Today's News

  • Senior Activities - May 9, 2012

     Prime Time Band to perform

    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. May 11 at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band will perform with musicians Jim Walters, Ronnie Priddy, Leroy Sherrard, Larry Seelye, Doug Gary and Joyce Oliver. For more information, call 737-5655 or 270-766-4437.


    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

  • Reunion Calendar - May 9, 2012

     Holbert Wilkins

    The Holbert Wilkins reunion is 11 a.m. May 26 in the Union Christian Church fellowship hall. For more information, contact Ramona Dever at 358-3785.



    The East Hardin Rebeleer Band reunion is 4-11 p.m. June 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The reunion is open to any member, parent or volunteer who worked with the program. Tickets are $20. To register for the event, call 737-2118 or visit www.rebeleers.com.

  • Relay teams unite in fight against cancer

     Of the 12 LaRue County Relay for Life teams, Buffalo Baptist and First Baptist Hodgenville are the two largest church teams in the area. They began their Relay fundraisers early in the Relay year and continue through this weekend.

  • Coffey, Coffey walk in Oaks Parade

     Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville is one of 138 cancer survivors who walked in the May 4 Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day.

    Those honored were selected through an online nomination and selection process. Three hundred sixty women from around the country were nominated.

    The Oaks is the Derby’s companion race for 3-year-old fillies. Patrons are encouraged to wear pink, the official color of the Oaks. The event raises funds and awareness for cancer research.

  • Ghostbusters, Cornbread Mafia available at library

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs that may be checked out.

    Books – Come Home by Lisa Scottoline; Following Your Heart by Jery Eicher; Same Sun Here by Silas House; Vanish in Plain Sight by Marta Perry; Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon; House Beautiful: Decorating with Books; Flea Market Finds by Matthew Mead; Strength Training Anatomy Workout 2 by Frederick Delavier; and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

    DVDs – The Conspirator and Ghostbusters.

  • After 8 years, heart still listens for Mom

     I had an odd encounter the other day.

  • COLUMN: New journey begins for staff writer

     In June 2010 I embarked upon one of the most interesting, fun and sometimes crazy journeys of my entire life – the start of my job at The LaRue County Herald News. 

  • ECTC may add sports

     For the first time since 1981, intercollegiate athletics could be available to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students – possibly as soon as this fall.

    A survey of students this year showed a budding interest in the possibility of having sports teams. School officials had been curious about the possibility and survey results confirmed interest.

  • Schaefer earns full scholarship to University of Kentucky

     Nathaniel “Nate” Schaefer, a 2012 graduate of LaRue County High School, has earned a full scholarship to University of Kentucky School of Mining Engineering.

    He received the Governor’s Scholarship, Kees Scholarship for 4.0 grade point average and 35 Math/Science ACT, UK School of Engineering Scholarship and UK School of Mining Scholarship.

    Schaefer is an AP Scholar, member of National Honor Society and was chosen as the recipient of the UK Class of Kentucky representing LCHS.

  • Sonora man leads police on chase

    A Sonora man faces more than 20 felony charges after he led police on a 40-minute pursuit Wednesday night in Elizabethtown, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.

    Tyler-Ray Fairthorne, 20, is charged with 18 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, under-21 driving under the influence, possession of alcohol by a minor, open container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, six counts of disregarding a stop sign and license plate not legible.