Today's News

  • Sen. Steve Meredith’s Legislative Update

     Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the country on Tuesday when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others.

  • State Makes Applying for Assistance Easier for Families

    It’s now easier for Kentucky families to apply for child care assistance funds. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) has moved eligibility services for its Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) into benefind, the public assistance web portal used by customers to apply for other state assistance programs.

  • Jail Log - January 31, 2018

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, January 19 to Friday, January 26,2018

    Daniel Druchniak, 35, of Southgate, Michigan was lodged for flagrant non-support and failure to appear.

    Jerry W. Dye, 37, of Hodgenville was lodged for operating on a suspended license.

    Robert Thompson, 24, of Horse Cave was lodged for contempt of court, libel or slander and resistance to order.

    Russell Deandre Johnson, 25, was lodged for violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO and violation of conditions of release.

  • News of Record - January 31, 2018


    Probable cause was established for Rebecca McDaniel and her case will be passed on to the LaRue County Grand Jury. She is charged with careless driving, failure to produce an insurance card, failure to maintain the required insurance, failure to notify the department of transportation about an address change and first degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Gene Ray Abrams was arraigned for failure to produce an insurance card.

  • LCHS bass fishing club created

    While a lot of people can’t wait for spring so they can have nice weather, one group of anglers at LaRue County High School can’t wait for spring so they can go fishing.

    The LCHS bass fishing club was created in the fall of 2017 and will start competing this spring with their first competition at Kentucky Lake on March 31. They also plan on competing in the KHSAA regional tournament on April 21 and the state championship on May 11-12.

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  • Herald News Staff recognized for excellence

    The Kentucky Press Association held their 149th annual convention in Lexington, KY on January 24-25, 2018. Media outlets from across the state gathered to attend working sessions that related to the ever changing media formats and challenges facing the newspaper industry.

  • Threat made at LCHS

    A lot of people were on high alert after an incident that happened on Wednesday, January 24 when a LaRue County High School student made a threatening statement.

    According to a LaRue County Schools news release, the LCHS student made a threatening statement at school on Wednesday, stemming from a conversation about the situation in Marshall County, and that school officials take such statements very seriously.

  • LCS employee arrested for sexual abuse

    An employee of the LaRue County School system was arrested for first degree sexual abuse at 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24.

    Joseph William Sweat, 35, of Elizabethtown was arrested by the Elizabethtown Police Department at their headquarters after he was brought in for questioning.

    According to the arrest citation, a mother reported the incident to EPD and brought her eight-year-old daughter to EPD headquarters. The daughter told her mother that Sweat, a family friend, had been touching her genitals and making her touch his genitals.