Today's News

  • School Board: Personnel changes heard

     The LaRue County Board of Education heard the following personnel recommendations at its March 18 meeting at LaRue County High School:

    Employment of:

    • James Howell as substitute bus driver at LaRue County Bus Garage

    • Jane Kelley as instructional monitor at Kids’ Crew

    • Sue Williamson as P.E. teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School

    • Cecilia Osborne as part-time literacy assistant at HES

    • Kyle King as part-time literacy assistant at HES

  • Fundrai$ers - March 20, 2013

     RELAY FOR LIFE: Bake sale

    The Circle of Friends team will have a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. March 20 at IGA.


    Amish dinner benefits twins’ family

    D&D Grocery will host an Amish dinner 6 p.m. March 22 at Pritchard Community Center. Proceeds will benefit an Amish family who had twin boys with a three-month hospital stay. For more information, call 270-737-2300 or 528-1333.


    Bluegrass Festival in Upton

  • Community Calendar - March 20, 2013

     Free books at library

    The LaRue County Public Library has a wall of free books and VHS tapes. All items are free but a donation is appreciated. Bring a box or bags to carry items.


    Guthrie announces office hours in LaRue

    Congressman Brett Guthrie's staff will hold office hours 10-11 a.m. March 20 at the LaRue County Courthouse in the small courtroom, 209 West High St., Hodgenville. Guthrie’s staff will be available for all questions – policy or constituent services.

  • 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.