Local News

  • Court briefs - May 10, 2017

    Ricky L. Benningfield entered a guilty plea for cultivating marijuana 5 or more plants, enhancement of cultivation of marijuana 5 or more plants, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He is recommended to receive a total of ten years in jail.

  • Free legal help available for custody issues

    A new telephone hotline gives qualifying parents free legal assistance related to their custody and visitation concerns.

    The toll-free Custody and Visitation Hotline number is 1-844-673-3470. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. ET.

  • Former LaRue Co. Sheriff pleads guilty to embezzling money

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner pled guilty in United States District Court on Thursday, June 22 before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to LaRue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Exerpt from The Herald News, Hodgneville, LaRue County , Kentucky, Thursday, October 1, 1925

    Rev Moses Akin, 1807-1885, Noted Evangelist of his day

    The old saying that where there is smoke there is some fire, is true in many ways. The vivid memory of Moses Akin, the evangelist, in minds of such a large number of people, forty years after his death, and the continued quoting from his store of natural wit, is proof conclusive that he towered above most men of his time whose names are never heard or known of all of forty years after death.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Elder Moses Akin was a legend in this region. He was an evangelist whose reputation went before him and often that reputation wasn’t always a clean one. However, that did not stop hundreds and sometimes thousands of people from coming out to hear the word from “Mose.”

  • The mysterious barn of Magnolia

    Vanessa Hurst’s “Lost in LaRue” photo printed in the May 31, 2017 edition of The LaRue County Herald News introduced a bit of a puzzle: why would someone build a weather-boarded barn structure over and around a log structure?

    Terry Peace of Magnolia whose family for four generations has owned the farm on which the barn and house are located wasn’t sure.

  • Former LaRue Sheriff Charged

    A former LaRue County Sheriff was charged last week with a single count of embezzling money.

    Bobby Carlton Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville was the LaRue County Sheriff in 2011 and 2012 when the allegations occurred and during that time was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.

  • Hiking to help

    A LaRue County man who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease is going to walk one mile for each hour of daylight on Wednesday, June 21 to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease.

    Paul Hornback, of Hodgenville, said he plans on walking the 16 miles through Hodgenville and around CreekFront Park wearing purple. The Longest Day is one of the signature events of the Alzheimer’s Association and it is no ordinary fundraiser or awareness event. Participants are encouraged to do whatever they love doing.

  • City gives schools $22,000 water bill

    Hodgenville mayor Kenny Devore discussed with LaRue County Board of Education members a $22,428.45 water bill that his records show LaRue County Schools owe as the board met at LaRue County Middle School on Monday, June 19.

  • Tax hearing held for Signature HealthCARE

    A property tax assessment hearing was held on Thursday, June 15 as Signature HealthCARE of Sunrise Manor claimed they should be assessed at $0 for their property taxes.