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  • Vehicle fire on Wayne Ennis Road
  • Accident on Aetna Furnace Road
  • News of Record

    Property Transfers

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

    Tommy G. Sadberry, Jr. to Addison M. Chapman and Jamie E. Chapman, property on Harned McCubbins Road, $153,000.

    Brian K. Carlisle and Anissa Carlisle to Wesley W. Owens and Stacy D. Owens, property on Youngers Creek Road, $330,000.

    Toby Loyall and Ali E. Loyall to Kathryn McDowell, lot one, phase one of Pearman Estates, $230,000.

  • Driver's license clarification

    The driver’s license information in the June 15 issue of the LaRue County Herald News was incorrect. The following is the correct information.

    Written tests for permits (operator permits, CDL permits, motorcycle permits) are given on Monday mornings from 8 to 10:15 a.m. in the LaRue Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the courthouse annex.

    Road testing is given 11:15 a.m. on Mondays by appointment only.

    For more information about the tests or motorcycle road tests, call the clerk’s office at 270-358-3421. 

  • Hodgenville man to attend DNC

    After three decades as a Repub­lican, Craig Astor of Hodgenville spent a brief time as a Libertarian Party Congressional candidate. Now he’s a Democrat serving as a delegate to the party’s national convention and ready to happily cast his vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in Philadelphia this week.

    The May primary in Kentucky earned Sanders 27 delegates. Astor and 26 other Sanders supporters are attending the four-day Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which begins Monday.

  • Reed sworn-in as county treasurer

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner swore in Olivia Reed as the county treasurer as fiscal court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, August 23.

    Reed replaces Lauralene “Luke” Reed who is retiring Wednesday, August 31 after serving 16 years as county treasurer.

  • Promotion at Amazin Glazin donuts

    Next Wednesday, September 7, Amazin Glazin Donuts located at 117 W. Water Street, Suite B in Hodgenville, will be giving away to their customers, The LaRue County Herald News newspaper, FREE with any purchase.

    It’s a great time to come in and see the new store, and get a FREE Herald News.

    We’re asking the community to come out and support local business now and throughout the month of September. So be watching for more exciting opportunities to participate.

  • State agencies enter partnership to work together on farm safety

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System/Kentucky Fire Commission signed an agreement last week to work together to promote farm safety in Kentucky.

  • Buffalo gym for sale

    A piece of Buffalo history is going to be up for bid in a couple weeks. The old Buffalo Elementary Gym along with approximately 1.8 acres and some personal property will be auctioned off by Re/Max Group Auctioneers on Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m.

    The building has served as a gym for the East Lynn College and the Buffalo School from 1936 to 2001 when the elementary school merged with Magnolia to make Abraham Lincoln Elementary. The building later became a youth center for Buffalo Baptist church.

  • School taxes increase 4%

    The LaRue County School Board approved a four percent property tax rate increase for the 2016-2017 school year at a special called meeting on August 24.

    A tax hearing was held before the special called meeting and several people attended the hearing. However, no one from the crowd discussed the issue or had questions about it.

    The board discussed their choices of picking the four percent increase or the compensating rate, which is the tax rate that is applied to the property assessment of the current year.