Local News

  • Boil water advisory lifted

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

  • Boil water advisory issued

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for residents who live in the northern part of the city.

    The advisory has been issued for residents who live on Springdale Street, Circle Crest Road, Orchard Road, Farmington Drive, Meadow Lane, Hamilton Heights, Civils Loop and Tonieville Road. The advisory was issued because of the replacement of a fire hydrant.

    Residents who live on these roadways are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

  • Man arrested for assaulting police officer

    A Hodgenville man was arrested for assaulting a police officer after he resisted arrest on Tuesday, November 29.

    Arrested was Lewis D. Cook, 36, of Hodgenville. According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Nick Pruitt responded to a residence on Murrieltown Road in Hodgenville to investigate an alleged hit-and-run accident.

    After responding to the scene, Pruitt discovered that Cook had two active warrants for his arrest. During questioning, Cook reportedly became irate and started yelling and screaming at Pruitt.

  • LaRue Co. Farm Bureau receives Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farmer Program this year, LaRue County Farm Bureau received the 2016 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its active participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions, and educational or promotional initiatives.

  • Cooking corner - December 7, 2016



    3 cups salted pretzels

    2 cups bugles

    2 cups Fritos

    1 cup Chex mix

    1 cup roasted peanuts

    1 1/2 cup M&M’s

    1 package of white chocolate bark

  • LaRue Farm Bureau recognized for membership program
  • Hines family named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2016 Outstanding Young Farm Family

    Brad and Karen Hines of Hart County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2016 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 97th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year KFB awards this distinction to a couple, under the age of 35, who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and the community.

  • Ireland sentenced to 7-9 years

    Lewis R. “Jody” Ireland, 46, of Magnolia was sentenced in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, December 5. He was sentenced to serve seven to nine years in jail for a laundry list of drug charges and a charge of attempt to engage in organized crime/criminal syndication, which was amended from criminal syndication – engaging in organized crime.

  • Giving youth a voice in their community

    4-H is a community of young people across America that learns leadership, citizenship and life skills. Since 1989, Kentucky 4-H has given its senior members an opportunity to attend the four-day Issues Conference to develop such skills.

  • Bald Eagle sightings increase in LaRue

    Nothing stirs excitement quite like spotting a bald eagle. Recently one was spotted in the southern part of LaRue County.

    This isn’t the first eagle sighting in that part of the county, in November 2015 Brenda Gaddie sent a photo in to the LaRue County Herald News of a bald eagle that was seen on Hall Gaddie Road.