Today's News

  • MAXINE; Correction - October 9, 2013

    Last week’s story about the Maxine store contained an inaccuracy.

    Kathy Ross, a granddaughter of Albert Hazle, who built the store, provided the correct information.

    Albert Hazle was born in 1901.

    He and his wife Ora opened the store in the early 1920s. It was located about a quarter mile from the Ky. 357 and 1517 crossroads.

    Ross’ father, Charles “Red” Hazle, was born in Maxine.

  • Another delay in murder case

    It has been nearly two years since the body of Kristie Lynne Allen was found inside a Buffalo home. The 28-year-old, who was house-sitting for a friend, was found wrapped in a comforter by her mother.

    Allen’s mother allegedly witnessed Abdullah White, then 35, and Samantha JoDale Kolley, then 19, fleeing the house in her daughter’s car.

    White has been charged with Allen’s murder and burglarizing the house. His trial has been set for July 28, 2014. He remains lodged in the Hart County Jail under $2 million bond.

  • The LaRue County Herald News Free Gas Give-Away! Final five winners
  • LaRue County remains in 5th Senate District

    The Kentucky legislature approved redistricting plans for the state House of Representatives and Senate for the second time in two years.
The new districts were signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    “I expect these maps will withstand legal scrutiny, so all Kentuckians can be assured of appropriate representation in the General Assembly,” Beshear said in a press statement.

    The General Assembly included an emergency provision so that the new districts took effect as soon as they were signed into law.

  • People’s Garden
  • Lincoln Days
  • School Calendar - October 9, 2013

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 9-11.

    No school
    Classes will not be in session Nov. 4-5; Nov. 27-29; and Dec. 23-Jan. 3.

    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

  • Nurse’s aide course aids students in career skills achievement

    Fifteen LaRue County High School seniors are learning the basics of nursing at Campbellsville University’s Brockman Center in Hodgenville.

    Through a partnership with the university, the students sign out at the high school each day during fifth period and drive to the center for their State Registered Nurses Aide course.

  • Sarah Stults named Homecoming Queen

     Sarah Stults, the daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was named Homecoming Queen at the football game Friday. She is senior at LaRue County High School and active in FFA.

  • Hardin County woman joins anti-smoking campaign

    A 38-year-old Elizabethtown mother was featured in The New York Times and on Fox News last month after sharing her response to a federally funded anti-smoking advertising campaign.

    Lisha Hancock, who lives near the LaRue/Hardin County lines, developed a plan to stop smoking in February after nearly two decades of using cigarettes.

    The catalyst, Hancock said, was a television commercial demonstrating the morning routine of former smoker Terrie Hall — a North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with throat and oral cancers at age 40.