Local News

  • Man pleads guilty to child abuse

    A local man plead guilty to child abuse in LaRue County Circuit Court last Friday, September 16.

    Russell Underwood, 35, of Hodgenville was originally charged with three counts of first degree criminal abuse of a child 12 and under after an incident that happened in February 2015. According to police reports, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy initially responded to the residence with child services. Once they arrived, McCoy observed Underwood and four other children in the home that ranged in ages from 1 to 12 years-old.

  • Ford indicted for sexual abuse

    LCHS and LCMS girls’ head basketball coach Simon Ford resigned Monday after he was indicted for first degree sexual abuse. Read more about the developing story in the September 21 issue of the LaRue County Herald News.

  • Walk through Lincoln’s life

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park hosted an event for elementary school children that brought the life and times of Abraham Lincoln to life for students who came.

    The event started about ten years ago to attract local school kids.

  • Memories from Lincoln Days

    Memories are the focus of this year’s Lincoln Days theme.

    “100 Years of Memories” pays homage to the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, established in 1916.

    Additionally, thousands of LaRue Countians and people from throughout the state, nation, and world have made myriads of memories at the Lincoln Days celebrations since the event was chartered in 1975.

  • Faith key to longevity of local company

    LaRue County is known for many things, Abraham Lincoln being the most obvious.

    But there’s one company who has put LaRue County on the map in an almost unexpected industry through their hard work, dedication and faith.

    Cumberland Products began in December of 1991 when Wayne Moore was inspired to start up his own business.

  • Hemp harvested in LaRue

    The first harvest of industrial hemp in LaRue County since WWII has been a learning experience for farmers involved. The hemp grown in LaRue was grown for grain to be sold in an organic market. With there being little known about growing hemp for grain in Kentucky, LaRue County hemp growers all agree they were on quite the learning curve this year.

  • The heart of a queen

    Hundreds are expected to march in the annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk this Saturday and one local girl will be leading the pack.

    Charlotte Richey, 5, of Hodgenville has been named the queen of the Heart Walk and she will walk with the king, Luke Landry, 9, of Shepherdsville. The Heart Walk is the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association as it promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a family environment. The Heart Walk will take place at Waterfront Park in Louisville at 9 a.m.

  • City property taxes discussed

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the first reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same.

    The ordinance called for the proposed rate to mirror last year’s rate of .133 per $100 assessed value on real property and tangible personal property. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that the compensating rate would be .136 and that the four percent increase would be .141.

  • A look into New Haven's past

    If you have traveled in New Haven lately you may have noticed some new blue framed signs posted around town.

    The signs are part of the New Haven Community Development Committee’s latest project called New Haven Historical Perspective.

    Eleven signs feature historical photos placed through out New Haven on the side of streets and in front of places where a building or landmark had once existed. The photos are placed in a way that allows the viewer to compare the past with the present and see what ways the city has evolved through the years.

  • Fiscal Court increases conservation budget

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized an $8,000 increase to this year’s LaRue Soil Conservation District budget request to pay for up front costs for bale wrapping equipment.

    “I think it’s commendable that the district, in purchasing the equipment to rent out, not only helps our local farmers but also provides some income to help it pay its way,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge Executive, noting that the district also rents no-till planting drills.