Today's News

  • Dairy, one-room schoolhouse flattened

    An EF2 tornado, with wind speed of up to 135 miles per hour, cut a seven-mile swath through northern LaRue County Wednesday, June 26.

    According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down at 10:25 p.m. near the LaRue-Hardin line just north of Tonieville. It moved east-northeast for eight minutes, causing a great deal of damage on Castleman, Carter Brothers, Slack, River and Dan Dunn Roads. The destruction was 150-to-300 yards wide.

  • Is your child ready for kindergarten?

         In Kentucky, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood defines school readiness to mean that a child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child’s success. You want early learning in a child’s preschool years to make children entering school eager and excited to learn.

  • Elementary students to receive free lunch

     More than 1,000 LaRue County elementary students will receive free meals at school when classes resume in August.

  • school Calendar - July 3, 2013


  • Community Calendar

    Library offers free books
    The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, is giving away a variety of discarded books.

    Volunteers needed for Hosparus
    Hosparus of Central Kentucky is looking for volunteers to make lap quilts (about 3’X4’) for patients as part of the CARE blanket program. Quilted, crocheted, knitted or fleece tie blankets are welcome. Contact Annette Jones at 737-6300, 1-800-686-9577 or ajones@hosparus.org for more information.

  • Hanson participates in AP scoring program

     LaRue County High School teacher Rex Hanson was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in mathematics. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. 

  • Summer Reading Program offers scholarships

    The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives as well as the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust are teaming up this year to award eight children in Kentucky each a $1,000 scholarship through this year’s Summer Reading Program.

    “We Dig Summer Reading and Saving for College” will be available at participating libraries – including LaRue County – across the state.

    All entries for the scholarships must be postmarked by Aug. 16 and received by Aug. 23.

  • State graduation rates rise

     According to a press release last month from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s office, the graduation rate among Kentucky’s students rose 13.5 percent from 2000 to 2010, making the state the third most improved in the nation.

  • Where's Waldo? Maybe at The Herald News

    Waldo, the sneaky little guy in big glasses and a red and white striped shirt, turns 25 this year.

    Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore in Hodgenville will be hosting a “Where’s Waldo?” Scavenger Hunt event in July.

    It’s your mission to find Waldo at participating businesses.

  • Senior Activities - July 3, 2013

     Prime Time Band to perform