Today's News

  • Rezoning request for Water district fills courtroom

    Spectators filled the LaRue County courtroom May 14 as Fiscal Court considered a rezoning request that the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission had earlier denied.

    The tract involved eight acres located at 4298 Campbellsville Road which LaRue County Water District Number One requested be rezoned from agricultural(A1) to public use(P1) for a new office.

  • Greensburg Road Closure on Wednesday, May 22

    Rehabilitation of the bridge along KY 61 (Greensburg Road) over the South Fork Branch of Nolin River in LaRue County is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 22.  This project will require complete closure of the bridge, which is located southwest of Buffalo near Mile Marker 4.  Closure of the bridge may last up to 60 days.  Signs have been placed in advance of bridge approaches to alert motorists of the upcoming work.  Detour signs will be in place to route motorists around the closure.

  • New Director of Kentucky Extension Services

    Laura Stephenson has been named associate dean and director of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. She will begin her duties on Aug. 1.

  • ‘20 Under 30’ nominations now being accepted

    The highly celebrated ‘20 Under 30’ program is making its return, and we need your help.

    The LaRue County ‘20 Under 30’ class of 2019 is now accepting nominations.

    In our first year, 2018, we were overwhelmed with the response of our readers nominating individuals that were the first designated winners of the LaRue County Herald News ‘20 Under30’.

    Last year featured an awards dinner, a plaque presentation, and special section highlighting the event.

  • LCHS Ranks High in National Ranking

    LaRue County High School has been ranked as one of the best schools in not only Kentucky, but also the nation as a whole. According to U.S. News and World Report, LCHS ranked 29th out of 227 high schools in Kentucky. As well, LCHS ranked in the top 10 percent of high schools in the United States. LCHS ranked 2,390th out of over 23,000 schools in the nation.

  • LaRue County Veteran on Honor Flight

    In 2017 Vietnam veteran, and LaRue County native, James Jeffries was registered for the Honor flight Program by his daughter, Deidra Hutchins. On April 27 he was finally given the opportunity.

    The Honor Flight is a non-profit program which takes a group of United States Veterans on a one day trip to tour the monuments of Washington D.C. Each flight is sponsored and no money is taken out of the veteran’s pocket. The sponsor of this flight was Marathon Refinery.

  • Support The Lincoln Museum on KY Gives Day

    The Lincoln Museum is participating in KY Gives Day on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

    Kentucky Gives Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event bringing charities and Kentuckians together for a powerful day of action. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible all through a single online giving site and in just 24 hours!

  • Highbaugh joins the HPD

    On May 1 Daniel Highbaugh, born and raised in Magnolia, was sworn in as the newest member to the Hodgenville Police Department team.

     On March 28, 1997 a tornado tore through his home. “I had a bad experience when I was a child and emergency services were there for me,” Highbaugh said. This event led to his dream of being a police officer.

  • Kirkpatrick joins the LaRue County Sheriff’s office

    A LaRue County original has joined the ranks of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. As of May 1, Keegan Kirkpatrick has been sworn in as LaRue County’s newest Sheriff’s Deputy.

    This is Kirkpatrick’s introduction to the field of law enforcement and Kirkpatrick stated, “It has always been a dream of mine to go into this line of work. I tested in multiple places since turning 21, and I thought what better place to serve than my own home.”

  • Annual statewide testing is May 6-10 in LaRue County

    LaRue County Schools students will put a year of work to the test as annual year-end assessments take place May 6-10.

    Students in third through eighth grade as well as high school juniors will complete Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress (K-PREP) assessments.

    On Friday, May 10, all schools will be in session for a full day rather than following the early-release schedule.

    These assessments provide in-depth information about the performance of students, schools, districts and the state.