Today's News

  • 4-H Calendar - Jan. 9, 2013

     Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville.


    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Extension Office. Youth interested in showing livestock are required to have a minimum of six livestock educational hours. For more information, contact Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401.



  • Jerianne Strange joins Herald staff

     Jerianne Strange has accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News.

    Strange will work as a copy editor and reporter. Her responsibilities include page design, covering school board meetings and writing feature stories.

    She got her start in community journalism at a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania.

    “I really enjoyed the weekly paper and the connection it had with the community,” Strange said.

  • FUNDRAISER: Living Strong team holds soup supper

     Living Strong team holds soup luncheon

    The Living Strong team will hold a soup luncheon at First Baptist Hodgenville gym at noon Jan. 27. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. The team will serve a variety of soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts; donations only. This team also has purple and white baseball shirts with “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fight Cancer Alone” on the front. They are $12 each with an additional charge for shirts larger than XL. For more information, call Katie McDowell or Kathy Ross at 234-3309.

  • Community Calendar - Jan. 9, 2013

     Small Business Smart Start Seminar

    The University of Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Elizabethtown hosts a pre-business orientation seminar called “Smart Start – Business Basics” each month. This month’s seminar will begin at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 at Hardin County Public library, 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 765-6737. 

    Youth Service Center Advisory Council to meet

  • Ron Smith elected to Executive Committee of CTIA

     Ron Smith, president & CEO of Bluegrass Cellular Inc., has been elected to his third consecutive term on the Executive Committee of CTIA – The Wireless Association. 

    CTIA is an international industry trade group based in Washington D.C. representing the wireless communications industry. As an executive committee member, Smith will represent the interests of regional and rural carriers while addressing the essential issues facing the wireless industry to help ensure it remains innovative and competitive. His one-year term began Jan. 1.

  • ECTC accepting dental patients

     The Dental Clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is now accepting patients.

    Services include cleanings, X-rays, fluoride, sealants and exams by a dentist.  Cost is $45.; $35 for students, children age 12 and under and senior citizens (age 65 and older).   

  • Dye sentenced to 30 years

     Jetto Dye, 29, was sentenced Monday to 30 years on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl.

    Dye admitted in LaRue Circuit Court to taking a sleeping child from his residence into a wooded area behind his house on River Road and attempting to rape her. Dye admitted also to attempting to choke her when she resisted the sexual assault.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks avenge early season losses

     Over the Christmas break, the LaRue County High School wrestling team participated in two tournaments finishing first in both. The Mat Hawks won the Meade County Tsunami Duals and then traveled to Arkansas and won the Hurricane Holiday Classic.


    On the first day of the two-day Tsunami, the Mat Hawks found themselves in a pool with the two teams who had defeated them three weeks earlier – host school Meade County and Oldham County.

  • Fish and Wildlife to hire new officers

     Applications are being accepted for conservation officers at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.    

    “We’re going to hire 15 recruits,” said Hank Patton, director of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife's Law Enforcement Division. “We have positions open in Bath, Butler, Carroll, Christian, Cumberland, Elliott, Fulton, Grant, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Lewis, Magoffin, Taylor and Warren counties.”    

  • Mountain Movers join Relay for Life teams

     With the beginning of the new year, LaRue County Relay welcomed Hodgenville United Methodist Church’s Mountain Movers Relay Team to the group giving the county a total of nine teams and more than 70 individuals committed to the cancer event slated for May 17 at Hodgenville Elementary School. To date, $10,902.91 has been raised by these teams.