Museum Community Room in Hodgenville Tuesday for the Republican Party’s Lincoln Dinner.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and State Rep. Michael Meredith were the featured speakers. Several Republican candidates were given the opportunity to speak as well.

  • Fire claims barn, animals of Ford Road family

    The Williams family was getting ready to leave for church Sunday morning at Our Lady of Mercy in Hodgenville.

    Orry, a freshman at Central Hardin High School, was opening the garage door of the family’s Ford Road home in Elizabethtown when he saw smoke wafting up from the barn several yards away.

    The barn contained animals that he and his sister, Briann, a seventh-grader at East Hardin Middle School, had raised for 4-H. They had cared for many of the animals since birth.

  • Restaurants must post inspection scores

    Pretty soon, when you go out to eat in LaRue County — or any of the other seven counties in the Lincoln Trail District Health Department region — you will be able to review their health inspection rating before you even order your drink.

  • Herald's online news changing to subscription-based model

    Next week, The LaRue County Herald News’ website, www.laruecountyherald.com, will undergo a significant change.
    Beginning March 30 our website will change to a subscription-based news and information site.
    We will offer our newspaper subscribers complete access to all the award-winning news and features of our print product, plus breaking news and all the online features of slideshows, videos, blogs and forums. In addition, a complete electronic e-edition version of our print newspaper will be available to subscribers online.

  • Sarah Stults tops in FFA contest

    Sarah Stults, daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was the winner of Friday’s Lincoln Trail Region FFA Creed Speaking Contest.
    Misty Bivens is her Chapter advisor.

  • Bishop named acting superintendent at park

    Gail Bishop, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gulf Islands National Seashore, began a 120-day detail as acting superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Feb. 28.
    Former Superintendent Keith Pruitt, who managed the park during the Lincoln Bicentennial, retired last month and relocated to Arizona.
    Acting Superintendent Bishop began her permanent career in the National Park Service at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, D. C. which observes Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865.