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Today's News

  • Karbec chooses LaRue

    County officials have announced that a manufacturing business is moving to LaRue County.

    Karbec, which specializes in automated machinery for manufacturers, will begin operations in early July.

    Lead Engineer Troy Fackler said Karbec is a machine integration company that specializes in the automotive industry, railroad industry and several other manufacturing sectors.

    Fackler said the company plans on hiring eight or ten employees at their facility by the end of 2015. He said their plans are to employ and expand to 40 employees.

  • A national champion

    After climbing up the ladder for the past four years, Brian Anderson finally reached the top – first place in the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech Tournament in Dallas earlier this month.

    Anderson and three other members of the LaRue County High School Speech Team spent the second week in June competing at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Speech Tournament in Dallas to wrap up their 2014-15 speech season.

  • Ponder, Hurst join staff of Herald News

    The LaRue County Herald News announces the hiring of Doug Ponder as editor and Vanessa Hurst as reporter/page designer.

    Ponder, 26, is a 2007 graduate of Rockcastle County High School in Mt. Vernon, Ky. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

    Ponder’s newspaper experience includes working for the EKU newspaper, The Eastern Progress, and the former news editor of the Mount Vernon Signal in Mt. Vernon, KY. Ponder also hosted a talk show for WKUR-FM 94.9 in Renfro Valley, KY.

  • 2015 LaRue County Fair Results

    2015 LaRue Co. Fair Floral Hall Results

    • 115 Entries •

    Grand Champion

    Tied with 8 Blue Ribbons each: Judy Greenwell, Mary Lou Owen and Dixie Todd

    (The Floral Hall exhibit was managed by the County Extension Homemaker organization. In the Floral Hall, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbons are awarded according to the merit of each individual item regardless of the number of entries in a class. Judges do not have to automatically give any ribbons or a 1st place ribbon if they don’t think the item deserves that placing.)

  • Hungary Games: Boley shines in Europe

    For Erin Boley, playing for Team USA in the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship for Women earlier this month in Debrecen, Hungary was not only a learning experience but also an amazing adventure.

    “I learned so much more about the game on the court and from the people I met,” said the 6-2 forward/guard who will be a senior at Elizabethtown High School this fall.

  • Dawson earns berth in Jr. PGA tourney

    Two good days in Bardstown has a rising LaRue County High School junior bound for the Lone Star State.

    Closing his second and final 18-hole round with a birdie Wednesday (June 17), Cameron Dawson won the 82-player boys’ 13-over division at the 40th Junior PGA Championship national qualifier at Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood Course.

  • Music, fun to highlight Nolin annual meeting

    Nolin RECC is inviting members and the community to attend the 2015 annual meeting for a free night of music and entertainment. Featured entertainer will be gospel group The Old Paths. The evening includes a free health and exhibit fair, Rachel’s Face Painting, children’s bounce houses, and The Brian Young Band.

  • Weather wreaks havoc; several wrecks reported

    These accidents were reported in LaRue County Wednesday, June 17. At 7:15 a.m. Jerrilynn Whaley, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze when she was unable to stop and struck a 2000 Dodge Dakota driven by Jason Hutcherson of LaRue County that was stopped behind a garbage truck. Both vehicles were inoperable and were towed.

  • Spencer joins as correspondent

    Dr. Robert H. Spencer, a.k.a. Dr. Bob, has more than 45 years experience in accounting, business management and technology consulting. He was an adjunct associate professor at the University of West Florida for more than a decade and retired as a principal of a regional Pensacola, Fla., accounting firm in 1995.

    He has spent the past 20 years traveling internationally and lecturing on technology in business while authoring more than a dozen books on accounting software, risk management and best technology practices.

  • New state laws effective June 24

     FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session go into effect next week.

    The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The General Assembly’s 2015 session adjourned on March 25, making June 24 the day for new laws to take effect.