Local News

  • LCS responds to lawsuit

    The LaRue County School District has answered a federal lawsuit that was filed against them by several former LaRue County High School students.

    Five former LaRue County High School students filed a federal lawsuit in September against the LaRue County School District and Goodlett. Three other former LCHS students have joined as plaintiffs since the original filing. The students are all female and are now adults, but were minors and students between 2012 and 2016 when Goodlett was employed at LCHS.

  • Lt. Gov visits LaRue

    Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton visited LaRue County last week and shared her unique life story that led her to become the first African-American in Kentucky to be elected to a statewide office and the third African-American woman to serve as lieutenant governor of any U.S. state.

    Hampton was the guest speaker at the Hodgenville Rotary Club on Thursday, October 19. Hampton started by sharing her story of the struggles her and her family faced when she was growing up in Detroit during the 1960s.

  • Woody and Chloe are paddling into Hodgenville


    We are excited to announce that Woody and Chloe and their owner Leigh Anne Florence will be making their way to Hodgenville for a special visit on Friday November 3.

    The free event is being sponsored by the LaRue County Public Library and The LaRue County Herald News, in cooperation with The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville.

  • News of record - October 18, 2017

    Food inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the Health Department in the month of September.

    Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, 88, 97 upon correction: meat held at improper temperature (corrected), food items on floor in walk-in, sanitizer too strong (corrected), drawer has build up.

    Decades, 9050 New Jackson Hwy, Magnolia, 94: bulk container not labeled, can opener blade worn, cup being used for scoop, shelves unclean, can opener rack unclean, clean utensils/lids stored in unclean containers.

  • ‘Born so young’: Joel Ray Sprowls turns 90

    What’s my age again?

    Around October 18 (Joel Ray Sprowls’ birthday) each year, folks ask Sprowls a question they’ve been trying to figure out for at least the past 63 years he has owned, produced, and emceed the Lincoln Jamboree—“How old are you?”

    Always ready with a quick response, Sprowls readily replies, “Well, it’s hard to say because I was born so young.”

  • Wreck on Howardstown Road

    Emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle accident on Sunday, October 15 on Howardstown Road. One person was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. No other information was provided at the time of publication. 

  • Railsplitting Rescheduled
  • Financial aid words students need to know

    High school seniors headed to college this fall need to become familiar with some financial aid terms that they will probably hear. This list from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.

    Accrue. This term, which means to increase or accumulate, is often used to refer to interest on loans. It means that the interest is added to your loan until the loan is fully paid.

  • Local Charity Fundraiser turns 10

        The LaRue County Country Club will be the backdrop for this weekend’s annual St. Jude Charity fundraiser. Now in its 10th year, organizer Tommy Locke says it’s going to be a ‘great night of fun, food and fellowship’ for a great cause.

  • Marijuana bust in Buffalo

    A LaRue County man was arrested on Tuesday, October 10 after police officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office found a large amount of marijuana at a residence.

    According to the police citation, police officers with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Otter Creek Road in Buffalo when LaRue County 911 received a call from a woman hiding in a closet at the residence, saying she could hear someone moving around inside the home.