• Beginning the budget process

    By Terry Mills

    State Representative

    The biggest responsibility the governor and the General Assembly have during legislative sessions in even-numbered years is enacting a budget to run state government.  It sets our priorities in a way no other law can.

    The budget process actually began months ago, when agencies compiled their projected needs while the state’s economists, known as the Consensus Forecasting Group, determined exactly how much the state could appropriate.

  • Short week at state legislatrue

    By State Representative Terry Mills

    With the General Assembly off on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and on Friday because of the snow, last week was an especially short one for legislators.

    However, a reduced schedule didn’t keep the House from moving several bills forward.

    Last Wednesday, the chamber’s Judiciary Committee put its support behind House Bill 229, which would give the Attorney General’s office jurisdiction to pursue and prosecute human trafficking cases.  

  • Primary election taking shape

    The May Primary election is taking shape as the filing deadline for candidates ended Tuesday, January 26.

    LaRue Countians will cast their vote for several races during the primary election including U.S. president, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state senate and state representative. There are no county or city races in the 2016 primary election. The following are the candidates who filed on Tuesday prior to the publication deadline for the LaRue County Herald News.

  • Beginning of the 2016 Regular Session

    By Terry Mills


    If the final days of a legislative session are spent deciding what laws the General Assembly will pass, then the first few days are focused on what the House and Senate hope will be on that list.

    Setting those priorities was the main theme last week as other legislators and I returned to the Capitol and began filing legislation to kick off the 2016 Regular Session.

  • Breaking News - Boil Water Advisory

    The City of Hodgenville at 3:45 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2016 has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the area of Old Sonora Road. The advisory is until further notice.

    17 Customers are affected in the block of 145-1561 Old Sonora Road.

    For more information contact the City of Hodgenville at 270-358-3832

  • Fiscal court approves bridge replacement

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, at its November 10 meeting, passed a resolution that authorizes $120,000 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to be used toward replacing the long-standing Hall-Gaddie Bridge on the south fork of the Nolin River.

  • Election Results - LaRue County

    REPUBLICAN Candidates sweep LaRue with all precincts reporting.

    Unofficial Election Returns for LaRue County find Republican candidate Matt Bevin the clear winner with all precincts reporting. Bevin carried LaRue County with an unofficial total of 2009 votes over Democratic candidate Jack Conway with 1214 votes. (updated 7:25 p.m.)

  • Changes made at city Cemetery

    Several changes were recently made for the rules and regulations at the Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met on September 14 for their biannual meeting. During the meeting, the commission voted unanimously to change their meeting schedule from biannual to quarterly. The meeting will now be held on January, April, July and October.

  • Lincoln Parkway turns 30

    A parkway that would connect LaRue County and Hodgenville to its neighboring community of Elizabethtown had been a long time dream of many in LaRue County.

  • Hodgenville takes 4 % tax increase

    The Hodgenville City Council approved a four percent tax increase during a special called meeting on Friday, September 18.