Today's News

  • 12 apply for principal's job

    Twelve people have applied for the position of LaRue County High School principal. As of last week, the pool had been narrowed to four candidates by the school’s site-based decision-making council.

    The council is arranging interviews on June 26, 27 and 28.

  • PHOTO: The LaRue County Herald News' Night at the Fair

    The LaRue County Herald News was out in full force Wednesday at the LaRue County Fair for “The LaRue County Herald News’ Night at the Fair.” From left, Melanie Wells, contributing photographer; Linda Ireland, editor; Randy Williams, driver; Hazel Hinton, administrative assistant; Ramona Coffey, who is on sick leave from the paper; Rebecca Roscoe, reporter; Navisha Collins, office assistant; and Allison Shepherd, general manager/advertising manager.

  • Free basketball camp available for students

    Coaches Paul Handley and K.C. Goodin will sponsor a free basketball camp for students in grades 1-9 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 27-29 at Coach Handley’s house, 1982 Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville. Sign-up is 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Coach Handley’s house.

    Each camper receives a free T-shirt at end of camp. Donations from businesses or individuals are appreciated. For more information, call 270-723-8183 or 270-358-4283.

  • FAIR UPDATE: Kid's Day is Friday; tractor pull rescheduled

    Tuesday's tractor pull has been rescheduled for Aug. 10 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    Kid's Day is at 10 a.m. FRIDAY, June 21. No admission charged for children at the fairgrounds. Three rides will be open; games will be available.

    (The Fair Board made the decision to hold Kid's Day on Friday after the newspaper was printed. Wednesday's print edition has the incorrect day.)

  • PHOTO: Car carrier overturns in Barren Run

    A car carrier truck driven by Johnny Key overturned about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Barren Run section.  The truck was carrying eight cars, according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office. Seven remained on the truck; one was thrown off. No injuries were reported. Deputy Robby Brownfield investigated.

  • Monday's School Board: Booster accounts combined; food and nutrition committee to meet

    The Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, approved in January by the LaRue County School Board, was revisited at Monday’s meeting. The plan details goals and improvements for the entire district.

    Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent of student achievement, provided an updated report.

  • PHOTO: French receives sportsmanship award

     Phillip French received the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for displaying that trait throughout his years as a LaRue County Little Leaguer. He is shown with his coach, Matt Darst.

  • Speech Team represents LCHS at Nationals

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team traveled to Philadelphia over Memorial Day Weekend to represent LaRue County and Kentucky at the annual National Catholic Forensics League Tournament. Sophomore Brian Anderson advanced to the semifinals in extemporaneous speaking and ended up 11th overall in the nation.

  • Tired of junk mail? Take action!

    Tired of sorting through piles of unwanted mail? Here are a few simple steps to shrink the pile of unwelcome mail you receive in your mailbox:

    Reduce direct mail and catalogs. Several free online services are available to help you reduce direct mailings (such as credit card offers, donation requests, bank offers, etc.) catalogs and circulars.

  • County Attorney gets high marks in child support

    The LaRue County Attorney’s office knows how to keep the money rolling in as it has received top rankings for federal and state collection of child support.

    The office, headed by County Attorney Dale Morris, received a ranking of eight out of 120 counties for the federal fiscal year; and nine out of 120 counties for the state fiscal year.

    Each ranking was based on scores in several categories including support order, paternity establishment, arrears, current support and cost effectiveness.