Today's News

  • Family returns to historic home after fire

    Five and a half months ago the home of Terry and Sandy LaFollette on Old E’town Road suffered severe damage due to a house fire. Today the structure is beautifully restored.
    “I thank God and the firefighters every day,” said Sandy LaFollette. “Without them I wouldn’t be standing here.”
    The home, built in 1892, caught fire in February near the dryer area, in the center of the home.
    The house was nearly a total loss, but due to the efforts of local volunteer fire departments, the frame of the house was saved.

  • Woo hoo! Herald News driver delivers news with lighthearted approach

    After the stories are written, ads placed, paper printed and circulars inserted, The LaRue County Herald News makes its way to the newsstands. However, its journey getting there deserves a story itself.

  • Ogden joins Conservation District

    Michelle Ogden is the new district coordinator for the LaRue County Conservation District. She began full-time duties June 13.
    She manages the North Lincoln Boulevard office, located in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance office.
    “I’ll coordinate district programs and activities for the soil conservation board,” Ogden said.

  • Superintendent's evaluation addressed by school board

    Superintendent Sam Sanders scored between “good” and excellent” on his annual evaluation.
    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to accept the superintendent’s evaluation which is based on 10 performance standards requiring board member feedback. Scores are: zero – unacceptable; 1 – needs improvement; 2 – good; 3 – excellent; and 4 – outstanding.

  • Firefighter loses home to flames

    A trailer fire on Cissal Hill Road Wednesday left one firefighter injured and another battling to save his own home.
    LaRue County firefighter Chris Schmittou wasn’t at home when the fire broke out about 11:50 a.m. But he was among the first firefighters to arrive at the scene.
    The blaze was described as “25 percent involved” upon the firefighters’ arrival.
    The fire is believed to have originated near the bedrooms. A definite cause is unknown at this time. Schmittou describes it as “pretty much a loss.”  

  • Fair begins Friday with horse show

    LaRue County Fair Board members are putting the final touches on the fairgrounds in preparation for the 104th LaRue County Fair – the oldest, continuously-running fair in the state.
    Board member Jimmy Engle said the arenas will be graded prior to the horse shows that kick off the fair Friday and Saturday.
    “There are just a lot of little things,” he said. “We’ve just about got it under control.”
    He gives much of the credit for the fair’s opening to Fair Board President Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

  • Child recovering from dog attack

    A 9-year-old boy is recovering from serious wounds sustained during a dog attack.
    Franklin Parks was playing outside July 7 at a relative’s house on Dangerfield Road, according to his mother, Rebecca Parks. Franklin had been warned to stay away from an adult dog that was loose in the yard. However, the dog had puppies and he attempted to pet one of them. That’s when the adult dog, described as a “pit bull,” mauled her son, Rebecca said.

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  • Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown will raise funds for Lung Association

    After 25 successful Bike Trek to Shakertown events raising more than $2.5 million to fight lung disease, the American Lung Association is still trekking after all these years. The 26th annual ride, presented by Kindred Healthcare, is scheduled for Sept. 17-19.
    Interested participants are encouraged to register now since space is limited and training opportunities are already underway.

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