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Today's News

  • GRIBBINS' MURDER TRIAL: Day-to-day coverage

    Shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, a jury of six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.

    After handing down their verdict, the jury went into a second deliberation to determine its recommended sentence. Mary Ann McClain Sapp of the probation and parole office testified that the jury could sentence Gribbins to 20-50 years or to life in prison. She added that he would have to serve 85 percent of his term or 20 years, whichever was less, before he would be eligible for parole.

  • Girls' Sweet Sixteen is moving

    The tourism community remains optimistic despite news that the KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament won’t be coming to Bowling Green in 2016-17.

    Vicki Fitch, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there will be other opportunities for Bowling Green to bring in large crowds.

    “Of course we’re disappointed ... but we have other KHSAA events we’re securing,” Fitch said.

  • LaRue's golf team continues youthful theme

    Over the last several years, “youth” has been the theme for the LaRue County Hawks golf program. The majority of this year’s team will be in high school – consisting mostly of freshman and sophomores.

    Head Coach Justin Craft, now in his fourth year, has witnessed the maturation of his young golfers, and looks to have a competitive season within the district and region.

  • Price of spiritual power: a living sacrifice

    How much is the average Christian aware of the concept of sacrifice in the Christian life? The Apostle Paul pleads with us to be a living sacrifice, because he says it is reasonable in light of what Christ has done for us and there can be no success without it.

    To have power with God and man we must give ourselves wholly to God. Someone said that God does not need much of a man, but he needs all there is of him. The price of spiritual power is an entire surrender to God.

  • Hardin Memorial has worked to improve

    Thank you for the opportunity to share more about our vision of the future of Hardin Memorial Health (HMH). Our current construction of private rooms is only one part of an exciting, comprehensive vision positioning HMH for the future. Three years ago a strategic planning committee, comprised of Board members, physicians, community leaders, and hospital staff began a process that culminated in the development of a long-range strategic plan for HMH, which was unanimously approved by all members of the Board.

  • 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