Local News

  • Missing LaRue County teenager - found safe

    Update to Breaking News - The missing LaRue County teenager has been found according to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy. The teen was found unharmed and is safe. (April 20, 2016 3:30 p.m.)


    Local police are searching for a missing LaRue County teenager.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Billie Nicole Soeder, 15, of Buffalo was last seen around 9:30 p.m. at her residence on Mt. Tabor Road in Buffalo.

  • Bo's Smoke Shop Closes Hodgenville Location

    Bo's Smoke Shop has officially CLOSED their location on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville, KY.  Bo's Smoke Shop General Manager,  Amy Dennis,  said that the business closure is due to declining sales over the past few years. The closure occurred at 9:30 a.m. this morning, April 20, 2016.

    Read more in next week's LaRue County Herald News.

  • Fast and furious

    A man led police on a high speed chase last Thursday that started on Lincoln Parkway and ended on East Water Street near downtown Hodgenville.

  • School board hires new attorney

    The LaRue County School Board now has a new attorney a for the first time in 45 years.

    During their monthly meeting on Monday night, the board unanimously approved hiring Claycomb Law Office for legal services as school board attorney for a period of three years from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019. Tom Claycomb will serve as the board’s primary attorney.

    The hiring was a result of the retirement announcement by former school board attorney Jim Whitlow. See the separate article on 5A in todays issue.

  • Claycomb Law Office to represent LCS Board of Education

    The LaRue County Schools Board of Education hired Claycomb Law Office in Hodgenville on Monday, naming new counsel for the first time since 1971.

    Tom Claycomb will serve as the board’s primary attorney.

    “We’re excited to work with an attorney as well trained as Tom, who lives in our community and is a product of our school district,” said Board Chairwoman Joanna Hinton.

    Claycomb replaces longtime board attorney Jim Whitlow, who resigned because he plans to practice on a limited basis.

  • Thomas to appear on national Christian show

    Gordon Thomas of Hodgenville has been in a lot of TV commercials, musicals and other TV spots since he started his career in 2004, and now he is able to add a national TV show to his list.

    Thomas will make an appearance on the Christian TV show “The Truth Shall Make You Laugh” with Matt Forte as the host. Forte said the Christian show is a combination of comedy and devotion. He said the show includes an opening monologue, magic tricks, a special guest interview and more.

  • First Goodtime Cruisers car show of the season a success
  • The story behind the car

    When Ronnie Johnson of Cecila retired five years ago, he was looking for a new hobby that he and his wife Wanda could do together. The soul searching led them to purchasing a 1972 Dodge Swinger.

    “I was ready to retire and we wanted to find something for us to do together that was good clean fun, so we bought the car and started going to car shows,” Johnson said. “We have been going to shows for five years now throughout the region. There is no rowdiness at car shows, which is what we like.”

  • Embry to appear in court

    A local who is charged with 100 counts of cruelty to animals is scheduled to appear in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, April 20.

    Jane Embry, 57, of Magnolia will appear in court for her pretrial conference on Wednesday. She entered a not-guilty plea during her arraignment in December.

  • Boil water advisory issued

    The City of Hodgenville issued a boil water advisory for residents in several city neighborhoods.

    Those affected are residents who live on Polley Avenue, Kirkpatrick Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Underwood Avenue, Williams Avenue, Rose Circle and Harmony Court.

    City crews will be repairing fire hydrants on Kirkpatrick Avenue and Polley Avenue. The repairs will cause periodic interruption in water service from April 21-22. If you experience interruption in your service you are advised to boil your water until further notice.