Today's News

  • The Spark behind 25 years of emergency calls

    Dialing 911 for an emergency has become second nature for many, with those important numbers being drilled into children at early ages – and programmed into cell phones.

    The dispatcher – the person on the receiving end of that 911 call - is expected to be professional, courteous, efficient … and be able to draw information from the most distraught of callers.

  • Early childhood: making the most of everyday moments

    Parents, families and caregivers can help their children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, everyday tasks and activities.

    Here are some activity ideas from the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.

  • Extension Council presents leadership awards

    The LaRue County Extension Council presented leadership awards at its annual banquet Jan. 26.

    The LaRue County Herald News, Scotty and Robin Lee, and Nancy Raine were the recipients of the 2015 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence in recognition of their leadership and community service in the county.

    n The LaRue County Herald News is the oldest continuously operating business in the county, with its roots in a monthly paper called the Public Advertiser.

  • Two Mat Hawks place in region

    Four LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks competed in the Kentucky State Wrestling Association Middle School Region Tournament in Danville.

    Going up against some of the best competition in the state, the Mat Hawks had two individuals place in the tournament.

    Thomas Hoppes placed third overall advancing to the KSWA State Tournament which will be Saturday in Mount Sterling.

    Tucker Shelton will be an alternate to the state tournament.

    Other Mat Hawks competing were Chase Baker and Thomas Boone. 

  • Lady Hawks defeated by Caverna

    The visiting Lady Hawks (8-13, 2-3 18th District) were blown out for the second time this season by the Lady Colonels, losing 65-34.

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling paced LaRue County with 17 points and seven rebounds, while freshman guard Presley Brown added six points and six rebounds.

    Junior guard Delany Eastridge scored five.

        LaRue County (8-13, 2-3)

        Alyson Yingling 17

        Presley Brown 6

    Delany Eastridge 5

    Savia Brashear 3

    Jordan Bradley 2

  • Hardin named girls’ track and field coach

    Since resigning from LaRue County following the 2006 season, Jamie Hardin has never been far from the sport of track & field.

    She became an official with the KHSAA and U.S. Track & Field and could often be found in the press box as a HY-TEK operator scoring meets.

    Soon, though, Hardin wondered if getting back into coaching could happen.

    An opportunity arose earlier this month at LaRue County. Laura Kudrna stepped down as girls’ track coach in July, and the school needed to find someone before this season begins.

  • Roarx won’t give up: “Roanoke Special” shows perseverance through injuries

    By all accounts, including his own, Charlie Roarx probably should have quit wrestling when he was a freshman.

    But the LaRue County senior heavyweight, who’s affectionately known as the “Roanoke Special” by teammates and coaches alike, couldn’t stay away.

    His injuries have ranged from breaking his neck as a freshman, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee as a junior and hurting the lateral collateral ligament in the same knee as a senior.

  • Sports Shorts

    LCYSA sign ups

    The LaRue County Youth Soccer Association will have in-person sign ups 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria. Birth certificates must be on file and all fees paid before the child will be added to a roster. There are mixed teams for U4, U6 and U8. There will be mixed and girls’ teams for U10, U12 and U14 (depending on sign ups). U16 and U18 will be mixed teams. There will be a $20 late fee for Feb. 7 registration. For more information about the league, cost or sign ups, email lcysa.questions@gmail.com.

  • LCMS Basketball Tournament Results

    Seventh-grade (overall record 12-8)

    LaRue 27, Metcalfe 23

    Leading scorers: Matthew Lewis 8, Jacob Sandidge 6

    In the first round of the Conference tournament, the seventh-grade Hawks jumped out to a 17-3 lead early in the second quarter. They survived a comeback bid by Metcalfe County in the second half to hold on and win the game.


    LaRue 36, Adair 35 (Overtime)

    Leading scorers: Mason Bandurske 9, Chase Childress 7, Jacob Sandidge 6, Andrew Coulter 6

  • Mat Hawks take 8th at State Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks competed Saturday, Jan. 31 in the 24th annual Kentucky State Dual Championship at the Union County Fairgrounds.

    The team took eighth in the small school division, out of the 24-top teams in the state.

    The Hawks were 1-3 on the day, defeating Fort Campbell, 42-30, and falling to Union County, Scott County and Louisville Doss.