Today's News

  • We’ll do more community stories, but we need your help

    In July and the first week in August, The LaRue County Herald News published a series of mini-special sections.

    The stories and photos about Sonora, New Haven, Upton, Buffalo and Mount Sherman proved to be immensely popular with our readers. We’ve received numerous phone calls and emails complimenting the sections and asking for more.

    In today’s Herald, there is a section about Howardstown.

    Here are a few suggestions from readers: Gleanings, Ginseng, White City, Tanner, Eagle Mills and Leafdale.

  • Underclassmen gain experience in scrimmage

    The LaRue County High School Hawks’ opening scrimmage “went well for the most part,” said head football coach Josh Jaggers.

    The Hawks played against Breckinridge County Friday with five sophomores and a freshman starting on defense, and five sophomores starting on offense.

    After senior Michael Neal injured his wrist, “we had 11 new starters on the field from last year … that’s right, 11 totally new faces,” said Jaggers.

  • Coach Bell changes formation, strategy

    Though losing 10 seniors who had been together from jayvee through varsity to graduation last year, new LaRue County High School’s boys’ head soccer coach Derek Bell feels optimistic looking at this season’s Hawks.

    “On the plus side the enthusiasm and drive by the team should make up for the continuity of the now departed seniors,” said Bell.

    With different people employing different skills sets, Bell has adjusted his on-field strategy.

  • Lady Hawks a favorite for Region

    With seven varsity players returning, LaRue County High School volleyball coach Ben Schell can all but dispense with teaching and explaining the basics of the game in favor of more in-depth work on winning.

    “Our biggest strength as a team at this point is our experience at the varsity level,” said the Lady Hawks’ coach. “We will have more competitive practices because several players will be competing for playing time.”

  • Final tribute to Hopper
  • Community Calendar -August 21, 2013

    Shingles vaccine offered
    The LaRue County Health Department offers shingle vaccines for $10 for ages 60-64 who do not have health insurance or if insurance plan does not cover the vaccine. Call 358-3844 for more information.

    FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Maltese Falcon

  • First day shows 2,412 students enrolled in LaRue County Schools

    A total of 2,412 students showed up for classes at LaRue County Schools for the first day on Aug. 7.

  • School Calendar -August 21, 2013


    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 Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES site-based council

  • LCHS offers new ACT prep program for students

    LaRue County High School is offering, without cost to students, an online ACT tutoring program that principal Kyle Goodlett believes will help all who use it both while they’re in high school and when they apply for college.

    The ACT is a component of Kentucky’s accountability system. The scores students make on it are used as criteria for scholarships and college admission.

  • McDowells honored