Today's News

  • Lincoln contest winners announced

    Abraham Lincoln Lookalike

    First – Larry Elliott

    Second – Jim Rubin

    Third – Whit McMahan

    Lincoln Oratory Contest

    First – Nicholas Bur

    Second – David Kreutz

    Third – Jim Rubin

    Mary Todd Lookalike

    First – Betty Mansfield

    Second – Mary Elliott

    Third – Debbie Grise

  • Fifth-grader plays in regional golf tourney

    Although only a fifth-grade student, Cameron Dawson competed in the regional golf tournament last week.

    He has two years’ experience playing on LaRue County High School’s varsity golf team.

    He’s been playing the sport for six years, partly because he can step into his back yard and he’s practically on the LaRue County Country Club course’s front nine.   

  • Volleyball district opens tonight

    District volleyball action begins tonight at Green County High School.

    LaRue County opens 16th District play against Hart County in the late game that's scheduled to start at 7 p.m. CDT. The host Lady Dragons face Caverna at 5:30 p.m.

    LaRue has defeated Hart in their two regular season meetings.

  • LaRue-North Bullitt game postponed

    The LaRue County-North Bullitt varsity football game, which opens the Class 4A district season for both teams, has been postponed.

    After a day of rain and more in the forecast, the game was moved to Saturday. Kickoff is at the same time: 7:30 p.m. at LCHS.

    The Hawks are 4-2 on the season with wins over Campbellsville, Green County, Elizabethtown and Glasgow.

    North Bullitt has a 2-4 record with wins coming against South Oldham and Waggener.

    It is the first of three consecutive district game for LaRue, which will determine its postseason opportunities.

  • Adair is grand champion of Lincoln Days Invitational

    Adair County earned the grand champion title in the annual Lincoln Days Invitational marching band competition held Saturday at LaRue County High School.

    The competition attracted 16 bands with the top eight performances from the preliminaries advancing to the final round in the evening. Six judges ranked the bands based on music, music effect, visual and visual effect to provide an overall score.

  • Golf scramble is benefit for St. Jude

    The South Dixie for St. Jude Charity Golf Scramble will be 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at the LaRue County Country Club. Entry fee is $50 per person. Deadline for entries was Oct. 4. A cornhole tournament will follow the scramble at 4 p.m.

    For more information, call Tommy Locke at 369-0167 or 358-3710.

  • Hawks' homecoming hopes dashed by Central Hardin

    LaRue County dropped its homecoming game to the fifth-ranked Central Hardin Bruins 51-41 Friday.

    Even though the Hawks were disappointed, Coach Rodney Armes saw promise that may carry through to the district games that start next week.

    “I was real pleased that our guys didn’t give up,” Armes said. “We were down 24-7 at one point and they could have, but they didn’t.”

    The Hawks had the lead only once in the game 7-0 on a Ryan Wafford seven-yard run.


    A tornado warning has been issued for LaRue County. The warning lasts until 5 a.m.

    A severe storm carrying winds in excess of 50 mph is passing through the area. It is bringing heavy rain and the potential for flooding as well.

    The National Weather Service issued the storm warning based on dangers indicated by weather radars. The greatest threat at present is for southern portions of the county but all of LaRue is covered by the warning.

    Residents are urged to take shelter.

  • Registration for Veterans Day Parade due Friday

    Hodgenville will celebrate Veterans Day with a parade “Patriotic Pride: A Salute to Veterans,” at 2 p.m. Nov. 8, sponsored by The American Legion Post 87. 

    The LaRue County Herald News is helping coordinate this event.

    All veterans, civic groups, school organizations, churches are invited to participate in the parade.

    Call 270-358-3118 or e-mail circulation@kvnet.org or isbellheraldnews@kvnet.org to register by Oct. 9.

    A program and reception will follow the parade at Hodgenville Civic Center.

  • Library welcomes all ages

    The LaRue County Public Library offers programs for all ages.

    •Monday – Fantastic Friends for ages 3-5, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    •Tuesday – Baby Bounce at 9:30 a.m. for 0-12 months; and Primarily Fun at 3:30 p.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade.

    •Wednesday – Circle Time for ages 1-3, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    •Thursday – Book Chat for grades 6-8, 3:30 p.m.

    The newest program is Family Fun Night on the second Thursday of each month. The first program, a free movie night, is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 8.