Today's News

  • LaRue resident killed in I-65 crash

    Landmark News Service

     A New Haven man died June 15 after the vehicle he was driving ran into the back of a slowed tractor-trailer on Interstate 65.

    The wreck happened around 8 p.m. on Interstate 65 near the KY 245 overpass. According to Bullitt County Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, Robert Swarm, 42, in a white Ford Ranger, was  dead at the scene. Although Swarm has a New Haven address, Assistant Coroner Sonny Greenwell said he lives in LaRue County.

  • Chamber banquet is tonight

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet tonight.

    The event will be held at First Baptist Church on Tonieville Road. Awards will be given for outstanding citizen, outstanding business or professional person and spirit. The chamber also has a table decorating contest for table sponsors.

    Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The awards presentation will follow at 7:15 p.m. in the sanctuary.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit will cater the meal.

  • Long Lasting Auto Detail Shop opens

    Bill and Glenda Long opened their new business – Long Lasting Auto Detail Shop –  April 1. Since then, it has been nothing but blessings, according to the pair.

    Glenda, the daughter of Pauline and the late Buck Taylor of Magnolia, had moved away for about 25 years and had been longing to come home. Her husband Bill and she had lost their jobs in Charlotte, N.C., where they lived. Glenda’s grandmother, Mayme Clyde, passed away and while they were home visiting, they decided to call LaRue County home.

  • Public tennis courts in ruin

    LaRue County High School’s tennis teams have come into their own as regional powers in the past few seasons.

    The boys and girls squads have a combined 129-34 won-lost record over the past five years. Nine individuals have advanced to the state tournament. The conference champion boys’ team claimed its first-ever regional title last season. The girls were runners-up in both conference and region.

    They have accomplished these feats despite playing on four deteriorating home courts on Park and Recreation grounds.

  • Fathers Day is also about the children

    For 16 years, I have been trying to ignore Fathers Day.

    My daughters never have tried to cooperate. Now that grandkids have arrived, it appears that Fathers Day has become an even more celebrated event around our house.

    This weekend both kids, both sons-in-law and the three grandbabies – ages 4, 3 and 2 – will pay a visit to my house. A little Saturday night gathering and some kind of after church activity are planned for Sunday. There’s been talk of pizza, balloons and my grandson’s new water pistol. It all sounds like a pretty festive time.

  • Remember our fighters

    One of the things I like to do most is spend as much time as possible in helping my mom out and spending time with her and my sister, if nothing else just watching TV with them. If time is taken away then I perceive the interrupting situation a threat to spending those golden moments with my family.

  • Hodgenville man faces federal charges

    A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Bobby William Fultz of Hodgenville charging him with theft of numerous quantities of government property at the Fort Knox Military Reservation.

  • Check out free movie

    There’s nothing to do in this town.

    I’ve heard this statement more than a few times. Well let me remind you that, thanks to Hodgenville elected officials and The LaRue County Herald News, the next free movie night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the newly renovated Civic Center in downtown Hodgenville.

    In fact, movie and popcorn both are free while you watch Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller “North By Northwest.”

  • Officials complying with new sports safety course law

    No one at LaRue County Schools is arguing that the new law requiring high school coaches to complete a sports safety course on how to prevent common injuries is not beneficial. 

    The cost of complying with HB 383, however, has raised some concerns.

    “For every coach to attend a medical symposium could cost the school in excess of $700 every two years,” said LaRue County High School athletic director David Dawson. “This will be seen as a necessary cost, however, to provide a safer environment for our athletes.”

  • Students compete at Gladiator Week

    Gladiator Sports Week is a smorgasbord of sporting events for LaRue County youth. The summer camp is sponsored by the Family Resource and Youth Service Center.

    Wiffle ball, dodge ball and mat ball were just some of the sporting events held Monday. About 14 youths in grades 6-9 participated. 

    Tennis coach and physical education teacher Chris Estes, in his ninth year of teaching at LaRue County, was pleased with the turnout.