Local News

  • Thirteen file for election: Jailer race is most competitive

    A total of 13 people have filed to run in the 2018 May Primary Election, including three people for LaRue County jailer.

    Democrat incumbent LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill will face opposition from Democrat Anthony Bailey in the primary election. If no one else files for jailer, the winner of that election is slated to face Republican Jamie Underwood in the 2018 November General Election, who is currently unopposed in the primary election.

  • Coloring Contest Winners

    The LaRue County Herald News wants to thank everyone who participated in the coloring contest this year. A large number of entries made for some stiff competition and each Tom the Turkey was creatively colored. Special thanks to our sponsors who helped support this contest. Happy Thanksgiving from your local news source, The LaRue County Herald News!

  • Lost in LaRue - November 22, 2017

    Friday was one of those days when you looked out the window and the sky was just calling. So I set off in my car with my camera and took the long way to work. Where this was taken, I couldn’t say but somewhere along the back roads near Tonieville. Something I’ve noticed since I’ve lived here is that Kentucky sure has some nice sunrises, sunsets—and clouds! I spend a ton of time trying to come up with the right way to describe all these clouds. This particular morning looked like it was covered in popcorn.

  • More candidates file for election

    Three more candidates have filed to run in the 2018 May Primary.

    Those who have filed to run are Republican Jamie Underwood for jailer, Democrat incumbent Ronald Dale Nunn for District #3 magistrate and Democrat Incumbent Tommy Turner for LaRue County Judge Executive.

  • KY Chamber comes to LaRue

    Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson spoke to members of the LaRue County Chamber on Wednesday, November 15, outlining the Kentucky business community’s legislative goals for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Part of a tour across the state, the visit to Hodgenville also had a personal connection. Adkisson, who is originally from Owensboro, was beginning his career working for the local chamber of commerce when he met a young lady named Iris LaRue.

  • Family loses everything in house fire
  • Attorney General urges Kentucky victims of fraud involving Western Union to file claims

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that Kentuckians who have been victims of fraud induced wire transfers involving Western Union need to begin filing claims as part of a global settlement reached January with the company.  

    An estimated 7,000 Kentuckians are eligible for roughly $6.7 million in claims.

  • City projects/issues discussed at council meeting

    It was a slim agenda for items to vote on during the regular Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, November 13, but the council was updated on a lot of issues and projects that are currently taking place in the city.

  • Property tax discount deadline

    The deadline for LaRue County property owners to receive a two percent discount on their 2017 property tax bill is quickly approaching.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, 2017 property tax bills were mailed on October 30, 2017. Property owners can receive a 2% discount if those payments are made by Wednesday, November 30, 2017.

    Tax payments made between Friday, December 1 and Sunday, December 31 will be charged the base amount, without penalty.

  • News of record - November 8, 2017

    Food Inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the Health Department in October.

    Hardee’s, 101 Lincoln Drive, , 89: gaskets in bad repair, sanitizer not strong enough (corrected), microwaves unclean, fan grills unclean in walk-in, toilet tank lid broken in women’s restroom. Score upon correction: 93.

    Hinton’s Orchard, 8631 Campbellsville Rd., 97: not wearing hair restraints, air vent on icecream machine unclean, all fan unclean. 99 retail: paper products stored on floor.