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  • Recalling an old tradition

    Though active sorghum mills are few in LaRue County now, Asa Whitlock and his wife Margaret remember how the couple helped his dad and mom make the sweet, amber colored syrup on his father’s (Hubert’s) farm in Whitlock Hollow, about nines southeast of Hodgenville off Highway 210.

  • Rolling Fork Iron Horse festival is Saturday

    The 26th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival is Saturday, September 10 in downtown New Haven with a festival theme of “Let The Good Times Roll!”.

    The event will feature arts and crafts booths, food, car show, concerts, games, inflatables and more. The inflatables will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the carnival games will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A car show will be held throughout the event and a silent auction will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Lost in LaRue - September 7, 2016

    Rainy days are for reflections. Literally. I love reflection in photography. After a rainstorm I find myself looking at puddles to see what the view is looking at the world backwards and upside down. A while back I saw a photograph on the cover of an album that really caught my attention. Granted it was much edgier than mine because the guy was wearing jeans and boots, not fancy duck flats and Capri pants. But nonetheless, I’ve wanted to try to take a reflective photo and when I spotted a rather large puddle on Brooks Road I figured I’d give it a try.

  • Man arrested for cultivating marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was arrested last Tuesday, August 30, for cultivating and trafficking marijuana after police found an indoor marijuana growing operation inside a residence on Earl Jones Road in Hodgenville.

  • Raising awareness of overdose

    A local overdose awareness event was held last Wednesday to help raise awareness about the drug epidemic and rising number of overdoses.

    The event was held by Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson and Vickie Dawley, who lost her daughter, Shalayna Skaggs, to an overdose on November 1, 2014. The local event was held Wednesday, August 31, which was also National Overdose Awareness Day throughout the country.

  • Piece of Buffalo history for sale

    There are many places that have seen the passing of time and have served a multitude of purposes, and become the center, even heart of the community they belong to. Buffalo School Gym is no different. From it’s days as the gym for East Lynn College to the excitement of a community coming together to cheer on their boys at a basketball game the Buffalo gym has been just that, the heart of its’ community.

  • Changing of the Postal Service in LaRue

    When Elizabeth Skaggs wanted to mail a letter or pick up her mail, she traveled no farther than to her basement where she was postmistress of the Gatton, Kentucky, post office.

    She was the second postmistress at Gatton, just a stone’s throw from Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Her mother-in-law, Viola Skaggs, was the first postmistress of the office which originally was located in a country store on the same property.

  • 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.