Local News

  • 2017 Railsplitting contest results

    Professional results

    Bill Thomas - 1st place 5:35 -Sonora

    Jason Nunn - 2nd place 5:50-Sonora

    Ray Nunn - 3rd place 7:08- Sonora

    Tyler Hornback - 4th place - Sonora

    Amateur Railsplitter

    Caleb Eastridge Elizabethtown 2:15 - 1st place

    Casey Brooks  Hodgenville 3:35 - 2nd place

    Junior Railsplitter

    Samuel Goff, age 15 - 1st place

    Conner Thomas, age 15 - 2nd place

    Ethan Gardner, age 18 - 3rd place

    Karlee Thomas, age 12 - 4th place

  • Smithsonian exhibit celebrating sports coming to Hodgenville

    Basketball. Baseball. Soccer. Football. Pickleball. Wrestling. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns.

  • Hawks win playoff game

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity football team won their first playoff game since 2012 after beating the Union County Braves 14-0 on Friday, November 3.

    The Hawks had a solid game on both sides of the ball. The Hawks offense had 342 total yards with 282 yards rushing and 60 yards passing. The Hawks defense held the Braves to only 111 total yards on offense with 50 yards on the ground and 61 yards through the air.

  • Trading Places: Exchange students bring international perspective to LCHS

    This year at LaRue County High School, six students have come a long way to get to school. Coming from five countries and three continents, these students have traveled thousands of miles to attend high school in Hodgenville as part of an international exchange program during the 2017-18 school year.

  • Vietnam: Country and culture

    Editor’s note: This is the second 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 third article will appear in the November 15 edition.

    Not only were America and Vietnam separated by thousands of miles, but their citizens also had custom and cultural differences that could easily cause verbal and nonverbal communication misunderstandings.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Hodgenville.

  • Lincoln Days Railsplitting rescheduled to Nov. 5

     Due to inclement weather during the 2017 Lincoln Days festival, two well known Lincoln Days events have been rescheduled to Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m.

    The Professional, Amateur, Jr. Railsplitting Contests and the Men's and Women’s Cross Cut contests will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. in CreekFront Park.

    The public is invited to come and cheer on the competitors.

  • Hodgenville News - November 1, 2017

    Thought for week: Take care of someone else, be there for someone else and bless someone else. A happy life is about giving more than you take.

    The thought this week goes out to my coworkers at work and anyone else that is a caregiver. Blessing to others is a special talent given to special people. It’s the little things that makes the biggest difference in this old sad world we live in these days. God Bless you.

  • Rolling through LaRue

    Eighteen year old cyclist Bella Cimeno of Blue Hill, Maine came through Hodgenville on October 18 during her solo trip across the country on the Trans-America Trail. The LaRue County Herald News caught up with Cimeno when she stopped for an ice cream on the square to ask about her travels thus far.

    LaRue Co.Herald News: When did this trip start and where did the idea originate?

  • Primary election deadlines set


    The Primary Election in May 2018 is expected to increase the numbers at the polls as all the county offices are up for election and the filing deadlines have already been set.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said those interested in running for office in the Primary Election can do so between November 8, 2017 and January 30, 2018. The offices that will be on the ballot are LaRue County Judge-Executive, LaRue County Clerk, LaRue County Sheriff, LaRue County PVA, LaRue County Circuit Clerk, LaRue County Jailer, all four magistrates and all constables.