Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Joni Renee Rust and James Burke Phelps III

     Joni Renee Rust of Bardstown and James Burke Phelps III of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Pam Rust of New Haven and the late Gary Rust. She is a speech language pathologist for LaRue County Schools.

    The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Susan Phelps of Hodgenville. He teaches sixth grade at LaRue County Middle School.

    The wedding is at 7 p.m. May 31, 2014, at St. Catherine Church in New Haven.

  • Two dead in Botland


    Kentucky State Police have identified Kathy Netherland, 48, as one of two dead females discovered in a Botland home this morning.

    Investigators did not release the name of the second person, only identifying her as a 16-year-old.

    Police said both were pronounced dead at the scene, located at 5120 Springfield Road. Autopsies will be performed by the state medical examiner's office Wednesday morning. 

    KSP is leading the investigation. Police have released few details in the case.

  • Williams honored by Herald News

    Randy Williams, delivery driver for The LaRue County Herald News, was honored for his fifth year anniversary with the company.

  • PHOTO: Best speaks at luncheon

     Sara Jo Best, left, director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, was guest speaker at the April 16 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. At right is Community Health Educator Diana Leathers.

  • American General Contractors endorse LaRue

     Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Political Action Committee have endorsed J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville in his bid for state representative.

    LaRue is running in the 24th district, which includes LaRue, Green and Marion counties.

    The Associated General Contractors is the leading organization in the state’s commercial construction industry, providing services for more than 700 member companies.

  • SCRTC seeks franchise in city

     South Central Rural Telephone Company would like to expand its services within Hodgenville city limits.

    Hodgenville City Council agreed April 14 to advertise for sealed bids on a 15-year nonexclusive franchise to give SCRTC a chance to extend telephone, Internet and video services from the county to the city.

    Bids are to be submitted to the city clerk.

  • Firefighter loses home to flames

    A Hodgenville couple lost their home Tuesday evening in a fire.
    James Michael “Mikey” Key and his family had lived in the residence, owned by Brian Streible, about six months.
    Key, a lieutenant for the Hodgenville Fire Department and assistant chief for the LaRue County squad, was in training at the firehouse when dispatch was notified about 8 p.m. of smoke coming from a white frame house on East Main Street.

  • Mount Zion celebrates 200 years of faith and family

    Abraham Lincoln was a 5-year-old boy playing on a farm a few miles to the northwest when Mount Zion Separate Baptist Church was constituted in 1814.   James Madison was president of the country and the Battle of New Orleans was still almost a year into the future.
    The land on which the church was built, at the northern edge of what is now Hart County (formed in 1819), was at that time part of Hardin County as was LaRue (1843).

  • District prepares for changes in teacher evaluations

    The Kentucky Department of Education, in compliance with federal programs, is mandating changes to teacher, principal and superintendent evaluations.
    At Monday night’s school board meeting, interim Superintendent Amanda Reed gave a report and answered questions about the new “Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.”
    According to the KDE website, the vision for PGES is to “have every student taught by an effective teacher and every school led by an effective principal.”

  • SPORTS SHORTS - April 23, 2014

    Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble is April 25. Rain date is May 9. For more information, call the Chamber at 270-358-3411.

    Cheer and mascot tryout at Campbellsville