Today's News

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Class of 2012

    The LaRue County High School Class of 2012 posed for a group photo May 3 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • 'Hugo' kicks off Free Movie Night

     Free Movie Night kicks off the summer with a 2011 film “Hugo.”

    The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in the auditorium of the Hodgenville Civic Center (City Hall). There is no charge to attend.

    The event coincides with the Goodtime Cruisers’ classic car cruise-in on Lincoln Square.

    Hugo is set in 1931 Paris. Asa Butterfield plays Hugo Cabret, a 12-year-old boy, who lives with his widowed father, a master clockmaker.

  • ECTC honors students

     The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement was April 27 at the State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Several local honors students were named. They include students who have attained and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a full year's worth of coursework at ECTC.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Katelyn Elizabeth Davila and John Douglas Henderson

    Katelyn Elizabeth Davila of Hodgenville and John Douglas Henderson of Summersville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and a student at Western Kentucky University where she is majoring in management with a double concentration in business administration and human resources management.

    She is the daughter of Barbara Howard Davila of Hodgenville and Larry Davila of Phenix City, Ala., and the granddaughter of Lura Leigh Thomas of Hodgenville.

  • Hodgenville woman injured in Willisburg crash

     A Hodgenville woman is recovering from a two-vehicle crash that occurred April 26 in Washington County.

    Judy D. Howell, 68, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus SE west on KY 1754 in Willisburg when she collided with a 2004 Freightliner driven by Harry L. Hampton, 59, of Mayslick. Hampton was driving north on Hwy. 555, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to the police report, Hampton told police that Howell did not stop at the intersection.

  • COLUMN: Honor your mom for all she means to you

     Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States and for most it will be a very special day. Telephone companies tell us it is their busiest day of the year.  It is a day for remembering, for greetings and expressions of love.

    Your mother may have been gone for many years, but there are still sounds and sights and smells of home, of screen doors banging in the summer time and the aroma of those fresh baked biscuits right out of the oven that greeted you as you got out of bed in the morning.