Today's News

  • ECTC hosts lecture series

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting the third annual Lecture Series, this year entitled “Embracing Diversity.” All events are free and open to the public and held in Room 112 in the College Administration Building on the main campus. For more information on all events, contact Allison Palumbo at 270-706-8446 or e-mail apalumbo0004@kctcs.edu.

    Upcoming events include:

  • Financial workshop for women offered

    LaRue County Extension is teaming up with Meade and Hardin counties to offer a six-week Farm Women Financial Workshop called Annie’s project. This workshop is geared towards farm women wanting to take a more active role in the business side of the farming operation. The program is offered in 14 states. This is the third year for the program in Kentucky, and the first time it has been offered locally.

  • Lady Hawks win homecoming

    LaRue’s Lady Hawks defeated the Washington County Commanderettes 55-45 in their homecoming game Feb. 17.

    Washington County hit 39 percent of their field goal attempts and 33 percent of 3-pointers. LaRue hit 27.8 percent of field goal attempts and 17 percent of 3-pointers.

    LaRue’s free throws made the difference, hitting 64 percent of shots. LaRue hit 22 of 34 free throw attempts; Washington hit 7 of 23.

  • Wrestlers take seventh in state

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks finished the season at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament as runners up in the small school division and seventh overall. Four Mat Hawks finished in the top eight of their weight class.

    “I am proud of the way we competed,” said head coach Gary Canter. “Every match was a hard-fought affair and every point was important. Only eight points separated fifth from ninth place.”

  • Duck kicking preferred to slow death by pecking

    For 10 years I worked with Daphne Loyall at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    Daphne, as administrator, deals with patient care, personnel issues, auditors and government regulations. Just try to read through the latest Medicare requirements and you’ll find plenty of reasons to pull out your hair.

    Daphne had an expression she used when she was having one of “those days,” when no big thing was going wrong but the little things weren’t going right and she felt she would drown in them.

  • LaRue boys advance in District Tournament

    LaRue County became the first team to qualify for the boys' 5th Region basketball tournament with a vin Monday night in the 18th District Touranment opener at Hart County High School in Munfordville.

    The Hawks' 53-47 win over host Hart County moves LCHS into the district championship game Friday night. Both the winner and the runner-up advance to the eight-team regional tournament next week.

    The Hawks will face the winner of Tuesday night's matchup between top seeded Green County and Caverna.

  • Barn meetings offer video tour of dairy operations

    Dairy producers can take a virtual video farm tour of two successful Kentucky dairy farms that are dramatically different in size and located at opposite ends of the state.

  • Herald News staff honored by Kentucky Press Association

    The LaRue County Herald News received 12 editorial awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The prizes were awarded Jan. 23 in Louisville at the conclusion of the annual convention.

    Editor Linda Ireland took first place honors for best on-going or extended coverage of a story for her entry about the Lincoln Bicentennial.

  • Hardin History Museum has new hours, events

    The Hardin County History Museum, 210 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. There is no admission charge.

    Upcoming events include noon-1 p.m. Feb. 21, stories about Abraham Lincoln; noon-1 p.m. Feb. 28, the story of Vinnie Ream, the youngest and first female artist commissioned by the federal government.

    For more information, e-mail christywpritchard@gmail.com, call 763-8339 or visit www.hardinkyhistory.or

  • Deputy jailer faces theft charges

    An expired registration plate on a vehicle parked at the LaRue County Courthouse drew the attention of a Hodgenville city officer patrolling the area. When Kentucky State Police ran the tag, they learned the owner, Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough was wanted on several counts of felony theft in Perry County, Ind. She is also a LaRue County deputy jailer.

    McGee was charged with five counts of “fugitive from another state” according to Kentucky State Trooper Jonathan Vaughn, who arrested McGee at her workplace at 2:48 a.m. Feb. 8.