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Local News

  • Thompson elected to SCRTC board

    The results of the mail ballot trustee election were announced at the annual meeting of the South Central RTC at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City on October 1. Robert E. Thompson was declared winner in District VII (Magnolia and Buffalo Exchanges). Candidates were Incumbent Trustee Joel Dixon, Mike Cottrell, Randy Murray and Robert E. Thompson, with Dixon receiving 162 votes, Cottrell 102 votes, Murray 165 votes and Thompson 179 votes.

  • Hershberger pleads guilty

    A local man, who was charged for sexually abusing three children, pled guilty in LaRue County Circuit Court on Friday, October 2.

    Abe L. Hershberger, 41, of Sonora was originally charged with three counts of an unlawful transaction with a minor, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of indecent exposure. According to police reports, the alleged acts occurred in LaRue County between January 1, 2013 and March 5, 2015.

  • Hornback crowned homecoming queen
  • LaRue schools ranked in top 10 percent

    Results of the state’s 2015 Unbridled Learning school accountability assessment show LaRue County Schools is ranked 18 out of 173 school districts in the state and ranked higher than all districts in the surrounding counties.

    “This latest round of test scores illustrates the tremendous efforts of LaRue County Schools students, teachers and staff,” Superintendent Sam Sanders said. “Our schools and our community should be very proud that our district continues to make gains and is among the top 10 percent of Kentucky school districts.”

  • Breast cancer tractor pull this weekend

    The 4th Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 9-10.  The pull and fundraiser event will be held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

  • Honor flight brings back memories

    A LaRue County veteran recalled his service during World War II after he traveled to Washington D.C. on September 26 to tour several war memorials as a part of the Honor Flight program.

  • Breast cancer tractor pull this weekend

    The 4th Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 9-10.  The pull and fundraiser event will be held at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

  • LaRue County Herald is "FOCUSED" on this year's photo contest

    This year’s LaRue County Herald News Photo Contest is themed “FOCUSED” and we are excited for our readers to submit their photos. The deadline is quickly approaching so we are reprinting the guidelines and rules for the contest.

    All entries should be emailed to Vanessa at reporter@laruecountyherald.com. or you can bring digital photos on a CD, SD card, or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville. The deadline for entries is noon Monday, October 5.

  • A day on the farm

    When I was sent out on assignment to get some harvest shots I never expected to come away with a new appreciation for agriculture. I rode out to meet with Ryan Bivens of Fresh Start Farms and do a ride-along. I introduced myself and before I knew it I was climbing up into a combine. It was all very exciting. I know very little about farming and up until that point, had never riddem in a tractor let alone a combine!

  • Jail Log - September 30, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, September 21 to Monday, September 28.

    Jason G. Brangers, 38, of Radcliff was arrested for theft by deception, including cold checks under $10,000 and persistent felony offender. He was released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    Brandon Cossitt, 23, of Glendale was arrested on failure to appear. He was released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.