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  • Downtown historic district expanded

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association celebrated the enlargement of Hodgenville’s commercial historic district Tuesday afternoon. The area is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

    According to a press release from the National Park Service, the boundary increase was approved Dec. 28. Properties included are north to Water Street, south to High Street, east to Greensburg Street and west to Walters Avenue.

  • Jail inmate declared dead at hospital

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  • College Goal Sunday helps students find financial aid

    College Goal Sunday provides free help to Kentucky students filing for financial aid

    To increase chances of receiving aid, students must file the FAFSA before March 15.

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at 21 sites across the state. Most sites close at 4 p.m. Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

  • Herald News recognized in Kentucky Press Association competition

    The LaRue County Herald News received recognition from the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Newspapers awards program.

    Terry Sandidge received second-place honors in the competition for Best Sports Picture.for an entry which included a display of exceptional effort by local youth football players.

    The newspaper staff received honorable mention for its farm page entry in the Best Business/Agribusiness contest.

  • Herald News recognized in Kentucky Press Association competition

    The LaRue County Herald News received recognition from the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Newspapers awards program.

    Terry Sandidge received second-place honors in the competition for Best Sports Picture.for an entry which included a display of exceptional effort by local youth football players.

    The newspaper staff received honorable mention for its farm page entry in the Best Business/Agribusiness contest.

  • Herald News recognized in Kentucky Press Association competition

    The LaRue County Herald News received recognition from the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Newspapers awards program.

    Terry Sandidge received second-place honors in the competition for Best Sports Picture.for an entry which included a display of exceptional effort by local youth football players.

    The newspaper staff received honorable mention for its farm page entry in the Best Business/Agribusiness contest.

  • Driver faces long recovery after crash

    A Hodgenville man narrowly escaped a debilitating injury following a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 20.

    About 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Jason S. Hatcher, 24, was northbound on U.S. 31E just outside Hodgenville city limits. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. It left the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a curve sign and utility pole on the other side of the roadway. It traveled about 180 feet before overturning and coming to rest on its top near the intersection with Forest Hill.

  • Driver faces long recovery after crash

    A Hodgenville man narrowly escaped a debilitating injury following a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 20.

    About 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Jason S. Hatcher, 24, was northbound on U.S. 31E just outside Hodgenville city limits. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. It left the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a curve sign and utility pole on the other side of the roadway. It traveled about 180 feet before overturning and coming to rest on its top near the intersection with Forest Hill.

  • Driver faces long recovery after crash

    A Hodgenville man narrowly escaped a debilitating injury following a single-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 20.

    About 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Jason S. Hatcher, 24, was northbound on U.S. 31E just outside Hodgenville city limits. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst. It left the roadway, crossed the center line and struck a curve sign and utility pole on the other side of the roadway. It traveled about 180 feet before overturning and coming to rest on its top near the intersection with Forest Hill.

  • Fugitives apprehended by sheriff’s office

    Two convicted felons who walked away from a halfway house in Louisville Jan. 19 were apprehended in LaRue County by the sheriff’s department.

    David Brewer, 36, of the Levelwoods area near the LaRue/Taylor line, was serving a sentence for flagrant non-support. Charles Overbey, 42, of Mason County, was serving a sentence for possession of controlled substance (cocaine), according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    The men were arrested without incident, McCoy said. They were charged with probation violations.