Today's News

  • Valley rally ends Hawks' football season

    Trailing 19-18 entering the final period, Valley tallied 18 unanswered points, pulling away to a 36-19 victory over LaRue County in the first round of the state Class 4-A high school football playoffs Friday at Louisville.

    “Our game plan was to stop their best running back Gerwan Brewer, and we did that pretty well for three quarters,” said Rodney Armes, LaRue’s head coach. 

  • Two local residents honored by stock car track

    Two LaRue County residents werehonored when the Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown honored the best of the best of its Saturday Night Showtime for the 2008 racing season.

    Elton Martin of Hodgenville finished fifth in the Sportsman feature points competition. Nathan Wells of Magnolia finished ninth in the same category.

    They were among the stock car drivers honored Nov. 8 at the 2008 Championship Awards Banquet, which took place at the Nelson County Fairgrounds adjacent to the track.

  • Herald News headlines

    News, features and sports are compiled in the weekly print edition of The LaRue County Herald News, which is delivered Wednesday morning by our carriers and is available at local stores and newsstands. Here are some of this week's top headlines:

  • Political calm is just a click away

    It's less than a week until the election and by now most of you have made up your minds about the major national and state races on the ballot. In fact, by now, many of you probably are ready for the whole thing to be over.

    In a nation that prides itself on democracy, self-determination and freedom, why do so many of us get fed up with the campaign process?

    I'm convinced the culprit is the frequency, intensity and venum of political ads on television. And I'm not going to deal with it any more.

  • USPS warns against postcard fraud

    The U.S. Postal Service issued an alert about postcards that look very similar to the green card left by carriers when a package or letter is being held for pickup.

    Hodgenville Postmaster Bob Hummer wants local residents to be aware of the notices, which say they are from “Mail Center” and list a post office box in Naples, Fla.

  • KBC resolutions center on protecting human life

    Kentucky Baptists reaffirmed their desire to protect the lives of the unborn and committed to support the Southern Baptist Convention’s Crossover Louisville event through resolutions passed during the 171st annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    Five resolutions were approved by messengers during the annual meeting last week at Immanuel Baptist Church.

  • Subscription drive benefits American Cancer Society

    The American Cancer Society’s detailed guide to breast cancer states that one in eight women has a chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in their life. Will it be you, your mom, sister, daughter, best friend, someone you sit by in church, the checker at the local grocery?

    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, second only to lung cancer. The ACS says one in 35 women will die from the disease.

  • We'll always need Miss Congeniality

    Kathy Morningside: New Jersey, as you know, there are people who consider the Miss United States Pageant outdated and anti-feminist. What would you say to them?

  • Laura visits LaRue

    Laura Bush posed with schoolchildren, praised their knowledge of Abraham Lincoln and emphasized “the next generation of stewardship of our national parks” as a legacy for future generations.

    The first lady spent Tuesday morning in Hodgenville to help launch a fundraising campaign on behalf of six national parks that honor Abe.

  • Schools stress traffic safety

    Traffic tangled a part of Monday night’s LaRue County School Board meeting as concerns about congestion and the safety of students and police officers at the district’s two elementary schools.

    Steve Hall, engineer with the Kentucky Department of Transportation, was on hand to offer an assessment about traffic at Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and to suggest possible solutions.