Local News

  • School board hears students’ success stories

    The LaRue County Board of Education met Monday evening. During the meeting, the board was shown a program by the LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team. The presentation was made by the freshmen, sophomores and juniors of the team.

    Coach Katy Cecil said she chose the students so the board could see the future of the team, since seniors like Brian Anderson will be moving on at the end of the year.

  • St. Ann’s pride shows in current and past students

    “What kind of school is St. Ann?” Mrs. Diane Gant asked student Cole Brady, the school’s lone kindergartener.

    Brady smiled and said, “Best.”

    The small Howardstown school is easy to miss, if you don’t know what to look for. There are no signs announcing its presence and from the road, it looks like any other building. A fenced-in playground sits behind the schoolhouse, the only sign that children are inside.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull

    The third annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor pull was Oct. 17-18.

    The event was held again this year to bring awareness and a fundraiser for cancer research. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Louisville foundation.

    The two-night event attracted pullers from as far as California to hometown pullers from the Hardin County area.

  • School lockdown

     LaRue County Schools issued a precautionary lockdown Thursday morning, in response to a shoplifting incident at Dollar General in Hodgenville.

    According to Police Chief Steve Johnson, the incident involved four individuals who were suspected of shoplifting. When off-duty Deputy Robbie Brownfield entered the store, the manager requested his assistance with the supposed shoplifters. When the individuals realized they were being watched, they ran. Two were detained by Deputy Brownfield, but the others escaped.

  • Fraser wins tourny

    Western Kentucky University forensics team members traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Lexington to take part in tournaments Oct. 11-12.

    WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion at the University of Alabama Alumni tournament, ahead of 11 schools.

    Ellis Fraser, a senior from Hodgenville, was fourth in after-dinner speaking at the University of Alabama “Crimson Classic” Swing Alumni tournament.


    Josh and Lauren Ragland of Magnolia announce the birth of a daughter, Eliza Lynne, on Aug. 22, 2014.

    Eliza Lynne was born at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her brother, Evan.

    Grandparents are David and Debbie Ragland of Hodgenville, and Kent and Lynne Simpson of Grayson, Georgia.

    Harper Anne Gardner announces the birth of a younger sister, Hayden Jane.

  • Woman injured in Ky. 357 crash

    An Elizabethtown child was injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Ky. 84 and Ky. 357.

    Laura Hawkins, 34, of Elizabethtown, was driving a 2000 Acura south on Ky. 357 about 3:30 p.m. when she lost control of the car in a 90-degree curve, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard. The Acura crossed the centerline and struck a 1995 Dodge Power Ram pickup in the driver’s door.

    Hawkins and the truck’s driver, Jerry Miller, 67, of Elizabethtown, were uninjured.

  • Longtime waitress shares memories of diners

    Memories in a small town are often made in diners.

    First dates, first jobs, first taste of a peanut butter shake … they all become a part of the history of a community.

    Bettye Ramsey Graham Harman met hundreds – if not thousands – of LaRue County residents while working at local restaurants over the years. At the urging of a longtime friend, Harman shared a few of those memories with The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Tractor Pull rescheduled for this weekend

    The Third Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.

    The event, originally scheduled for Oct. 10-11, will now be held 6 p.m. Oct. 17-18, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

    Connie Heath, one of the event organizers, said the change in schedule was due to inclement weather of the past weekend.

  • Fall recycling event is Saturday

    The LaRue County Recycling Center, now in its 11th year of operation, will hold its annual Fall Recycling Event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator for the county, said the event has been very successful in the past.

    The fall event is very different from the spring cleanup. The fall event, she said, is only for recyclable items, like electronics, appliances, old machinery parts and anything else that is made of metal. Gray said she will take televisions during the event, which she doesn’t take otherwise.