Today's News

  • Fiscal Court in support of U.S. 31-E becoming national scenic byway

    LaRue County magistrates passed a resolution in support of U.S. 31-E, from Bardstown to Hodgenville, becoming part of the National Scenic Byways.

    “The road is already a state scenic highway, but this declaration should help in opening the door for more federal grant money to, among other things, make that section of 31-E safer, by, for instance, installing more guardrails,” Judge-Executive Tommy Turner said during the Nov. 11 meeting of Fiscal Court.

    The area also will be included in any federally funded tourist promotions, he added.

  • Blue-White Night features basketball introductions

    The 2008-09 Hawks and Lady Hawks will kickoff the upcoming basketball season Friday with a Blue/White Night at LaRue County High School gym.

    A chili supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria followed by the Blue/White activities in the gym.

    Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs will introduce their middle school teams as well as the freshmen through varsity squads. The boys’ varsity team will have an intrasquad scrimmage.

  • Ryan Durbin finishes 66th at state

    LaRue County High School junior cross country runner Ryan Durbin finished the Class AA boys' state cross country meet Saturday in 66th in the field of 237.

    His time in the five-kilometer race at the Kentucky Horse Park was 18:14.78.

    Durbin recorded his best time ever the previous Saturday to take third in the Class AA, Region 2 championship at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville. His time in the regional meet was 18:09:57.

    “It was on my home course, so I pulled away from the pack right at the very beginning,” Durbin said.

  • Bowling Green downtown stadium takes shape

    It was a busy week for construction crews in Bowling Green’s new downtown ballpark. After months of trucks and concrete dominating the scene, it finally started to look like a baseball field inside the stadium.

  • Soccer boosters hold benefit Thursday

    The LaRue County High School soccer boosters are hosting Bunco 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school cafeteria. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost is $10.

  • Santa letters due by noon today

    It’s that time of year when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations mingle on the store shelves. And, that jolly old elf – Santa Claus – is already checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice before he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve.

    Santa has a lot of work to do to prepare for that evening, so once again, the staff of The LaRue County Herald News is cooperating with him to deliver wish lists for LaRue County children.

  • Ashley Judd helps launch "green" film festival

    Golden-Globe nominated, Kentucky-raised actress Ashley Judd has joined Kentucky's first lady Jane Beshear to launch the first “Green Team Kentucky Online Film Festival.” 

    The launch was done using the same technology that hundreds of Kentuckians will use to enter the competition — a YouTube video, broadcast over the Internet. To watch the video, go to www.greenteam.ky.gov/filmfestival.

  • The Great American Smoke Out is at hand

    Each November, Americans celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out. This Thursday marks the 33rd annual event. The Great American Smoke Out is a designated day where smokers from across our nation unite in cause and commit to give up smoking for one day. These future “non-smokers” need to be: cheered, applauded, supported and encouraged by family, friends, community and everyone else who is concerned about the harmful dangers associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

  • District Health Department confronts whooping cough

    Landmark News Service

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department will host a community forum on pertussis, also known as whooping cough, as 25 cases have been identified in Hardin County. 

    Most of the cases are in children. The schools involved are St. James Catholic School, Heartland Elementary, Elizabethtown Christian Academy, Morningside Elementary, Bluegrass Middle School and Rineyville Elementary, the health department reports.

  • School Board holds special meeting Thursday

    A special meeting of the LaRue County School Board has been called for Thursday evening.

    Two items are on the agenda for the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the LaRue County Board of Education's conference room on the second floor of the old Hodgenville Elementary building.

    The board will discuss bids for heating and air conditioning work plus window replacement at LaRue County Middle School as well as bids for asbestos abatement in the building.

    All meetings of the board are open to the public.