Local News

  • Goodlett receives federal indictment

    Former LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, January 4. See the January 11 edition of the LaRue County Herald News for the complete story.

  • Sheriff phone scam alert

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has received several calls about a recent scam.

    McCoy said someone is calling people and claiming to be Deputy Cooper with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. The number they are calling from is 270-238-5154.

    According to those who have received the scam call, McCoy said the caller states they have a warrant or document they need to pay to court. He said the caller attempts to persuade victims to put money on a prepaid debit card or other money cards to send to them as payment.

  • Runs increase for local police

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office is reporting that they have seen a large increase in officer responded runs this year compared to previous years.

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office responded to 4,771 calls of service for 2016 as of Wednesday, December 28. That number is up from 3,951 in 2015, 2,957 in 2014 and 2,227 in 2013. McCoy said those calls of service include domestic violence complaints, DUI arrests, non-injury vehicle accidents, injury vehicle accidents, reckless drivers, traffic stops, panic alarms, prisoner transports, etc.

  • Reed sworn-in as State Representative
  • Smith appointed Chief Deputy
  • One injured in accident on Lincoln Parkway at Tanner Road
  • Possible speed limit change for Parkway

    Discussions about raising the speed limit on Lincoln Parkway are currently taking place.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner said he has been in discussion with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet about possibly raising the speed limit from 55 to 65 mph.

  • History of theater in Hodgenville

    Hodgenville has always had an interest in the arts. The town has had an opera house and two movie theaters.

    The Mary Anderson Theater, at the corner of Walters Avenue and West Main Street, saw its heyday in the 1950s, hosting such first run movies as the 1956 epic The Ten Commandments and weekly Western serials featuring the likes of Hopalong Cassidy, Lash LaRue, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers.

  • Local sculptor to be featured at Library

    The LaRue County Library is going to be featuring a new artist for the month of January.

    Stone sculptor, Kathryn Wilson, will be at the LaRue County Public Library on January 5 at 5:30 p.m. for a public reception to talk about sculpting and carving stone. Her art work will also be on display for the entire month of January.

    When most people look at a stone they see just that, a stone. When a sculptor sees a stone they see what it is meant to be, they see beyond the layers that need to be chipped away to create a piece of art from an obstinate medium.

  • Numbers, future of LaRue County

    This is part one of a two part series looking at recent population projections for LaRue County.

    A recent population projection called “2016 Projections and Population of Households” was recently released by the Kentucky State Data Center at University of Lousiville. The recent projection didn’t show much growth for LaRue County.

    The report shows the US Census population estimate at 14,193 and steadily growing through 2025 to 14,348. However the projection shows a slight loss of 308 by the year 2040.