• City Hall changing hours

     Hodgenville City Hall is changing its hours.

    Beginning April 1, it will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employees will have 30 minutes for lunch.

    Hodgenville City Council voted unanimously to make the change after councilman Mitchell Key said he had spoken with City Clerk/Treasurer Toni Burton and assistant clerk Debbie Rucker.

    The women currently are working 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour lunch break.

  • County could lose $550,000 in road funding

     Though most drivers welcome the decrease in gasoline prices, the consequent reduction in fuel tax revenue is projected to result in LaRue County losing $550,000 in road funds in the next fiscal year, an amount equal to one-fourth of its road fund budget.

    Meeting with magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 10, Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, shared those county road fund revenue projections from a letter the state transportation cabinet sent to county officials.

  • PHOTO: Matherly honored for service
  • City Council: Read more next week

      Due to the length and lateness of Monday night’s city council, the story will be published in next week’s Herald News.

    Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Fees increase as costs climb at Red Hill

     The cost of dying just went up.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission, which consists of members of Hodgenville City Council, voted Monday to increase the price of grave plots.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore, who serves as the commission’s president, said the City’s costs have “gone up considerably,” and other cemeteries in the area have passed along to customers the cost of doing business.

    The grave opening fee was raised from $450 to $500; the tent-setting fee was bumped from $250 to $300.

  • Board to determine how funds will be distributed

    LaRue County has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $6,689 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 32.

    The funds will supplement emergency food, rent or mortgage and utility assistance programs in the area.

    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, and United Way of America.

  • Board of Adjustments gives sawmill operator until June 1 to correct issues

    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments has discussed the operation of a sawmill on Sonora Road in four meetings during the past year.
    Despite numerous complaints by neighbors  – many of whom have attended every meeting – the board agreed Feb. 23 to give the owner of the sawmill, Mose Yoder, more time to make improvements at the site.

  • PHOTO: Key to dispatch


    Dispatcher Michael Key assisted a 911 caller from the telecommunications center located in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Hodgenville hosts Republican candidates

      The hometown of Abraham Lincoln will play host on March 13 to 13 Republican candidates for state office.

    The candidates have confirmed attendance at the LaRue County Republican Party’s chili supper at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. 

  • Fiscal Court shows appreciation for road and ambulance crews

     Clearing the drifted and at times almost impassable county roads meant little sleep and long hours for LaRue road crews during the recent major winter storm.

    Each of LaRue County Fiscal Court’s magistrates and Tommy Turner, judge-executive, thanked Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, and the other road department employees for their work as the court held session at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 24.