Local News

  • New City Council meets

    There were new faces in several seats during the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, January 9.

    The only incumbents were Sharon Hornback, Larry Davis and Bonni Clark. New members were former Hodgenville council member Jim Phelps, former Hodgeville Police Chief Steve Johnson and Lisa Reidner. Those former members that are no longer on the council were Donald Costello, Woodie Handley and Mitchell Key.

  • Two airlifted after accident
  • Cooper withdraws from school board

    LaRue County School Board member-elect Greg Cooper has officially withdrawn and said he will not serve on the LaRue County School Board.

    Nancy Rodriguez, spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Education, said the KDE staff returned from their holiday vacation on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to discover a resignation from Cooper via email. The resignation was officially accepted by the Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Stephen Pruitt, on January 5.

  • Numbers, future of LaRue County Part II

    In the January 4, 2017 edition of the LaRue County Herald News, we looked at the 2016 population projection from the State Data Center and compared the numbers with the 2011 population projections. It was found that the population estimate for 2015 came in lower than the projection for the same year and that this was a common theme across the state with a few exceptions including metropolitan counties like Jefferson, Fayette and Hardin.

  • Goodlett receives federal indictment

    Former LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, January 4. See the January 11 edition of the LaRue County Herald News for the complete story.

  • Sheriff phone scam alert

    LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has received several calls about a recent scam.

    McCoy said someone is calling people and claiming to be Deputy Cooper with the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. The number they are calling from is 270-238-5154.

    According to those who have received the scam call, McCoy said the caller states they have a warrant or document they need to pay to court. He said the caller attempts to persuade victims to put money on a prepaid debit card or other money cards to send to them as payment.

  • One injured in accident on Lincoln Parkway at Tanner Road
  • Possible speed limit change for Parkway

    Discussions about raising the speed limit on Lincoln Parkway are currently taking place.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner said he has been in discussion with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet about possibly raising the speed limit from 55 to 65 mph.

  • History of theater in Hodgenville

    Hodgenville has always had an interest in the arts. The town has had an opera house and two movie theaters.

    The Mary Anderson Theater, at the corner of Walters Avenue and West Main Street, saw its heyday in the 1950s, hosting such first run movies as the 1956 epic The Ten Commandments and weekly Western serials featuring the likes of Hopalong Cassidy, Lash LaRue, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers.

  • Local sculptor to be featured at Library

    The LaRue County Library is going to be featuring a new artist for the month of January.

    Stone sculptor, Kathryn Wilson, will be at the LaRue County Public Library on January 5 at 5:30 p.m. for a public reception to talk about sculpting and carving stone. Her art work will also be on display for the entire month of January.

    When most people look at a stone they see just that, a stone. When a sculptor sees a stone they see what it is meant to be, they see beyond the layers that need to be chipped away to create a piece of art from an obstinate medium.