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Today's News

  • It's good to be in LaRue

    It’s been a very long week. On Friday, I lived in Louisville and worked in Eminence. Now, on Monday, I live in Campbellsville and work here in Hodgenville. Life is crazy and sometimes moves at a speed that is maybe just a little uncomfortable for me.

    My name is Will Phillips and I’m the new reporter here at The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Sam Sanders featured in Kentucky Teacher

    Dylon Hedgespeth, a recent LaRue County High School graduate, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Nolin RECC.

    He plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to pursue a double major in plumbing technology and accounting.

    His parents are Larry and Cheryl Hedgespeth of Hodgenville. 

  • Robinette honored by Nationwide Uniform

    Kyong Robinette has been selected as the July Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 2007 and is under the supervision of Shanda Hemmer in the jacket department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Clairmont & Ulis

    Myles Ulis, the son of Ashley M. Clairmont and Syd Ulis, announces their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Lisa and Harold Sheroan.

    The prospective groom is the son of Charlotte and Monie Ulis.

    The wedding will be 2 p.m. Aug. 2, 2014, at Brown Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Reception to follow.

  • Will Phillips joins staff of The LaRue County Herald News

    Will Phillips has joined the staff of The LaRue County Herald News as a reporter.

    The Taylor County native formerly worked at the Henry County Local in Eminence and as a correspondent for The Lebanon Enterprise.

    He is a graduate of Saint Catharine College in Springfield with a degree in English. He served on the school’s newspaper as editor in chief.

    He will cover school board meetings, general news stories and features.

    Will and his wife, Tana, live in Campbellsville.

    He can be reached at 270-358-3118 or

  • Be safe when canning food

    How long will canned food keep? If properly sealed and stored in a cool, dry place, home canned food should keep for up to two years. However, for best quality, use within a year.

    Canned food stored in a warm place may lose some of its quality in a few weeks or months, depending on the temperature. Dampness may corrode metal lids, causing leakage and spoilage of the food.

  • Technology at your library

    Through the years, the LaRue County Public Library has worked hard to provide materials, programs and an environment to be a community place. You can borrow items, participate in youth and adult programs, use computers or wireless access, research genealogy information, fax, scan, make copies or simply relax by enjoying conversation or reading the newspaper or a magazine.

  • Attorneys continue battle over dash cam in DUI case

    Several motions in LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders’ DUI case were overruled Thursday by Special Judge Lisa P. Jones.

    Sanders was charged with driving under the influence and speeding on March 29 while operating a school-owned vehicle. A Hodgenville officer pulled him over within 200-yards of his home.

  • UPDATE TO STORY: 911 service restored after lightning strike

    UPDATE: 911 was restored Tuesday evening, according to dispatch.

    911 service in LaRue County has been partially restored.

    According to dispatch, “most” landline 911 calls are being routed correctly. Cell phone 911 calls are “hit-and-miss.”

    The system went down about 11 p.m. Saturday when it appeared a direct lightning strike hit the phone lines. The surge knocked out the trunk cabinet that controls the phone system.

  • Drug Task Force rounds up 23

    A dozen members of an alleged criminal syndicate were arrested Thursday by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, who joined the Task Force a year ago, said the seven-month investigation of a crack cocaine ring was a team effort that included Kentucky State Police.

    “The Task Force has so many resources,” said Williamson. “That’s the kind of investigation you can do with a group effort.”