Local News

  • Lincoln Birthplace Returns to Summer Park Hours

    Summer hours are currently in effect at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. The Birthplace Unit is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will run through Monday, September 5, 2016.

  • Looking ahead

    Congratulations Class of 2016

    Congratulations to our Leadership LaRue Scholarship recipients, Sierra Schmidt and Andrew Coy. The Chamber Board of Directors and Leadership LaRue Alumni wish you the best as you further your education. Congratulations to all our 2016 LaRue County High School Graduates and many blessings as you pursue your dreams!


  • Improving the odds for farmers

    Every livestock farmer wants their herds to be as productive as they can be, and one LaRue County man is helping farmers across the nation in meeting those productivity goals.

    Gil Myers PhD, of Magnolia is an independent consultant and livestock parasitolosist who owns and operates Myers Parasitology Services, which is a parasite monitoring laboratory that tests parasites in livestock herds. Through his business, Myers said he promotes parasite monitoring as it allows livestock farmers to objectively evaluate their worm control programs.

  • News of Record - June 8, 2016

    Property Transfers

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

    Renee Brewer, executrix of Kenneth R. Bell estate, to Renee Brewer, property in LaRue County, FMV $70,000.

    Mildred Lynn Moffett to Mildred Lynn Moffett and Elaine Stirling, property on Wonderland Road, $87,500.

    Gary Hinton, Pamela Hinton, Terry Hinton by and through Kathryn Hinton, his attorney in fact and Kathryn Hinton to Branden Pepper, property on Borders Curve, $815,000.

  • On the frontier of agriculture

    A group of LaRue County farmers are participating in a program that could put the county on the frontier of agriculture.

    Ryan Bivens, Kevin McCubbin, Caleb Ragland and David Pepper applied to participate in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s third year pilot Hemp research program.

    A bill was passed in 2014 that allowed the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to launch an agricultural pilot program in which industrial hemp could be grown or cultivated for academic research.

  • Relay for Life raises over $60K

    With the threat of rain for most of the day last Saturday, the LaRue County Relay for Life won out with only one small shower during the event. Alexis Trumbo, a member of the Beta Believers team, opened the day with the National Anthem followed by the annual Survivor Recognition. Approximately 35 cancer survivors participated in the medal ceremony while others joined in later in the day.

  • Fair continues through Saturday

    The 109th LaRue County Fair continues through Saturday.

    Wednesday, June 8

    The LaRue County Herald News Night at the Fair ($1.00 off gate admission with coupon)

    7 p.m. KOI ATV Rodeo

    8:30 p.m. Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Pageants

    Thursday, June 9

    7:30 p.m. Tiny Miss and Master Pageant, Miniature Horse Show, Parent and Child Lookalike Contest and KOI Drag Races

    8 p.m. Little Miss and Master Pageant

    Friday, June 10

  • Around the world

    At one time or another, most people have dreamed of exotic places they would like to visit. For many, the closest they’ll come to being at those sites, though, is vicariously through the Internet or pictures in travel books or magazines.

    If Faye Puyear were to write about where she has visited and what she has seen since retiring, however, she could compose a book. Among the many locations to which the former LaRue County Schools’ educator has traveled are the Vatican, Peru, Egypt, and China.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.


    At 1:50 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016,  City of Hodgenville officials have issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY for Miami Court, Oak Street, and Beachtree Street until further notice.

    If you have any questions or concerns relating to this advisory, please contact 270-358-9876.