Today's News

  • LaRue County High School Class of 2011 Graduation

    About 167 students participated in the graduation ceremony at LaRue County High School Friday.
    Andrew Skaggs was named valedictorian; Shelby Rogers was named salutatorian.

  • Work on Interstate 65 continues

    One lane of southbound Interstate 65 in LaRue and Hart Counties is completed in a summer long project to resurface all lanes from Munfordville to Elizabethtown.  Thursday, contract crews finished the inside Southbound Lane and began moving Northbound on the inside lane at Munfordville (exit 65).

  • Herald News correspondent dies at age 97

    Minnie Powell Smith, long-time White City correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News, died May 31 at the age of 97.

    Smith’s health began failing several months ago and she recently became a resident of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, where she passed away.

    Smith was the oldest member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in White City. She taught Sunday school and held a Bible study with Sunrise residents for several years. Smith worked in the activities department at Sunrise Manor for many years and began volunteering at the facility after her retirement.

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: 'Up' to be shown June 18

    Saturday, classic cars and an animated movie will provide free family entertainment in downtown Hodgenville.
    The streets will roll up about 4 p.m. as the Goodtime Cruisers bring nostalgia to Lincoln Square in the form of muscle cars, Model Ts and custom wheels.
    In addition, the City of Hodgenville will host its next free summer movie “Up” at 7 p.m.
    This 96-minute animated movie features the voices of Edward Asner and John Ratzenberger.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings Volunteers

  • CHOO! CHOO! Thomas the Tank Engine arrives in New Haven

    Thousands will flock to New Haven during the next two weekends to take a ride on the big, blue train engine with a smile on his face. Thomas the Tank Engine will roll into the Kentucky Railway Museum for the 10th year in a row Saturday.

    “Beginning this weekend, we're probably looking at drawing close to 14,000 people. It is the largest event that we do here,” said Lynn Dawson, marketing director at the Kentucky Railway Museum.

  • Herald News staffers win editorial award

    Two LaRue County Herald News staffers were recognized by parent company LCNI in the annual editorial contest.

    Editor Linda Ireland and staff writer Candis Carpenter shared third place honors in Best Photo Page Layout among weekly newspapers. The judges had high praise of the 2010 Lincoln Days wrap featuring photos from the annual festival.

    Comments included “Nice front page. Good use of dominant image.”

  • Boston man dies in Nelsonville wreck

    A Boston man died Thursday morning from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle car accident on KY 52, Nelsonville Loop.

    Theodore Vittitow, 76, was traveling west toward Boston at about 5:19 a.m. when he failed to navigate a curve in the road. His vehicle, a 1991 Chevy S10 pickup, ran off the left side of the road, down a ditchline, and stuck a large tree, according to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.

    Vittitow suffered possible chest, neck and back injuries, and was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

  • Chamber of Commerce dinner planned for June 23

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner will be held June 23 at First Baptist Church Hodgenville.

    The Chamber will present several awards: Outstanding Citizen Award, Outstanding Business or Professional Person, Spirit Award and President's Award. The recipient's of these awards have been selected, but will remain a secret until the awards presentation.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Marian Bennett Thornbury and Marshall Camden Civils

    Marian Bennett Thornbury and Marshall Camden Civils, both of Lexington, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride to be received a B.A. from the University of Alabama and M.A. from the University of Kentucky.

    She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Justice Thornbury.

    The prospective groom received a B.A. from Western Kentucky University.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander Civils Jr. of Greer, S.C.

    The wedding is July 23, 2011, in Lexington.