Local News

  • Increasing popularity of shopping online

    Ever since British grandmother Jane Snowball reportedly completed the first online order to a Tesco store in 1984, Internet shopping has grown exponentially.

    That includes Christmas shopping. According to a recent study from Pew Research, eight in 10 Americans shop online for Christmas gifts, many of them approaching 100 percent of their purchases.

    Several LaRue County shoppers shared their reasons for shopping mostly online, shopping for some things online, or avoiding online completely to shop in stores:

  • Hodgenville City Council passes ordinances

    The Hodgenville City Council passed several ordinances at their monthly regular meeting on Monday, December 11.

    All council members were present except for Bonnie Clark. The council unanimously passed the second readings of the following proposed ordinances:

  • Transportation crews prepare for winter

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is sounding the battle cry “Winter is Coming” to alert motorists to prepare for the impending wintery conditions.

    “Snow and ice season is upon us,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “Transportation crews are prepared to serve the public over the next few months by responding to winter weather events that may affect travel. We encourage Kentucky motorists to be equally prepared.” 

  • LaRue County KFB receives awards

    LaRue County Farm Bureau was honored as one of the five winners in the 2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) County Activities of Excellence program. All five recipients of the award were recognized during the December 1 general session of KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Farm Bureau recognized for Outstanding Membership
  • Volunteers needed at recycling center

    This week, large piles of plastic bottles, cardboard and boxes of newspaper covered the floor of the Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville, which is in dire need of volunteers. Employee Peggy Warren of Magnolia has worked at the recycling center for five years and said the pileup is the worst she’s seen.

    “We want volunteers to come and help us clean some of this up because we can’t do it by ourselves,” she said. “We’ve been coming in early but it doesn’t do any good and I’m about to give up, I tell you.”

  • E.G. Sanders dies

    Longtime LaRue County educator and coach E.G. Sanders passed away on Monday, December 4.

    Sanders graduated valedictorian from Upton High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. He worked in the LaRue County School system for more than four decades and was the first principal of the LaRue County High School in 1958 after the consolidation of Buffalo, Hodgenville and Magnolia High Schools. He was hired as LaRue County Schools superintendent in 1967 and retired in 1991.

  • LaRue Co. Sheriff receives clean audit

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement – 2016 taxes for LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Racing Through LaRue

    Sponsored big wheel racer Bradley Douthat of Hockessin, Delaware drove ten hours to participate in last week’s Cissal Hill Big Wheel Race, held on November 26. Founder of Delaware Drift Trikes, Douthat has raced all over the world in places like Italy, Argentina, and Thailand, where he placed 14th in the 2017 Slider King World Championship. The LaRue County Herald News caught up with Douthat after the race to ask about adults racing tricycles and what it’s like to “trike” internationally.

  • Holbert wins KAFCS award