Today's News

  • Softball Fun Day provides fun, season preview

     The LaRue County Youth Softball league will host its Softball Fun Day fundraising event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27.

  • Three indicted by Nelson County grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court later this month.

  • Single Mom Oil Change planned for Saturday

     Harvestland Community Church, located at 4761 Lincoln Parkway Hodgenville, will host its 8th annual Single Mom Oil Change event on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Swimming pool chair lift fulfills ADA requirements

    Another improvement was made last week to the LaRue County Pool.

    Employees of Pools Plus in Elizabethtown delivered and assembled a portable swimming pool chair lift to Park and Recreation. 

    The lift is on wheels and is stabilized by 24, 30-pound weights.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said the city-owned pool could not continue to operate without the lift which will help the disabled use the pool.

  • School personnel receive 1 percent wage increase

    Employees of LaRue County Schools will receive a 1 percent wage increase next year.

    The LaRue County School Board unanimously approved the decision at its April 15 meeting.

    Board member Dawn Conner said “it’s difficult to get much more of an increase” due to the economy.

    The increase in salary will cost the District a total of $137,200.

    SBDM allocations

    The board approved the site-based decision making council allocations for each school.

  • Retirees honored by school district

    The LaRue County Board of Education honored several retirees April 15 at a reception in the Larue County High School Media Center. Friends, family members, board members and fellow staff congratulated those who attended.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders presented each retirees a plaque in honor of their years of commitment to the LaRue County school system. All retirees had served 10 to 30 years with the school system.

  • COLUMN: Handling Difficulties

    Life is full of difficulties – Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York; the tornadoes in Missouri and Henryville, Ind.; or the Boston Marathon bombings this past week. When there are disasters – what do you do? Do we ask for help or try to go it on our own?

    Whether it is tragedies like those already mentioned, work problems, financial problems, raising kids, aging, health problems or things similar, we all need help as we travel the road of life. So when we find ourselves in difficult or desperate situations, what should we do?

  • Church Calendar - April 24, 2013

    Food pantry at Church of Christ

    The LaRue County Church of Christ’s food pantry will give away food 6-7 p.m. April 24 and 9:30 a.m. to noon April 26 to those who qualify. The church is located on Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. For more information, call 358-9812.


    Women’s conference at Crume’s Monuments

  • PHOTO: Looking Back at LaRue

    Local attorney Carl Howell Jr. shares this photo of downtown Hodgenville circa 1942 with readers of The LaRue County Herald News. The view is of East Main Street (Bardstown Road) leading toward the town square. That’s the back of the old LaRue County Courthouse at the end of the street. Donahue Ferrill Chevrolet was on the left – later moving to the right side of the street where the Ford dealer was located.

  • Proposed pipeline may cut through county

    A proposed pipeline that will transport natural gas from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Louisiana’s Gulf Coast may pass through LaRue County.
    Plans call for pipelines that would transport the liquids from producing areas to a transmission system in Hardinsburg where they would connect to another transport system to Eunice, La. The proposal also calls for a processing plant to be built in Louisiana and upgrades to existing lines.
    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner received a letter from the developers a few months ago asking about rights-of-way.