Local News

  • Goodlett federal sentencing delayed again

    Everything was going as planned and former LaRue County High School Principal, Stephen Kyle Goodlett, appeared in federal court for his sentencing on Thursday, November 9. However, it was stopped and continued to next year.

  • Incumbents file for reelection

    A week has passed since candidates were able to start filing to run for county office in the 2018 May Primary election and only incumbents have filed to run at this time.

    Those interested in running for office in the Primary Election can do so between now and January 30, 2018. According to LaRue County Clerk’s Office, those who filed on the first day that candidates were able to file were:

  • Veterans Day a time for Remembrance, Gratitude

    Over the course of American history, millions of Americans have answered the call of service by joining the Armed Forces. This noble sacrifice has made the United States the freest, most prosperous nation on Earth, and has guaranteed basic freedoms for Americans of all stripes.

  • LaRue Co. Connection - Ralph Underwood

    Ralph Underwood graduated from LCHS in 1965 and life took him to Anchorage, Alaska. After noticing his subscription renewal, the Herald News called Underwood while he was plowing snow at 6 a.m. to ask about family, the last frontier, and what keeps him connected to Kentucky.

    LaRue County Herald News: Since Anchorage is approximately 4,000 miles away, what’s your LaRue County connection?

  • Inmates removed at recycling center

    The Kentucky Department of Corrections has advised the LaRue County Detention Center to suspend the state inmate work release program until further notice at the Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville.

  • Run Run Rudolph

    You know Dasher and Dancer…but do you recall the most famous school bus of all? Now in its 51st year, the Santa’s Helpers program is accepting donations as Rudolph the Santa Bus gets ready to make his annual run on December 23, bringing toys and Christmas cheer to the community.

  • Vietnam: Tour of Duty and return home

    Editor’s note: This is the third of three articles written by our correspondent Ron Benningfield as he shares his experiences in the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. The first article appeared in the November 1 edition of The LaRue County Herald News and the second article appeared in the November 8 edition.

    Americans are creatures of habit and in a war zone that can get a person killed.

  • A man who has seen it all

    Some people are blessed with the ability to take just about any conversational subject you bring up and be able to discuss it fully, usually adding anecdotes that leave you better informed and in a better humor.

    Viers Road resident Billy Duncan is one of those people. In his 82 years, he has gained a wealth of experience working on farms, at sawmills, for the transportation department, completing a stint in the Army, driving trucks commercially, and serving as LaRue County deputy and high sheriff.

  • Boil water advisories lifted

    All boil water advisories for the City of Hodgenville have been lifted.

  • Woody and Chloe visit LaRue County

    A group of celebrities visited LaRue County on Friday, November 3 as Woody and Chole stopped by to visit children at the Hodgenville Civic Center as they continue to paddle their way across the Bluegrass.