Today's News

  • Hawks' homecoming hopes dashed by Central Hardin

    LaRue County dropped its homecoming game to the fifth-ranked Central Hardin Bruins 51-41 Friday.

    Even though the Hawks were disappointed, Coach Rodney Armes saw promise that may carry through to the district games that start next week.

    “I was real pleased that our guys didn’t give up,” Armes said. “We were down 24-7 at one point and they could have, but they didn’t.”

    The Hawks had the lead only once in the game 7-0 on a Ryan Wafford seven-yard run.


    A tornado warning has been issued for LaRue County. The warning lasts until 5 a.m.

    A severe storm carrying winds in excess of 50 mph is passing through the area. It is bringing heavy rain and the potential for flooding as well.

    The National Weather Service issued the storm warning based on dangers indicated by weather radars. The greatest threat at present is for southern portions of the county but all of LaRue is covered by the warning.

    Residents are urged to take shelter.

  • Registration for Veterans Day Parade due Friday

    Hodgenville will celebrate Veterans Day with a parade “Patriotic Pride: A Salute to Veterans,” at 2 p.m. Nov. 8, sponsored by The American Legion Post 87. 

    The LaRue County Herald News is helping coordinate this event.

    All veterans, civic groups, school organizations, churches are invited to participate in the parade.

    Call 270-358-3118 or e-mail circulation@kvnet.org or isbellheraldnews@kvnet.org to register by Oct. 9.

    A program and reception will follow the parade at Hodgenville Civic Center.

  • Library welcomes all ages

    The LaRue County Public Library offers programs for all ages.

    •Monday – Fantastic Friends for ages 3-5, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    •Tuesday – Baby Bounce at 9:30 a.m. for 0-12 months; and Primarily Fun at 3:30 p.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade.

    •Wednesday – Circle Time for ages 1-3, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    •Thursday – Book Chat for grades 6-8, 3:30 p.m.

    The newest program is Family Fun Night on the second Thursday of each month. The first program, a free movie night, is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 8.

  • Market Day orders needed by Oct. 8

    The LaRue County Band Boosters are offering Market Day Food as a fundraiser for the band and other school organizations. Market Day can be ordered monthly and is delivered to the LCHS band room for pick up.

    Ordering can be done online at www.marketday.com with the organization being LCHS Band Boosters and the organization number 25294.

    All orders for October must be placed by 11 p.m. Oct. 8 and orders can be picked up at the high school band room 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

  • We should be controlled by God’s spirit

    The Apostle Paul on his visit to Athens saw shrines erected to many gods. Just in case they missed one, they had one to “The Unknown god.”

    Today’s unknown God may be the Holy Spirit. We know about God the Father, who created the world and holds it in his hands. We know God the Son, who came, lived, died, arose and ascended to the right hand of the Father to intercede for us.

    But I fear the average Christian knows little about the Holy Spirit.

    The Bible has the Holy Spirit as co-equal with God the Father and God the Son.

  • Deputies nab smuggled contraband

    Four people were charged with promoting contraband in the LaRue County jail over the weekend.

    In separate instances, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department confiscated cell phones, drugs and tobacco before they were introduced to the jail.

    Friday evening, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that a “weekender” inmate might attempt to introduce contraband into the jail.

  • LaRue loses football shoot out

    After trailing 24-7 in the first half, LaRue County pulled within three points late in the fourth quarter before dropping a 51-41 decision Friday  to unbeaten Central Hardin.

    The homecoming crowd at Hawk Field enjoyed an offensive shoot out.

    First-half errors, including a fumble and blocked punt, put LaRue in a hole. But the team's powerful run game fueled a rally. Central Hardin led 44-41 late in the fourth quarter when the Hawks forced a punt. That drive stalled on a fourth-and-two stop minutes later.

  • Main Street event a big success

    Main Street’s annual dinner and concert included a great meal by the South Fork Homemakers, wonderful entertainment by Water’s Edge and a successful silent auction.

    The evening involved a lot of hard work by Main Street volunteers and board members and brought us a combined profit for tickets and auction of over $1,400, after expenses. That represents a special effort by some people to obtain the donated items.

  • Remembering Lincoln Days 2009

    The crowds poured into Hodgenville for the annual Lincoln Days weekend celebration.

    As always, the 16th president who was born in LaRue County was well represented by lookalikes, art work and images.

    The Herald News print edition Wednesday will commemorate the event with four pages of bonus coverage. It will be packed with dozens of full color photographs and be printed on a higher-quality paper that makes this annual edition a keepsake for many.

    All subscribers will receive a copy. It will be on sale at local retailers Wednesday.