Local News

  • Map the meal gap shows the real picture

    While we may not like to admit it, hunger is everywhere, in every single community, including LaRue County.

    While the economy has been improving, food insecurity and poverty remain higher than before the Great Recession of 2008 began. And while food insecurity rates have declined, the millions of people still facing hunger could be falling further behind.

  • Firefighters respond to field fire

    LaRue County Fire and Rescue were called out to the scene of a field fire on Harned-McCubbins Road on Monday, June 26, around 4:30 p.m. Approximately 3 acres were burned with no structural damage or injuries reported. Buffalo Fire Department and Hodgenville Fire Department also assisted in extinguishing the fire. 

  • Making learning fun, accessible

    CreekFront Park in Hodgenville now has an interactive trail designed to engage parents, grandparents and caregivers to help them turn everyday occasions into exciting learning activities.

  • New deputies in LaRue
  • News of Record: Marriages

    The following marriage license have been issued in LaRue County.

    Nina Nicole Finch, 35, and Joshua Thomas Wheeler, 33, both of Upton.

    Aaron Dwayne Butterworth, 35, and Jenee Rae Burd, 33, both of Buffalo.

    Amanda Lorraine Ford, 33, and Christopher Leo Hite, Jr., 36, both of Hodgenville.

    Shannon Gilbert Ray, 45, of Hodgenville and Aleshia Gayle New, 32, of Vine Grove.

    Pamela Fay Skaggs, 53, and Willie Edward Humphrey, 59, both of Magnolia.

  • News of Record: Property transfers

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

    Lile James West aka Lile J. West and Peggy West to David W. Cundiff and Barbara J. Cundiff, property in White City, $25,000.

    Bomar Lee Chaudoin and Carolyn Jean Chaudoin to Monica L. Underwood, lot one of Bomar and Carol Chaudoin Subdivision, $16,775.

    Bomar Lee Chaudoin and Carolyn Jean Chaudoin to Bomar Lee Chaudoin and Carolyn Jean Chaudoin, lot 2 of Bomar and Carol Chaudoin Subdivision, FMV $15,000.

  • LaRue County Bootleg Part II

    Few remember the dramatic and short life of Wild Bill Skaggs, but those who do remember him for his generosity, dashing looks and successful moonshine operation.

    National prohibition of alcohol began in 1920 as the “noble experiment” a way to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America, according to the CATO Institute.

  • Former LaRue Co. Sheriff pleads guilty to embezzling money

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner pled guilty in United States District Court on Thursday, June 22 before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to LaRue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • LaRue County Bootleg: Original 1925 Moses Akin Article

    Exerpt from The Herald News, Hodgneville, LaRue County , Kentucky, Thursday, October 1, 1925



    The old saying that where there is smoke there is some fire, is true in many ways. The vivid memory of Moses Akin, the evangelist, in minds of such a large number of people, forty years after his death, and the continued quoting from his store of natural wit, is proof conclusive that he towered above most men of his time whose names are never heard or known of all of forty years after death.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Elder Moses Akin was a legend in this region. He was an evangelist whose reputation went before him and often that reputation wasn’t always a clean one. However, that did not stop hundreds and sometimes thousands of people from coming out to hear the word from “Mose.”