Local News

  • Atmosphere was calm as ballots poured in

    The atmosphere was calm in the LaRue County Courthouse Tuesday night as the votes were announced in each precinct.

  • CRUSEing to a second term

    Incumbent Mayor Terry Cruse defeated challenger Rita Williams by 148 votes Tuesday to reclaim the top seat in Hodgenville for a second term.

  • Alleged drunken driver hits ditch, dodges road crew

    A Hodgenville man faces numerous charges after he allegedly drove recklessly in a road construction area.

    David Christopher Young, 47, was allegedly driving north on Howardstown Road about 3 p.m. Oct. 21 when he approached 11 workers paving the road. According to Deputy Matt Darst, Young drove through the ditch to go around the flagger and “popped both passenger side tires.” The flagger instructed him to stop, however, Young told him “he was going on up the hill,” Darst said.

  • Greenleaf named grand marshal of parade

    Our calendars are marked Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day, an annual U.S. holiday honoring military veterans.

    On Sunday, Nov. 7, LaRue County will honor veterans with the second annual Veteran's Day Parade and ceremony.

    William Greenleaf has been chosen as the parade's grand marshal.

    Greenleaf served in the U.S. Army for more than 29 years - serving in World War II in the South Pacific with the 37th Infantry Division, and three tours in Vietnam. He achieved the rank of master sergeant and was awarded numerous medals.

  • Election of 1860

    The presidential election of 1860 was a turning point in U.S. history.

    Abraham Lincoln, a Republican from Kentucky, was elected to his first term of the Presidency. His defeat of three well-known opponents and his stance on slavery served as a tipping point for the onset of the Civil War.

  • Precinct Breakdown

    See how your neighbors voted. Precinct-by precinct breakdown available in this weeks edition of the LaRue County Herald News on page 11 A.






  • Man in critical condition after meth lab explosion


  • Prepare to vote

    On Nov. 2, LaRue County voters will decide which candidates will take the lead in the community for the next few years.

    According to the latest voter registration statistics supplied by the Secretary of the State’s office, there are 9,611 registered voters in the county – 6,360 Democrats; 2,787 Republicans; and 464 listed as “other.” There are 5,014 women registered to vote; 4,597 men.

    In the May primary, only 32 percent of registered LaRue Countians made it to the polls, despite a large number of local races.

  • Teens indicted for church break-ins

     Local officers believe they have solved a string of burglaries that occurred last summer.

  • Dollar General cements future in Magnolia

    Magnolia soon will be home to a Dollar General Store.

    Construction on the 9,026-square-feet building started two weeks ago, according to Emily Weiss, media relations manager for the company.

    The store is at 8727 New Jackson Highway near Magnolia Stop N Shop and will employ six to 10 people.

    S.C. Development of Jackson, Tenn. is the general contractor.