Local News

  • Hodgenville News - January 31, 2018

    Thought for the week: F-E-A-R has two meanings. Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

    I didn’t know Buffalo Post Office was shut down again. That’s sad. I loved that little place when we lived in Buffalo. I think the E-Z stop store would be a perfect place for the post office. At least it is a bigger place.

  • Community News - January 31, 2018
  • Legislative bill combines LaRue with Nelson

    There are currently two bills in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would, if passed, combine LaRue County with Nelson County.

    House bill 243 will consolidate 100 of Kentucky’s counties into 34 new counties, which calls for LaRue and Nelson County to combine. This would cut Kentucky’s 120 counties into 54 total counties.

  • State Makes Applying for Assistance Easier for Families

    It’s now easier for Kentucky families to apply for child care assistance funds. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) has moved eligibility services for its Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) into benefind, the public assistance web portal used by customers to apply for other state assistance programs.

  • News of Record - January 31, 2018


    Probable cause was established for Rebecca McDaniel and her case will be passed on to the LaRue County Grand Jury. She is charged with careless driving, failure to produce an insurance card, failure to maintain the required insurance, failure to notify the department of transportation about an address change and first degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Gene Ray Abrams was arraigned for failure to produce an insurance card.

  • LCHS bass fishing club created

    While a lot of people can’t wait for spring so they can have nice weather, one group of anglers at LaRue County High School can’t wait for spring so they can go fishing.

    The LCHS bass fishing club was created in the fall of 2017 and will start competing this spring with their first competition at Kentucky Lake on March 31. They also plan on competing in the KHSAA regional tournament on April 21 and the state championship on May 11-12.

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  • Herald News Staff recognized for excellence

    The Kentucky Press Association held their 149th annual convention in Lexington, KY on January 24-25, 2018. Media outlets from across the state gathered to attend working sessions that related to the ever changing media formats and challenges facing the newspaper industry.

  • School employee arrested

    An employee of the LaRue County School system was arrested for first degree sexual abuse on Wednesday, January 24.

    Joseph William Sweat, 35, of Elizabethtown was arrested at 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24 by the Elizabethtown Police Department at their headquarters after he was brought in for questioning.

    According to the arrest citation, a mother reported the incident to EPD and brought her eight-year-old daughter to EPD headquarters. The daughter told her mother that Sweat, a family friend, had been touching her genitals and making her touch his genitals.