• 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.

  • City reimbursed for Hornback salary

    In the monthly meeting of the Hodgenville City Council held Monday evening, Mayor Kenny DeVore told the council that the city recently received a check for $108,998.40 for the unauthorized overpayment of wages of former Hodgenville City Clerk Madonna Hornback. According to current city clerk Toni Burton, the city received the funds from their bonding company, Cincinnati Insurance Companies.

  • Ethics commission holds meeting

    The newly re-established Hodgenville ethics commission held their first meeting on Tuesday, September 8.

    State law requires the City of Hodgenville to have an ethics ordinance in place to define standards expected in elected and appointed officials. The City first appointed an ethics commission in 1994, but former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse did not make appointments to the commission during his tenure (2007-2014), making the commission nonexistent.