Today's News

  • Rocks tell story of past technology

     William “Junebug” Gowen, a self-described amateur archeologist for the last 40 years, has spent countless hours studying the scriptures … and rocks.

  • Hazel Hinton joins Herald staff

     Hazel Hinton has joined the staff of The LaRue County Herald News.

    The LaRue County native has been handling front desk duties for about a year on a temporary basis. Her full-time title is administrative assistant.

    She assists customers with subscriptions, newspaper delivery and bookkeeping questions.

    She is married to Eric Hinton. They have a son, Jeremy; a daughter-in-law, Joanna; and two grandchildren, Jacob and Joslyn. 

  • Dinky's Magic Show and Christmas Spectacular is Sunday

     Dinky Gowen will present his 19th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday, Dec. 16.

  • Farrar's art takes Best of Show

     Forget the traditional French beret, easel, palette and paintbrushes when Elizabeth Farrar sits down to create a work of art.

  • City Council silent on water dispute

     A local family challenged Hodgenville City Council members Monday to “create some systematic rules that are consistently applied.”

  • Deputy on leave following shooting

     A reported reckless driver has died after being shot by a LaRue County deputy.

  • Bivens named 'Outstanding Young Farm Family'

     Ryan and Misty Bivens of LaRue County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 93rd annual meeting in Louisville. Each year KFB awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and their community.

  • Speech teams excel in December meets

     The LaRue County High School Speech Team is headed into the halfway point of the season on a roll, having recorded several impressive team and individual performances at recent invitational tournaments. 

  • Students excel in Sixth Grade Showcase

     LaRue County Middle School sixth graders competed in the 14th annual Kentucky Colonels' Sixth Grade Academic Showcase on Dec. 1 at Spencer County Middle School in Taylorsville.

    They placed third in overall team points. Other competing schools besides LaRue and Spencer County Middle Schools were Bardstown Middle School, St. Joseph School, Old Kentucky Home Middle School and Bluegrass Christian Academy.

  • On Educating LaRue: HES students love to exercise

     Going back to the time when one-room schools scheduled recess for their students, teachers have encouraged student physical activity not only to strengthen and tone their young muscles, but also to relieve their pent-up energy. 

    As an added bonus, results from a growing field of research links increased physical activity with better academic performance.

    Since October, Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville family resource center coordinator, has led that school’s students to about a half-hour of early morning exercise.