Local News

  • Lens on LaRue Photo Contest

    Break out your cameras and browse through your files—it’s time for this year’s LaRue County Herald News Photo Contest. We are excited for our readers to submit their best shots of 2017 throughout the whole month of December.

    Five categories are being offered this year including: Nature, People, LaRue Living and Youth as well as a new Altered Images category. A sample of winning entries will be published in a special section in January.

  • News of Record - December 6, 2016


    Probable cause was established for the charges against Tamatha Ren Woods and her case has been passed on to the LaRue County Grand Jury. Woods was charged with third degree assault of a police officer, alcohol intoxication in a public place, attempting to disarm a police officer, first degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

    Brandon N. Nelson failed to appear and had a bench warrant issued for his arrest.

  • Watch out for flood damaged vehicles

    Purchasing a used vehicle and later learning it has been flood damaged can be very problematic and lead to costly issues down the road. Worst yet, these vehicles can be unhealthy to occupy because of mold and bacteria growing in the carpet and ventilation system. It is important for those considering the purchase of a used vehicle to check for signs of water intrusion or contamination.

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  • Baby left in car

    A LaRue County man is behind bars after he fled from police at a home in Upton and his four-month-old son was later found by police in a vehicle.

    According to the arrest citation, LaRue County Deputies Brian Smith and Kevin Bennett initially responded to a gas station in Upton to investigate a woman who had been reportedly assaulted at a home on Riggs Street in Upton.

  • Breaking Ground: New construction to begin for LaRue Co. Library
  • Fatal accident remains unsolved

    After almost a month of investigating by police, no one has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run in LaRue County that claimed the life of a woman.

    Stephanie Jensen, 28, of Magnolia was killed in a two vehicle accident on Saturday, November 18 at the intersection of Hwy 210 (Campbellsville Road) and Borders Curve Loop. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner’s Office.

  • An art for others

    The featured artist at the LaRue County Public Library for the month of December is Anita Riggs. Attracted to art as long as she can remember, Riggs said at age 2 she would clear off a coffee table and draw on long sheets of paper for hours at a time. She continued making art throughout high school and college at Campbellsville University, where she received her art degree.

  • International cookie showcase

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club is hosting its first International Cookie Showcase on Saturday, December 2 at the clubhouse from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Cookies from around the world, as well as traditional favorites, such as chocolate chip, snicker doodles, and sugar cookies, will be featured. Cookies are priced six for $5 or a dozen for $10 and boxes will be provided. Shoppers can sip a cup of hot spiced tea while they make their selections.