Today's News

  • Quarles kicks off campaign for ag commissioner

     Ryan Quarles, a state representative serving Scott, Owen and Fayette counties, has announced his candidacy for agriculture commissioner on the Republican ticket.

    Quarles, 31, stopped by The LaRue County Herald News for a brief visit.

    Quarles, who grew up on a family farm in Scott County, is a ninth generation farmer. He is the son of Roger and Bonnie Quarles.

    He grew his own crops while still in high school to help pay for college. He graduated as both valedictorian and president of his class, and enrolled at the University of Kentucky.

  • Remember livestock's needs during cold weather

      During cold weather, livestock experience cold stress. Good management dictates these conditions be handled as well as possible. The three most important things livestock producers need to do to protect livestock from cold stresses are to provide sufficient water, ample high-quality feed and weather protection. 

    Livestock need water to aid digestion. Be sure livestock always have plenty of clean water in liquid form. Dirty water is a host for disease organisms and animals might not know how or be able to break through ice to reach water. 

  • Fundraisers - Jan. 14, 2015

      Relay for Life – 

    Mr. Gatti’s donation

    Freedom Angels will hold a Mr. Gatti’s fundraiser 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 14. Mr. Gatti’s, 803 N. Mulberry, Elizabethtown, will donate 20 percent of the meal profit to this Relay for Life team. 

  • Village Post Office opens in Sonora

     In November, the U.S. Postal Service opened a Village Post Office (VPO) in Magnolia. Now, Sonora is following suit.

    Sonora Farm Supply held a grand opening of its VPO Tuesday. 

    George Sadler, who owns the store, said the decision was simple. The post office no longer offered what they considered to be convenient hours and Sadler said the farm supply could offer basic postal service to the community. 

  • Sports Shorts - Jan. 14, 2015

     Recognition of Ivy Brown

    Miss Kentucky Basketball Ivy Brown will be recognized at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the LCHS basketball game.


    LaRue County Saddle Club Awards Dinner

  • LaRue tops at Defender of the Mat

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks outwrestled 13 teams to bring home a first place trophy in Saturday’s Defender of the Mat tournament at Lexington Bryan Station.

  • Sixth-grade champs undefeated in recreational league

     A group of sixth-graders finished an impressive undefeated season in the Nelson County recreational girls’ basketball league, capturing their second consecutive championship.

    The team, coached by Jody Thurman, played together for LaRue County Middle School during the regular season, and continue to travel to tournaments.

    Thurman said the team has been together since second grade and that it was their chemistry as friends that led to their success as teammates. 

  • LaRue County Middle School Basketball Scores

      LaRue County Middle School Basketball – last week’s scores submitted by Kelly Sandidge



    (Overall record 8-7, conference record 6-5)

  • United Way of Central Kentucky opens new office

     United Way of Central Kentucky opened the doors to its new home at 604 North Main Street in Elizabethtown during an open house and ribbon cutting Dec. 17.  

    Local businessman and United Way of Central Kentucky Board Member, Kevin Addington, purchased the historic Kerrick House during an auction in 2013. He renovated the space, building on an addition while preserving the history of the original structure which was built in 1894.  

  • Kiva Zip is a new resource for farmers

     As his vegetables wilted on a trailer last summer during one of his weekly 100-mile trips to Louisville, Hart County farmer Andre Barbour realized he needed a box truck to deliver his produce to low-income families.

    Now, thanks to a three-year, zero-interest $10,000 loan obtained through the crowd-funding website Kiva Zip, he is shopping for a used truck.