Local News

  • Farm Credit Mid-America opens new office

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting March 25, 2016 for Farm Credit Mid-America in celebration of their new location on 501 Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative that serves the credit needs of farmers and rural residents across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Jade Sadler, account specialist at the Elizabethtown branch, said their branch has been serving Elizabethtown and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years.

  • Once a Hawk, always a Hawk

    A fundraiser for Projection Graduation is going on now. T-shirt and Sweatshirt orders are being accepted until April 6. The items proudly display the wording ‘Once a Hawk, Always a Hawk’.

  • Why did I get a newspaper?

    Today’s edition of the LaRue County Herald News is being delivered to almost every home in LaRue County as a complimentary edition to non-subscribers or single copy purchasers of the paper.

    It is our intent to provide our readers with the most up to date and accurate reporting each and every week, and we’re pleased to be able to give you this opportunity to take another look at your weekly news source.

  • Destined to make a difference

    Hodgenville native Nancy Hubbard Johnson Head just may be the oldest retired librarian in the state.

    She turned 100 last Monday, and while she’s been an advocate all her life, it’s her love of literature that has made a long-lasting impression on the local community. The House of Representatives recently honored her with a resolution commending her for her efforts.

  • Bank receives 5 star rating

    Magnolia Bank, Magnolia, KY is honored to announce it has once again earned BauerFinancial, Inc.’s highest 5-Star Superior rating. A 5-Star rating indicates that Magnolia Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability, and much more. Magnolia Bank has earned Bauer’s recommended rating (either 5-Stars or 4-Stars) for 106 consecutive quarters.

  • Hosparus honors LaRue couple

    Hosparus Central Kentucky recently honored a LaRue County patient and her husband who is a World War II veteran.

    Hosparus patient Ruby Perkins, 91, of Hodgenville received a care blanket from the organization. Hosparus Volunteer Manager Annette Jones said their Care Blanket Program is a program where handmade blankets are made by volunteers and given to each patient as a gift.

  • Two killed in fatal accident

    A mother and child were killed and one LaRue County woman was injured in a two vehicle accident Monday morning on Highway 210 near the LaRue/Green County line.

    According to state police reports, the accident occurred around 5:50 a.m. near the intersection of Bailey Road and Highway 210.

  • Making a difference

    One LaRue County senior citizen is making sure her voice will be heard as she plans to vote for the first time in her life during the 2016 primary election in May.

    Margaret Downs, 72, is a resident at Signature Healthcare of Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville. Sally Rineker, Quality of Life Director at Sunrise Manor, said that they picked up voter registration cards from the LaRue County Clerk’s Office for employees and residents to fill out.

  • LCHS student dies

    Several additional counselors were available at LaRue County High School on Monday to help deal with the unexpected death of a LCHS student.

    J.D. Watts, 15, of Hodgenville passed away last Friday. Watts was a sophomore at LCHS where he was a member of the LCHS football team, wrestling team, baseball team and cheerleading squad.

    LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett said several additional grief counselors and support staff were available during the school day on Monday to help students who are struggling with Watts’ death.

  • Former LCHS principal finalist for Hardin Co. superintendent

    The Hardin County School board has chosen four finalists to replace retiring Superintendent Nannette Johnston. One of the four in the final selection is former LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins. Other finalist include Teresa Morgan, director of elementary curriculum and instruction, Chris Reed, Hardin County associate superintendent for human resources, Mark Owens, director of personnel at Daviess County Schools.