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Today's News

  • Man charged with wanton endangerment after shots fired at Trick-or-Treat

     A Hodgenville man was charged with wanton endangerment Monday night after discharging a weapon in a restaurant.

  • Chief deputy pleads guilty to sexual abuse of female inmates

      Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader pleaded guilty Friday to numerous charges that he provided narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors. 

  • Santa letters due Nov. 18

    Naughty or nice? Only Santa knows for sure as he begins making his list and checking it twice in preparation for his Christmas Eve rounds.
    It’s time to start thinking about the holiday because Santa has a lot of work to do to prepare for that evening.
    The staff of The LaRue County Herald News pitches in each year by collecting and publishing wish lists for LaRue County children.
    Boys and girls can address their letters to Santa in care of The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, KY 42748.

  • State cleaning up mountain of old tires

    A mountain of waste tires is visible from a secluded spot on Wonderland Road near Upton.
    An old logging lane leads to a large depression in a wooded area where as many as 30,000 old tires have been buried over the years, according to Timothy E. Hubbard, assistant director of the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.
    They’re now being excavated, thanks to money from the state’s Waste Tire Amnesty Fund. Nunn Excavating from Green County is removing the tires from the woods and placing them in large mounds so the state can dispose of them.

  • FFA teams successful at nationals

    Members of the LaRue County FFA Chapter in Kentucky were one of 38 teams participating in the National FFA Dairy Foods Career Development Event. The event was held in conjunction with the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
    The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 141 other participants. Lydia Richardson received a Gold emblem, Caleb Whelan received a Silver emblem, Ben Tucker received a Silver emblem, and Jesse Hornback received a Silver emblem.

  • Sports Shorts updated 1102

    Hunter’s Education Class
    The Lincoln Area Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is sponsoring A Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Hunter’s Education Class. There is no charge for the 12-hour class. It meets 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3; 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5. Classes will be held at the Arrowhead Archery Building, 1196 Knob School House Road, Sonora. The instructor for the class is Dave Brockman. Anyone interested in attending should contact Willie Vittitoe at 270-268-1127 or Charlie Wootton at 270-234-6289.

  • Physettes wowed the college crowd in the 60s

    In 1963, LaRue County Schools became one of seven school systems in the nation to accept President John F. Kennedy’s fitness challenge.
    LaRue County became a pilot study center for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. It drew plenty of attention from major newspapers and magazines due to the size of the school district and its rural nature.
    Before then, a local physical fitness program had included only athletes and ninth grade students.

  • Duncan and Johnson join Philadelphia Soul

    Two former area residents will soon be suiting up for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.
    Late last month, the Soul announced the signings of former University of Kentucky offensive linemen Zipp Duncan of Magnolia and Christian Johnson to the team’s roster.

  • Hawks whip Washington County, 40-31

  • LCMS Wins National Leadership Award in Chicago

    LaRue County Middle School once again brought home a club national leadership award at the annual National Beta Club Leadership Conference. The school also claimed the title last year in Tennessee.  
    This year the conference was held in Chicago. Students spent three days in the city visiting various museums and engaging in leadership training sessions.
    The program is sponsored by the National Beta Club and schools and students from across the state were in attendance.