Today's News

  • Herald News headlines

    For the first time since 1995, The LaRue County Herald News has implemented a price increase for single-copy buyers. The newspaper being delivered today will cost 75 cents apiece. For details about the change, read General Manager Ben Sheroan's column posted online under the Opinion section.

    Home-delivered subscriptions do offer convenience and an annual discount of more than 22 percent from the single-copy price. To start a subscription in time for next week's print edition, call 358-3118.

    Here are some of the top headlines from this week's Herald News:

  • LaRue’s shot and discus tops at tri-meet

    The weather was cold, cloudy and rainy, but it didn’t dampen the spirits at the LaRue County High School track and field events March 31. The boys’ shot put and discus throwers led the way with the boys placing one, two and three while the girls won three relays.

    The boys and girls both placed second overall. 

  • New restaurant offers lunch and baked goods

    Owner and culinary specialist Jamie Warren, along with her mother-in-law Mary Lynn Warren and Sarah Roberts Anthony, prepare fresh-baked cookies, cakes and rolls, as well as soups, hot and cold sandwiches and salads.

    Jamie Warren has lived in the Hodgenville area about 12 years with her husband, Bow. She said she is originally from Powell County where in her large family, large meals were the norm. A typical meal wasn’t much different from one served on Thanksgiving Day.

  • LCHS will host major track event today

    The LaRue County High School track team is hosting the second annual LaRue County Invitational meet Saturday.

    Field events begin at 11 a.m.; running begins at noon.

    Fifteen schools have signed up.

  • KSP planning checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety evaluations on roadways in all eight Post 4 counties, including LaRue, during the next month. Troopers will be conducting safety checkpoints on various roadways most often during weekend nights when impaired driving traffic is at a maximum. Officers also may initiate checkpoints at other times during the week.

    The primary focus of these safety checks will be to reduce the incidence of drug and alcohol impaired drivers, however, officers also will be emphasizing the use of child safety seats and seat belts.

  • Hawks win two, lose two in Florida

    Spring break is over for the LaRue County Hawks as they headed home Friday and reflected on a week of baseball, heavy rains and dodging severe storms.

    The Hawks finished the week 2-2 at the Florida Beach Bash with a lot of focus on their pitching staff, defense and hitting game that was never really proven in the preseason or their first week of scheduled games.

  • Phoenix Club sponsors local events

    The Phoenix Club is a student-based organization of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    This spring the club is sponsoring two community events. At 11 a.m. April 11, the club will sponsor and participate in a Walk for Awareness at Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown. All community members are invited to participate. For each mile walked, one dollar will be contributed by the Take the Walk organization to a charity of choice. More information is available at www.takethewalk.net.

  • Lady Hawks drop three games in Florida

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks softball team enjoyed its spring break in Florida while playing three very tough Florida teams. 

  • New Haven child waits for multi-organ transplant

    Max Dickerson pulled a fast one on the assistant principal at New Haven School when Lent began this year.

    New to the area, Mario Riley didn’t know Max very well. So when the second-grader told him with a solemn look that he was giving up chocolate for Lent, Riley, impressed with Max’s dedication, said he’d join him by giving up Mountain Dew. Riley followed through on his pledge – only to learn that Max never ate chocolate anyway.

  • Talent showcase to benefit senior’s Project Graduation

    A talent showcase will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the LaRue County High School auditorium. All proceeds will benefit Project Graduation, the all-night chaperoned party thrown for local graduates.

    Performers include Ricky Whitlock, Mallory Skaggs and several high school students. The small school state champion speech team will also give a presentation.

    Admission is $8 adults; $5 students.

    For tickets or more information, call Ricky Whitlock at 268-3344 or Deborah Whitlock at 358-9924.