Community News

  • Old fashioned church homecoming

    As I continue to make my rounds throughout the county churches, my next visit was Mount Zion Separate Baptist Church for their Homecoming on May 7. As I arrived, members were dressed in clothing from the olden days.

    Mount Zion is actually located in Hart County not far from Mount Salem. It’s a small rural area, where everyone knows everyone, neighbors help each other and everyone is greeted with a warm smile and handshake.

  • Wheland Honored for exceptional academic success

    Sarah Whelan, the 13-year-old homeschooled daughter of David and Beverly Whelan from Howardstown, was among the students honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. She was recognized at a state-wide ceremony at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green on May 19, 2017.

  • Herald News raises $385 for LaRue Co. Relay
  • Newby awarded $1,000 scholarship from FKFCU

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship to Seth Paul Newby of LaRue County High School.

    Each year, Fort Knox Federal provides $1,000 in financial assistance to a select number of deserving college-bound high school students who are members or are the sons or daughters of members of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.  The scholarships are designated the Howard Roush Memorial Scholarships, in honor of a former Fort Knox Federal president. 

  • Building Permits

    The following are building permits applied for at the Planning and Zoning office.

    William Frank, 4758 Tanner Rd., Storage, Post.

    Jaret Calloway, 2457 Murrieltown Rd., Sonora, land division, plat.

    Angela Nevitt, 4369 S. L&N Turnpike, Magnolia, Carport Pre-fab.

    David Housler, 450 Heying Lane, Residence, s-wide.

    Keith Floyd, 5078 S. L&N Turnpike, Magnolia, Garage Frame.

    Brandon Voltz, 771 Old Sonora Rd., Commercial, Frame.

    David Humphries, 808 Howardstown Rd., Garage, Post.

  • Hinton performs at Marion County Music Fest 2017
  • Hodgenville Water Works receives award
  • LaRue County Relay for Life

    LaRue County Relay For Life Event is this weekend.

    Saturday, June 3, 2017
    2:00 p.m.. – Midnight
    Downtown Hodgenville, KY

  • Cooking corner - May 24, 2017


    2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

    1/2 cup old fashioned oats

    1/4 cup brown sugar

    1/4 cup sugar

    1/2 tsp baking powder

    1/4 tsp salt

    1/2 cup butter, diced

    1 egg

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    12 white chocolate covered pretzels, roughly chopped

    1/2 cup chocolate chips

    1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • REAL ID a real solution for Kentuckians

    In 2005, Congress enacted legislation enhancing national security by adding new requirements for state driver’s licenses and other official ID cards. In an effort to comply with the standards, the General Assembly passed House Bill 410 this session, also known as REAL ID.

    While there has been some concern over the federal requirements, the measure recently passed in Kentucky complies with federal standards while making the new travel ID voluntary, and I want to ensure every citizen of House District 24 is informed on this new policy.