Local News

  • LCHS student art featured in the library

    More than two dozen advanced art students from LaRue County High School will have their art featured at the LaRue County Public Library during the month of March.

    The students will be honored as the “March artist of the month.” The library has been selecting a featured artist(s) each month for over a year now. The program honors artists in the community by giving them an opportunity to display their work at the library and tell about it during a ceremony.

  • House Budget: education, pensions top priorities

    By the first day of March, the House of Representatives had adopted a budget. While this is a historic first during my time in the General Assembly, it is not the only one we saw in the past week.

  • Two vehicle collision on Campbellsville Road
  • Sweat indicted on additional charges

    Joseph William Sweat, 35, of Elizabethtown was recently indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury for three counts of first degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12-years-old. According to the indictment, two of the counts occurred on December 28, 2017. The new additional charge occurred between January 1, 2017 and December 27, 2017. The indictment further reads that all three counts involved the same female victim.

  • Fiscal court discusses flood damage

    Reports of standing water, washed out roads, clogged tiles, and overflowing ditches flowed into the courtroom conversation as LaRue County magistrates met February 27 in Hodgenville in the aftermath of the weekend’s heavy rains.

  • A man’s best friend

    The relationship between Steve Skaggs’ and his 12-year-old golden retriever Buck is much more than that of a man and his dog.

    In their years together, the Lincoln Boulevard resident and his furry friend have formed a special bond of duck hunter and dog that has stretched from the swampy fields near the Mighty Mississippi to the slick banks rimming Rolling Fork River.

  • National treasure trunks

    History doesn’t have to be boring for students; the traveling trunk program at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is a case in point. Part of the National Park Foundation’s Parks as Classrooms program, the traveling trunk service provides educators with interactive materials such as books, films and period items to teach historical topics. The LaRue County Herald News asked Natalie Barber, the ranger in charge of the program, about Abraham Lincoln, the Underground Railroad, and teaching outside the box.

  • Text message scammers pose as officials

    In a new scam alert issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear, Kentuckians are being warned of scammers posing as law enforcement officials demanding payment and threatening arrest via text messages.

    Kentuckians in Greenup, Jefferson and Montgomery counties have recently reported losing more than $110,000 after they thought they were sending payment to an official law enforcement agency.

  • News of Record - March 7, 2018


    District Court

    Joshua Dewayne Barnes was arraigned for alcohol intoxication in a public place and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Stacy Lynn Hert was arraigned for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

    Christopher Wayne Hornback was arraigned for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and operating a vehicle with an expired license.

  • LaRue participates in statewide tornado drill

    A statewide tornado drill was held on Thursday, March 1 at 10:07 a.m.

    Across the state, Kentucky radio and TV stations participated in the drill. NOAA Weather Radio also issued their test alert message. The National Weather Service schedules tornado drills, usually before spring, as the season brings an increased chance of severe weather. According to the NWS, the drills are a good time to practice your own tornado and severe weather safety plans. If you missed the drill, it is never too late to practice them before spring.