Today's News

  • Report is a first step we need to continue

    There is nothing about the death or near death of a child, at the hands of their caretaker, which can be viewed positively. Despite this sad and stark reality, we at Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky are encouraged by the release of the second annual report from the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel. This report reflects the work of a dedicated and voluntary multi-disciplinary group of professionals (including a PCAK representative). The Panel’s commitment to data driven, solution focused recommendations are readily apparent in this report.

  • Blame game: Generation gap turns into Boomer slap

    I was speaking with a longtime friend the other day and he commented: “It seems to me that our community has lost a lot of ‘the good, ol’ people’ lately.”

    I had to agree. The obituary page in The LaRue County Herald News has been full of names of people who have been mainstays of goodness, kindness and charity. Some of them much older than me – others not so much.

    It seems their deaths cluster around holidays – something that has puzzled me for years.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kristin Brianna Albertson and Jonathan Cecil Morgan

    Kristin Brianna Albertson, of Hodgenville, and Jonathan Cecil Morgan of Hyden, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Rich and Heather Albertson, and the granddaughter of Randy and Gale Schmittou of Hodgenville, and Thelma Albertson of Texas and the late Richard Albertson Sr.

    The prospective groom is the son of Cecil and Donna Morgan and the grandson of Jonny and Jeanette Baker, and the late Cecil and Bella Morgan, all of Hyden.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Henry

    For one spurt in the fourth quarter of their season opener Saturday night, the LaRue County Hawks saw what they might be later in the season: Caleb Sheffer attacking the rim and getting to the free throw line, Micah Wiseman setting up Cameron Dawson for 3-pointers and a slew of freshmen quickening the pace.

    But as LaRue County coach Paul Childress said, his team has “a long way to go.”

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Central Hardin

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks had one of the state’s top duos the last few seasons, and they’re hoping a new one is in the works with freshmen guards Presley Brown and Mallory Williams.

    The pair sure looked up to the task Saturday afternoon.

    Brown and Williams combined for 40 points and 18 steals as the Lady Hawks pulled away from visiting Central Hardin, 69-54 in the Corky Cox Classic.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Meade

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks suffered a 71-34 loss Thursday to Meade County’s Lady Waves in Brandenburg.

    LaRue had 29 turnovers in the season opener.

    STATS: Mallory Williams 13, Alyson Yingling 13, Presley Brown 4, Sophie Akin 2, Delany Eastridge 2. FG: 11-31. FT: 10-21. 3-pointers: 2-7 (Williams 2-3, Eastridge 0-3, Brown 0-1). Rebs: 21 (Yingling 8, Brown 5). Assists: 8 (Brown 3, Williams 3).

    LaRue County 7 16 4 7—34

    Meade County 13 14 27 17—71

  • Get the most from holiday gift cards

    Gift cards are one of the most popular holiday gifts. Many of us will add a new gift card to our wallet over the holiday season.

    Sometimes, the “rules” associated with gift cards can be a mystery, leading to many gift cards being unused. When does the card expire? Is there a processing fee? If there an inactivity fee? Can I use the card online? 

  • Light Up Hodgenville moves to Civic Center

    Hodgenville’s tree-lighting ceremony, Light Up Hodgenville, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

    The event, originally planned to be held on Lincoln Square, is being moved to the Civic Center (City Hall) due to incoming inclement weather.

    Activities include performances by the LaRue County High School Christmas Brass Ensemble, vocalist Gordon Thomas and Hodgenville Elementary students.

    Santa will make an appearance and hand out candy canes.

  • Military job fair planned for Dec. 11

     CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, is holding a job fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Saber & Quill, 1118 Chaffee Ave., Fort Knox. Seventy military-friendly companies will be present including a mix of Fortune 500 and local companies. The event is sponsored by the Fort Knox Soldier For Life: Transition Assistance Program.

  • PHOTO: An old fashioned Christmas