Local News

  • Jail Log - September 30, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, September 21 to Monday, September 28.

    Jason G. Brangers, 38, of Radcliff was arrested for theft by deception, including cold checks under $10,000 and persistent felony offender. He was released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

    Brandon Cossitt, 23, of Glendale was arrested on failure to appear. He was released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • LaRue County Attorney’s office honored

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services recently honored the LaRue County Attorney’s Office as one of the top twenty child support collecting offices in the state.

    LaRue County Attorney Kyle Williamson’s office was named one of the top performing offices in the state with 1,000 or fewer cases during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

    The remaining top performing county attorney’s offices with 1,000 or fewer cases were Adair County, Crittenden County, Green County, Morgan County, McLean County, Trigg County and Trimble County.

  • Art Gypsy Grand Opening

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting event for Art Gypsy, September 25, 2015. Art Gypsy is a unique and eclectic gallery and shop, with a theme of Art-Artisan-Repurposed pieces available for sale. Owner Amber Gardner welcomes new artists and artisans to show or consign their work at the gallery. Art Gypsy is located at 201 North Water Street, Suite 3 in Hodgenville, KY. The gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9 am to 5 p.m. They can be reached by email at dragonflypoppy@gmail.com or by calling 270-696-3094.

  • Candidates speak at Lincoln Dinner
  • Lost in LaRue - September 23, 2015
  • The LaRue County Herald News is “FOCUSED”  on this year’s photo contest.

    We are excited to announce this year’s LaRue County Herald News Photo Contest. This year’s theme is “FOCUSED”, and we are excited for our readers to submit their photos.

    In order to judge the photos equally, again this year, we will only accept digital images. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – and we want to be fair to everyone.

    All entries should be emailed to Vanessa at reporter@laruecountyherald.com. or you can bring digital photos on a CD, SD card, or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

  • For this LaRue student, it might as well be Latin

    Rural Kentucky is nowhere more peaceful and pastoral than LaRue County, the land where Abraham Lincoln was born and trod as a boy. It’s where, famously, he studied by candlelight and started on the road to becoming one of our most learned and scholarly of presidents.

    It’s in these quiet environs that Jim and Diane Ronkainen live among the rolling acres and it’s where their six children, beginning with the eldest, Millie, are homeschooled.

  • Signs installed to promote tourism

    Signs were recently installed in Hodgenville designating the city as a part of a highway system that links historical sites of Abraham Lincoln.

    The Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Highway is a 72 mile stretch of highway along U.S. 31E and U.S. 150. The scenic highway passes through the cities of Hodgenville, New Haven , Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.

  • Sunrise Volunteers working to brighten lives of residents

    Sunrise Volunteers began when Reverend R. Stanley Wright, Jr. had a belief that life in a nursing home could and should be just another season in one’s life. Wright, the grandson of a Sunrise Manor resident, believed that residents at the nursing home had the same feelings, desires and needs as people living at home and that through volunteers, the residents can come to have a more fulfilling experience at Sunrise Manor.

  • Hodgenville named ‘Certified City of Ethics’

    The City of Hodgenville recently received the “Certified City of Ethics” distinction from the Kentucky League of Cities.

    KLC Personnel Services Specialist Andrea Shindlebower recently held a training session for the Hodgenville Ethics Commission and other city officials. The city was designated a “Certified City of Ethics” by KLC after the training session.