Today's News

  • Newspaper-in-Education Week

     Each week, The LaRue County Herald News supplies 738 newspapers to teachers who request them for use in their classroom.

  • Joanna Hinton named interim school board member

     Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holiday has appointed Joanna Hinton as an interim member of the LaRue County School Board.

  • National Weather Service confirms EF-2 tornado was responsible for LaRue's damage

    Nineteen homes and three businesses were damaged after a pair of tornadoes cut a swath through LaRue County Feb. 29.
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that the “Leap Day” storms began with an EF-1 tornado that touched down on Kyle Street off Tanner Road just after 11 a.m. It ripped a roof from a house and scattered debris across a field and roadway.
    The second, an EF-2 tornado, touched down in south Hodgenville about 11:15 a.m. with wind speeds estimated at 111 to 135 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Residents share stories of Leap Day tornadoes

    Moments after a pair of tornadoes roared through Hodgenville on Feb. 29 – Leap Day – residents walked outside their homes to assess damage and attempt to reach loved ones. Many wore looks of shock and disbelief.
    Some became frustrated when their cell phones wouldn’t work, dropped the call or failed to connect. No towers were damaged, officials said. The phone failure was the result of so many calls jamming the system.
    Others took photographs to record the day’s events or post on Facebook.

  • Family Resource Centers accepting donations for storm victims

    Many lives were changed by the tornados that came through Kentucky last week. Many families were displaced and lost all of their belongings. 

    Our community now has the opportunity to come together to help our neighbors around the state, by donating items that the adults and children need to make it through the coming weeks. 

  • Hawks end successful season with 78-84 loss in overtime in Region Tournament

    The LaRue County Hawks lost to John Hardin 78-84 in overtime Monday night in the 5th Region Tournament semifinals.
    After falling behind by as many as 12 in the third quarter, John Hardin chipped away at LaRue County’s lead and eventually tied the game at 67-all with 5.7 seconds remaining on junior point guard Brandon Price’s 8-foot jumper to force overtime.
    In overtime, the Bulldogs pulled out to a six-point lead and held on for victory at Central Hardin High School’s Bruin Gym. The Bulldogs face Bardstown Tuesday night for the championship.

  • PHOTOS: Penguin Plunge

    Teresa Renee McMahan, left, of Magnolia, and Teresa Logsdon, attorneys with Lonneman, Blair, Logsdon and Burnette, made the jump together Saturday during the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Penguin Plunge at Bluegrass Cellular in Elizabethtown. This was the first year for the event which raised money for Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana. The funds will go towards the program in Hardin County which serves more than 1,000 students in the county.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in March. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • COLUMN: March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

     Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases as we age. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer occurs in people over age 50.

  • PHOTO: Food for fines

     The LaRue County Public Library collected 90 jars of peanut butter and 138 cans of food through its “Have a Heart Give Food for Fines" project. The library allowed patrons to contribute the food items in lieu of paying late fees. The items were donated to Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. From left, Fran Dowell from the Shepherd's Pie Food Pantry and Lisa Williams, who works the circulation desk at the library and promoted the program.