Today's News

  • 20 Under 30 is almost here

    The winners have been decided, the interviews are done, photo sessions completed, and there’s only one more week until the big reveal. We are so excited to introduce the Class of 2019 winners to our readers and community.

    Over the past two months we have been working with the winners and are so excited to share the stories of this impressive group of young individuals that best showcases the potential LaRue County’s youth has to offer.

  • Fire has Herald News Connection

    The LaRue County Herald News delivery driver Randy Williams’ family suffered a tremendous loss last week. Randy’s son Micah Williams’ home was completely destroyed by fire last Tuesday, July 23. Micah was about a half-mile from his home that evening, tending to deer he raises on his property, when he approached his two-story home which sits about 200 yards off St. John Road in Hardin County, and saw flames filling his house and fire trucks along his narrow and winding gravel-covered driveway.

  • Former Deputy Jailer Pleads Guilty

    A case that started in September 2018 is coming to a close. Former LaRue County Detention Center Deputy Jailer Jerome Perry has pled guilty to four counts of third degree sodomy and one count of third degree rape.

  • Guthrie supports stopping bad robocalls

    Congressman Brett Guthrie showed his support on Thursday, July 25, for the “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act”. Guthrie voted in favor of the act, which passed by a vote of 429 with only 3 opposed.

    Guthrie being a cosponsor of the act had previously shown his support for the act in a markup by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During this markup, the act was approved unanimously.

  • Kentucky Pension Bill signed into law

    The Senate gave final approval for a pension bill providing relief to the regional public universities and other quasi-governmental agencies on Wednesday, followed quickly by Gov. Matt Bevin signing the measure into law, and bringing an end to the special session after five days.

    Following two hours of floor debate, the measure passed the Senate 27-11, with two Republicans, Tom Buford and C. B. Embry, joining the Democratic minority in voting against the bill.

  • Three found dead at scene of shooting
  • Hammett arrested after hitting man with vehicle

    On Thursday, July 18, a Sonora man was reportedly walking along the side of Kentucky Hwy 61 and Greensburg Road near Bailey Road in Buffalo when he was hit by oncoming traffic resulting in his death.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, a call was received from a motorist at 10:42 p.m. stating that a male subject was walking southbound on Hwy 61 and was described as ‘jumping out into oncoming traffic’.

    Shortly after the first call, a second call was received by dispatch that the male subject had been hit.

  • New Water District office cleared to proceed

    After Tuesday’s LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting, LaRue County Water District Tim Bartley said the way is clear to proceed with plans for the construction of a new water district office on Strange Road.

    At the meeting held at the courthouse in Hodgenville, the magistrates offered no contrary motion to Planning and Zoning’s approval of seven acres at 421 Strange Road owned by Rodney Strange from agricultural(A1) to public(P1) use.

  • Silo the Film

    What began over three years ago when film producer Sam Goldberg sought out a story line involving farm related injury accidents is soon to become a reality as ‘Silo’ an upcoming feature film is slated to be released in August, 2019.

  • River Road Victim's Names Released

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 has released the names of two of the deceased victims that were found at the River Road residence in the Roanoke Community of LaRue County. One of the victims has been identified as Nicole Murray (39) of New Haven. The other victim has been identified as Brittany Wilson (33) of Louisville, who was found dismembered in a freezer at the same River Road residence from an incident that had occurred sometime before July 22nd  in Jefferson County.