Today's News

  • HES, ALES principal selections underway

    According to information received from LaRue County Schools, Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) councils at both Hodgenville Elementary School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School will conduct interviews for the schools’ next principals this week.

    The job postings attracted 24 applicants each, and the councils look to name new principals by the end of the school year.

  • Proffit to retire from HMH

    Known as “Pie Lady” to many around Fort Knox and Hardin County – and team mom to the North Hardin High School boys’ basketball team – Barbara Proffitt has worn many hats throughout the community.

    Proffitt, 81, of Vine Grove, is hanging up one of those hats on Thursday. After 30 years, Proffitt is retiring from her position as community/guest relations coordinator at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    In her HMH position, Proffitt said she helps “get the word out about the hospital.”

  • LaRue Countians arrested in meth ring

    Five people were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in a crystal meth ring that reportedly spanned over four different counties, including LaRue County.

    According to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, over the course of a several month long investigation of a crystal methamphetamine trafficking ring, over 18 pounds of crystal methamphetamine have been bought and sold in and around LaRue, Hardin, Bullitt and Hart counties. While executing search warrants, officers also located over $100,000 of stolen items and tools.


    An error was made during the production process of the April 25, 2018 edition of The LaRue County Herald News. The Candidate Q & A featured on page 18A incorrectly stated the party affiliation for Magistrate District #4 candidate Troy Benningfield, and Judge Executive candidate Joe Pearman. Both gentleman are DEMOCRATS and will face opposition in the May 22 primary.

    We regret the error, and a corrected Candidate Q & A is provided in today’s edition and can be found on page 22A.

  • New Details About Shooting

    On the April 18, 2018 the KSP Post 4 received a notification of an officer involved shooting.

    At approximately 3:08 p.m. a vehicle pursuit that began in the Buffalo community occurred. According to KSP Trooper Scotty Sharp, Post 4 Public Affairs Officer, LaRue County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Bennett observed Jason Shafer, 35 years of age from Elizabethtown, operating a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck. Deputy Bennett had knowledge that Mr. Shafer had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

  • HMH and Baptist Health Enter Purchase Agreement

    Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) and Baptist Health announced Tuesday, May 1, 2018, they are entering into a $361.4 million asset purchase agreement through which Baptist Health would acquire HMH, subject to a vote of the HMH Board of Trustees and appropriate regulatory approvals.

  • LaRue County School Board make tough decisions

    The LaRue County School Board approved an amended 2017-2018 calendar during their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 16.

  • Spring planting has begun
  • Cat in the Courthouse

    If cats really did have nine lives, Miss Kitty would be on her fifth seeing that the average life span of a cat is only five years, and Miss Kitty is twenty-four. But Miss Kitty is no average cat. Nearly 20 years ago this feline took up residence in LaRue County’s own courthouse. But when it comes to Miss Kitty, she raises more questions than the Gunsmoke star herself, some of which only she knows the answer.

  • Deputy involved in shooting

    What initially started out as a routine traffic stop ended up in a high speed chase and an officer involved shooting on Wednesday, April 18.

    Jeff Gregory, Public Affairs Officer with KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said the incident started around 3 p.m. on Ferrill Hill Road in Buffalo when a LaRue County deputy sheriff attempted to make a traffic stop on a suspect.