Today's News

  • Lincoln Days showcases ‘the best’

    Saturday morning’s windy conditions put a chill on the opening events of the 43rd annual Lincoln Days Festival. Participants in the Little Abe and Little Sarah contests shivered onstage, the ladies held on to their pioneer bonnets, men chased their runaway hats, and volunteers kept a close watch on swaying booths, trashcans and speakers.

    Lincoln Days President Rob Thurman said a strong wind blew through Lincoln Square about 9 p.m. Friday and flipped over booths. Vendors walked around the square afterwards, securing their competitor’s booths.

  • Reporter learns how Herald reaches readers

    When you walk into a printing plant, it can be sort of assaulting. It’s constant noise. Machines banging into one another, papers flying from one sorter to the next and, of course, the press itself, stamping newspapers from all over the state and sending them to the next stop on their journey.

  • LaRue is 13th in test scores

    The LaRue County School District surpassed its district goal for the 2013-14 school year on the state’s Unbridled Learning accountability assessment, ranking 13th out of 173 school districts in Kentucky.

    “Students, staff and the LaRue County community can be proud knowing we are one of the highest achieving districts in the state,” said Sam Sanders, superintendent. “As always, we will analyze the data and formulate a plan to keep moving us forward.”

  • WATCH: Tyler Adams gets dunked by Terry Davenport
  • Firefighter injured, truck damaged in cornfield fire

    About seven acres of a cornfield was scorched Sunday afternoon, the latest in a series of field fires that have kept firefighters busy.

    The field, owned by Jan and Jane Wright and located on Carter Brothers Road, had been harvested. The fire appeared to have started near the center of the field.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler said the volunteer firefighters reached the area quickly, however, the wind caused numerous problems.

    “When it changed direction, it came at us in a fury,” he said.

  • ‘I am.’ Students learn about personal safety

    “Who is responsible for your personal safety?” Dale Dobson, head of farm safety for the Department of Agriculture was met with silence. “The answer should be ‘I am.’”

    More than 1,000 LaRue County students, including all eighth graders and high school students received a hands-on lesson about the dangers of drunk driving.

  • Sports Roundup


    Sept. 29

    LaRue 3 sets, Hart 0 (25-7, 25-22, 25-8)

    Keeahna Bowen - 2 kills, 18 assists, 2 aces, 2 digs

    Cidney Neagle - 10 kills, 4 aces, 1 dig, 1 block

    Chloe Owen - 5 kills, 1 assist, 7 aces, 6 digs

    Kylie Rogers - 3 aces, 1 dig

    Alyson Yingling - 6 kills, 1 ace, 5 digs

    Tessa Yingling - 6 kills, 4 aces

    Rachel Armes - 2 digs

    Breea Kirkpatrick - 1 dig

    Scarlett Redmon - 1 dig

    Grace Armes - 1 dig

    Sept. 30

  • Sports Shorts

    Upcoming tournaments

    The 18th District Soccer Tournament will be played at Marion County High School. The Hawks play Marion at 6 p.m. Oct. 14; the girls play Marion at 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Championship is 6 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys) on Oct. 16.

    The 18th District Volleyball Tournament will be play at Hart County High School. The Lady Hawks play Hart County at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Championship is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

    Kickball: Kick for a Cause

  • LCMS Football goes undefeated

    The LaRue County Middle School Football team capped off a perfect season by winning the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference championship game Saturday. The team, coached by Bruce Arnette, Clarence Baker, Jason Harrison, Matt Perry and Danny Embry, defeated Green County 8-6 in overtime Tuesday in the semi-finals.

    The Hawks took on Campbellsville Middle School for the championship on Oct. 4. The Eagles reached the championship for the third time in the last four years by knocking off Adair County Tuesday night.

  • Golf team finishes strong at Region tourny

    Head Coach Justin Craft and the LaRue County High School boys’ golf team had plenty to smile about last Tuesday as they were able to post their best finish in 18 years.

    LaRue County finished fourth out of 18 full teams. The last time the golf team finished this high in the region was with a championship in 1996.