Today's News

  • Summary of LaRue's Feb. 29 storm damages

    LaRue’s damages from Feb. 29 tornadoes
    According to E-911 Coordinator Chris Jackson, 35 separate buildings were damaged or destroyed by the Feb. 29 tornadoes.
    Sixty-seven individuals were displaced during the storms.
    Tanner Road – Barn destroyed, roof damage, outbuilding destroyed
    Kyle Street – Roof damage
    Marcum Lane – Roof and outbuilding damaged

  • Willman, Pepper earn Eagle Scout badges

     Lucas Pepper and Steven Willman, two members of local Boy Scout Troop 151, received their Eagle Scout badges, the highest rank attainable in scouting, Feb. 26 at a ceremony at Harvestland Community Church near Hodgenville.

  • Extension Expo offers information and giveaways

     The 30th annual Extension Expo will be held Saturday in the LaRue County High School gym.

  • Lady Hawks prepare for another successful season

    Despite a 14-22 record, LaRue County High School’s Lady Hawks softball squad powered through post-season play, finishing last season as Fifth Region Tournament runner-up.
    With 12 players returning this season Coach Aaron Howell is looking forward to continued strong play, though he admits most of his athletes are underclassmen.
    “Our team could best be described as young, which is also our weakness,” said the nine-year teaching veteran in his second year at the Lady Hawks’ helm.

  • FEMA, senator visits storm-damaged areas

     LaRue County suffered more than $1 million in damages during the Leap Day tornadoes. Despite the widespread damage that occurred from Tanner Road to Stiles Ford Road, however, it is small compared to what eastern counties can claim.

  • LaRue County eligible for FEMA assistance

    Minutes after The LaRue County Herald News went to press Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that LaRue County storm victims are eligible for federal assistance.

    Frankfort received notice Tuesday that President Barack Obama authorized relief for residents of LaRue, Grayson, Ohio, Russell and Trimble Counties. This brings the total number of counties receiving federal aid to 21. 

  • Glen Rice concert is April 20

     Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert will be 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    Besides Rice, performers include Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Glenn Williams, Rick Durham, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Freddy Helm and Tony Cooke.

    Guests are Ryne Brashear, Mike Boughey, Pat Portman, Allie Shae Hash and Harold Hutchins.

    Performers in the “Future Stars” segment are Josh Proctor, Lena Aldridge, Joseph Williams, Kristi Brady and Nick Cambron.

  • Two injured in Roanoke wreck

     Two Hodgenville residents were injured in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning on Dan Dunn Road in the Roanoke section.

    Christina Murphy, 40, of Hodgenville was driving north in a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu about 6;30 a.m. She told Kentucky State Police that a white pick-up truck ran her off the roadway, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins. She hit a patch of gravel, causing her to lose control of the car. She overcorrected and ran off the west side of the roadway. The vehicle came to a rest down an embankment in a small creek.

  • Former employee files suit against Signature

     A former employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home has filed a civil suit in LaRue Circuit Court against Signature HealthCare.

    Diane Roberts, who was employed at the facility for 34 years, according to the suit, claims she was promised that she would be retained as director of nursing after the nursing home was leased to Signature HealthCare. She claims she worked as director of nursing since 2005, and further, that she was terminated without prior notice.

  • Wesley Meadows team is runner-up in dartball tourney

     Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church, along with nine other teams in the league, participated in a dartball tournament March 9 at Memorial United Methodist Church.

    The team competed against Summit Methodist, White Mills Baptist and College Heights Methodist, winning all three games. For the championship, they lost to Stovall Methodist.

    All dartball games are played on Mondays, October through March. The rules for dartball are similar to baseball. For more information, contact Bro. Wallace Votaw at 325-3740.