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Local News

  • Big changes - Hodgenville 200 book

    As progress and time race along at break-neck-speed it’s easy to forget it wasn’t too long ago things looked very different in LaRue County. Just in the 1940s, a mere 70 years ago, teams of mules were used to farm. Cane was cut by hand to make molasses and horse drawn wagons were still a common sight. Here you will find some photos that were featured in a Looking Back at LaRue edition from 2001.

  • 2nd Annual benefit pull this weekend

    The 2nd annual pull for Ronnie and Mike is this Saturday, April 1 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville.

    The event is held in memory of LaRue Countians Ronnie Chaudion and Mike Coffey who were lifelong truck and tractor pullers. There will also be a memorial balloon launch during the pull to remember them and other pullers who have passed away.

  • LaRue County Fiscal Court notes

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 28 concurred with Planning and Zoning’s approval of three tracts of land in the county: seven and one-half acres at 155 Jones Street in Buffalo owned by Tracey Childress, from R1A to R1B; one acre at 70 Brown Road, Hodgenville, owned by Bobby Shoffner, A1 to R1A; and four-tenths of an acre at 1983 Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville, Bruce and Shelia Arnette owners, A1 to R1A.

    Mike Cottrell, director of emergency medical services, reported 143 ambulance runs in February.

  • News of record - March 29, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Mildred Diane Shadowens, administratrix of the estate of Paul E. Shadowens to Jared A. Smith and Michelle L. Smith, property on Weldon Loop, $280,000.

    John W. Cooney and Elizabeth L. Cooney and Constance Marie Meyer to Phillip D. Lamb, tract one of the John and Elizabeth Cooney Agricultural Division, $145,000.

  • Jail log - March 29, 2017

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, March 17 to Friday, March 24, 2017

    Brianna R. Abney, 20, of Salvisa was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, two counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. She was later released from LCDC.

  • Semi-truck accident on Greensburg Road
  • School board chooses new auditor

    The LaRue County School Board chose a new auditor during their monthly meeting on Monday, March 20.

    With all members present, the school board unanimously approved White and Associates as their auditor for $12,500. Other auditing companies that submitted proposals were Stiles Carter and Associates for $15,000 and Carr, Riggs and Ingram LLC for $21,500.

  • City approves LG&E Franchise agreement

    The Hodgenville City Council approved the second reading of a franchise agreement with LG&E during a special called meeting on Thursday, March 16.

    A franchise is a contract between a city and a utility company that outlines the requirements for the utility company to use the city’s public right of way. Terms of the agreement range from 5 to 20 years and the franchise fee could range from 1 to 5 percent.

  • To reminisce

    Every year at the LaRue County Extension Expo the staff at The LaRue County Herald News brings out all the unclaimed photos from the archives. This draws quite a crowd as people sift through hundreds of old photos to find friends, relatives and even themselves in these images long forgotten. Friends and neighbors reminisce about things they remember, places, events and people.

  • Local judges participate in symposium on addiction, child welfare

    Local Family Court Judges/District Court Judges John David “Jack” Seay, Charles C. Simms III and C. Derek Reed learned more about how drug addiction is affecting Kentucky families at the Judicial Symposium on Addiction and Child Welfare in Louisville January 26-27.

    The intensive two-day conference was for the state’s Family Court judges and District Court judges in counties that don’t have Family Court. Some Circuit Court judges also attended.