Today's News

  • Funeral held for Bardstown officer

     Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was remembered at his funeral Thursday as a man who loved life and liked to make people laugh.

    In his eulogy for the young officer, who was murdered early Saturday morning, Police Chief Rick McCubbin told funny stories about Ellis, who would dress up in ridiculous costumes at office parties and play pranks on his fellow officers.

    One time, for example, McCubbin had to move a DARE officer out of his office, and Ellis took it upon himself to find the poor guy other space.

  • UPDATE: KSP releases description of deceased woman found on I-65

    Kentucky State Police have released photos of the jewelry found on an unidentified body Wednesday on Interstate 65.

    The woman is estimated to be between 25 and 30 within a range of 20 to 40. She is between 5-feet 2.5-inches to 5-feet 5-inches. She has shoulder length, dark brown wavy hair with a few red streaks or highlights.

    She has short, well-kept fingernails with remnants of red polish; and toenails polished with silver glitter.

  • BH Media purchases The Roanoke Times

    BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, will purchase The Roanoke Times from Landmark Media Enterprises on Friday.

    Landmark Media Enterprises is the parent company of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented Landmark Media Enterprises in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall in Region semifinals

    BARDSTOWN – The Lady Hawks were blanked in late semifinals of the 5th Region Softball Tournament at Nelson County.

    LaRue’s Ladies fell 11-0 in six innings to Central Hardin’s Lady Bruins.

    Sophomore shortstop Kelsey McGuffin pounded out three homers for Central Hardin Tuesday. She hit the last three strikes she saw over the fence at Mike Lusk Field.

  • UPDATE: Body found on I-65

    Kentucky State Police are on the scene between mile markers 99 and 100 in the northbound lane of Interstate 65 where the body of a female has been found.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crews are assisting KSP in closing the outside northbound lane. The lane is expected to be closed for several hours, according to a news release.

    Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins said the body was found about 9:30 a.m. by a mowing company. Foul play is suspected.

  • Akin graduates from University of the Cumberlands

    Scott Akin of Hodgenville graduated May 4 from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.

    He earned a master of arts degree in Christian studies.

  • Enlow receives 4.0 Medallion from ECTC

    Daniel Enlow of Glendale was awarded a 4.0 Medallion from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for achieving a perfect grade point average. He was one of only four graduating students to receive the award.

  • Akin earns bachelor of arts degree from WKU

    Taylor Lyn Akin earned a bachelor of arts degree in music education – integrated P-12 from Western Kentucky University in May. He graduated cum laude with honors.

    Akin, a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School, is the son of Sherry and Doug Akin. He plans to pursue a career in music education.

  • Skaggs receives $500 Leadership Scholarship

    Kayla Michelle Skaggs, a 2013 graduate of LaRue County High School, is the recipient of the $300 Leadership LaRue County Scholarship given annually by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. 

    Kayla, the daughter of Steve and Sandy Skaggs of Magnolia, plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall and pursue a career in business marketing education. This college track includes a four-year major in business marketing and pursing a master’s in education to be eligible to teach at a secondary school.

  • Holt earns $500 scholarship from Hogenville Woman's Club

    Haley Holt is the recipient of the Hodgenville Woman’s Club $500 scholarship.

    Holt, a 2013 graduate of LaRue County High School, is the daughter of Sandy and Tony Holt.

    She has been involved in the Community Service Club, Lady Hawks Basketball and Volleyball teams, Class Committee and yearbook.

    She plans to attend Lindsey Wilson College and pursue a career in physical therapy.