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  • Thirteen file for election: Jailer race is most competitive

    A total of 13 people have filed to run in the 2018 May Primary Election, including three people for LaRue County jailer.

    Democrat incumbent LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill will face opposition from Democrat Anthony Bailey in the primary election. If no one else files for jailer, the winner of that election is slated to face Republican Jamie Underwood in the 2018 November General Election, who is currently unopposed in the primary election.

  • Coloring Contest Winners

    The LaRue County Herald News wants to thank everyone who participated in the coloring contest this year. A large number of entries made for some stiff competition and each Tom the Turkey was creatively colored. Special thanks to our sponsors who helped support this contest. Happy Thanksgiving from your local news source, The LaRue County Herald News!

  • Hometown Teams exhibit opens

    While many schools, events and businesses were closed or cancelled due to inclement weather on January 12-13, The Lincoln Museum opened the doors to the Hometown Teams exhibit on Saturday, January 13 at 10 a.m. as scheduled.

    According to Rob Thurman who is one of the many helping put on the event, a few visitors came in Saturday, but the afternoon of Sunday, January 14 saw an increase in visitation.

  • Fiscal court updated on recycling center

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court received an update on the status of inmates returning to the Renaissance Recycling Center at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge Executive, updated the court on the status of Renaissance Recycling Center that lost its inmate help because of one of the inmates being found with contraband. He said that without that help, the center was running over with recyclable materials.

  • Primary election taking shape - updated 1/17/2018 at 5:26 pm

    With the filing deadline on January 30, and only two weeks away, only 18 people have filed so far for the 2018 May Primary election.

    The most contested race is for LaRue County Jailer. Democrat incumbent Johnny Cottrill will face Democrat Anthony Bailey in the primary election. Republican jailer candidate Jamie Underwood has no opposition in the primary and will face the Democrat candidate that wins the primary election.

    District #3 Magistrate Ronald Dale Nunn will face opposition from Democrat Earl T. Riggs who filed on January 9, 2018.

  • Goodlett sentencing delayed once again

    In what seems to be a reoccurring pattern, the federal child pornography case against former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett was once again delayed.

  • Old Man Winter hits LaRue

    Two winter storm systems rolled through LaRue County this past week with as much of a quarter-inch of ice and seven inches of snow in some areas.

    Craig Dunn, Assistant Director of LaRue County Emergency Management, said that the winter weather started on the afternoon of Friday, January 12 with Winter Storm Hunter. Dunn said that was the storm that delivered the quarter-inch of ice and approximately two to three inches of snow.

  • Flu death reported in LaRue

    More than 30 flu-related deaths have occurred in the state, including one in LaRue County.

    Lincoln Trail District Health Department Public Information Officer Donny Gill said as of Fri­day, one flu-related death has been reported in the region, and it was in LaRue. The death happened earlier this month and is one of 36 flu-related deaths in Ken­tucky this flu season.

  • BFT Logistics is expanding, transforming

    After being vacant for several years, the former Shopko building located off of West Main Street in Hodgenville has now turned into a bustling center of activity as a trucking company has moved into the property and building.

    BFT Logistics, purchased the former Shopko building in August 2017 for $336,600 through an online auction. The Auction Management Corporation of Atlanta and Don Erler Real Estate and Auction of Louisville auctioned the property to the highest bidder as an absolute auction.

  • Blind to being blind

    Though blind ever since he can remember, Leon Grimes has not let that blindness keep him in the dark as far as living is concerned.

    The soon to be 78-year-old man who lives on Herbert Howell Road with his brother Coleman and his family is a farmer, competent mechanic, and musician, playing a mean harmonica and chording a piano.

    He also looks at life from a somewhat different viewpoint than most sighted people.