Today's News

  • Soccer boosters hold benefit Thursday

    The LaRue County High School soccer boosters are hosting Bunco 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school cafeteria. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost is $10.

  • Santa letters due by noon today

    It’s that time of year when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations mingle on the store shelves. And, that jolly old elf – Santa Claus – is already checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice before he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve.

    Santa has a lot of work to do to prepare for that evening, so once again, the staff of The LaRue County Herald News is cooperating with him to deliver wish lists for LaRue County children.

  • Ashley Judd helps launch "green" film festival

    Golden-Globe nominated, Kentucky-raised actress Ashley Judd has joined Kentucky's first lady Jane Beshear to launch the first “Green Team Kentucky Online Film Festival.” 

    The launch was done using the same technology that hundreds of Kentuckians will use to enter the competition — a YouTube video, broadcast over the Internet. To watch the video, go to www.greenteam.ky.gov/filmfestival.

  • The Great American Smoke Out is at hand

    Each November, Americans celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out. This Thursday marks the 33rd annual event. The Great American Smoke Out is a designated day where smokers from across our nation unite in cause and commit to give up smoking for one day. These future “non-smokers” need to be: cheered, applauded, supported and encouraged by family, friends, community and everyone else who is concerned about the harmful dangers associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

  • District Health Department confronts whooping cough

    Landmark News Service

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department will host a community forum on pertussis, also known as whooping cough, as 25 cases have been identified in Hardin County. 

    Most of the cases are in children. The schools involved are St. James Catholic School, Heartland Elementary, Elizabethtown Christian Academy, Morningside Elementary, Bluegrass Middle School and Rineyville Elementary, the health department reports.

  • School Board holds special meeting Thursday

    A special meeting of the LaRue County School Board has been called for Thursday evening.

    Two items are on the agenda for the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the LaRue County Board of Education's conference room on the second floor of the old Hodgenville Elementary building.

    The board will discuss bids for heating and air conditioning work plus window replacement at LaRue County Middle School as well as bids for asbestos abatement in the building.

    All meetings of the board are open to the public.


  • First Baptist plans women's retreat Saturday

    First Baptist Church of Hodgenville will conduct a women’s retreat on Saturday, Nov. 15.

    The program, “Body, Mind & Spirit ... Women Seeking God’s Heart,” will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

    Lunch and child care will be provided, but pre-registration is required by Nov. 9, particularly if child care is required.

    The retreat will feature fellowship, music and worship in addition to breakout sessions. Key programs include women's health issues, balancing career and home and women's self defense.

  • JV completes perfect season

    LaRue County High School’s junior varsity football team finished the 2008 season undefeated, winning all eight games they played.

    The young Hawks devoured most of their opponents, with the largest point spread 42 points when they ravaged Fort Knox 50-8 in their home season opener Sept. 1. 

    Their closest encounter was the following week, when they surfed past the Green Wave of Meade County 14-12. Other victims included Green County 22-6, North Bullitt 30-18, Central Hardin 32-6, Bardstown 42-20, Bullitt East 40-7, and Bullitt Central 38-6.

  • Gas price decline may help harvesters

    The steep drop in gasoline prices was too late to help farmers during the growing season, but it could help during harvest, said David Harrison, LaRue County Extension agent for agriculture. It depends on when they last bought fuel.

    “A lot of times they make large purchases at one time and don’t use it all,” Harrison said. If they bought a large amount of gasoline before prices fell and have not depleted their supply, the recent low rates are of little comfort.

  • Operation Christmas Child begins holiday shoebox drive

    It’s that time of year when we are given the opportunity to provide Christmas for a child who otherwise will receive no gifts. Items that can fill a shoe box. The deadline to drop off the boxes is Wednesday, Nov. 19.

    Operation Christmas Child is one ministry of Samaritan’s Purse which delivers millions of shoe box in desperate circumstances throughout the world.