Local News

  • 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.

  • Fiscal Court discusses banking services

    Members of LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized advertising banking services bids as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville on March 14.

    “Periodically, every five to seven years, we look at our services to make sure we get the most ‘bank’ for the bucks,” Judge-executive Tommy Turner told the court.

    Handing out draft copies of the bid proposal, he reviewed the criteria with magistrates and explained that awarding the bids will be based on a points system.

  • State road blacktopping approved by LaRue County fiscal court

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville February 28, approved Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Four’s recommendations for resurfacing three county roads in 2017-18.

    Paul Sanders, chief District Four engineer, recommended KY 584 be paved from KY 61 to Jesse Abell Road, a distance of 2.030 miles; KY 1079, from US 31E to KY 357, 2.625 miles; and KY 916 from KY 470 to KY 210, 5.047 miles.

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner said the court’s approval will be sent to the state for further consideration.

  • PTO asks for Box Tops from community

    While visiting local grocery stores, LaRue Countians may notice a tall black box placed near the door with a sign that reads “Box Tops.”

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has placed Box Top collection boxes at Houchens IGA and Save-A-Lot grocery stores in Hodgenville.

  • Work-A-Thon seeks to invest in community

    On March 11, 2017, the youth group of Hodgenville Pentecostal Church will be participating in their annual fundraiser. This year, the youth group will be part of a program called Work-A –Thon.

    The youth group will be completing acts of services for the community set up by Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore, various projects for individuals in the community, and a project on their home church property.

  • Dinky Gowen to perform at LCHS

    LaRue County Illusionist Dinky Gowen will perform at the LaRue County High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.

    Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children 5-years-old and under are free. The show will benefit the Hodgenville Lions Club local eyeglasses fundraiser. The eyeglass program provides eye care, eye glasses and eye treatments to those in need in the community.