Local News

  • Judge Reed learns about new interlock ignition law

    District Court Judge Derek C. Reed, who serves LaRue and Hart counties, got a refresher on handling DUI cases and other matters at the 2016 District Judges College at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown on September 18-21.

    The Education Committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association developed the college in conjunction with the Division of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • News of record - November 2, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cultivating an artistic LaRue County

    Making art an experience that is accessible to everybody is the vision of one LaRue County couple that is working on turning an old building on their property into a gallery, studio and classroom.

    Annie and Roger Stradley along with their friend John Moore, a master potter, are working together in hopes of cultivating an artistic renaissance in the community by developing art workshops and working closely with other local artists and people interested in expanding their artistic ability.

  • It’s all in the trees

    For many people, participating each year in activities that have become family traditions helps them get into the “Christmas spirit,” that feeling of excitement and anticipation they experienced as children.

    For Hodgenville resident and retired school teacher Susan Phelps, that custom includes putting up several Christmas trees throughout her house, each decorated in a specific theme.