Today's News

  • Absher indicted on more counts

     James Orley Absher (1962) of Columbia and formerly of Hodgenville, was indicted March 18 by a LaRue County grand jury on five counts of promoting a minor in a sexual performance and five counts of voyeurism.

    Court records indicate the original indictment, filed in December, was amended, adding eight counts.

    The crimes are alleged to have occurred between Oct. 1, 2011 and November 2011 in LaRue County. 

    Absher, a former Adair County dispatcher, is accused of videotaping an underage girl at his LaRue County home.

  • PHOTO: Pallets gone

     Tim Meredith purchased the site of the old pallet refurbishing business in Ovesen Heights, about a mile outside Hodgenville on Bardstown Road. Last week, he used a bulldozer to clean up the property. The land is now included with Meredith’s farm.

  • Two LaRue speech students bring home state championships

     The LaRue County High School and LaRue County Middle School Speech Teams competed at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Speech Championships this past week at the University of Kentucky and returned home with top individual honors in both divisions.

  • PHOTO: Door prize winner

     Three people won door prizes from The LaRue County Herald News’ booth at the Extension Expo. Above, Emogene Gardner was the winner of a one-year subscription to The LaRue County Herald News. Sarah Hornback and Kay Whitlock each received a $10 discount on a subscription.

  • Class of 1983 plans reunion

     The LaRue County High School Class of 1983 is planning a 30-year class reunion. If you graduated from LCHS in 1983, contact Dawn Williams Conner at conner7@windstream.net or 270-358-8057. A date for the reunion will be announced soon.

  • Season Preview: Boys' track short on experience, long on work ethic

     With only one senior on his LaRue County High School boys’ track team, first-year coach Orion Tucker is looking for hard work and positive attitudes to propel his Hawks toward this season’s objectives.

    “Our goal is to build a solid foundation, to improve on last year’s times, to try to surprise a few teams this year, to finish top five in the region, to send the team to state, and, if not, to send as many individuals we can,” said Tucker, a graduate of Kentucky State University who since 2006 has been employed at The Life Connection.

  • Amanda Reed named assistant superintendent

     As of Feb. 25, LaRue County Schools have an assistant superintendent.

    Amanda Reed, who has been with the district since 1996, has assumed the assistant superintendent duties after serving as instructional supervisor for 11 years.

  • BETA Club takes on district competition

     The BETA Club chapter at LaRue County High School attended the spring Third District BETA convention on March 15.

    Nineteen LaRue County students attended and competed in many different academic tests – quiz bowl, talent and arts and crafts competitions. LaRue County had an outstanding showing, being the first year that they have participated in this convention. 

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue

     The Leadership LaRue class met with Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse Wednesday as part of the local government program. The class is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Front from left, Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray; Kelly Clemens, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union; Beth Roberts, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College; Gina Lewis, Lincoln National Bank; Sarah Graham, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home; back, Angel French and Krista Levee, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Discover LaRue: Updates needed

     The LaRue County Herald News staff is working on Discover LaRue County 2013. 

    We’re collecting data about local clubs, schools, public utilities, government and businesses.

    If your group’s information has changed since last year, please call us at 358-3118 or email Linda Ireland at editor@laruecountyherald.com. 

    For advertising, contact General Manager Allison Shepherd at gm@laruecountyherald.com.

    Deadline is April 1.