Today's News

  • Chamber: Save these holiday dates

    Planning for our holiday festivities is in full swing. Make sure to mark these dates on the calendar because you won’t want to miss them. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

    n Trick or Treat on the Square and Costume Contest – Friday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Chamber, City of Hodgenville, The LaRue County Herald News and Awards Center.

  • Memory Cafe offers support to caregivers

    Hodgenville United Methodist Church is working with the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization dedicated to the research and treatment of dementia to start Hodgenville’s first Memory Cafe.

    A Memory Cafe, according to alzheimersspeaks.com, is a “social gathering where people with memory loss and their care companions can come together in a safe, supportive environment.”

  • Undefeated


    July 29 – Scrimmage East Hardin, win

    Aug. 9 – East Hardin Jamboree vs. Grayson, won 14-0

    Aug. 12 – Casey, won 28-18

    Aug. 19 – Metcalfe, won 20-0

    Aug. 26 – Russell, won 18-0

    Sept. 2 – Adair, won 16-0

    Sept. 9 – Campbellsville, won 12-8

    Sept. 16 – Green, won 18-0

    Sept. 20 – Nathan McCurry Bowl Bash

    B Squad vs. T.K. Stone, win 22-8

    A Squad vs. T.K. Stone, win 28-8

    Sept. 23 – Hart, win 30-0

  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • ECTC alumni to be recognized

    Nine Elizabethtown Community and Technical College alumni will be recognized Monday, Oct. 20, for exemplary service to their professions and communities with induction into ECTC’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

     The 7 p.m. ceremony in ECTC’s Regional Postsecondary Education Center is open to the public. A reception catered by students in ECTC’s Culinary Arts program will follow in the RPC Atrium.

  • Rolling Fork joins mission trip

    A team of Kentucky Baptists brought healing and hope to hundreds of people in the Philippines still recovering from Typhoon Pablo, a devastating storm that struck the island nation two years ago.

    The six-member team, including members of Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Boston, provided medical exams and treatment to nearly 900 people in the Philippines between Aug. 24 and Sept. 2. They also held worship services and led two pastors’ conferences.

    Rolling Fork pastor Bruce Nichols said much work remains for those trying to rebuild.

  • Lady Toppers' practices open to public

    Two Lady Topper Basketball practices during the preseason will be open for all season ticket holders and donors to attend on Thursday, Oct. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 4. The practices are scheduled to begin at about 3 p.m. central time in E.A. Diddle Arena.

  • COLUMN: Temptation begins in the mind

    It is always there. It lurks just around the corner. We are never free of it. Temptation is our constant companion stalking us like a lion its prey.

    Temptation is always a potential danger. God in his word helps us understand the temptations we will face and helps us gain victory over them.

  • COLUMN: Corn test plot results available

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts a corn variety test plot in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. The cooperator for 2014 was Fresh Start Farms. 

    Seed companies supply seed (limit of two varieties), assist at planting and harvest, and sponsor a field day. Farmers use the yield information, along with other plot data and information to help decide which varieties to grow next year.

  • Body found in pond identified

     The body of a woman was found in a Hodgenville pond about 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner.

    She has been identified as Rose Marie Akin, 62.

    Turner said she lived in Lincoln Trail Mobile Home Park beside the pond – located in front of the county maintenance garage on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Two men, who were fishing, saw the body and notified dispatch. She was floating a few feet from the pond’s edge – mostly hidden by cattails. She was fully clothed.