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Local News

  • Why did I get a newspaper today?

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is being delivered to almost every home in LaRue County as a complimentary edition to non-subscribers of our newspaper.

    It is our intent to provide our readers with the most up to date and accurate reporting each and every week, and we’re pleased to be able to give you this opportunity to take another look at your weekly news source.

  • Highspeed chase leads to accident in Buffalo

    A teenage juvenile led police on a high-speed chase through Buffalo on Sunday, March 26 that ended in a head on collision.

    According to the citation, LaRue County Deputy Sherrif Kevin Bennett observed a 2003 Chevy Malibu on Greensburg Road traveling south at 73 mph in a 55 mph zone. Once Bennett turned his emergency lights on, the driver, who was later identified as a male juvenile, was reported to have tapped his brakes and proceeded onto Bailey Road allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed.

  • From Civil War to world class quality

    LaRue County is home to a factory that produces a product sent out to all 50 states and is worn by the United States’ finest.

    Nationwide Uniform, Inc., commonly known in LaRue County as the “sewing factory,” is part of Fechheimer Brothers Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Company based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Fechheimer has been around since 1842 and even made uniforms for both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War.

  • Hodgenville news - March 22, 2017

    Thought for the week: When life seems difficult, follow the P.U.S.H acronym. Pray, Until, Something, Happens.

    Last Saturday, we attended the 90th birthday celebration of my Aunt Beulah LaFollette Jackson. It was a good turnout and I enjoyed seeing 10 out of 21 cousins.

    Woo Hoo Kentucky Wildcats advanced to Sweet 16!!! They will be playing UCLA on Friday night. Sure is sad that DISH customers haven’t been able to see the ballgames due to WLKY removing channel 32 the first of the month.

  • LaRue Co. native singing in Pigeon Forge theatre

    Singing comes naturally to Betsy Kay Perkins.

    After all, her mother, Phyllis Ann Perkins, her father, Doyt Perkins, and her grandfather, Clyde Benningfield, all sang in gospel quartets and instilled in her that love of singing. She has sung in gospel groups, has performed at Dollywood and several stage shows throughout Kentucky.

    Her newest singing engagement, at Biblical Times Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, came as an indirect result of her pursuit of gospel singing.

  • If you keep on believing

    LaRue County High School and Middle School students have been hard at work rehearsing for the premier of their production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which opened March 17 and will have two more public performances at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 25 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

    Auditions for the musical began at the beginning of January with rehearsals starting the day after the cast list was posted, according to Choir and musical director, Amber Tucker. She said dress rehearsals ran the week of March 13.

  • Four indicted for meth, endangering children

    Four people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, March 20 for charges dealing with meth and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Exploring the impact of color

    In celebration of their second year, Art Gypsy, a local art gallery and gift shop, will be featuring a new exhibit installation by artist and gallery owner, Amber Gardner.

    The opening will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Art Gypsy located at 201 N. Lincoln Blvd. #3 in Hodgenville. In the exhibit, there are a total of 44 nude paintings, 33 flying houses, 6 mixed media pieces and 4 large pieces.

    Gardner said she has been pretty low-key since the gallery’s opening and she wanted to do something big that was very much her own.

  • Expo showcases health, local organizations, business

    The 2017 LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service held their annual Expo event on Saturday, March 18 at the LaRue County High School gym.

    The event began at 10 a.m. that morning. However, people were already starting to come in at 9:30 a.m. to check out the booths and pick up some trees, given away by the LaRue County Conservation District.

  • Giving hope to disabled

    After spending more than two weeks in Kenya, several LaRue Countians recently returned home from the trip after providing hundreds of disabled Kenyans with advice and handicap equipment.