Today's News

  • Crouching groundhog, hidden deer

    Jim La Rue, Official Historian of La Rue County (and longtime Early Files columnist for The LaRue County Herald News), notes that Groundhog Hill gets its moniker from my maternal grandfather, Paul E. Enlow (1896-1976).

    Papa, as we grandchildren call him (and pronounced Pop-Paw), used to say that the area now home to one of the world’s most fantastic gardens was “Groundhog Heaven” (I guess because it’s highly suitable for the habitation of groundhogs ... close to a creek, lots of holes, vegetation.

  • Sandidge out for season after suffering stress fracture

    Adam Sandidge set a new record for LaRue County High School during the Eastern Relays, held at the University of Louisville’s campus April 26-27, running two miles in 9:52.49; breaking his previous time, which matched Mike Otis’ record of 9:55 set in 1986.
    “Thirty five schools competed in the relays, some out of state,” Sandidge said. “I beat my personal best by 28 seconds; my original time was 10:20.”
    He placed 47 out of 85 competitors and was 26th overall among those who competed from Kentucky.

  • LaRue tennis teams compete in 5th Region Tournament

    Several LaRue County High School tennis players have advanced in the 5th Region Tournament underway at Freeman Lake Tennis Complex in Elizabethtown.
    Good luck to the team as they continue in the tournament.

    May 3
    Friday’s First-Round Results

     (4) Ryan Abell (LC) def. Joseph Cesare (NC), 6-0, 6-1

  • Youth Wrestling Regional Tournament Results

    Youth Wrestling Results – Regional Tournament

    Dax Allen, 1-2, fourth

    Parker Anderson, 2-1, second

    Noah Davis, 3-0, Champion

    Tyger Hall, 3-0, Champion

    Hunter Harrison, 3-1, third

    Cameron Lasley, 3-1, third

    Colby Padilla, 2-0, Champion

    Dalton Rutledge, 0-2

    Dane Ashley, 1-2

    Lucas Barnes, 1-2, third

    Conlee Crossno, 1-1, second

    Gavin Ferguson, 0-2

    Gabe Fortier, 1-2

    Thomas Hoppes, 3-1, third

  • Lady Hawks defeat Campbellsville

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks defeated Campbellsville, 13-2, April 30.

    Sophomore catcher Sierra Mullins went 3-for-3 and drove in four runs while classmate Emillee Cundiff tossed a complete game to lead the host Lady Hawks to the five-inning victory over the Lady Eagles.

    Cundiff walked three and gave up two hits while not giving up an earned run.

    Juniors Peyton Gardner and Courtney Johnson, sophomore Trishtian Cruse (2-for-3) and freshmen Haleigh Gregory and Shakeya Washington also drove in runs to help LaRue County win its third straight game.

  • Tennis Results

    MONDAY’S SCORES – April 29

    Boys’ Prep

    Central Hardin 5, Larue County 0



    Kevin Britt (CH) def. Michael Brey (LC), 6-1, 6-0

    Gabe Gonzalez (CH) def. John Michael Lawler (LC), 6-1, 6-0

    Alex Norton (CH) def. Austin McCreery (LC), 8-2



    Hares Patel/Vasu Patel (CH) def. Kyler Hart/Trevor Sanders (LC), 6-1, 6-2

  • Track and Field Results

    Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference  - Bardstown, KY

    Results from Tuesday – April 30, 2013


    Team Results

    Girls- 18 Events scored

    9. LaRue County, 17


    Boys– 18 Events scored

    9. LaRue County, 15


    Individual Results


    100-Meter Dash

    15. Logan Grant, 15.99

  • Hawks rally past Trojans

    PREP BASEBALL: Hawks rally past Trojans (05/02/13)

    The LaRue County Hawks defeated the North Hardin Trojans 7-6 on May 2.

    The Hawks fought off a bases loaded scenario in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win.

    Up 7-6, LaRue County freshman reliever Dalton Metcalf’s first pitch sailed over the head of the Trojan batter and Hawks sophomore catcher Koy Lindsey.

    But Lindsey quickly recovered the ball and tossed it to Metcalf, who tagged out North Hardin freshman Gardy Sanchez at home plate and end the game.

  • Officer Taulbee to be honored at Tuesday ceremony

    A Hodgenville police officer killed in September during a vehicle pursuit will be honored Tuesday during a ceremony for fallen officers at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Mark A. Taulbee, 43, was killed Sept. 16 while pursuing Jason Avis, 30, of Vine Grove on Ky. 210. According to Kentucky State Police, Avis was a suspect in a domestic disturbance.

    During the chase, Taulbee lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons. His cruiser spun clockwise and struck an embankment on the driver’s side before going airborne, police said.

  • News of Record

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.
    Shavanna LaFaye Taylor, 23, and Brad Abraham Loyall, 29, both of Hodgenville

    Shannon Marie Tipton, 33, and Donald Kasey Keeling, 30, both of Hodgenville

    Cassandra Deanne Jacobs, 46, and James Larence Johnson, 51, both of New Haven

    Staci Leigh Coffey, 33, of Elizabethtown, and Kristopher Lee Riggs, 34, of Upton

    Brooke Danielle Lanham, 17, and Juan Jose Salazar, 29, both of Hodgenville